1. Landmark moments in public history: prof’s work expands notion of who and what we recognize from the past

    March 28, 2016

    When you record a history, you also decide whose history deserves to be told. It used to be that “history” meant the stories of everyday life and places, including genealogy and family artifacts. But in the late 19th century, academic history became a profession and created a distinction between it and everything else. The imperative Read more


  2. Living Lab: Involving kids, parents in real-time child development research

    March 15, 2016

    During a recent visit to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Liz Hill and her daughter found themselves unexpectedly participating in a University of Michigan child development research study. Liz watched intently as her daughter Natalee looked at pictures and answered the researcher’s questions. “You always wonder how much they know,” Liz says of her daughter. Read more


  3. Spring break students return with tales of service, career connections

    March 15, 2016

    In Washington, D.C., during spring break, Belleville senior Amanda Humpich said she got a push in the right direction by networking with recent Michigan graduates to spark her job search. Sophomore Alexandra Ngo of Sterling Heights said she also gained from meeting Michigan graduates in D.C., through the Michigan Career Center Immersions initiative both joined. Read more


  4. Students hail research experience on real legal issue

    March 7, 2016

    Students that worked on a research project at three different times over five years all had pretty much the same thing to say: tackling a “real life” legal issue was an experience that continues to impact their lives today. For one it led to a career decision. For another it dovetailed with an interest in Read more


  5. Course challenges students to learn about Native American culture through immersion

    December 9, 2015

    What is an Indian? Students in the course Archives and Oral Histories thought this must be a loaded question when they were asked to write an essay on it the first time. Surely Indian isn’t the right word, several wrote, as they had been taught growing up that the politically correct term is Native American. Read more


  6. Students engage with the American South as they live the blues

    October 22, 2015

    Student Adrian Koch shows off a souvenir from the South: one of those metal bottle openers, the kind that with one upward motion would snap a crimped metal cap off the top of a bottle of pop or, rather, coke, as soft drinks are called in that part of the country. Not only is the Read more


  7. U-M class teaches Detroiters how to buy, fix homes

    June 11, 2015

    Peter Allen, who’s shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 University of Michigan students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls “one of the most undervalued big cities in the world with billions of dollars of real estate opportunity.” Allen, an adjunct lecturer at U-M’s Ross School of Business, Read more


  8. Rebooting historical archives, expanding citizen engagement: a closer look at two TLTC projects

    May 15, 2015

    Those who have been around campus for some time may be familiar with names like Alice Crocker Lloyd, Robert P. Briggs and Margaret Bell, but until recently none of these important figures in University of Michigan history had biographies on the most popular contemporary list of who’s who in the world: Wikipedia. Those omissions now Read more


  9. What happens after pro football?

    May 14, 2015

    Six MBA students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business came up with a playbook for the Miami Dolphins—a program to help players with their post-career game plans. The comprehensive program for the team also includes professional development for staff, including ticket agents, accountants and community relations specialists. Sent from Ann Arbor as Read more


  10. Growing seafood in Detroit

    March 20, 2015

    There is something fishy going on in a vacant house in Detroit’s North End, and University of Michigan graduate student Elizabeth “Lizzie” Grobbel takes full responsibility. That’s because Grobbel, an environmental engineering master’s student and a Dow Sustainability Fellow at U-M, is pursuing a pilot project called “Urban revitalization through sustainable small-scale aquaculture.” With seed Read more