1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Growing community at the U-M farm

    November 21, 2013

    A group of incoming School of Natural Resources and Environment students had barely begun working when the first lessons, albeit informal ones, happened. “This is in the beet family. Do you have beets in China,” one student named Laura asked a classmate who had inquired about the shiny, bright green, red and pink leaves of Read more

  4. Addressing health disparities

    September 24, 2013

    When Aiisya Williamson was growing up she saw only two options for a career in health care: become a doctor or a nurse. She enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, with an eye toward a future as a physician, but still was not sure about the path she had chosen. Then she Read more

  5. Beyond Business—Social Entrepreneurship

    July 22, 2013

    Ask Michael Gordon what he’s trying to accomplish by exposing undergraduates to an up-and-coming focus in business curriculum called social entrepreneurship and the answer probably will go something like this: “Each of us has the opportunity and potential to nudge the planet in the direction we want to see it move,” Gordon writes in his Read more

  6. Building a Better World

    July 11, 2013

    Ross School course encourages students to create mini businesses like one that makes glass coasters and provides jobs. Daniel Williams leans over, putting his face within inches of a sheet of quarter-inch-thick glass and squeezes the glass cutter. A soft plunk sounds in his corner of Cass Community Social Services’ Green Industries building in Detroit Read more

  7. Engineers Making a Difference

    June 5, 2013

    Hands-on learning for a good cause

  8. Michigan’s World Class

    March 13, 2013

    Students earning credit for creating cell phone learning apps for Singapore 3rd graders. A course in which students visit habitats, collect samples and observe interactions in nature, in order to understand environmental challenges. Faculty who take students to Detroit to figure out a watering system for a community garden, engage children in the arts and Read more

  9. Northern Woods Summer

    March 13, 2013

    Hands-on learning is growing at U-M but it is not a new concept for the university. At a location some four hours from Ann Arbor, students have been engaged in coursework and field research for more than 100 years at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS). UMBS is a facility on more than 10,000 Read more

  10. Engaging with Detroit

    March 12, 2013

    So there they were, all 24 UM students, crowded into the small studio, singing a cappella — and from memory: I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May. I guess you’d say What can make me feel this way? My girl, my girl, my girl Talkin’ Read more