News & Features

  1. U-M Solar Car Team doubles down on a proven design

    Large solar car parked in garage.

    Under the hot Australian sun, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team hopes its overhauled electrical system and tightly packed trapezoid solar cells will power their car to gold at the 1,800-mile Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this fall.

  2. Modern maker trend could spur aging brains

    Rosalind paints fruit on an iPad.

    Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery machine to label two others.

  3. U-M faculty win competition to reimagine Detroit’s cultural district

    People walk around a courtyard in Midtown at sunset.

    Three University of Michigan faculty members are part of a team that won an international design competition that will unite 12 cultural and educational institutions located in Detroit’s Midtown, and change the way visitors and Detroiters experience the area.

    1. U-M student recycles plastic waste from the Great Lakes into clothing

      An early July morning. Fifty-five people of all ages. An hour-long cleanup of a two-mile stretch of Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach.

    2. Events to cap 30th anniversary of UROP program

      From a leader of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s effort to tackle the opioid crisis, to a recent graduate working with current students on campus while looking for the next learning opportunity, to four undergraduates who came to the University of Michigan not quite sure what to expect from their college experiences, a similar story emerges about the impact a single U-M program has had on their academic careers.

    3. Future physicians: U-M program provides hands-on training to Detroit high school students

      As a student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Rico Ozuna-Harrison discovered how he could have a future in medicine. Every month, students from Cass Tech visit the University of Michigan to be mentored by medical students. “It helped me to stay focused and by doing so, inspired me,” said Ozuna-Harrison, who is now a sophomore at U-M.

    4. Four U-M researchers win PECASE awards

      Four University of Michigan researchers received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers.

    5. Wallenberg Medal to be awarded to Safa Al Ahmad, journalist and documentarian

      Safa Al Ahmad, a Saudi Arabian journalist and documentary filmmaker, will receive the 2019 Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan.

    6. Women’s March effective in promoting multiple issues

      When women organize marches or events to bring light to issues in addition to gender, a key question is whether it becomes more inclusive to the interests of marginalized groups.