News & Features

  1. 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.


  2. Made at Michigan: U-M students inventing and innovating

    Two students smile in the UM Ross School of Business building.

    From a venture that recycles plastic waste into clothing and one that helps stroke victims master text messaging, to a program that encourages financial literacy and another that seeks to increase the representation of black people in the aerospace industry, student entrepreneurs at U-M are finding creative solutions to global challenges. 

  3. Changing neighborhoods: Building Detroit one entrepreneur at a time

    Jevona stands in front of a sign reading: uniting community one sip at a time.

    It was Jevona Watson’s dream to have a coffee shop in the Fitzgerald neighborhood in northwest Detroit, a place she calls home. A matching Motor City Match grant in 2016 helped take the first steps toward her dream.

    1. Students thrown into real-world scenarios with ViewPoint, an educational simulation tool

      Over the course of two weeks, one group of University of Michigan students was tasked with fighting the opioid crisis. During the semester, another class determined the fates of students seeking admission to universities. A third group at the Ross School of Business found out what it was like to be ambushed by media during a business crisis.

    2. Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics

      A new open-source, artificially intelligent prosthetic leg designed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is now available to the scientific community.

    3. Michigan Ross MBAs Drive 4,000 Miles Across The Country Helping Small Businesses

      Three teams of Michigan Ross Full-time MBA students are busy re-defining the classic summer road trip.

    4. U-M town hall will focus on integration of arts, humanities and STEMM

      The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a town hall meeting at the University of Michigan next week to discuss unique opportunities for arts integration on campus.

    5. Campuswide series offers ways to strengthen public engagement

      More than 160 faculty and staff participated in the yearlong Conceptualizing Public Engagement series, and their involvement will help shape how the University of Michigan strengthens its partnerships with audiences beyond campus.

    6. UM activists lobby for equity on Dearborn, Flint campuses

      A growing movement at the University of Michigan is urging officials to provide more services and funding to the school’s Dearborn and Flint campuses, calling it a moral imperative.