September 12, 2018
U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis
U-M and Harvard are forming two new partnerships to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, and to combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.
May 21, 2018
Graham Institute grants target three sustainability challenges
The Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded more than $200,000 to support three sustainability-related research projects in Puerto Rico and Michigan.
May 7, 2018
U-M’s jazz paradise
In 1894, U-M alumnus and regent Levi Lewis Barbour donated a patch of property along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. After forgoing plans to build a luxury apartment building on the site, the university sublet the property, leading to the eventual construction of the Graystone Ballroom.
April 30, 2018
News from around the university.
April 30, 2018
Michigan in Detroit
Close to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Library in downtown Detroit is U-M’s Rackham Educational Memorial. Built in 1941, the building is noteworthy for its reliefs crafted by acclaimed Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks.
April 19, 2018
Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help U-M researchers collect and report Detroit residents’ opinions on pressing and interesting policy issues.
April 11, 2018
Access to energy-efficient lighting varies with poverty levels
Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new U-M study.
April 10, 2018
Detroit’s youth employment effort boosts education outcomes
A new U-M study suggests that, along with helping youth develop work readiness and career aspirations, summer employment may improve educational outcomes as well.
March 19, 2018
U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility, fight poverty
The university and the city of Detroit are joining forces on a four-year agreement to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.
March 1, 2018
Students share winning ideas for pop-up retail in Detroit
A Detroit Economic Growth Corp. plan to support entrepreneurs just getting started got a boost from U-M students in the annual Social Impact Challenge.