State & Community

  1. May 18, 2022

    Road Scholars Tour resumes with faculty visiting communities

    The annual Michigan Road Scholars Tour resumed this year after a two-year pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. From May 2-6, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint faculty members visited 10 cities.

  2. May 11, 2022

    Spectrum Center to mark 50th anniversary, Jim Toy’s legacy

    Campus and community members are invited to a series of events May 19-21 celebrating the Spectrum Center’s 50th anniversary and the life and legacy of its late co-founder, Jim Toy.

  3. May 11, 2022

    Grants advance U-M partnerships, collaborations with Detroit

    Six new projects have been selected for funding through the Engage Detroit Workshops grant program, which supports the development of new efforts to connect U-M and Detroit community partners.

  4. May 10, 2022

    Public school investment reduces adult crime, study shows

    Increased investment in public schools pays off through reductions in adult crime, according to a new U-M study from the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative.

  5. April 18, 2022

    Chemistry lab’s focus on plastics inspires Earth Day cleanup

    The McNeil lab’s twice-a-year Huron River Watershed cleanups, which pick up trash from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti metroparks, is an extension of the lab’s focus on chemical recycling and upcycling of plastics.

  6. April 18, 2022

    Math games: High 5s program brings the math out of play

    A math enrichment program called High 5s, developed at U-M to help close the achievement gap is being implemented in the Taylor School District.

  7. April 13, 2022

    Grant supports workforce development for Black youth

    The School of Public Health is working with Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based civil rights and human services organization, to investigate factors that affect how Black youth participate in and benefit from workforce-development programs.

  8. April 4, 2022

    Gardens in Detroit provide significant benefits to residents

    While currently only 1% of the vacant land in Detroit’s Lower Eastside, community and private gardens play an important role in reducing neighborhood blight and have other potential future benefits.

  9. March 31, 2022

    FestiFools returns this weekend with more fools, new location

    After two years, FestiFools returns April 3. The fest’s signature larger-than-life papier-mâché puppets will parade along South State Street between William Street and South University Avenue.

  10. March 29, 2022

    Collaboration aims to revive struggling Detroit neighborhood

    U-M Urban and Regional Planning Program graduate students and faculty helped develop “Stabilizing MorningSide,” to build upon the assets of the struggling community.