News & Features

  1. Common Reading Experience encourages engineering students to think about roles in society

    From the Diag to Pierpont Commons, Michigan Engineering has installed a series of posters featuring the cover of a book, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.” The posters ask engineers…

  2. U-M helps Detroit’s comeback

    As Detroit seeks to rebound from bankruptcy and other issues, University of Michigan students are tirelessly using their research skills and enthusiasm to help the city’s nonprofit agencies. These students…

  3. UM awards $3M global sustainability grant

    Electricity for rainforest villages in Gabon.  Tent fabric that harvests solar energy for nomadic people in Kazakhstan.  A modular greenhouse and fish farm in an unused industrial building in Highland…

  4. Resolving court cases online

    The University of Michigan is spearheading the development of what is believed to be the first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts…

  5. Students take on book scanning challenge

    Book scanning technology has seen many advances in the two decades since the U-M Library began to digitize its collection. But the world has yet to see a low-cost, automatic…

  6. Students help Indian villages with water problems

    More than 100,000 people die in India each year from waterborne diseases, but a group of University of Michigan students is hoping to make a difference. The students, who call…

  7. A lesson in sustainable nourishment

    A group of students from University of Michigan will travel to Golden Temple in northern India to learn about sustainable nourishment and to bring lessons back to their own communities.

  8. Sayles Pitch: Filmaker and producer partner share collections with students

    Author, Auteur, Independent Imagine allowing a class of undergraduate students — perfect strangers – to comb freely through your entire life’s work: childhood school papers, magazine articles, drafts of your…

  9. IBM Watson at U-Michigan

    Software engineering students at the University of Michigan this fall will use IBM’s Jeopardy-winning Watson system to develop apps that help children with special needs. The artificially intelligent Watson is…