Sensor technology aims to extend the life of aging pipelines
U-M researchers are collaborating with the Great Lakes Water Authority and engineering firm Structural Technologies on a pilot project in the Motor City that harnesses the power of smart infrastructure sensors and innovative lining technologies. That combination could bolster the structural integrity of water pipelines and alert the utility ahead of line ruptures.
This is how you feed potential
Food insecurity is top of mind these days, thanks to the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19. Feeding America statistics show from the beginning of March 2020 through the end of June, food banks nationwide distributed more than 1.9 billion meals to people facing hunger in the United States.
chimps prioritize positive relationships
Humans prioritize close, positive relationships during aging, which can support physical and mental health. But these social aging behaviors are also found in wild chimpanzees, who seek interactions with other group members in increasingly positive ways as they get older, according to a new study.
Finding belonging on campus
While Lydia Pinkham’s journey to Ann Arbor may be uncommon, the story of how she found success on campus is resoundingly familiar. Pinkham served in the United States Coast Guard as a Petty Officer Machinery Technician Second Class. She was stationed in Seattle, Virginia, and Florida, and deployed for missions to places like the Bering Sea and the Central Pacific along Central and South America.
- Maize & Blueprint — Current Campus Status
Board of Regents meeting
The U-M Board of Regents will conduct a virtual meeting that is consistent with Gov. Whitmer’s executive directive regarding public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will provide for public participation while maintaining appropriate social distancing. The meeting will take place at 4:30pm today. Regents and university leaders will participate virtually, through call-in options.View the livestream
Campus Maize & Blueprint
The University of Michigan is offering an innovative, public health-informed semester. In order to make this possible, there are many new health and safety measures taking place across the U-M campus to protect our students, faculty and staff.
- Stay up-to-date on the most recent messages from leadership, major announcements and campus status information on our Campus Maize & Blueprint site.
Living + Learning
- Learn how campus life at U-M has been reimagined — everything from course formats and the academic calendar to the use of space in classrooms, dorms and dining halls.
Health + Safety
- Discover how U-M students, faculty and staff are Taking Care of Maize & Blue by following safety measures to keep their friends, family and communities healthy during these challenging times.
- ResponsiBLUE Guest tool screens U-M visitors for COVID-19
- Smoking, tobacco use among teens continues to drop even as use of e-cigs grows
- U-M's first Mitchell Scholar will study cybersecurity in Ireland
- Using ancient minerals from deep within Earth's crust to measure cosmic radiation
- New virtual U-M exhibition reexamines photography of midwest Native people, tribes
- The Conversation: A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society
- Algorithm & Blues: Machine-aided personnel decisions aim for fairness, risk side effects
- Q&A: Restoring regulation of the financial industry
- Commentary: The struggle to document COVID-19 for future generations
- Q&A: Conversational assistants could be used to improve African American health around COVID-19
In The News
- MLive How the Black vote affected the election in Michigan
- Marketplace One key to adapting to climate change: Having your own energy grid
- Michigan Advance 'There is an end to this pandemic': Health officials plead with weary Michiganders to wear masks and social distance, as vaccines are coming
- WDIV/Detroit Key questions to ask about COVID vaccine
Happening @ Michigan
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) events may have been moved online, rescheduled, or canceled. Visit Happening@Michigan for updates.
- Dec 3 The ICPSR Student Data Sandbox Debut
- Dec 3 Breath by Breath – Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
- Dec 3 History of Color Printing
- Dec 3 CoderSpaces (Thursdays)
- Dec 4 La Tertulia Virtual
- Dec 7 CoderSpaces (Mondays)
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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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