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Education & Society

  1. Should doctors accept unvaccinated children as patients?

    U-M study suggests 41 percent of parents may seek new provider because of unvaccinated children at their doctor’s office.

  2. Turning Great Lakes plastic into clothing

    A 19-year-old U-M student is founder of the first company to use 100 percent U.S. plastic to produce clothes. His ambition is to shift the fashion industry and help preserve the coast of Lake Michigan.

  3. U-M takes mental health care to teens around the state

    The U-M program TRAILS works with Michigan schools to provide effective mental health resources to students impacted by depression and anxiety. TRAILS is offered in 145 schools across the state.

  4. Mobile ‘Pop-Up School’ travels throughout Flint

    The UM-Flint Pop-Up School: Education Outside Your Door program is a free mobile classroom that visits locations throughout Flint. It connects the University with young children throughout the city.

  5. The opioid epidemic: Now what?

    Inside U-M’s varied approaches to fighting the epidemic, including innovations in both prevention and treatment — and why there might be “great reason for hope.”

  6. Pool parasite causing panic

    Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks are on the rise, and children are likely to be dispersing the illness. Crypto often enters the body by swallowing pool water. U-M experts weigh in on how to prevent spreading this parasite.

  7. Easy rider? Not always

    After years working in Silicon Valley, Levi Weintraub, BSE ’06, dreamed of ditching his job as a software engineer, hopping on a motorcycle, and exploring Africa. So he did. After logging some 42,000 miles, he says, ‘Humanity was the biggest revelation for me.’

  8. Living in the moment

    U-M art professor Anne Mondro and her students explore the creative process with the elderly to shatter the stigma that comes with memory loss, dementia.

  9. Rushing the desert, storming a mountain

    Obsessed with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team? A new book by professor Andrei Markovits recounts the ‘different roads to shared glory’ taken by the sport’s most promising female athletes in the U.S. and Europe.