• Students compete to find innovative solutions to public health challenges

    Efforts to get healthier food choices for Detroit residents have proven somewhat successful in recent years with the opening of grocery stores and small markets, but one major obstacle still stands in the way of families getting access to fresh, nutritious food. “We listened to a lot of people and kept hearing that transportation is Read more

  • ‘Elite’ degrees give African Americans little advantage in job market

    Does having a college degree from a highly selective school make a difference in getting a well-paid job? Not if you’re African American, says a U-M researcher. A popular belief in U.S. society is that education is the great equalizer to overcoming social disadvantages and obtaining a good job. In his study, S. Michael Gaddis Read more

  • Architecture senior wins Wallenberg Fellowship to study refugee camps

    Architecture student Bjørnar Haveland will be awarded the 2015 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship that will support his yearlong study of two of the world’s oldest refugee camps, and help him develop ways to improve the quality of life in the settlements. Established three years ago, the $25,000 fellowship is awarded each spring to an exceptional graduating Read more

  • U-M gift establishes world’s first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism

    The university has received a gift of $2 million to establish the Thai Professorship of Theravada Buddhism, which will further enhance one of the largest Buddhist studies programs in North America. This professorship, dedicated to the Thai tradition of Theravada Buddhism, is believed to be the first such chair in the world. Read the full Read more

  • University of Michigan Law School Working with Brazil University to Create Human Trafficking Clinic

    The University of Michigan Law School’s Human Trafficking Clinic is working with a university in Brazil to create a similar legal clinic there in which law students will represent people who have been forced into slave labor in South America’s largest country. U-M and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-UFMG School of Law have developed Read more

  • Schlissel calls education a ‘pathway to prosperity’ for state residents

    President Mark Schlissel told state legislators Tuesday he has been impressed with Michigan residents’ optimism about the future and that “they look to higher education as a pathway to prosperity for their children and as a source of hope for the future.” Schlissel was in Lansing for his first meeting with members of the state Read more

  • Nobel laureate to discuss U.N. report on women’s rights

    The International Institute will host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and Perseus Strategies Managing Director Jared Genser at a Human Rights Initiative panel discussion on March 17. “Women’s Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Fifteen Years after U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security” begins at 3 p.m. in Room 1636 of Read more

  • Mastering the mind

    Some 63 percent of student-athletes participating in U-M’s pilot Athletes Connected Program reported having an emotional or mental health issue that affected their athletic performance in the four weeks prior to the survey. Read the full story

  • Video: Working toward diversity

    Speaking at his Leadership Breakfast: Dialogue on Diversity, President Mark Schlissel spoke about the importance of diversity at U-M and called for the campus to find innovative and ambitious measures to address it. Read the full story

  • President Schlissel kicks off campuswide effort to improve diversity