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  1. New digital archive at U-M highlights history of Detroit’s Jewish community

    The free, searchable database contains more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.

  2. U-M’s Marc Norman: Leveraging equitable development

    Marc Norman, associate professor of practice in urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is an internationally recognized expert on policy and finance for affordable housing and community development.

  3. U-M establishes advisory group to integrate Detroit engagement

    Keeping with the University of Michigan’s commitment to integrate and strengthen engagement efforts in the city of Detroit, the university recently established the Detroit Advisory Group and named a new special adviser on Detroit engagement.

  4. U-M alum, Detroit native Rick Haas stirs up automotive world

    Lessons learned earning two University of Michigan degrees guided Rick Haas on a globetrotting career that took him to Japan, Brazil, India and back to his hometown – Detroit – where his team at Mahindra Automotive is succeeding on an unconventional path in the U.S. auto industry.

  5. Feodies Shipp talks about leading the U-M Detroit Center

    Feodis Shipp III was named director of the University of Michigan Detroit Center in 2018 after serving as associate director since 2010. He hopes to develop a strong working relationship with the community. Born and raised in Detroit, Shipp is excited by the city’s rebirth and believes the university can be a significant contributor to that experience. He earned his B.A. in history from U-M and his M.A. in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.

  6. U-M professor emerita Gloria House named Kresge 2019 Eminent Artist

    Few who devote their lives to words or teaching expect fame or financial reward. But when The Kresge Foundation recently named Gloria House its 2019 Eminent Artist, the poet, activist and professor described the accolades as a kind of grace “falling out of the sky.”

  7. U-M Poverty Solutions Impact Report: a testament to partners, progress in Detroit

    A growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement are among the highlights in the…

  8. DIA Plaza finalists hope to bring joy, cohesion and parking to the cultural district

    When Craig Wilkins looked out into the audience during his team’s presentation at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Wednesday, he was happy to see many of his University of…

  9. Wayne State, U-M teams win honors in DIA Plaza Student Design Summit

    Talk about a winning team: A group of Wayne State University students were the grand-prize winners of two prizes in the Student Design Summit, a competition to find the “voices of young people” on a once-in-a-lifetime project to design a plaza that connects the Detroit Institute of Arts and its neighboring Midtown cultural institutions.