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Education & Society

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The idea to ‘flatten the curve’

    Decades of studying pandemics and how to curb them led a U-M physician-historian to coin a term the rest of us now use in daily conversation.

  6. Feeling stressed? Take a ‘nature pill’

    Spending just 20 minutes in nature — even if it’s simply gardening, doing yardwork or sitting quietly in the backyard — can significantly lower stress hormone levels.

  7. U-M students share their ‘new normal’

    As COVID-19 disrupts university life, pockets of positivity and optimism have emerged, illuminating now more than ever students’ support of each other, and faculty commitment to their education.

  8. 14 things to do if someone you live with has COVID-19

    Experts at Michigan Medicine provide tips for helping a family member or roommate cope with coronavirus effects, while protecting yourself and others.

  9. Tracking COVID in wastewater

    We don’t know much about how coronaviruses behave and move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.