• U-M staff member given President’s Volunteer Service Award at White House ceremony

    Chris Rutherford recalls a time growing up in Detroit when his house was the safe haven for children and families in the neighborhood. It was a place where people could hang out or get a hot meal if they didn’t have one to go home to themselves. “My mom was like a mother to so Read more

  • Services for Students with Disabilities center welcomes new coordinator, counselor

    SSD welcomes the newest member to join our staff. Prior to coming to the university, Lisa was at Baker College in Allen Park for 12 years where she was an adjunct instructor in addition to being the Disability Services Coordinator. Lisa was also an adjunct instructor and counselor at Henry Ford Community College. She worked as Read more

  • Ball Don’t Lie: a story about the history, culture and the power of sports

    It might seem like a slam dunk to call Michael Jordan “the greatest basketball player of all time,” but Professor Yago Colás says that there are more than just trophies and memorable shots to consider when making the case for—or against—“His Royal Airness.”

  • 30 Years of Supporting Diversity and Graduate Excellence: The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

    This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), one of the University of Michigan’s most dynamic recruitment efforts intended to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue Ph.D.s in the biological, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. The program also included humanities students and departments until 2015, when MICHHERS was Read more

  • Many paths, one destination: U-M Medical School welcomes its 170th class of medical students

    They’ve taken many paths to get to this point, from 28 states, 60 undergraduate colleges. They’ve pursued educations in a wide range of fields, from biology and physics to political science, engineering and the arts. But now, their paths have merged, and they’ve become the 170th class of medical students to enter the University of Read more

  • Graduate Horizons Conference Provides Insight for Native Students

    The University of Michigan welcomed more than 50 native students from across the country July 9-12 for the 10th biennial Graduate Horizons conference. The four-day workshop provided mentorship and advice to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nation’s students on the graduate admissions process, professional/career development, and the various fields of study and research Read more

  • President Schlissel stresses empathy, understanding during national tragedy

    The grief and heartbreak I feel today is a reflection of our collective sadness and anger over this ongoing national tragedy. The victims of the shootings this week in cities around our nation are our brothers, fathers, sons and neighbors. Our friends. The men and women who bravely protect and defend us. In this time Read more

  • Public safety: Serving the community

    Eddie Washington, executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security, shares ideas on how a more diverse public safety and security force can better serve a diverse community.This video is part of a series — presented periodically throughout the summer — designed to engage the campus community in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Read more

  • African Studies Center announces new leadership for the 2016-17 academic year

    ANN ARBOR — Effective July 1, 2016, A. Oveta Fuller, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been appointed as the director of the African Studies Center in a one-year appointment. Judith T. Irvine, Edward Sapir Collegiate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, is Read more

  • HathiTrust to help make books accessible to blind, print-disabled users

    More than 14 million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan. Read the full story