Education & Society

  1. Embracing a new ethos in business

    Michigan Ross professor Andy Hoffman took a cohort of business students on a lakeside retreat this summer to shed distractions, embrace a moral compass, and reflect on careers that promote commerce and serve society.

  2. Turning an economic eye on education

    As the first chief economist in the U.S. Dept. of Education, Ford School alumnus Jordan Matsudaira, PhD ’05, seeks to best promote academic and financial success for students in higher education. Ford professor Kevin Stange has a one-year appointment alongside Matsudaira.

  3. 1 in 10 older Americans has dementia

    A new study aims to give more precise prevalence estimates for both dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It is the first nationally representative study of cognitive impairment in more than 20 years.

  4. Expert: 4 ways Americans can keep their vote secure and accurate

    Computer science professor J. Alex Halderman, one of the nation’s foremost election security experts, says experts have been so waylaid by years debunking false claims of election fraud that little has improved since 2020. Here are his tips to protect your vote in 2022.

  5. The undergrads who are battling a mysterious childhood cancer

    LSA and U-M undergrads, as well as recent graduates, work in a lab at Michigan Medicine to find a cure for the always-fatal DIPG brain cancer. Undaunted by statistics, they strive to create a path to survival.

  6. Sexual assault related ER visits increase more than tenfold

    The rise in people seeking emergency medical care after sexual assault outpaces the growth of law enforcement reporting, study suggests.

  7. Should you get an over-the-counter hearing aid or see a hearing specialist?

    Last month, the FDA announced hearing aids will soon be available for purchase over the counter for adults with “mild to moderate hearing loss.” U-M audiology expert weighs in.

  8. U-M task force focused on abortion access as Nov. 8 approaches

    Formed last spring, the task force seeks to understand and mitigate the impact of changes to reproductive health access on U-M clinical care, educational instruction, and student health in a post-Roe v. Wade environment pending the outcome of the 2022 election.

  9. Survey examines election security, disinformation

    Michigan township and city officials are more confident in their jurisdiction’s election security and ability to administer an accurate election than they were when asked a similar question in 2020, but disinformation continues to vex officials.