Streamline public transit
A lack of reliable public transportation has been a stumbling block for many Benton Harbor workers or those looking for work. Researchers at U-M are looking to provide data that will help city and area officials improve and streamline the services that could help residents escape poverty. This video explores Benton Harbor's transportation challenges and how U-M researchers are working to help.
Poultry, people and pathogens
U-M researchers have been studying production-style chicken farming practices in rural Ecuador. The research is part of a larger, longitudinal study that seeks to understand how new highways have affected the epidemiology in the area. In this video, Hayden Hedman, a doctoral candidate in the School for Environment and Sustainability, discusses his research into the use of antibiotics in chicken farming.
Meagan Malm is the 2018 recipient of the university's Wallenberg Fellowship, given each spring to a graduating senior with exceptional promise and accomplishment to service and the public good. In this video, Malm, who will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, discusses her plans to use the $25,000 fellowship award to study the role mobile phones play in reducing poverty in Tanzania.
Remains of the day
Walking among new buildings on campus one may stumble upon crumbling columns, stones and shards of days gone by. These curiosities are everywhere — sometimes set into the facades of newer buildings, sometimes within a building's hallway. A Michigan Today photo gallery offers a selection of nostalgic discoveries, such as this ruins garden at the Art Architecture Building on North Campus. (Photo by Michael Luongo)
UM-Dearborn Research Day
Natalie Sampson (left), assistant professor of health and human services at UM-Dearborn, and Monica DeRoche, a senior studying psychology and political science, share information about their work with the College and University Pantries team, which is working to address food insecurity and cross-cutting socioeconomic issues faced by students. The pair presented during the inaugural UM-Dearborn Research Day on March 16. (Photo by Sarah Tuxbury)