1. Mapping Slavery in Detroit

    February 23, 2015

    Professor Tiya Miles and a team of students have spent two years researching the history of slavery in Detroit, mapping the locations and lives of slaves and former slaves and reclaiming an essential part of the city’s history. The intersection of Brush and Macomb streets in Detroit’s Greektown looks like a lot of corners in Read more

  2. Course encourages students to impact campus sustainability

    February 19, 2015

    When Michaela Zint revamped the course Environ 211: Social Sciences and Environmental Problems a few years back, she decided the way to motivate students was to appeal to their desire to make a difference. “When I began to teach the course, I felt I was lacking engaged students. I wondered what I could do to Read more

  3. Project repurposes a burned-out house as a geothermal greenhouse

    October 20, 2014

    In a Detroit neighborhood shared by Bangladeshi, Polish immigrants, longtime African-American residents and young artists, something is happening. Neighbors come out of their houses to watch, and even to help. “I didn’t think it would be so powerful,” U-M’s Steven Mankouche says of the Archolab-Afterhouse project he and his partner, artist Abigail Murray, are leading. Read more

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

    August 11, 2014

    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 across campus one very important question: “What chapter are you on?” This is the question posed by the College of Engineering’s new first-year reading engagement Read more

  5. U-M helps Detroit’s comeback

    August 1, 2014

    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 participate in the Detroit Community Based Research Program, spending 10 weeks with organizations on projects addressing issues such as urban development, environmental justice, food security, Read more

  6. Resolving court cases online

    July 17, 2014

    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 online, without needing to hire an attorney. The technology was invented by J.J. Prescott, a professor at the law school, and Ben Gubernick, his former Read more

  7. A lesson in sustainable nourishment

    May 29, 2014

    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. School of Information engages citizens through technology

    April 24, 2014

    As the University of Michigan Blue Bus rumbled down I94 toward Jackson, some School of Information students took advantage of the drive to firm plans for their meetings that day with city officials. Others were engaged in more personal conversations. Perhaps not surprisingly, a few were sitting quietly, tapping on smart phones, tablets and laptops. Read more

  9. The Michigan Ross Impact Challenge

    April 18, 2014

    This 4-day, high-intensity leadership competition is the very first experience for all MBA students at one of the world’s top business schools, Michigan Ross. Students work around the clock in teams to accomplish a seemingly impossible goal that adds social and/or economic value to the City of Detroit. Along the way, they receive specialty training Read more

  10. Collaboration, curricular transformation characterize latest Third Century funded programs

    March 21, 2014

    Beginning this summer, students in the schools of Education and Social Work will collaborate on a project to improve the high school experience for area teens impacted by trauma. By fall, students in the College of Pharmacy will be able to use an interactive tool that simulates real patient experiences with medications, allowing future pharmacy Read more