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

Education & Society

  1. Giving music: Alum shares violin and life lessons

    Clara Hardie, U-M grad and Detroit resident, co-founded Detroit Youth Volume in 2010, a mixed-income Suzuki violin program that offers scholarships and extra support for lower income students seeking classical music training.

  2. The perfect (chatter) storm

    Using real case studies to explain behavioral and brain research, psychologist Ethan Kross reveals how that voice in our heads shapes our lives, work, and relationships.

  3. Detroit partnerships on the rise during COVID

    U-M ramped up collaborations in Detroit during the pandemic to help residents address food insecurity, unemployment, eviction reform, and more.

  4. ‘Tis the gift to be life-changing

    When an ambassador from the bone marrow and stem cell registry Gift of Life visited his U-M fraternity, Brendan Dunn, BS ’20, provided a tissue sample. The process was unremarkable. Then his phone rang.

  5. 5 lessons to help you Zoom back in

    As the work-from-home brigade battles burnout, Michigan Ross professor George Siedel shares tips from his virtual classroom designed to help CEOs and other leaders energize the mind-numbing video call.

  6. Study links Detroit’s home repair program to housing stability

    Low-income homeowners supported by a $1 million grant increased their chances of remaining in their homes long term after completing major repair and safety projects.

  7. Returning to in-person school during COVID-19

    Pediatric experts discuss topics ranging from virus transmission risks and a possible vaccine for kids to spotting signs of depression in teens, screen time, and supporting children during transitions.

  8. Study: Biodiversity protects bee communities from disease

    A new analysis of thousands of native and nonnative Michigan bees across 60 species shows the most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of three common viral pathogens.

  9. Forecast 2021: Presidential politics

    As a new presidential administration gets to work, U-M experts explore the myriad crises that Joe Biden and his team face, from a lack of trust in government to the relentless COVID-19 pandemic.