Education & Society

  1. U-M researchers partner with UP community to increase firearm safety, reduce injuries

    Clinical psychologist and researcher Cynthia Ewell Foster has been working with groups across Marquette County to develop and implement the new firearm safety education program Store Safely, which is tailored for families living in rural communities.

  2. The action was affirmative

    Roger Wilkins, BA ’53/JD ’56/HLHD ’93, was a civil rights activist, professor, journalist, and member of the LBJ administration. But as a U-M student, this future leader’s grades were unimpressive, so he asked why he’d been admitted to the Law School. The answer surprised him.

  3. Crowdsourcing a time machine

    U-M’s Clements Library holds some 60,000 picture postcards dating to the late-19th/early-20th centuries. Vintage photos and scrawled notes open a fascinating window into Michigan’s past. Help make this historic trove digitally searchable.

  4. Money magazine ranks U-M No. 1 for value

    U-M is only the second public university to place first in the history of the magazine’s rankings. The University’s high graduation rate and strong financial aid for in-state students contributed to its top score on the 2022 list.

  5. Soccer in Motown: ‘Passion for our city, passion for the game’

    Michigan alumnus Alex Wright is a co-founder of Detroit City FC, a minor-league soccer team that strives to satisfy the demand for soccer in downtown Detroit, represent the city in a positive light, and build community.

  6. How to win without winning

    As world leaders seek a path to peace in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, it is often difficult to discern whether they are promoting war or peace. How we think about conflict is critical, experts say, as we face a maelstrom of news from the region.

  7. Surgeon organizes medical supply drive for Ukrainian hospitals

    David Brown is one of several doctors who travels to Ukraine to do burn reconstruction surgery every year. When Russia invaded the country, he knew he needed to help.

  8. Biden’s intended nominee for Fed’s top banking regulator: U-M Ford School Dean Michael Barr

    If confirmed, Barr would step down and take an unpaid leave of absence from U-M, retaining his faculty appointments in public policy and law and planning to return to the faculty after serving his term on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

  9. David Turnley documents Ukrainians’ plight

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, alumnus, and retired Stamps professor has been traveling in Ukraine and Poland, capturing the story of Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn country.