1. Henry Russel Lecturer, award winners named for 2022

    Roshanak Mehdipanah, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, School of Public Health, was one of four faculty members who will receive Henry Russel Awards, the university’s highest honor for faculty members at the early to mid-career stages. She joined U-M in 2015 and has forged deep partnerships with Detroit community-based organizations and leaders.

  2. U-M experts: Detroit-area flooding consistent with precipitation trends under changing climate

    University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the weekend flooding in the Detroit metro area. The flooding provides a dramatic reminder that the frequency and intensity of severe storms are expected to continue to increase in the Great Lakes region due to climate change.

  3. Craig Borum and Jen Maigret are not niche players

    In their dual roles as practicing architects and college professors, Craig Borum and Jen Maigret also have developed a creative conduit for ideas, talent, and collaboration that benefits Taubman College students and graduates, as well as their firm’s clients and community stakeholders.

  4. Distinguished alumni award winner June Manning Thomas on crossing “terra incognita” to create a path for others

    By connecting spirituality and planning, June Manning Thomas says planners can transcend the profession’s limitations: “I’ve never expected that urban planning could solve deeply entrenched social problems that are embedded within bigger forces because urban planning is tied to bureaucracies that are dependent on what policies do or do not exist.” 

  5. More Detroiters ‘very likely’ to get COVID-19 vaccine than 4 months ago, U-M survey finds

    The greatest discrepancy between those willing and unwilling to vaccinate is related to how they view science on the effectiveness of the vaccine and the advice of doctors. While 94% of people likely to vaccinate say scientific findings on vaccine effectiveness are important to their decision, just 62% of those unlikely to vaccinate say it is important.

  6. Taubman faculty to support new Oakland Avenue Urban Farm project through Knight Foundation grant

    “As we build a place that more North End residents are involved with and proud of, and as more community needs are served, we know the North End will thrive.”

    ~ Jerry Ann Hebron, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm director

  7. U-M’s partnerships, initiatives in Detroit on the rise during pandemic

    The variety and volume of the efforts are a collaboration with 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. 

  8. “Money Head” exhibit latest public art exhibition at U-M space on Selden and Woodward

    The public art exhibition, which began in November, features the work of Detroit artists and designers at the Michigan Research Studio/ArcPrep space.

  9. Four LSA professors explore how these tumultuous and terrible months could help us create a better world

    From the fields of history, anthropology, and political science, four LSA professors explore post-carceral life, the role of protest in democracy, how race influences our perceptions of police violence, and how these tumultuous and terrible months could help us create a better world.