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

  1. Get the lead out

    Copper or lead? That is the question, as U-M researchers use data science to speed the process of finding which Flint homes need new pipes.

  2. Catalyzing cures

    Richard and Susan Rogel’s record-breaking gift to Michigan Medicine — at $150 million — will transform cancer research.

  3. Outside the box

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

  4. Fighting cancer . . . with cancer

    Three-dimensional, lab-grown cells may one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer.

  5. This boy's life

    Donated tissue from the brain tumor of 5-year-old Chad Carr provides cancer researchers with critical clues.

  6. Tangs for the memories

    As a scientist in the late ’60s, Rowena Matthews, PhD ’69, redefined gender norms in the lab. And that was before she hit the airwaves.

  7. Can math help explain our bodies?

    The legacy of mathematician Alan Turing inspires researchers to create computer models to explore ‘the beauty of us.’

  8. Coffee Killer

    There’s trouble brewing and it’s far more devastating than any cup controversy at Starbucks. It’s called ‘la roya’ and it’s wreaking havoc on coffee’s future.

  9. Father's day

    Today’s father plays an increasingly substantial role as caregiver, but much of what we know about parenting focuses on mothers. U-M researchers are working to change that.