News & Features

  1. U-M, Activision Blizzard CEO develop next generation of esports leaders with premier collegiate program

    A multimillion dollar gift from Robert “Bobby” Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, will establish a multidisciplinary esports program at the University of Michigan School of Information. Kotick’s $4 million gift will fund a professor to lead the development of the program, combining best-in-class research and instruction in computer science, sports management and user experience, among other disciplines.

  2. Remote-friendly student project presentations enable creativity and risk-taking

    by Kate McAlpine, Engineering In a two-year study that could help guide educators developing the post-pandemic new normal, student groups assigned to make video presentations showed more creativity and risk-taking…

  3. The best laid plans: Great Lakes Writing Corps proves nimble after projects upended by COVID-19

    Before Covid-19 lecturer Molly Beer planned to approach her Great Lakes Writing Corps from a community engaged perspective. With the pandemic, however, the immersive approach was not going to work. So Beer got creative and switched to a strategy that offers opportunities for many types of writing.

    1. Ross receives over $1M for Business+Impact Initiative, thanks to Applebaum Family Philanthropy

      The University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business has received more than $1 million as a result of a gift from the Applebaum Family Philanthropy to support its…

    2. U-M venture fund makes first investment after reaching $2M first-close fundraising milestone

      The Accelerate Blue Fund at the University of Michigan has made its first investment in a U-M tech startup.

    3. LSA Collegiate Fellow’s research on the global banana industry will create positive and environmental social change.

      LSA Collegiate Fellow Alyssa Paredes talked with LSA about the banana export trade and how she hopes her research will lead to positive social and environmental change.

    4. U-M’s undergraduate student research spring symposium goes virtual

      DATE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 22 EVENT: University of Michigan students will present their research findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Spring Symposium. The event provides a unique window…

    5. Rackham Program in Public Scholarship Marks 10 Years

      Program helps students advance knowledge and share ideas that enrich higher education and the broader community.

    6. U-M Arts Initiative to launch collaborative project with Yo-Yo Ma, regional artists

      A new residency with international performing artist Yo-Yo Ma, launched by the University of Michigan Arts Initiative in partnership with the University Musical Society, bring together Ma and a newly formed steering committee composed of six U-M students and three Michigan-based artists from Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn—representing all three campuses—who will be charged with the development of new variations of maps that will express what the U-M community has experienced in the past year.