News + Stories

  1. Semester in Detroit to celebrate 10th anniversary April 5-7

    SiD.10 will be a re-immersion in Detroit, featuring communal dinners, music and dancing, and community conversations about the city’s past, present, and future. Registration is open for the weekend event now.

  2. U-M’s new Daring Dances project explores social justice through movement in Detroit, Ann Arbor

    Daring Dances, a curatorial program created by Clare Croft, an associate professor of dance and American culture at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, announces its first public events: three upcoming performances in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

  3. Detroit is a textbook example of informal urbanism, says U-M alum and author

    Informal urbanism – generally characterized by unregulated or Illegal economic and social interaction driven by marginalized populations – has long been seen as a distinguishing feature of day-to-day life in burgeoning cities in the global South.

  4. Cat Johnson makes her mark in Detroit through Business+Impact

    Cat Johnson, in her new role as managing director of the Business+Impact initiative at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, has a global vision that often starts with local action in Detroit.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.