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

Education & Society

  1. Bentley digitizes records for Afroamerican and African studies

    Archive includes audio, video, and other historic assets documenting black activism and academia.

  2. The captain class

    As leadership crises rock our world, Wall Street Journal columnist and veteran sports reporter Sam Walker, BA ’92, takes a counterintuitive route to answer: ‘What creates sustained success?’

  3. From foster care to fulfillment

    Blavin Scholar Cherish Fields, BA ’09/MSW ’11, emerged from the state’s foster care system to earn two U-M degrees. Now she’s on a mission to help others.

  4. U-M, Harvard join forces

    New partnerships maximize expertise to spur economic mobility in Detroit and mitigate the nation’s opioid crisis.

  5. Strangers when we meet

    Patrick Anderson, BA ’91/MPP ’83, survived the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in NYC, thanks to a perfect stranger. Nearly two decades later, Ann Curry reunited them.

  6. ‘Fake news’ detector outperforms humans

    Algorithm identifies telltale linguistic cues and could serve as an effective weapon against misinformation.

  7. Despite DEA limits on opioids, prescriptions still rose

    Study finds post-surgery opioid prescriptions increased, despite drug policy designed to curb them.

  8. U-M startup launches 3D app that puts pain on the map

    Precision health tool allows patients to “paint” their pain on anatomically accurate 3D models using a phone or tablet.

  9. One day in 'May'

    In 1970, aspiring engineer Gregg Powell, BS ’71, saw the Philadelphia Orchestra at U-M’s May Festival. And everything changed.