Giving music: Alum shares violin and life lessons

Alum teaches violin to Detroit youth

Clara Hardie, U-M grad and Detroit resident, co-founded Detroit Youth Volume in 2010, a mixed-income Suzuki violin program that offers scholarships and extra support for lower income students seeking classical music training.

  1. Bike camp moves challenged kids toward independence

    About 75 percent of the participants at the U-M Bike Camp typically learn to ride in five days. It’s a daunting task: The children and young adults at this camp have autism or Down syndrome.

  2. A question of culture

    Michigan’s minority-student lounges grew out of an intense debate about integration.

  3. Great Lakes: ‘Amazing change’

    A tiny mollusk is causing breathtaking transformations of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, threatening a four-billion-dollar industry and the health of an entire ecosystem.

    Plus: Slideshow: Quagga mussels and Lake Michigan

  4. Smartphone app by U-M students promotes good deeds

    Beautify your world. Leave an inspirational message in a public place. Connect with a family member. Those are just a few of the proposed acts of kindness pushed out to users of a new smartphone application developed by University of Michigan students.

  5. Playing video games for better, not worse

    Some video games can make children kinder and more likely to help—not hurt—other people.

  6. Why dishing does you good

    How come dishing with a girlfriend does wonders for a woman’s mood?