Featured Stories

  • Unexpected connections

    Mar 18, 2019

    U-M graduate student John Traylor knew the work he was doing in Puerto Rico to shore up communications infrastructure some nine months after Hurricane Maria was important, but it wasn’t until the project was finished that he fully understood the impact. Traylor realized he could combine his interest in technology with a desire to help underserved populations.

    Learn more about these efforts
  • A ‘decathlon’ for antibiotics

    Mar 11, 2019

    The environments where bacteria thrive in our bodies are very different from those in which they’re tested in the lab, and that can be a problem. Sriram Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is using advanced computer simulations to study how different environments affect antibiotic performance.

    Learn more about this research
  • Alternative spring break

    Mar 4, 2019

    The classrooms are empty, but U-M students are still learning, engaging and serving during spring break this week. Hundreds are opting to immerse themselves in communities throughout the world, recharging from their busy school schedules and making a positive impact.

    Learn more about these students
  • Connected wipers could prevent flooding

    Feb 25, 2019

    Utilizing a test fleet in the city of Ann Arbor, engineers tracked when wipers were being used and matched it with video from onboard cameras to document rainfall. They found that tracking windshield wiper activity can provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems we currently have in place.

    Learn more about this real-time data research
  • U-M is top public university for Fulbrights

    Feb 18, 2019

    U-M students received 26 Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year—the most of any public university in the nation for the 14th year in a row. This year, their interests range from researching social and economic transformations in China to studying ethnographic study of reproductive health care professionals in Burkina Faso.

    Learn more about the students’ research
  • Labs in a box

    Feb 11, 2019

    Students in an advanced biology class at Benzie Central High School had lots of potential but very few tools and resources. So a former Benzie student, who now attends grad school at U-M, and her professor found a way to share their lab and expertise with them.

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  • Art in the Age of the Internet

    Feb 4, 2019

    A new exhibition at the U-M Museum of art examines the radical impact of internet culture on visual art. “Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today” presents more than 40 works across a variety of media, and is on view until April 7.

    Learn more about this exhibition
  • Building robots and a better future in Detroit

    Jan 28, 2019

    More than 2,800 Detroit-area high school students have been helped by the Michigan Engineering Zone, or MEZ, since the University of Michigan opened it in 2010. At the center, students explore their interests and grow their abilities in science, technology, engineering and math.

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    Jan 21, 2019

    With the theme “Unravel,” the 2019 MLK Symposium features dozens of events that call us to continue the work of the civil rights movement, which sought to remove the threads of segregation and inequality from the tapestry of American life.

    Learn more about these events
  • 3D printing 100 times faster with light

    Jan 14, 2019

    Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, U-M researchers have shown.

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  • Healthy Schools

    Jan 7, 2019

    Among the many things that years of teaching elementary school students has taught Cesar Reyes, is that kids sit too much during school and should move more. So when Reyes, a teacher at Detroit’s Munger Elementary-Middle School, was asked to try an in-class exercise program developed at U-M, he was all for it.

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  • Art of Winter Break

    Dec 24, 2018

    Winter break is in full swing at U-M—and so are the arts! Check out a new exhibition, catch a performance or drop in for a guided tour at one of the many museums on campus that are open this holiday season.

    Learn more
  • Wolverine Express

    Dec 17, 2018

    Organized by U-M's Center for Educational Outreach, Wolverine Express trips take faculty, staff, students and alumni to under-resourced high schools across the state to promote higher education by sharing their academic and career journeys. Tag along for one ride where faculty and staff brought the pride of the Wolverines to Battle Creek, Michigan.

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  • Engaged with Arctic snow

    Dec 10, 2018

    One class of students ventures to the Arctic for snow samples that are used in part by undergraduates in an intro chemistry course, who conduct authentic research experiments on sea ice loss. Engaged learning aimed at retaining STEM students early in their U-M careers.

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  • Finding their voice

    Dec 3, 2018

    Imagine having a word or phrase on the tip of your tongue, but you’re unable to say it. And when you can speak, the words come out jumbled or incoherent. The U-M Aphasia Program offers a model approach to restoring the ability to communicate for residents across Michigan and the U.S.

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    Nov 27, 2018

    Today is the day to give for the future. Giving Blueday, our online, 24-hour day of giving, impacts communities near and far. Support what you love at U-M.

    Make a difference with a gift today
  • Mentoring at Michigan

    Nov 26, 2018

    Mentoring has become an important part of the college experience for many students, as research indicates these types of supportive connections have a positive impact on students, even after they graduate. At the University of Michigan, faculty and staff use participate in several campus mentoring programs to foster student success.

    Learn more about mentoring at Michigan
  • A Global Vision of Dentistry

    Nov 19, 2018

    Students from the School of Dentistry traveled to Brazil as part of a global program that strives to improve and promote oral health equity through research, education and service.

    Learn more about this global partnership
  • It takes a village

    Nov 11, 2018

    Veteran graduate student Steve Smith is no stranger to hard work, determination, and going the extra mile. Smith is unabashed in his acknowledgement of how others have influenced him and adamant they be given credit for all they’ve done: “I have not done any of this on my own.”

    Read Steve Smith’s story
  • Strike up the band

    Nov 5, 2018

    The U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance has been a national leader in music education for more than 70 years—today, their alumni can be found at the helm of more than 400 elementary, middle and high school classrooms across the state of Michigan.

    Meet six of those teachers
  • Hail-oween Hauntings

    Oct 29, 2018

    The Michigan campus has provided the perfect setting for mystery writers and their horror stories. Find out what happened when writers conjured terror on eerily familiar terrain, each reflecting the mores of life at U-M in a different decade.

    Learn more about these Michigan Mysteries
  • The Bright Future of Breast Cancer Research

    Oct 22, 2018

    When are we going to cure cancer? More treatment options, targeted therapies and an understanding of when less is more have improved breast cancer outcomes in recent years. But more work remains.

    Learn more about this story of progress
  • On the path to sustainability

    Oct 15, 2018

    Anya Sirota, an associate professor of architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and her partner, Jean Louis Farges, run Akoaki, a design studio in Detroit. The team has been working with the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm for nearly four years to develop a vision and “guiding plan” to make it self-sufficient and sustainable.

    Learn more about this urban farm
  • From Foster Care to Fulfillment

    Oct 8, 2018

    Cherish Fields spent many unsettled years moving around in foster care before proudly graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in sociology and social work. At U-M, Fields was a Blavin Scholar, part of a program for foster children that started in 2006 as a scholarship through the generous financial contributions of Paul and Amy Blavin, a couple with U-M ties.

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  • Landmark achievement

    Oct 4, 2018

    Our amazing and generous donors have made U-M the first public university ever to raise $5 billion in a fundraising campaign. This makes Victors for Michigan the most successful campaign in U-M history. It is also further evidence of the power of the University of Michigan Family, whose generosity makes excellence possible across the breadth of our three campuses and Michigan Medicine.

    Learn more about this fundraising campaign