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

  1. Working students see academic benefit

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

  2. ‘It’s about how we survive’

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

  3. Just in time

    New smart technologies could revolutionize the way people cope with medical and behavioral problems.

  4. U-M on the ground in Nepal

    After surviving the massive earthquake in Nepal, U-M researchers and staff are providing relief aid to communities near the epicenter.

  5. Monitoring the future

    Whether it’s LSD or e-cigarettes, U-M researchers have spent 40 years citing the substances that captivate our nation’s youth. Learn what history has taught.

  6. The new American family

    Society’s fundamental building block has morphed from the cookie-cutter norms of the last century to a vivid array of possibilities.

  7. Aging successfully

    The new year brings an awareness that we’re all a bit older. Aging expert Robert Kahn shares timeless wisdom, which these spirited alumni clearly know.

  8. To retire or not to retire?

    Once upon a time, baby boomers were typecast as feckless do-nothings who cared only for sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. Lately, however, people born between 1946 and 1964 have taken on a new role: workaholic. According to a new U-M study, boomers now hitting retirement age are hanging onto their jobs like never before. In fact, some are forgetting to retire altogether.

  9. The hidden costs of war

    A new study from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) shows ethnic political violence has a cascading effect, stimulating violence within communities, schools, peers, and families.