News & Features

  1. U-M Provost’s Africa trip highlights deep collaborations

    University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert converses with doctors outside of a hospital in Africa.

    Artisans are crafting brass pots in Ghana. Experts in public health and engineering are studying nutrition and stunting in Ethiopia. Health care providers are seeking to improve reproductive health outcomes in Ethiopia. These are just some of the projects U-M Provost Martin Philbert experienced during a recent trip to Africa, where his itinerary included stops in Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa.


  2. Third century, first class

    Young girl wearing sunglasses holds a caterpillar up to the camera

    Active. Experiential. Engaged. See how U-M students and faculty are transforming education as part of the University’s Third Century Initiative.

  3. U-M’s top-ranked Solar Car Team readies for race on Oregon Trail

    The University of Michigan Solar Car Novum speeds down the Stuart Highway in Australia in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. The team will soon race Novum in the American Solar Challenge on the Oregon Trail. Photo by Evan Dougherty

    To this day, traversing the Oregon Trail takes grit. Next week, 21 collegiate solar car teams will be put to the test across its winding roads, expansive vistas and cloud-piercing mountains in the 2018 American Solar Challenge.

    1. Solving water access issues with solar energy

      Imagine living in a community where your drinking water must be trucked in because the wells in your town were so depleted that seawater could leach into the freshwater supply. In many arid coastal areas, this is an everyday occurrence.

    2. Technology meets accessibility: U-M partnership with Jackson nonprofit expands to two counties

      A group of University of Michigan students has turned the belief that information is power into a tool that helps people with disabilities know which restaurants, stores, libraries, concerts and many other public places are barrier-free before they go.

    3. New scholarly focus needed to help solve global food crisis, U-M experts say

      Current approaches to finding solutions through applied academic research are too narrow and treat the food system as a collection of isolated components within established disciplines such as agronomy, sociology or nutritional science.

    4. Steps to a carbon-neutral future: Lessons from the 2018 Patagonia Case Competition

      What does an apparel company do when it’s already a leader in environmental manufacturing and has summited the peak of sustainable clothing? If it’s Patagonia, it decides to not only become carbon neutral by 2025 but also build a plan that inspires change across the industry.

    5. Locals provide unique bus tours of Detroit with some help from UMSI

      Detroit visitors now have four new urban tours to enjoy, thanks to help from a team of faculty and students at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). The…

    6. Training to Say the Words No Patient Wants to Hear

      Each year, first-year Michigan medical students are prepped for one of the most difficult tasks they’ll face in their field: breaking bad news.

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    4. In the future, college never really ends