News & Features

  1. U-M symposium: Where data and doing good intersect

    The three girls stand surrounding their poster and smiling at the camera.

    From understanding the influence of congressional members’ Twitter accounts to discussing why the global crude oil price rose again after 2016, the second annual Data for Public Good Symposium will showcase the unique ways in which students, faculty, staff and community members have analyzed and assessed data to benefit others.


  2. Labs in a box: U-M professor, student take high-level biology lessons to Benzie County high school

    Racquel leans over student wearing rubber gloves.

    Students in Racquel Huddleston’s biology class at Benzie Central High School in northern Michigan show enormous promise to be life-changing scientists.

  3. Ginsberg Center staff member shares passion for politics

    Erin Byrnes sits on a couch in the Ginsberg Center, smiling at the camera with a Big 10 Voting Challenge sign in the background.

    From listening to her parents chat around the dinner table to winning her own seat on the Dearborn City Council, politics has always been an important part of Erin Byrnes’ life.

    1. Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

      By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies.

    2. U-M is top public university for Fulbrights

      University of Michigan students received 24 Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year—the most of any public university in the nation for the 14th year in a row, the U.S. State Department announced.

    3. Victors for Michigan Campaign: Final results

      The University of Michigan has released the final results of its Victors for Michigan campaign. In October 2018, the university became the first public university to raise more than $5 billion in the most successful fundraising campaign in its history.

    4. U-M Poverty Solutions Impact Report: A testament to partners, progress in Detroit

      A growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement are among the highlights in the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions impact report released today.

    5. U-M teach-out throughout February will focus on self-driving cars

      The race is on to get self-driving cars on the road, with Waymo, BMW and Volkswagen recently announcing plans to further invest and experiment with autonomous vehicle technology.

    6. New U-M Digital Studies Institute explores impact of technology with focus on identity, inequality, ethics

      From data breaches to deep fakes to self-driving cars to anti-loot box legislation, digital cultures dominate the news cycle, making it more important than ever to understand the new opportunities and dangers presented by technological disruption and digital cultures.