Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:38pm
Engineering professor Sridhar Kota was awarded the Distinguished University Innovator Award for his research in shape-changing aircraft wings.

On Monday, Sridhar Kota, University of Michigan Herrick Professor of Engineering, was awarded the annual Distinguished University Innovator Award for his research in shape-changing aircraft wings.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:41pm

Valiant Brand, an apparel company inspired by the University of Michigan and created by father-son pair John and Jared Wangler, is beginning to pop up on clothing all across campus — designated by its ‘V’-shaped logo.

The Wanglers have strong ties to the University; from 1977 to 1980, John Wangler served as a quarterback for the University’s football team. His son, Jared Wangler — an LSA senior — is now a linebacker for the team.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
Social Work professor H. Luke Shaefer presents on poverty in America in the Institute for Social Research on Tuesday.

H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan and co-author of acclaimed book “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” spoke to University students and faculty Tuesday afternoon about the stratification of the poor in the United States and the challenges faced by the extremely impoverished.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:13pm

Three Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program trainees — Michael Burling, Eddie Ford and Stephen Hobson — were awarded fellowships during the 2017 OptiMize Spring Showcase, which they will use to bring their public safety initiative, The First Five, to fruition.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:27pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a new bill which, if implemented, will require police to attain a warrant when performing a preliminary chemical breath analysis on people younger than the age of 21. The bill will specifically apply to minors who are not driving.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 9:37pm

Washtenaw County officials have allocated funds to support undocumented immigrants with a 5-2 vote from the County Board of Commissioners on a series of resolutions. These proposals will be funded with taxpayer money and are estimated to total about $135,200 of one-time expenses.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:20pm

Gelman Sciences, Inc. — the center of the dioxane plume controversy — is currently contesting the judicial decision to allow local governments to intervene in the case.

From the 1960s to the 1980s, the company, a manufacturer of medical filters and chemical products, discharged large amounts of dioxane on the border between Ann Arbor and Scio Township.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:04pm
Governor Rick Snyder speaks at the State of the State address at the State Capitol on January 17, 2017.

Recent survey results, conducted by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, show that a majority of local government leaders in Michigan are not satisfied with their jurisdiction’s relationship with the state government.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:16pm

On Wednesday, the Ross School of Business hosted the um3detroit conference, a series of events that brought together faculty, researchers and several local leaders in a packed auditorium to discuss social issues impacting the city of Detroit.

The event featured well-known local leaders such as Daniel Little, chancellor of the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Stephen Henderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:16pm

On Monday, hundreds of students and organizers gathered in Ann Arbor for the May Day Festival of Resistance, an event with a social and political focus.

The origin of May Day dates back to 1886, when the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions proclaimed on May 1 that eight hours of work would constitute a legal work day. Since then, workers from all around the globe gather on that day to protest against harsh and illegal working conditions.