Safe, Prepared and Ready to Go Blue!
All U-M students who are returning to campus this fall are following a series of new protocols and making a commitment to care for themselves while respecting the health of others. Important safety measures include enhanced social distancing, pre-arrival testing, and test, isolation and quarantine plans.
A new robotic prosthetic leg
A new robotic prosthetic leg prototype offers a more natural gait while also being quieter and more energy efficient than other designs. The key is the use of new small and powerful motors, originally designed for a robotic arm on the International Space Station.
For Michigan coyotes, “What’s for dinner” depends on what the neighbors are having. Coyotes in most of the Lower Peninsula are the “top dogs” in the local food chain, but in the Upper Peninsula, coyotes coexist with gray wolves and play a subordinate role in the food web.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent canceled in-person classes, arts faculty at U-M were forced to rethink their curriculum beyond the studio. While most classes relied on new technologies for course adjustments, Toby Millman turned to a more tried and true resource: the United States Postal Service.
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What's Your Reason?
There are many good reasons to follow public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19: To stay healthy, to keep our loved ones safe, to help our lives to get back to normal. It also helps protect those who need it most and gives researchers time to find the treatments we need. Join other U-M students, faculty and staff in protecting your friends, family and community.Learn more about Taking Care of Maize & Blue
Our Fall Semester Plans
The University of Michigan is offering an innovative, public health-informed, in-person 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.
- State initiative to design 'road of the future' connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor
- Detroit unemployment rate drops, but 1 in 5 residents in financial trouble
- Study finds facial recognition technology in schools presents many problems, recommends ban
- Applications for financial aid lagging among low-income students
- Fragmented forests: Tree cover, urban sprawl both increased in Southeast Michigan over past 30 years
- Faculty Q&A: Massive, rapid vaccine production will require firms to share information
- Faculty commentary: Managing pandemic health risks on college campuses
- The Conversation: How the old-fashioned telephone could become a new way for some to see their doctor
- Faculty Q&A: Which workers will be required to get a coronavirus vaccine when it's available?
- Faculty Q&A: Research shows costly failure to coordinate COVID-19 response
In The News
- CNN Hospitals are 'scrambling' after Trump administration's 'abrupt' change to Covid-19 data reporting requirements
- Detroit News Detroit-to-Ann Arbor self-driving vehicle corridor aims for national leadership
- Marketplace Online learning tools aren't as accessible for students with disabilities
- New York Times On Native American lands, contact tracing is saving lives
Happening @ Michigan
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) events may have been moved online, rescheduled, or canceled. Visit Happening@Michigan for updates.
- Aug 15 Migrations: Fiber Notes from the Journey
- Aug 21 The Clements Bookworm
- Aug 26 North Campus Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In (Online)
- Sep 12 Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
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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 as shown in the slideshow below.
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