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

Education & Society

  1. Is having bad information worse than having no information?

    The move by social media companies to remove or suspend Donald Trump’s accounts and the decisions that led to the shutdown of Parler raise questions about the unchecked power of social media and its future.

  2. ‘My heart was shattered’

    Congressional scholars Norm Ornstein, MA ’68/PhD ’74, and Thomas Mann, MA ’68/PhD ’77, describe the dysfunction in Congress as ‘worse than it looks.’ But the Jan. 6 assault on democracy shocked even them.

  3. How to make the robot revolution serve the people

    The Ford Robotics Building, at $75 million and 140,000 square feet, is set to open soon. Features include an indoor fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles, an outdoor playground for walking robots, a high-bay garage for self-driving cars, and more.

  4. COVID forced psychiatric care online, and many patients want it to stay there

    Most patients opted for video, but the future of virtual mental health visits is less certain due to reimbursement.

  5. Museum scientists: Prepare for next pandemic by preserving animal specimens now

    The emergence of infectious diseases attributed to novel pathogens that “spill over” from animal populations into humans is on the rise. Museum specimens hold important clues.

  6. Opinion: Insurrection in Washington

    Hear from University experts as they reflect on events of Jan. 6 in which rioters, incited by unproven election fraud claims perpetrated by President Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol, resulting in five fatalities.

  7. Michigan Medicine launches COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Michigan Stadium

    Michigan Medicine has already vaccinated nearly 7,000 health care workers and, through the opening of the Stadium and other planned locations, aims to deliver all vaccine doses received from the state quickly and safely.

  8. U-M publishes free guides packed with advice and wisdom from COVID-19 patients, caregivers

    Practical tips for COVID-19 hospital and post-hospital care available for anyone to use, and for any hospital or health system to adapt and publish.

  9. How to manage your digital life

    With so much of our lives online — photos, videos, financial records, creative projects — many of us have become de facto archivists. Staff at the U-M Library offer a primer to organize your digital universe.