News & Features

  1. Public Health Student Part of Winning Team at Campus-wide Entrepreneur Competition

    Innovation in Action at the University of Michigan is a campus-wide student competition centered on developing solutions for real-world challenges. Anthony Dang, a School of Public Health student studying nutritional sciences, earned the top prize with his teammates in the competition with their company Heard.

  2. Strategy and Past Experience Helped this Team Stay Focused to Win the Crisis Challenge

    The Leadership Crisis Challenge, organized by the Sanger Leadership Center, provided our team with an excellent opportunity to step outside of our daily comfort zones, and challenge ourselves in a stressful but low-stakes environment where it was safe to take on new roles.

  3. 18 faculty members chosen for Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship

    The Center for Academic Innovation has named 18 University of Michigan faculty members as the inaugural recipients of the Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship. The cohort includes nine Fellows eager to explore and build their skills, and nine Mentor Fellows with more experience in public engagement.

  4. COVID-19 response: Medical students helping to manage, inventory donated PPE items

    Gloves, masks, and face shields. Gowns and shoe covers. Household cleaners and hand sanitizers. As the community answered Michigan Medicine’s call for donated personal protective equipment (PPE) in the face of a COVID-19 patient surge, a new challenge emerged.

  5. Community Enterprise Clinic: Legal Help that Empowers Communities

    When Detroit-based Soulardarity was getting off the ground, it turned to Michigan Law’s Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC) for transactional legal help.

  6. UMSI’s remote design challenge: Reduce fees for cashing COVID-19 relief checks

    The School of Information’s Engaged Learning Office has put out a call to the UMSI community: Any student, staff or faculty member can share a prototype, sketch, or demonstration of their idea for helping the unbanked residents in Lansing minimize fees on relief checks and introducing them to viable banking options.

  7. A two-way street: UROP Peer Facilitators support first-year, second-year, and transfer students in their research and academics — and learn from them in the process

    The impact of the Peer Facilitator component to the UROP program is two-fold: it provides a platform of support and academic engagement for younger students, but also empowers older students to become teachers and leaders. PFs act as a bridge for student success by combating imposterism and inequity, and contributing to student retention and achievement.

  8. Presenting 2020 Interprofessional Education (IPE) Awards…Virtually

    The Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) Awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence was initially one of the many canceled events at U-M, but managed to find a way for the awards to go on.

  9. U-M helping Detroit’s small businesses locate, navigate coronavirus-related financial aid

    The University of Michigan is working with Detroit’s small businesses to help them find sources of federal financial aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic and assist them in navigating the rules and regulations they will encounter in the application process.