• U-M pitches in with relief work after Nepal earthquake

    After surviving the massive earthquake, researchers and staff of the University of Michigan in Nepal are providing tents, food and other aid to hard-to-reach communities near the epicenter. Delivering the supplies involves a six-hour drive on a road that eventually ends, said Dirgha Ghimire, associate professor at the Institute for Social Research. Read the full Read more

  • Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, health care

    If a million black Americans who died prematurely had been alive to vote in the 2004 elections, the outcome in several key races would have been very different, a researcher at the University of Michigan and her colleagues found. In the end it wouldn’t have changed the country’s choice for president, but the additional black Read more

  • International Institute awards $150,000 in fellowships to 52 recipients

    The University of Michigan International Institute has awarded a total of $150,000 to 52 U-M students through its Individual Fellowships program. Students will travel abroad between May 2015 and May 2016 to conduct research or intern in 39 countries. This year’s recipients represent diverse disciplines: the humanities, medicine, law, business, social and natural sciences, and Read more

  • 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