News & Features

  1. Extended Reality: changing the face of learning, teaching, and research

    Students in a film course can evoke new emotions in an Orson Welles classic by virtually changing the camera angles in a dramatic scene. Any one of us could take a smartphone, laptop, paper, Play-doh and an app developed at U-M, and with a little direction become a mixed reality designer. A patient worried about an upcoming MRI may be able put fears aside after virtually experiencing the procedure in advance. This is XR—Extended Reality—and the University of Michigan is making a major investment in how to utilize the technology to shape the future of learning. 


  2. UMSI Summer Internship Experiences

    School of Information students experience amazing internship opportunities working for companies such as Google, HBO, and Ford, while spending their summer in places like California, New York City and Utah.

  3. Event seeks to connect those doing engaged research

    An Intersections in Engaged Research event Friday, Sept. 27 at Palmer Commons seeks to bring together researchers and co-investigators from all three campuses who are involved in engaged research.The half-day event is aimed at uniting researchers and multiple internal sponsor organizations to share and leverage university resources in order to maximize the University’s public and community impact.

    1. How students spent their summer vacation: Making a difference around the world

      Many University of Michigan students spent their summer actively and passionately engaged in communities nearby and across the globe. Besides creating unforgettable memories, students made a difference in the lives of people through service and research.

    2. Contemporary issues, problem solving, fun and the fantastic featured in U-M curriculum this year

      Many University of Michigan students spent their summer actively and passionately engaged in communities nearby and across the globe. Besides creating unforgettable memories, students made a difference in the lives of people through service and research. This extra step in their academic journey—impactful and empowering summer projects—will help shape their careers.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

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

      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.

    6. Modern maker trend could spur aging brains

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