Public Engagement

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. November 19, 2020

    Michigan Medicine joins hospitals nationwide in ‘mask up’ campaign

    Michigan Medicine has joined about 100 of the nation’s top health care systems with an urgent plea for all Americans — mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. October 26, 2020

    U-M’s Detroit River Story Lab to amplify waterway’s narratives

    The Detroit River Story Lab at U-M lifts off this semester with grant-funded partnerships and multidisciplinary courses devoted to the international waterway’s long and deep store of sustaining narratives.

  7. October 12, 2020

    Nominations sought for president’s public engagement awards

    U-M leaders are encouraging the campus community to nominate faculty members for the President’s Award for National and State Leadership and the President’s Award for Public Impact. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.