Education & Society
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.