Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Education & Society

  1. Child Advocacy Law Clinic gives voice to kids, families

    As the first and oldest clinic of its kind in the country, its lawyers mainly represent children in the foster care system.

  2. Human revolution

    In a society overrun by dehumanizing tweets and digital chaos, USC Shoah Foundation CTO Sam Gustman, ’92, maximizes high tech to inspire resilience and heartfelt connection.

  3. Should doctors accept unvaccinated children as patients?

    U-M study suggests 41 percent of parents may seek new provider because of unvaccinated children at their doctor’s office.

  4. Turning Great Lakes plastic into clothing

    A 19-year-old U-M student is founder of the first company to use 100 percent U.S. plastic to produce clothes. His ambition is to shift the fashion industry and help preserve the coast of Lake Michigan.

  5. U-M takes mental health care to teens around the state

    The U-M program TRAILS works with Michigan schools to provide effective mental health resources to students impacted by depression and anxiety. TRAILS is offered in 145 schools across the state.

  6. Mobile ‘Pop-Up School’ travels throughout Flint

    The UM-Flint Pop-Up School: Education Outside Your Door program is a free mobile classroom that visits locations throughout Flint. It connects the University with young children throughout the city.

  7. The opioid epidemic: Now what?

    Inside U-M’s varied approaches to fighting the epidemic, including innovations in both prevention and treatment — and why there might be “great reason for hope.”

  8. Pool parasite causing panic

    Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks are on the rise, and children are likely to be dispersing the illness. Crypto often enters the body by swallowing pool water. U-M experts weigh in on how to prevent spreading this parasite.

  9. Riot? Or massacre?

    Words matter, says Maggie Yar, BA ’95, executive director of Tulsa’s Hille Foundation. Especially when it comes to the little-known story of the 1921 Race Massacre – formerly known as the 1921 Race Riot – in which the city’s ‘Black Wall Street’ was destroyed.