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  1. U-M supports over 300 programs, partnerships in Detroit

    The variety and volume of the University of Michigan’s efforts touch Detroit’s neighborhoods, its community organizations and its residents. While the specific goals and partners of each effort vary, all of the work aims to help boost the vitality of Detroit and the region.

  2. New $300 million U-M research and education center to anchor 14-acre Detroit Center for Innovation in the heart of Detroit

    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans joined together with Stephen M. Ross, philanthropist and chairman of Related Companies, Matt Cullen, CEO of Bedrock and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel to announce plans for a 14-acre Detroit Center for Innovation in downtown Detroit.

  3. Erin Wetzel brings drama to women’s apparel at Orleans + Winder

     “We take great care in our curation and love creating a platform for objects that goes against the grain of mass production. Detroit is a special place right now in that there are many small businesses with distinct visions, and it is so important to shop from locally owned stores.”

    ~ Erin Wetzel

  4. Community Campus Visit helps Detroit community engage with U-M

    The Community Campus Visit is a day-long program during which participants learned about the many and varied services and programs the university has available that work to enhance business and community development.

  5. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson sees Detroit as central for carceral reform

    “I think we’re living in a very important moment. On the one hand, we’re poised for positive change with incredible energy to make our criminal justice system more just, and nowhere are we seeing that more than in Detroit.”

    ~ Heather Ann Thompson

  6. Detroit neighborhood businesses blooming after tapping U-M expertise

    The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) held its first Small Business Showcase Thursday, bringing together more than a dozen of its current participants, including Denard. Their business ideas ran the gamut from wellness subscription boxes to a new gaming platform to a chemistry-inspired fashion line. The event at the U-M Detroit Center also featured its food entrepreneurs, including soul food, French crepes and Afro-Caribbean specialties.  

  7. Detroit artist Tylonn J. Sawyer creates mural depicting first African American student to attend U-M

    Detroit artist Tylonn J. Sawyer will work with U-M students to create a mural to honor Samuel C. Watson, the first African American student admitted to the University of Michigan. 

  8. Open House at the University of Michigan Detroit Center

    The University of Michigan Detroit Center is excited to show off its new space at an Open House on Friday, Oct. 11 from 3-7 p.m. You can find us at 3993 Woodward Ave., at the corner of Parsons.

  9. U-M Library collection inspires community-created artwork with Detroit artist

    The project, led by Detroit-based artist and U-M alumnus Doug Jones, will culminate in an exhibition titled “Connect the Dots: Collective Interpretations of the U-M Library Collections.” It opens Monday at the Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 South University Ave.