• President Schlissel kicks off campuswide effort to improve diversity

    President Mark Schlissel launched a campuswide conversation on diversity Monday, calling for innovative and ambitious measures to address “the hardest problem and biggest challenge that we’re going to confront together.” At a breakfast gathering of approximately 200 faculty, staff, student and administrative leaders, Schlissel said improving diversity is key to meeting U-M’s aspirations as a Read more

  • Stamps School partners to explore art and gentrification in Detroit

    A new series to be published by the Detroit-based online arts and culture journal Infinite Mile, in partnership with the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, casts a critical eye upon the topic of art and gentrification in Detroit and beyond. Stamps School Dean Guna Nadarajan and Nick Tobier, associate professor and director Read more

  • U-M center launches first phase of reproductive health training in Ethiopia

    Since leaving Ethiopia as a teenager to pursue medical school in the U.S., University of Michigan reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist Dr. Senait Fisseha has dreamed (link is external) of returning to the country she grew up in to make a difference in women’s health. Read the full story

  • MHIRT celebrates 20th anniversary aiding health disparities groups

    Camels and horses run free on the plains of Umnugobi province, Mongolia. That’s where graduate student Elise Tolbert learned to tolerate the dust and air pollution, as she asked people to join her research study to assess arsenic and uranium exposure in their drinking water. Read the full story

  • Remembering Tobin Siebers, English professor, disability studies advocate

    Tobin Siebers, co-chair of the university’s Initiative on Disability Studies, V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor, and professor of English language and literature, and art and design died Thursday. Read the full story

  • Summit focuses on success of men of color in higher ed

    The National Center for Institutional Diversity convened a national summit Thursday titled “Ensuring Success for Men of Color:  Leveraging Evidence to Drive Better Policy, Practice, and Effective Philanthropic Investment.” “The success of men of color in higher education is a profoundly important issue,” said NCID Director John Burkhardt. “They constitute the smallest proportionally represented demographic Read more

  • Justice Ginsburg to deliver Tanner Lecture at U-M on Feb. 6

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will present the university’s 2015 Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Hill Auditorium. “A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg” is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public, including alumni. Read Read more

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  • MHacks shapes the hackathon culture it helped create

    Since its inception in February 2013, MHacks, the university’s semi-annual event that helped spark the nation’s college hackathon movement, has grown from a just-for-fun challenge to a sophisticated operation that draws big sponsors and students from a variety of backgrounds. Hacks have gone from short-term creations to impressive longer-term ventures. Read the full story

  • Pay-to-play keeping kids on the sidelines

    The cost of school sports keeps many children from participating, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health (link is external). Many schools charge fees for students who participate in sports at the middle or high school level, often called “pay to play” fees. In this month’s poll, Read more