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January 20, 2019

Public Engagement

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.

July 5, 2018

Teach-out seeks to catalyze civil discourse surrounding immigration

As the debate continues over the current administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, the University of Michigan offers free, online education opportunities for anyone, anywhere to encourage productive ways to engage in civil discourse surrounding timely topics and issues.

June 11, 2018

Third Century Initiative changing culture for teaching, learning

A comprehensive look at the teaching and learning program of the University of Michigan Third Century Initiative shows a changed U-M culture around engaged learning. The initiative was a $50 million project to transform teaching and scholarship at the university.

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