To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.
The Michigan Association of State Universities has named Anne Ruggles Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, as a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.
The Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan has announced its list of fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.
University of Michigan faculty members have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.
Among the 213 fellows and 36 foreign honorary members identified as "exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators" are:
About 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose — almost five every hour — and the numbers are increasing. Millions more misuse prescription opioid medications, or use illicit opioids, with an annual economic toll of $115 billion.
In an effort to create a more affordable, streamlined and reliable experience for students and faculty, the University of Michigan will begin working with Barnes & Noble College as its preferred textbook vendor starting with the fall semester.
The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to seven U-M lecturers and tenure-track faculty members in a new eight-week summer fellowship program.
Eight U-M faculty members and eight graduate students have received fellowships to support research projects they will pursue during the 2018-19 academic year.
Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan, and officials broke ground on the facility Friday.
U-M awarded Institutional Achievement Award
With one in every dozen adults experiencing abuse or dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.
That's why a group made up of various campus and local stakeholders is urging members of the community to consider the role that alcohol plays in their lives.
During her "ideal last lecture," Golden Apple Award recipient Sandra Levitsky discussed her road to becoming a teacher, described the underlying optimism behind the study of sociology, and emphasized how using one's voice to promote social change is a politically powerful form of optimism.
Sustainability efforts by the University of Michigan in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university's 2025 campus sustainability goals, including achieving its goal to reduce chemical applications, which protects the Huron River, while moving the university closer in areas slower to make progress.
The University of Michigan Office of Research will honor four U-M staff members for their outstanding service to the research community.
Julie Lumeng, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, is the new director of the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development.
Robotics vision course dives into the tech behind driverless vehicles
When George Sprague joined the maker movement, it was not anywhere near where it is today.
Sprague’s involvement in the do-it-yourself community that incorporates technology in inventions started way before maker culture even had a name.
Rita Chin, professor of history, has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the European & Latin American History category.
For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Michigan is recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its continued efforts and commitment to environmental stewardship.
Friends, family members and campus partners are invited to attend a memorial program to honor the lives and accomplishments of student members of the U-M family who died during this academic year.
The University of Michigan is building off a number of existing efforts to address campus sexual assault with the launch of a new working group focused on enhancing faculty and staff education and training related to sexual misconduct policy, reporting and its impact on the community.