College of Literature Science and the Arts

  1. optiMize-Detroit: U-M students take Neighborhood United to the next step

    U-M students have been working on Neighborhood United’s social media presence. The team also has taken the past few months to formalize Neighborhood United’s organization, designing a membership handbook, approaching donors, and collecting feedback to return successfully in the fall.

  2. optiMize-Detroit: Bloom Bodies strengthens the community from within

    Going forward, optiMize has encouraged Bloom Bodies to use its $9,000 fellowship funds to act on community needs. The two focuses this summer are the pandemic and hurt within the community over racial injustice. 

  3. U-M students tackle social impact projects virtually

    Jeni Olney, mentor and associate director for Social Innovation at optiMize, said: “For our Detroit-Track teams, there is a deep-rooted and often relentless commitment they have to themselves and their communities to share knowledge and resources and create impact together.” 

  4. Damani Partridge: on filmmaking inspired by Berlin and Detroit

    The idea is that everyone has the right to do research and should be able to ask questions that will make their lives better. One doesn’t have to be in the academy to do research, everyday citizens can do research and it can lead to change.

    ~ Damani Partridge

  5. U-M offers Fall ’19 courses with a Detroit spin on social innovation, car culture and more

    Interested in urban issues? Here’s a list of courses offered at the University of Michigan this fall through the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts, the Law School, the Ford School of Public Policy, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Ross School of Business, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

  6. A closer look at HIS 393 – The Policing and Social Justice HistoryLab

    As they uncovered the history of police violence that has affected a city so close to their home, HIS 393 students walked away with investigative experience that should benefit them in their post-collegiate careers.

  7. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist shares words of wisdom with Kessler Scholars

    Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, a Detroit native and resident, graduated from U-M in 2005 with a BSE in computer engineering. “Like you,” he told the Kessler Scholars, “I attended the University of Michigan on scholarship. A scholarship prepares you and positions you for a new set of opportunities. Be open to those opportunities and possibilities.”

  8. Developing future leaders of Detroit starts with a summer internship

    Program graduates will have the skills to preserve and transform places and programs that are vital to the city’s history and growth.

  9. Motor City Roots

    Chene Street today is a far cry from its historic past, which is what inspired Marian Krzyzowsk, who grew up in the area, to launch the Detroit Chene Street History Project in 2002.