Ann Arbor campus joins Bee Campus USA movement
U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recently joined UM-Dearborn as a certified Bee Campus, reflecting the University’s commitment to pollinator conservation. U-M has long followed pollinator-friendly landscaping practices.
Michigan Athletics celebrates Black athletes, alumni, and staff
Learn about the Black trailblazers, national award winners, and All-Americans who’ve represented the Block M over the years. Plus: Enjoy ‘Our Voices,’ a video and graphic series that highlights Black women.
From Cuba to chemical engineering: ‘I’m supposed to be here’
Ph.D. student José Carlos Díaz first merged his knack for engineering and science by repairing microscopes for use in his sixth-grade class. He was 11 years old. He’s now an ion-diffusion researcher at one of the top chemical engineering programs in the U.S.
Refugee-focused community garden celebrates its first year
The garrden, a collaboration between Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, has turned a previously unused, grass-covered space into a fertile, productive plot.
Blindfolded Rubik’s Cube world champion sets the score (on violin)
For many, the colorful 3×3 Rubik’s Cube was an infuriating, and largely impossible, puzzle to solve. But for one U-M student, the cube opened doors to international travel, a Guinness World Records entry, and multiple world championship titles.
Michigan Announces LEARFIELD Allied NIL Initiative for Brands
The University of Michigan and Michigan Sports Properties have announced they will incorporate LEARFIELD Allied, a first-of-its-kind initiative enabling brands to partner with universities and student-athletes to create co-branding opportunities around name, image, and likeness (NIL).
Keep the light alive: The glimmer of cautious optimism
To memorialize students who died in service during World War II, U-M officials sought input from such global luminaries as Winston Churchill and Orson Welles. But in the end, a new generation of students created a different kind of tribute — one that could ‘actually do something.’
New hospital to be named for D. Dan and Betty Kahn
The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion is scheduled to open in fall 2025. The $920-million facility will include 264 private inpatient rooms, a neurosciences center, specialty cardiovascular and thoracic care services, and much more.
Coming home: A Vietnam Veteran in the Law School
With a West Point diploma and two Purple Hearts, Tom Carhart, JD ’72, arrived on the Law Quad at the height of the anti-Vietnam War movement. At first, Carhart was appalled by the student protests. Soon, he joined in.