July 31, 2021

State & Community

  1. 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.

  2. July 13, 2021

    U-M welcomes Art Fair visitors as museums, galleries, gardens reopen

    After being canceled during the 2020 pandemic year, the Ann Arbor Art Fair will return to downtown and parts of the U-M campus June 15-17, along with the reopening of several U-M museums, galleries and other public spaces.

  3. June 7, 2021

    Free home COVID tests available to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti residents

    U-M community members and their households residing in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas can receive free, rapid COVID-19 test kits for use at home to help reduce the disease’s spread.

  4. June 1, 2021

    Partnership aims to help drive equity in clean energy industry

    The Energy Equity Project — a partnership among SEAS and the Energy and Joyce foundations — will create the first standardized tool for collecting and tracking data to improve equity in clean energy policies, programs and investments.

  5. May 24, 2021

    Study addresses challenges of crowdsourced wildlife identification

    Nearly 4,000 citizen scientists, including many K-12 students, participated in a recent U-M study that used hundreds of motion-triggered wildlife cameras in Michigan forests to study the state’s mammals.

  6. May 19, 2021

    State House proposal would slash budget for Ann Arbor campus

    A Michigan House committee has moved forward a higher-education budget bill that would leave overall funding flat but radically change how the state supports its 15 public universities.

  7. 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.

  8. May 4, 2021

    University sourcing electricity from new wind parks

    Approximately half of the purchased electricity for U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will soon come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources, largely due to the launch of three new wind-energy parks.

  9. March 18, 2021

    President Schlissel urges lawmakers to invest more in public higher education

    President Mark Schlissel told state lawmakers U-M could further strengthen its academic programs and student financial aid support with an increase in base funding for state universities.

  10. 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.