News & Features

  1. Nursing alumni build nationwide network to bring face shields to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Weeks ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in Michigan, Becky Cherney (BSN ’12) went to the grocery store and saw customers crowding the aisles while employees worked without masks or protective gear.

  2. Web app, dashboard from U-M to inform Michiganders’ return to work

    “It’s exciting to see what this could mean for the future of health and technology.” — Ani Madurkar, Master of Applied Data Science student

  3. For 20 years, the Michigan Community Scholars Program has empowered and supported students by helping them connect to the things they care about — and to each other.

    Started in 1999 and based on requests from students and support from faculty, Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) was established by then LSA Interim Dean Patricia Gurin and Schoem, then assistant vice president for academic and student affairs.

  4. Ph.D. Candidate works to connect COVID-19 frontline workers with supports for their mental health.

    In order to help healthcare workers and others across Michigan who are still reporting to work in public spaces during the pandemic, Sara Stein—a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in social work and clinical psychology—has helped to create This online directory provides access to available mental health resources for Michiganders working on the COVID-19 frontline.

  5. UROP adapts to COVID crisis by modifying research projects to remote for the academic year and summer fellowships

    While leaders of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) moved quickly to help many students transition to online experiences to finish the academic year, not everyone could continue their projects. But as the summer programs are approaching with a late May start date, students are taking the transition to remote projects in stride.

  6. Michigan Ross Lecturer Launches New Website to Support Michigan’s Small Businesses during COVID-19

    Recognizing the shutdown’s immense financial impact on the state’s small businesses, Josh Botkin, a faculty member at the Ross School of Business and entrepreneur-in-residence at the Zell Lurie Institute, created an easy way for patrons to support their favorite local establishments.

  7. Michigan Social Workers Create Trauma-Informed Coloring Book

    Clinical Associate Professor Julie Ribaudo, Joint PhD Student Sara Stein and the team from Zero to Thrive have created a trauma-informed coloring book for young children and their caregivers. Children may struggle to understand COVID-19.

  8. Spring semester courses adjust to and reflect on realities of the COVID-19 crisis

    As University of Michigan faculty and students adapt to online teaching due to COVID-19, a number of courses lend themselves to incorporating lessons from the pandemic. Take a look into how some courses are adapting and reacting to the current crisis.

  9. Taubman Community Aids PPE Production Effort

    Since April 1, FABLab staff have made and collected donations of 3D-printed bands as part of an effort to produce face shields — based on open-source designs approved by the National Institutes for Health — for use by Michigan Medicine staff fighting on the frontlines against COVID-19 in southeast Michigan.