Energy from waste
Cattle are supremely efficient at digesting tough materials, and a proposed energy-production system based, in part, on cow stomachs could generate 40% more power from municipal waste streams, at a 20% reduced cost—and provide a viable alternative to sending waste to landfills. Led by U-M, the project includes partnerships with Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and others
Using art in social work education
“Realm of the Dead” is an autobiographical project that uses self-referential theater as a vehicle for self-healing and advocacy. Based on pedagogy and theater of the oppressed, it intends to advance social work research and practice, as tools of critical reflection, personal growth and advocacy.
Through U-M’s Integrated Product Development course, students from business, engineering and art and design worked with Cass Community Social Services in Detroit to develop a new product that recycles old building materials into glass coasters.
Love & Data
Algorithms are everywhere. They use personal information to offer up suggestions for our entertainment experiences; they filter our social media content; and they’re also used for purposes we’re not always aware of—like predicting the likelihood of repeat offenders in the criminal justice system. Stephanie Dinkins’ new U-M exhibition explores bias and inequality within AI systems.
Campus Maize & Blueprint
The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned and extensive feedback from our community. Many safety measures are in place to support a robust in-person experience for our students, faculty and staff.
- All community members who enter U-M buildings or attend on-campus events are required to complete the ResponsiBLUE daily symptom check.
- U-M’s free weekly COVID-19 testing program is available for all students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus and meets the mandatory testing requirements for those who are not fully vaccinated on campus.
- All students, faculty and staff on the three U-M campuses, as well as at Michigan Medicine, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information to the university.
- U-M receives $25M gift to build Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building
- U-M's 2021 fall enrollment tops 50,000 for first time
- Researchers debut robotically fabricated timber structure at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
- DEI climate survey for Ann Arbor campus scheduled to launch Oct. 28
- Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 this year could pay thousands of dollars
- Opinion: 'They' has been a singular pronoun forever. Don't let anyone tell you it's wrong.
- Q&A: Economics researcher explores innovative program aimed at reducing gun violence
- This is Michigan: Black-owned bookstore blends culture and community in Flint
- Congressional testimony: U-M pediatrician discusses how to protect children on social media
- Commentary: The CDC's Title 42 order fuels racism and undermines public health
In The News
- USA Today Rape on Philadelphia train was horrific, but experts say we're missing something in our outrage
- National Public Radio What Colin Powell's death can and can't tell us about COVID breakthrough cases
- ABC News Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging?
- NBC Today More people should be measuring their blood pressure at home for optimal health
Happening @ Michigan
- Oct 22 Psychology Methods Hour: Dyadic methods and analysis: What we know and what we need to figure out
- Oct 22 Virtual Mock Law Class
- Oct 22 Community Meetups: Reflect in Nature
- Oct 22 The University of Michigan LGBTQ+ Oral History Project Launch
- Oct 22 Internship Lab
- Oct 22 Community Meetups: Pumpkin Decorating
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All Michigan, all the time
There’s always something amazing happening at Michigan. Whether it’s on campus or around the world, our students, faculty, staff and alumni are out seizing the day. A sampling of images captured over the years is shown in the gallery below.
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