• Little red ‘superfruit’ helps ward off a common infection

    University of Michigan researchers have identified one more health benefit of the tart, red berries we most often associate with the holidays. Cranberries — in this case, in extract capsule form — have been found to lower the risk of urinary tract infection by 50 percent in women who have a catheter in place while Read more

  • A Wallenberg fellow seeks to create better refugee camps

    Bjornar Haveland didn’t want to go straight to college after high school. He wanted to seek some adventure, experience a life radically different from his own. So he volunteered in a refugee camp in the Algerian desert. It was a tough life. He lived with a family of Sahrawi refugees who lost their homes four Read more

  • Nominations sought to recognize those who champion disability issues

    Nominations are being accepted for the 26th annual James T. Neubacher Award, which is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in: • Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities. • Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities. • Removing barriers to full participation in programs Read more

  • MCubed grant aids maternal and child health monitoring in India

    Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India. The information is uploaded wirelessly via tablets to cloud storage, then downloaded and analyzed by professors and students thousands of miles away in a high-tech lab at the University of Michigan. Read more

  • IRWG announces 23 graduate student fellowships

    The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 23 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality. The awards include one Boyd/Williams Fellowship for Research on Women and Work, 12 IRWG/Rackham Graduate Research Fellowships, and 12 Community of Scholars (COS) summer fellowships. Read the full story

  • Disability studies prize honors the late Tobin Siebers

    The University of Michigan Press and Department of English Language and Literature have established The Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, which includes a $5,000 award for best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency to disability studies in the humanities. As a long-term faculty member at U-M, prolific author and Read more

  • Seven receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

    Seven faculty members who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at the University of Michigan have received the 2015 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost. Read the full story

  • Championing women: Karen Holland and Deborah Kennedy to receive Susan B. Anthony Awards

    University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Commission for Women will honor Karen Holland and Deborah Kennedy during the organization’s annual Susan B. Anthony Awards Dinner Wednesday, April 15. The awards recognize a member of the campus family and a member of the local community whose work exemplify the dedication of Susan B. Anthony on behalf of women. Holland, Read more

  • IRWG announces Faculty Seed Grants

    The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 Faculty Seed Grants for projects on women, gender and sexuality, which may be structured creatively to produce the best possible end products, including publications, conferences, works of fine art, and novel research and scholarship. Read the full story

  • Detroiters buck odds of dying of heart disease by walking

    Statistics show Detroit residents are 1.65 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than other Americans. But a group of 603 Detroiters challenged those odds by joining an organized walking program to improve their cardiovascular health. It worked. According to a U-M study just released, participants improved their heart health, many of them substantially. Read more