August 14, 2020

Public Engagement

  1. July 8, 2020

    Grants address poverty, COVID-19 impact across Midwest

    A network led by Poverty Solutions U-M has awarded six grants totaling $150,000 for projects to improve economic mobility and address the impact of COVID-19 throughout the Midwest.

  2. April 27, 2020

    K-12 online learning platform from U-M seeing increased use

    The College of Engineering’s Center for Digital Curricula has developed free, customizable learning tools for K-12 teachers who are teaching from a distance during the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. April 24, 2020

    Research universities lend expertise and support amid crisis

    President Mark Schlissel joined his counterparts from Michigan State and Wayne State universities in a tele-town hall to discuss what their institutions are doing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. April 23, 2020

    Face shield design guides makers in addressing PPE shortage

    A face shield design shared recently by Michigan Medicine and the College of Engineering sets a standard of quality for 3-D printing protective gear to extend the life of virus-filtering N95 masks.

  5. April 20, 2020

    Schlissel to join other URC presidents on COVID-19 tele-town hall

    The presidents of Michigan’s University Research Corridor universities — including U-M President Mark Schlissel — will participate in a tele-town hall April 23 about COVID-19.

  6. March 20, 2020

    Researchers, community donate protective gear to aid COVID-19 fight

    U-M’s hospitals and clinics currently have the gear needed to protect themselves and others as they care for those with COVID-19. But Michigan Medicine is asking for donations now so supplies will be sufficient when needed.

  7. February 10, 2020

    Forecast reports Detroit job growth higher than Michigan overall

    In partnership with U-M, the city of Detroit has released its first forecast for the city, which shows ongoing gains in household income, employment and labor force participation through 2024.

  8. January 29, 2020

    U-M doctor testifies on “orphan drug” loophole

    Kao-Ping Chua, assistant professor of pediatrics, testified Wednesday before the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.

  9. January 27, 2020

    Debate Steering Committee will guide U-M’s hosting efforts

    Planning for the presidential debate that will be staged at U-M in October is well underway, with the Debate Steering Committee providing overall guidance for a long list of tasks and events being considered.

  10. January 27, 2020

    U-M Presidential Debate mission statement

    The University of Michigan, as one of three sites selected to host a presidential debate in the 2020 electoral season, seeks to inspire engagement in the democratic process.