Researchers trace path of light in photosynthesis
Heliobacteria, a type of bacteria that uses photosynthesis to generate energy, has reaction centers thought to be similar to those of the common ancestors for all photosynthetic organisms. Now, a U-M team has determined the first steps in converting light into energy for this bacterium.
Art Fair returns
Like most annual events in the area, 2020 marked the first time in 61 years that the beloved Ann Arbor Art Fair was forced to cancel. Recently lifted restrictions, however, will allow for art lovers to once again fill the streets of Ann Arbor for the AAAF, which runs July 15–17.
Bee movement and flower pollination
Roads can be barriers to wildlife of all sorts, and scientists have studied road impacts on animals ranging from Florida panthers and grizzly bears to box turtles, mice, rattlesnakes and salamanders. But much less is known about the impact of roads on pollinating insects such as bees and to what extent these structures disrupt insect pollination.
Scrap to sustainable sheet metal
As we move toward a cleaner transportation sector, a new $2 million project at the University of Michigan aims to develop easier and more cost-effective ways to make recyclable lightweight automotive sheet metals.
- Maize & Blueprint — Current Campus Status
Creation of Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office announced
U-M announced sweeping revisions to its approach to addressing sexual misconduct, including the creation of a new office with significant new resources for support, education and prevention, as well as new details on a process that will include the development of shared community values. The new multidisciplinary unit will house many of the critical functions around equity and civil rights work.Read more about these announcements
Campus Maize & Blueprint
The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned from the fall and extensive feedback from our community. Many new safety measures and additional resources have been developed to protect and support our students, faculty and staff.
- All community members who enter U-M buildings or attend on-campus events are required to show their ResponsiBLUE daily symptom checker results. Students must also display their weekly testing status.
- 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 students on campus.
- All individuals over the age of 12 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Michigan. All members of the U-M community are strongly encouraged to self-report their vaccination information. Learn how to self-report or find a vaccination location.
- Black, Hispanic populations among hardest hit during COVID-19 pandemic
- School of Information alum heads to Tokyo as Nigeria's first Olympic gymnast
- Vaccination rate among U-M students at Ann Arbor hits 76 percent
- Childhood exposure to gun violence increases risk of violent behavior as adults
- U-M grad student (steeple)chases his Olympic dream
- Concern about safety is main reason many Detroiters are not getting vaccinated
- Worsening climate extremes and failing infrastructure are inexorably intertwined
- Online exhibition: The history of Detroit's Olympic bids
- Q&A: Elite runners spend more time in air, less on ground
- Community brings a fresh spin to Detroit alleyways
In The News
- Washington Post For NBC, the COVID Olympics will be a feat of strange movements and remote mystery
- NBC News Twitter is testing downvotes. Experts are split on how they would affect the platform.
- TIME When parents said no to their kids being vaccinated, this teenager created VaxTeen
- Washington Post During a pandemic, the outdoors is the safest place you can be. But what if you hate nature?
Happening @ Michigan
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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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