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

  1. U-M, Harvard join forces

    New partnerships maximize expertise to spur economic mobility in Detroit and mitigate the nation’s opioid crisis.

  2. All good in the agrihood

    Hope for a thriving Detroit springs eternal (along with fresh produce) at the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.

  3. Working students see academic benefit

    Investment in Detroit youth pays off for students struggling with academics.

  4. Detroit's dark secret: Slavery

    U-M historian chronicles a time in Detroit’s history when Native Americans and African Americans were considered property.

  5. Outside the box

    ‘Sensors in a Shoebox’ deploys urban technology to Detroit teens and empowers them to collect data and influence local policy.

  6. All Detroit's a stage

    Dominique Morisseau (center), BFA ’00, is known as ‘Detroit’s playwright’ in NYC. The city is a main character in much of her work.

  7. Doctors of tomorrow

    U-M finds the key to attracting underrepresented minorities to medical school: ‘Start them young, get them motivated, and get them on the path.’

  8. Who was Gabriel Richard?

    Meet the French missionary who helped found U-M. He owned the first printing press in Detroit, transformed 19th-century Michigan, and served in Congress.

  9. Time traveler

    Michigan historic preservationist Janet Kreger, BA ’72, is a forward thinker. She’s protecting thousands of local treasures – for the future.