Education & Society

  1. Got questions about weight-loss drugs? These experts have answers

    Michigan Medicine specialists weigh in on the latest news regarding medications for obesity — from drug shortages and medication misuse to rising costs and side effects.

  2. Veterans Legal Clinic helps a family avoid homelessness

    While studying at Michigan Law and working with the Veterans Legal Clinic, Will Hanna jumped at the opportunity to write a brief and argue in court to help a fellow veteran and her family stay in their Ann Arbor home.

  3. Ann Arbor campus joins Bee Campus USA movement

    U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recently joined UM-Dearborn as a certified Bee Campus, reflecting the University’s commitment to pollinator conservation. U-M has long followed pollinator-friendly landscaping practices.

  4. From Cuba to chemical engineering: ‘I’m supposed to be here’

    Ph.D. student José Carlos Díaz first merged his knack for engineering and science by repairing microscopes for use in his sixth-grade class. He was 11 years old. He’s now an ion-diffusion researcher at one of the top chemical engineering programs in the U.S.

  5. U-M program places dozens of educators in Michigan classrooms, addresses teacher shortage

    In the 2022-23 school year, M-ARC is training and supporting 49 early-career teachers in 42 schools across southern Michigan. The program merges the U-M School of Education’s 100 years of experience with contemporary alternatives to support educators learning as they teach.

  6. Not hidden but modern

    U-M’s first Black woman to graduate with a PhD in computer science and engineering is driving change within the University of Florida and scaling her influence with a podcast.

  7. Michigan maritime: Ports set to grow economy throughout the state

    A new law that gives Michigan’s 32 ports tools to expand and grow the maritime economy started out as a community project for a handful of U-M students.

  8. Risky business in Ukraine: From ambulance driver to investor

    For one unforgettable month this summer, Michigan Ross student Samuel Ashley helped raise $100K to buy and deliver ambulances to residents in war-torn Ukraine. Inspired by the citizens’ resilience, Ashley has since created a venture fund to support Ukrainian startups.

  9. Tailored approach makes inroads in rural firearm safety

    A new study shows early promise for an approach that seeks to reduce the risk of firearm injury and death in rural areas, while respecting rural culture and firearm ownership. The effort tailors messages about safe firearm storage and teen firearm suicide to a rural audience, and shares specific tips for improving safety.