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

Education & Society

  1. That's the spirit

    We’ve been celebrating all year and it’s finally here: On Aug. 26, 1817, in Detroit, the University of Michigania was born.

  2. ‘It’s about how we survive’

    50-year study reveals multigenerational trends and truths about poverty, families, and American culture.

  3. Book burning

    In 1973, student feminists burned a textbook containing ‘criminally sexist material’ written by U-M’s chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

  4. (Fish) farm to table

    Biomedical engineer/alum creates the ‘Oasis,’ a portable mini-ecosystem ideal for people facing food insecurity.

  5. Straw bale house

    How 22 undergrads and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.

  6. U-M, Detroit Historical Society co-produce exhibit

    View historic images, rare documents, vintage film, and sports memorabilia through Oct. 8.

  7. Library partners with StoryCorps this fall

    U-M invites community to share essence of the University’s past and present in personal stories for future generations.

  8. An uncommon education: Ep 6

    Global service and humanitarianism are in the DNA at U-M. Watch ‘A Selfless Cause,’ by Detroit Public Television.

  9. U-M unveils ‘Go Blue Guarantee’

    On Jan. 1, U-M will launch a financial aid program for in-state residents: Free tuition for up to four years for students with family income of up to $65,000.