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  1. U-M to launch second wave of research re-engagement

    More than 700 researchers returned to the Ann Arbor campus in recent weeks and safely ramped up activity as part of the University’s pilot wave to re-engage research and scholarship.

  2. 2020 peony bloom celebration canceled

    U-M’s historic peony garden, which has bloomed every spring for nearly 100 years, is closed to visitors this year. The risk from COVID-19 makes gathering at the garden impossible, but social media delivers virtual delights.

  3. Medical students drive development of new pandemic course

    Students will explore various aspects of pandemic response using COVID-19 as a case study, from the history of pandemics; disaster response from the federal down to the local and institutional levels; and health inequities, among other topics.

  4. The beginning of what?

    U-M commencement speakers have imparted wisdom, warnings, predictions, and platitudes to graduates since 1845. A common theme: Each class inherits the great events, problems, and possibilities of the time. Plus: 2020 Commencement.

  5. May 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    As medical experts race to create solutions for coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatment, faculty and staff develop strategies to safely reopen the University and Michigan Athletics.

  6. Committees to prepare for fall ’20 semester amid COVID-19

    Seven coordinated committees will tackle different aspects of academic and campus planning, from instructional planning to the use of academic spaces and libraries.

  7. April 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    Global community rallies to raise funds, PPE, & more. Plus: Campus roundup of news, research, and resources in U-M’s fight against COVID-19.

  8. M-Response Corps faces down crisis

    Their formal education took a detour this spring, so Michigan Medicine students are supporting health care staff and patients through the current pandemic.

  9. U-M students share their ‘new normal’

    As COVID-19 disrupts university life, pockets of positivity and optimism have emerged, illuminating now more than ever students’ support of each other, and faculty commitment to their education.