News & Features

  1. Growing seafood in Detroit

    There is something fishy going on in a vacant house in Detroit’s North End, and University of Michigan graduate student Elizabeth “Lizzie” Grobbel takes full responsibility. That’s because Grobbel, an…

  2. Mapping Slavery in Detroit

    Professor Tiya Miles and a team of students have spent two years researching the history of slavery in Detroit, mapping the locations and lives of slaves and former slaves and…

  3. Course encourages students to impact campus sustainability

    When Michaela Zint revamped the course Environ 211: Social Sciences and Environmental Problems a few years back, she decided the way to motivate students was to appeal to their desire…

  4. Third Century Initiative Global Challenges grant awarded

    David Burke describes a scenario that could be one outcome of the work he and colleagues are doing with their project, Deep Monitoring, which just received a large second infusion…

  5. U-M funds another round of engaged learning projects

    The university has awarded funding for another 18 projects under the Transforming Learning for a Third Century portion of the Third Century Initiative. The latest Quick Wins and Discovery grants…

  6. Celebrating 20 years of aiding health disparities groups

    Camels and horses run free on the plains of Umnugobi province, Mongolia. That’s where graduate student Elise Tolbert learned to tolerate the dust and air pollution, as she asked people…

  7. School of Information course creates Michigan Makers

    A list on a white board tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K’Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation…

  8. First residential MOOC at U-M focus on health care system complexity

    The university’s first U-M-only massive open online course (MOOC) had about 400 enrollees just prior to kickoff Jan. 12. By the end of the first day the number had nearly…

  9. Student researches chronic arsenic poisoning

    Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs, and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health Master’s…