After falling in love with reading at UM-Flint, alum Egypt Otis decided to open the Comma Bookstore & Social Hub in downtown Flint. It is one of the only 6 percent of Black-owned independent bookstores in the country. She features the works of writers and artists of color throughout her store to empower and inspire the community while also contributing to the local economy.
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.
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 researchers invent chemical reaction that could accelerate drug discovery
- U-M, Apple Watch study: An unprecedented look at health status of a diverse patient population
- Innovation Partnerships announces record number of commercialization agreements
- Sanctions set for employees not complying with vaccine policy
- Student disability advocate to receive Neubacher Award
- Michigan local governments report pandemic's impacts, improvements from start of crisis
- Michigan Minds: What the 'lyme wars' can teach us about COVID-19 controversies
- Controlling water levels through the internet? U-M students work on Smart Stormwater Systems
- 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
In The News
- Marketplace 'Look for actions' from companies, not just green pledges, experts say
- U.S. News & World Report Liver transplants soar as some Americans drink their way through the pandemic
- Detroit Free Press Could the delta COVID-19 surge be on its way out in Michigan? Maybe, experts say
- International Business Times Men are just as emotional as women: U-M study
Happening @ Michigan
- Oct 27 America's place in the post-Afghanistan world
- Oct 27 Haunted Michigan
- Oct 27 Meet the Author: Conquering Heroines
- Oct 28 North Campus Housing Fair
- Oct 28 A Conversation on Critical Race Theory: Its Meaning, Controversies, and Influence
- Oct 28 How to be an Ally Abroad
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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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