Touring the state
Mel Atkins II, executive director of community and student affairs for Grand Rapids Public Schools, talks about the district’s programs with the Michigan Road Scholars, a group of 28 U-M faculty and staff members who took to the road last week to learn more about the needs and concerns of the people and places their students call home, and to gather ideas for future collaborations. (Photo by Terry Kosdrosky)
President Mark Schlissel speaks with Cindy Bank, associate director of the Program in Practical Policy Engagement at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Mary Freeman, senior policy analyst at the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, during Thursday’s um3detroit event at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The annual interdisciplinary gathering brings together people from all three U-M campuses along with Detroit community partners to share and strengthen connections to Detroit and each other. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
As members of U-M’s Class of 2019 moves on to their next chapter, the University Career Center prepared this video to highlight some of the graduates and offer a look at where they’re going.
Allison Steiner, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, and earth and environmental sciences, speaks during a panel discussion that was part of a campuswide gathering Wednesday to discuss strategies to promote inclusive climates in science, technology, engineering and technology disciplines. The event was co-sponsored by the National Center for Institutional Diversity, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, LSA and the College of Engineering. From left are: Tim McKay, professor of physics, astronomy, and education; Joi Mondisa, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering; Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, assistant professor of family medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation; Deborah Goldberg, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; and Steiner. (Photo by Charlotte Ezzo, NCID)
When Jevona Watson decided to pursue her dream of opening a coffee shop in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood, she realized, “There is no manual or checklist on how to start a small business in Detroit.” Then she learned about U-M’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project. This video, part of the This is Michigan series, explores the impact of the action-based learning experience that pairs U-M students with entrepreneurs as they open or have recently opened neighborhood-based small businesses.