Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:53pm
The University opened its own autonomous vehicle testing facility, Mcity, in 2015, a 32-acre urban environment on North Campus.

A self-driving car killed a pedestrian last week in Tempe, Ariz. when an Uber SUV struck Elaine Herzberg as she was crossing the street with her bike at night. Since the accident, students and faculty involved with autonomous transport research at the University of Michigan have grappled with the implications of the fatality and how the event might alter the trajectory or research of driverless cars in the future.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:09pm
Tabbye Chavous, director for the National Center for Institutional Diversity, soeaks during the "Scholarship is Activism" discussion during the Reclaiming Our Campus event in UMMA Thursday.

On Thursday afternoon, a group of about 100 students, faculty and Ann Arbor residents scattered around the University of Michigan Museum of Art for the first-ever “Reclaiming Our Campus” teach-in, which allowed participants to share knowledge, unpack experiences and grasp how to mobilize against hate speech on campus.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:29pm
Walter Johnson, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, discusses the evolution of monuments and their role in today's society in North Quad Wednesday evening.

Humanities scholars from the University of Michigan and Harvard University gathered Wednesday evening to discuss the significance of Confederate monuments in the United States, and appropriate public and governmental approaches to replacing them. The discussion was a section of the three-part High Stakes Culture lecture series jointly hosted by the Institute for the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:37pm
Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research Dr. Khalil Shikaki discusses possible changes in policy towards Israel and Palestine under Trump at the Ford School Wednesday evening.

The future of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Middle East may not be in good hands under President-elect Donald Trump, according to political experts who spoke at the University of Michigan Wednesday.

At the talk, held at the Ford School of Public Policy to an audience of about 20 students, faculty and staff, the speakers focused on the tense political climate the next presidential administration should expect in regard to conflict in the Middle East.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:58pm
Lester Spence, associate professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, discusses institutional development related to race in Rackham Assembly Hall on Wednesday.

The Ford School of Public Policy held a day-long event Wednesday honoring Rev. Jesse Jackson’s five-decade commitment to civil rights leadership. In the first of three events, a panel of professors and political strategists spoke about the enduring impact of Jackson’s two campaigns for the presidency in 1984 and 1988 respectively. The panelists agreed that the modern political landscape, as well as the presidency of Barack Obama, was greatly influenced by the political precedent Jackson set during his two runs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:37pm

Wednesday afternoon, more than 40 people — the majority from the University of Michigan Romance Language and Literature Department — participated in a demonstration on the Diag as a part of the “Ni Una Menos” movement, with the aim of exposing violence toward women in Latin America and the United States.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:49pm

As the industry moves from lead-acid batteries to efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion ones, a University of Michigan startup is entering into a $1.5 million partnership with two Michigan manufacturers to improve productions of the latter.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 6:38pm
Ann Arbor residents Wade De Vries, 3 years old, and his father Greg De Vries try pickles at The Eighth Annual Pickle Contest and Public Tasting at Downtown Home & Garden on Saturday.

On Saturday morning, Ann Arbor locals and visitors puckered up to sample a selection of 43 pickled foods at Downtown Home & Garden on South Ashley Street — a store that has been around for more than a century.

The Eighth Annual Pickle Contest and Public Tasting is part of the store’s month-long showcase of locally created preserved food items.