Detroit

  1. March 6, 2023

    University outlines new commitments for helping Detroit

    U-M has unveiled a series of new commitments to the city of Detroit including details of the university’s role in leading the design and construction of the renamed University of Michigan Center for Innovation.

  2. February 20, 2023

    Committee named to aid Center for Innovation director search

    An advisory committee has been named to assist in the search for an inaugural director of the new U-M Center for Innovation in Detroit. The position will function as a critical ambassador to a wide range of Detroit stakeholders.

  3. May 23, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  4. May 11, 2022

    Grants advance U-M partnerships, collaborations with Detroit

    Six new projects have been selected for funding through the Engage Detroit Workshops grant program, which supports the development of new efforts to connect U-M and Detroit community partners.

  5. April 13, 2022

    Grant supports workforce development for Black youth

    The School of Public Health is working with Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based civil rights and human services organization, to investigate factors that affect how Black youth participate in and benefit from workforce-development programs.

  6. April 4, 2022

    Gardens in Detroit provide significant benefits to residents

    While currently only 1% of the vacant land in Detroit’s Lower Eastside, community and private gardens play an important role in reducing neighborhood blight and have other potential future benefits.

  7. March 29, 2022

    Collaboration aims to revive struggling Detroit neighborhood

    U-M Urban and Regional Planning Program graduate students and faculty helped develop “Stabilizing MorningSide,” to build upon the assets of the struggling community. 

  8. March 14, 2022

    Dearborn professor works in partnership to reinvigorate Detroit

    Detroit has plenty of negative stereotypes, and UM-Dearborn professor Paul Draus has joined arms with people trying to transform undesirable qualities into something beneficial and beautiful.

  9. February 21, 2022

    Grants can help U-M faculty, staff organize Detroit-focused events

    Small groups of faculty and staff on U-M’s Ann Arbor or Dearborn campuses can apply for up to $15,000 to organize workshops, speaker series or similar events centered on a topic relevant to Detroit communities.

  10. February 7, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.