Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size. U-M researchers have demonstrated that behavioral rules underpinning the Japanese art of folding can expand the capabilities of these machines, creating potential for greater use in fields as diverse as medical equipment and infrastructure sensing.
A parliament of owls
Are you wondering WHOOO took first place and is thereby named the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s photographer at large for 2019—2020? Look no further than graduate student John David Curlis, who was on the prowl for owls with camera in tow when this parliament serendipitously peeked from their arboreal nest.
Helping K-5 Students Thrive Online
K-5 teachers and students throughout Michigan are building thriving learning communities online by using free deeply-digital, standards-aligned curricula and platform developed by the U-M Center for Digital Curricula. The center’s highly-interactive, inquiry-oriented, colorful, visual curricula engages students and supports synchronous collaboration, whether they are at home or at their school.
Wolverine Culture of Care
To provide the best campus experience possible in the context of this historic threat to the health and well-being of all, we understand that consistently making safe and healthy choices to keep the entire community as safe as possible is a collective responsibility shared by students, faculty, staff and Ann Arbor residents.
- Maize & Blueprint — Current Campus Status
Pop-up testing quickly identifies more than 220 negative results
University Health Service (UHS), in collaboration with campus partners, began implementing an array of demonstrated public health and safety measures, in addition to launching new tactics to quickly address the first identified cluster of COVID-19 cases in on-campus housing at South Quad late last week.Learn more about this rapid testing
Our Fall Semester Plans
The University of Michigan is offering an innovative, public health-informed semester this fall. 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 for the fall — 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.
- Firearms research at U-M gets a $4.6M boost with three new grants from CDC
- Questions and answers about COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials
- Movement science students test latest technology in on-campus course
- UMMA to serve as city clerk’s satellite office through Nov. 3
- Researchers find cardiovascular health similarities between chimpanzees, humans
- Commentary: Barr can make the Justice Department help Trump in election disputes. Here's how.
- Faculty Q&A: Where are the patient advocates? The negative effect of social isolation on older patient care during COVID
- Commentary: The election is already under way in America's courts
- Commentary: America's health care is under existential threat
- The Conversation: Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk—an ambitious new plan aims to help save it
In The News
- National Public Radio Pathmarking the way: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lifelong fight for gender equality
- Marketplace Are Americans doing better or worse economically than they were 4 years ago?
- ABA Journal Meet Joan Larsen, a former Democratic volunteer, who is another potential SCOTUS nominee
- Detroit Free Press U-M report: Detroiters want affordable housing, jobs and better transit
Happening @ Michigan
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) events may have been moved online, rescheduled, or canceled. Visit Happening@Michigan for updates.
- Sep 30 Speaking American English: A Workshop for English Language Learners
- Oct 1 OUTx | Ross Coming Out Week 2020
- Sep 24 Welcome to Michigan Ambassadors
- Sep 25 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge
- Oct 2 Race and Gender in Protest and Politics: From BLM to the 2020 Election
- Oct 7 Speaking American English: A Workshop for English Language Learners
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- Dec 10-11, 14-18
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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