Public Engagement

  1. December 13, 2021

    How Build Back Better affects educational access, affordability

    In this Q&A, U-M faculty members Christina Weiland and Awilda Rodriguez address questions regarding the federal Build Back Better legislation as it relates to both preschool and higher education.

  2. December 1, 2021

    Lawmakers seek out U-M faculty for expertise on various topics

    In the last year, 13 U-M faculty members and researchers testified at 14 congressional hearings spanning an array of policy issues, from energy and climate innovation to pandemic relief programs.

  3. October 28, 2021

    Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship applications open through November

    The Center for Academic Innovation is seeking faculty to participate in the 2022 Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship Program. Applications are due Dec. 1.

  4. October 12, 2021

    Federal funding extends Great Lakes research, engagement

    Researchers at U-M and Michigan State University have been awarded $5.4 million from the federal government to continue studying climate change and variability risks in the larger Great Lakes region.

  5. July 28, 2021

    MIDAS joins Microsoft, city of Detroit to enhance digital inclusion

    The Michigan Institute for Data Science will partner with Microsoft and the city of Detroit to expand digital equality by improving broadband internet access and affordability in underserved areas across the Motor City.

  6. May 13, 2021

    Ginsberg Center, EMU helping older adults learn tech skills

    U-M’s Ginsberg Center is collaborating with Eastern Michigan University to launch a program aimed at bridging the intergenerational digital divide in Washtenaw County.

  7. May 9, 2021

    More than a single story: UM-Dearborn speaks

    Part oral history and part social media, a new digital storytelling project gives UM-Dearborn students the opportunity to share their unique experiences directly with the outside world. 

  8. April 29, 2021

    U-M task force aims to help corporations act responsibly

    Corporations like to make statements about their responsibility to society, but follow-through is sometimes lacking. The Erb Institute has launched an effort to bridge that gap.

  9. April 20, 2021

    Schlissel shares updates at annual Congressional Breakfast

    President Mark Schlissel told a virtual audience at the recent U-M Congressional Breakfast about U-M’s operations during a pandemic, noting the university has been able to uphold its public mission.

  10. March 29, 2021

    Rackham program marks 10 years of advancing public scholarship

    During the 2020-21 academic year, the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship is celebrating 10 years under the auspices of Rackham Graduate School.