News & Features

  1. U-M students reimagine space, sound, reality in ‘Sonic Scenographies’ collaboration

    Architecture without walls; performance without venues. Student teams spend the summer speculating on the ways performance is influenced by digital space.


  2. Caution and connection: in-person classes during COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall classes are being delivered in a mix of remote, in-person and hybrid formats, and instructors and students must be prepared for format shifts at any point. Amid all of these challenges, many speak to a strong sense of community in classrooms, even spanning the gap between physical and virtual.

  3. Seeing Detroit’s resilience up close during a summer of change

    Managing the fight against homelessness, creating employment opportunities, and reforming law enforcement in Detroit are complex issues at any time. Add an economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the increased activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it has been a unique summer in the city.

    1. Emily Schaller talks about introducing teachers and kids to place-based sustainability education through the Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship (DITF)

      Emily Schaller discussed place-based sustainability education in the “Making the Case for Sustainability” webinar. DITF trains and supports secondary teachers from all disciplines in Michigan counties to design and enact place-based, sustainability-focused learning units in their classrooms.

    2. U-M class tackles business-government rift, a topic magnified amid pandemic, protest and election

      Faculty Q&A: “…we need to teach both business and government students about the ways that the two communities can and must work together to address our society’s problems.”

    3. UMSI students exceed expectations for 2020 summer internships

      Nearly 350 UMSI students worked in credit-based or required summer internships this year, despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    4. Three ways to do hands-on and lab classes remotely

      One of the challenges of teaching online is how to create meaningful hands-on experiences, but this fall University of Michigan engineering students will build their own pulse oximeters, control a robotic arm, and install a radio antenna to collect data for a NASA mission to understand the sun’s most violent space weather eruptions.

    5. Students Get Hands-On Experience with COVID Cases During Emergency Response Rotation

      Forty University of Michigan College of Pharmacy 4th-year students recently completed the COVID Emergency Response rotation – the second group to go through the inventive and relevant nontraditional Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).

    6. U-M senior’s COVID-19 data model reaches CDC

      For Sabrina Corsetti, the pandemic presents an interesting problem—a data problem, that is. Her efforts to model the pandemic’s spread using a machine learning algorithm has now been included in those being aggregated for the CDC’s weekly projections.