Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer
More than 50 species of tree snail in the South Pacific Society Islands were wiped out following the introduction of an alien predatory snail in the 1970s, but the white-shelled Partula hyalina survived. Now, thanks to a collaboration between U-M biologists and engineers with the world’s smallest computer, scientists understand why.
Science for Tomorrow program
During the pandemic the education staff at the Museum of Natural History decided to bring hands-on science into the homes of students. Staff assembled more than 1,200 science kits with materials to conduct two experiments each. The kits, which met state curriculum objectives included safety glasses, beakers, thermometers, rulers, rubber gloves, and other elements needed for the experiments.
Researchers trace path of light in photosynthesis
Heliobacteria, a type of bacteria that uses photosynthesis to generate energy, has reaction centers thought to be similar to those of the common ancestors for all photosynthetic organisms. Now, a U-M team has determined the first steps in converting light into energy for this bacterium.
Art Fair returns
Like most annual events in the area, 2020 marked the first time in 61 years that the beloved Ann Arbor Art Fair was forced to cancel. Recently lifted restrictions, however, will allow for art lovers to once again fill the streets of Ann Arbor for the AAAF, which runs July 15–17.
- Maize & Blueprint — Current Campus Status
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
All students, faculty and staff on all three campuses of the University of Michigan are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit their vaccination information before the start of the fall term. Vaccines are free and available at most retail pharmacies and health care providers, and appointments remain available through Michigan Medicine, as well as the University Health Service.Learn more
Campus Maize & Blueprint
The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned from the fall and extensive feedback from our community. Many new safety measures and additional resources have been developed to protect and support our students, faculty and staff.
- All community members who enter U-M buildings or attend on-campus events are required to show their ResponsiBLUE daily symptom checker results. Students must also display their weekly testing status.
- 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 students on campus.
- All individuals over the age of 12 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Michigan. All members of the U-M community are strongly encouraged to self-report their vaccination information. Learn how to self-report or find a vaccination location.
- Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: Rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to slowing planetary rotation
- Professor emerita Ilene Forsyth gives $6.25M to expand art history studies
- Tracking circadian rhythms from your smartwatch
- Slowdown in economy anticipated amid rising COVID risks
- Many parents still believe boys are better, more competitive at sports than girls
- Computer security personnel need tools, training to assist survivors of intimate partner violence
- Could residential heat pumps be part of the climate solution?
- How a liberal Michigan town is putting mental illness at the center of police reform
- From Ann Arbor to space, U-M lab celebrating 75 years of missions
- WATCH: Environmental injustice and racism in Michigan
In The News
- Michigan Radio Biden administration to tighten emission standards. But is it enough to address climate crisis?
- ScienceAlert Earth's rotation is slowing down, and it could be why we have oxygen for life
- WDIV/Detroit Deep dive: How homelessness impacts Michigan families
- Holland Sentinel Is the pushback against 'critical race theory' rooted in misconceptions?
Happening @ Michigan
- Aug 3 Honors Summer Fellow Poster Session
- Aug 4 Getting to Know Student Life Spaces: University Unions and the Trotter Multicultural Center
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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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