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March 21, 2019

Public Engagement

March 15, 2019

Faculty members testify regarding worker safety, financial stability

Faculty members from the School of Public Health and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business offered testimony this week before congressional panels that were holding hearings on topics related to workers who are exposed to dangerous chemicals, and oversight for some nonbank financial institutions.

January 31, 2019

CHRT 2019 Policy Fellowships now underway

Six university-affiliated researchers and six Lansing-based policymakers will participate in a series of seminars and experiential learning opportunities focused on health policy and practice in Michigan and nationally.

January 10, 2019

University launches nine new projects to fight poverty

On any given day across Michigan nearly 100 homeowners or renters could be evicted — a rate almost one-and-a-half times the national average. That is a problem one of nine new projects funded by Poverty Solutions and supported by the Detroit Urban Research Center aims to tackle this year.

November 28, 2018

NCID provides funding, opportunities for DEI public scholarship

The National Center for Institutional Diversity has created several sources of funding for faculty and staff to collaborate within and across disciplinary fields to produce and disseminate their scholarship on important societal issues.

November 15, 2018

Youths speak out against gun violence at Wallenberg ceremony

Two years ago, as he walked his girlfriend home from a bus stop, Ke’Shon Newman’s brother was shot nine times and killed in crossfire.

The Chicago high school student said the tragedy traumatized his family, leaving the fear that his mother might lose another son due to the conditions of their neighborhood.

November 6, 2018

Scenes from Election Day

Students cast their ballots at cardboard booths erected in the Michigan League.

October 29, 2018

Teach-out to encourage common ground in turbulent times

A recent NBC News headline reads “Americans are divided over everything except division.”

The article and many others of late make similar claims: Those in the United States who disagree strongly on many issues at least can agree that this is an extremely divided nation.

September 26, 2018

Online course helps students, others engage with communities

More than 5,000 University of Michigan students engage in community-based projects each year, according to reporting alone, and most likely that number is higher when other informal, undocumented experiences are factored in.

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