Education & Society

  1. History saved lives in this pandemic. Will society listen next time?

    Medical historian Howard Markel, MD/PhD, whose team’s research on the 1918 flu influenced efforts to “flatten the curve” reflects on what the past three years have taught us. ‘It’s not a matter of if we will have another pandemic, it’s a matter of when,’ he says.

  2. Mind the gap — the generation one, that is

    ‘The fears for American democracy are not unfounded,’ writes Jean Twenge, PhD ’98, in the book ‘Generations: The Real Differences between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents — and What They Mean for America’s Future.’ And we may have a new silent generation on our hands with the pandemic’s ‘Polars.’

  3. Got questions about weight-loss drugs? These experts have answers

    Michigan Medicine specialists weigh in on the latest news regarding medications for obesity — from drug shortages and medication misuse to rising costs and side effects.

  4. Veterans Legal Clinic helps a family avoid homelessness

    While studying at Michigan Law and working with the Veterans Legal Clinic, Will Hanna jumped at the opportunity to write a brief and argue in court to help a fellow veteran and her family stay in their Ann Arbor home.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. U-M program places dozens of educators in Michigan classrooms, addresses teacher shortage

    In the 2022-23 school year, M-ARC is training and supporting 49 early-career teachers in 42 schools across southern Michigan. The program merges the U-M School of Education’s 100 years of experience with contemporary alternatives to support educators learning as they teach.

  8. Not hidden but modern

    U-M’s first Black woman to graduate with a PhD in computer science and engineering is driving change within the University of Florida and scaling her influence with a podcast.

  9. Michigan maritime: Ports set to grow economy throughout the state

    A new law that gives Michigan’s 32 ports tools to expand and grow the maritime economy started out as a community project for a handful of U-M students.