News & Features

  1. Artists to ‘pave’ Ann Arbor’s Liberty Street with 10,000 illuminated books with help of U-M, community

    The U-M Institute for the Humanities has invited Luzinterruptus, an anonymous art collective based in Spain, to engage with the community and create a large-scale, illuminated book installation titled “Literature vs. Traffic.”

  2. $1.8M for ‘active learning,’ a step toward broader change in higher education

    The University of Michigan is the lead for a new NSF funded, multi-institutional project that aims to dispel professors’ fears and give them tools to implement active learning in their classrooms.

  3. This urban farm is on path to sustainability

    Akoaki, a design studio in Detroit, has been working with the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm for nearly four years to develop a vision and “guiding plan” to make it self-sufficient and sustainable. Plans for the farm’s future include a new focus on cash crops, an orchard, a store with an events and job-training space, an outdoor performance area, rentable space for visitors, and an international design library.

  4. Customizing community libraries: U-M, Michigan cities engaging residents in creative ways

    Making in Michigan Libraries is a project that pairs rural librarians with the University of Michigan’s School of Information, taking libraries and making them into places to create, get active, connect with the community and learn in different ways.

  5. Community greening efforts help reduce violent crime

    Efforts to beautify vacant lots in the city of Flint have made neighborhoods more appealing but have also reduced assaults and violent crime by 40 percent, according to a new study by University of Michigan.

  6. 96 DAYS: A Festifools Film

    A video documents the emotional struggle of students participating in the annual Festifools parade, as creation of giant puppets puts matters such as identity and artistic expression into new perspectives.

  7. New Weiser Diplomacy Center brings foreign policy experts to U-M

    With a $10 million gift from University of Michigan alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser, U-M will establish a new diplomacy center to serve as a hub for engagement with the foreign policy community.

  8. Michigan Online encourages learning lifestyle for U-M community through #HereToLearn

    Why are you “here to learn?” This question posed to alumni and other University of Michigan learners by the Office of Academic Innovation is followed with a commitment: We’ll help you get there.

  9. Unique courses focus on hot topics & fields, current issues & the future

    Each new academic year brings a number of courses on campus that have unusual names—”Voting is Sexy” and “Emoji Worlds”—or one-of-a-kind approaches to current topics, like homelessness in school. Here’s a sample of some of this year’s unique learning opportunities.