U-M’s Earl Lewis to receive National Humanities Medal
U-M Alum Alisyn Malek’s passion for innovation started early
From U-M to GM, May Mobility and now Newlab Detroit, Alisyn Malek has become one of the country’s top innovators. Named one of the top-10 innovators to watch by the Smithsonian Institution, her experience as a founder and entrepreneur has served her well for her most recent endeavor. In July she became managing director of Newlab Detroit, a collaboration with Michigan Central, Ford Motor Co.’s mobility innovation district in Corktown.
U-M outlines new commitments to Detroit
The UMCI is expected to break ground this year and take three years to build. The university will handle construction of the $250 million, 200,000-square-foot building planned for the site bounded by Cass and Grand River avenues and West Columbia and Elizabeth streets, pending approval by the U-M Board of Regents.
U-M has a number of initiatives that are dedicated to serving the city of Detroit and its residents
through education, research and service.
P-20 Partnership at Marygrove
The P-20 Partnership is a landmark cradle-to-career educational partnership that will offer pre-K through graduate school studies with community services and programs
Partnership on Economic Mobility by Poverty Solutions
The Partnership on Economic Mobility is a joint effort between U-M Poverty Solutions and Detroit to improve economic opportunity and mobility for Detroit residents through the use of evidence-based strategies.
The U-M TRAILS program has partnered with Detroit Public Schools Community District to help improve social and academic outcomes in all 110 K-12 schools and their 50,000 students.
Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project
The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) is an accelerator program that connects U-M students and faculty with entrepreneurs and small businesses for free strategic and technical assistance consulting projects.
Detroit Urban Research Center
The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center is a partnership between U-M and Detroit researchers and organizations who strive to foster health equity in Detroit through collaborative research, programming, and policy-making.
Semester in Detroit
Through this student-led initiative, U-M undergraduates live, learn, and work in Detroit to engage in transformative learning, and to create and maintain reciprocal relationships within the Detroit community.
“The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817, and we have remained committed and connected to this city. Providing a home for our many Detroit projects in the heart of the city’s cultural center makes us far more visible and accessible and enables us to be a part of its revitalization. We look forward to the way this center will strengthen the partnership between U-M and Detroiters.”
—U-M President Mary Sue Coleman in introducing the U-M Detroit Center to the Detroit community in 2005