• U-M to test new way to reach high-achieving, low-income students

    In a pilot program launching this fall, the University of Michigan will test a new approach to connecting with high-achieving, low-income students across the state — with the goal of enrolling more of them on the Ann Arbor campus. The new approach involves developing a unique package of admissions information, including a step-by-step guide for Read more

  • Nominees sought for Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, which recognizes individual staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in supporting diversity at the university. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources, the DDLA provides a monetary prize — $1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for teams — to Read more

  • Seating capacity at Michigan Stadium slightly reduced

    Following several seating adjustments, Michigan Stadium’s ticketed seating capacity has been slightly reduced. The iconic 88-year-old Michigan Stadium remains college football’s largest venue, but increasing its accessibility and configuration adjustments for major non-football events led to a decrease in the total number of seats by just over 2,000 to create the new official capacity of Read more

  • Michigan Ross Dean Joins White House and Colleagues in New Commitment to Women in Business

    What does it take to get deans and leaders from some of the top business schools and corporations together in one room? How about an invitation from the White House and a very important topic – the country’s national economic competitiveness. As Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the Council on Women Read more

  • Students spend summer conducting research at Detroit nonprofits

    Laura Vicinanza is using her analytic and research skills, sprinkled with Spanish dialogue, to give a voice to issues of importance to the Hispanic community in southwest Detroit. The University of Michigan sophomore is spending her summer at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., helping the staff with programs designed to uplift the community. One project Read more

  • President Schlissel provides update on diversity planning

    President Mark Schlissel updated the Board of Regents on Thursday about the university’s diversity strategic planning process and said he would host a luncheon meeting this fall to bring the planning process into sharper focus. Earlier this year, the president said he was making diversity, equity and inclusion a priority of his presidency. He said Read more

  • New Michigan-Saudi Arabia Collaboration Promises Exciting New Research – Beginning with the Auto Industry

    A new collaborative research center, called the Center of Excellence for Microwave Sensor Technology, has been established between faculty in the College of Engineering and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). The Center will be a major site for research in microwave sensor technology, with the first projects focusing on autonomous vehicles and Read more

  • U-M extends reach to prospective Native American students

    The university’s pipeline to underrepresented prospective students extended its reach recently with the launch of Campus KinoMaage, an on-campus residential experience geared to Native American students. KinoMaage means “to share teachings” in Anishinaabe, the language of the Three Fires People — the Ojibwe, Odawa and Bodewadmi.  In 1817, these tribes made the University of Michigan Read more

  • Video: Walk Your Heart to Health

  • Ford School graduate students prompt discourse on race in video

    “Walking the Line of Blackness,” a 20-minute video created by and featuring graduate students from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, puts their direct, personal experiences with racism in focus.  Their intent is to contribute to the national discourse about race, here and throughout academia in the U.S. “I’m proud of the students Read more