State & Community

  1. April 5, 2024

    Statewide effort to study how environment affects cancer risk

    Researchers at U-M’s Rogel Cancer Center plan to use a $13 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study how exposures to toxic metals are impacting the cancer risk of Michigan residents.

  2. March 26, 2024

    Michigan poverty map identifies education, food, housing needs

    A new data map showcasing diverse indicators of poverty and well-being throughout Michigan highlights the key challenges confronting residents in different parts of the state.

  3. March 25, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — Saving Michigan’s forests from ‘the most appalling consequences’

    Volney M. Spalding, an 1873 U-M graduate who taught botany and zoology, worried about the fate of northern Michigan’s magnificent forests.

  4. March 18, 2024

    Grant supports tuition-free midwifery program at U-M

    The School of Nursing has partnered with Birth Detroit to launch the Michigan Maternity Care Traineeship Program, and a federal grant will support the financial and mentorship needs of students.

  5. March 14, 2024

    Artist perspectives break free in Michigan prison art exhibition

    The Annual Exhibition of Artists in Michigan Prisons, put on by U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project, runs March 19-April 2 and will feature 750 works of art by 490 artists.

  6. March 6, 2024

    SummerWorks seeks U-M employers, mentors for summer 2024

    SummerWorks is looking for U-M departments to provide internships and mentorships to local young adults in Washtenaw County ages 16-24 this summer.

  7. February 28, 2024

    United Way campaign collects $1.1M to support Washtenaw families

    The U-M community raised more than $1.1 million during the 2023 U-M United Way employee giving campaign that ended Dec. 31. The campaign helps Washtenaw County families meet basic needs.

  8. February 19, 2024

    Michigan Sea Grant funds six new projects, totaling $1.7M

    Michigan Sea Grant is funding six new research projects to investigate the shifting dynamics of harmful algal blooms, economic trends in coastal communities and other issues relevant to the Great Lakes.

  9. February 14, 2024

    Whitmer recommends 2.5% increase for higher ed in FY ’25

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is recommending a 2.5% increase in funding for each of the state’s 15 public universities — including the three U-M campuses — for the 2024-25 fiscal year.

  10. February 6, 2024

    U-M part of urine-to-fertilizer effort in Great Lakes consortium

    A $15 million effort to wring both valuable resources and harmful pollutants out of wastewater involves U-M researchers and educators.