Public Engagement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. March 11, 2021

    17 faculty members chosen for Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship

    Seventeen U-M faculty members have been named 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows, and will spend the summer reflecting, building skills and planning projects with public engagement experts across campus.

  4. March 8, 2021

    Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    U-M’s decades-long commitment to engagement in its founding city of Detroit has grown stronger in recent years, leading to the desire for a more cohesive approach to university engagement.

  5. March 8, 2021

    Detroit partnerships, initiatives on the rise during pandemic

    U-M ramped up its collaborations on a multitude of projects in the city of Detroit during the pandemic, including outreach to residents on issues ranging from unemployment to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  6. February 25, 2021

    Ford School’s Shobita Parthasarathy testifies before House panel

    Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy at the Ford School, testified Feb. 25 before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies.

  7. February 25, 2021

    Faculty and students address health disparities, social inequities

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Black communities, U-M faculty, students and staff have worked to explore these inequities and identify ways to advocate for and implement change.

  8. January 21, 2021

    Robert Hampshire joins Biden administration to work in transportation

    Robert Hampshire, a faculty member in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, College of Engineering and U-M Transportation Research Institute, has joined the Biden administration’s Department of Transportation.

  9. January 18, 2021

    Biden’s inauguration speech to set the tone for new leadership

    In his inaugural address Jan. 20, a newly sworn-in President Joe Biden seeks to unite the country in the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial tensions and the second impeachment of his predecessor.

  10. December 10, 2020

    Michigan Medicine hosting new communitywide food drive

    Michigan Medicine is launching a holiday effort Dec. 14-22 encouraging the campus and local communities to help address a record demand for food and supplies amid the surging pandemic.