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.
Small changes in diet could help you live healthier
Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a U‑M study. The study, published in the journal Nature Food, evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by their nutritional disease burden to humans and their impact on the environment.
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.
- Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction 66 million years ago
- Climate solutions need to focus on human beings, McCarthy says in Wege Lecture
- Child Tax Credit providing critical help, but not reaching more than 1 in 10 eligible families
- African Americans bear the brunt of negative health outcomes of menthol cigarettes
- U-M Biological Station leads international recognition effort as UNESCO biosphere region
- Ross professor: Small behavioral experiments in daily life can lead to tremendous personal growth
- Opinion: Why closing Palisades nuclear plant is like sinking the lifeboats
- The Conversation: E-cigarettes get FDA approval—5 essential reads on the harms and benefits of vaping
- Opinion: Trump's DOJ officials stopped his January election scheme. But they're not heroes.
- Self-compassion helps leaders—and their workers
In The News
- USA Today FDA panel supports J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all Americans who got a first dose
- CNBC Economist on why latest jobless claims data bodes well for October jobs report
- Bloomberg Consumer sentiment in US falls to second-lowest since 2011
- Detroit Free Press K-12 schools without mask mandates in Michigan saw 62% more coronavirus spread
Happening @ Michigan
- Oct 17 Story Lab Retreat Applications
- Oct 18 "No Cure for Being Human with Kate Bowler"
- Oct 18 How to Impact Ann Arbor
- Oct 17 Become a UROP Research Mentor
- Oct 17 Fall B Intramural Sports Registration
- Oct 17 Victor Pelevin: Post-Soviet, Postmodern, Global Conference
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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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