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

Education & Society

  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. President Mark Schlissel: ‘We need to bring about change’

    ‘We must use our power to address major societal problems – especially those that diminish our society so tragically: This is clear in our mission,’ says Schlissel regarding civil unrest following George Floyd’s homicide at the hands of Minneapolis police.

  3. U-M Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers: ‘I am so tired’

    As civic unrest intensifies nationwide, Sellers writes: ‘How long must we wait, plan, work, march, agitate, forgive, and vote before we have a society in which all lives matter equally, regardless of race or color?’

  4. Riot? Or massacre?

    Repost: 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Helping, learning in Kenya

    In the weeks before COVID-19 struck the East African country, 30 U-M students from dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and engineering set out to improve overall well-being in underserved communities. They tackled everything from harvesting organic coffee to providing sex education.

  7. Everyone vs. COVID-19: U-M scientists need public’s help

    Signing up for U-M registry will make it easy for researchers to find sick, recovered, at-risk, and healthy people for dozens of studies. The goal is to understand, prevent, treat, and measure COVID-19’s effects on people and society.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.