Arts in action

As we enter a new season of exhibits, concerts, and performances, and a new phase in the university’s Arts Initiative, students, faculty, and staff are not only tapping into the arts’ aesthetic values, but also their capacity to take on society’s biggest challenges, and donors are helping.
Published 9.19.2023

Checking in: Fostering student mental health and well-being on campus

U-M health leader Dr. Lindsey Mortenson on fostering student wellness on campus and philanthropy’s role.
Published 9.19.2023

Restarting in recovery

The recipient of funding from the Go Blue Guarantee, Josh Truchan said he wouldn’t be at U-M without financial support. Now, five years sober from opiates, he said without support from family, mentors, and others—he might not be here at all.
Published 9.18.2023

News Release

Students on building steps in the Law Quad.

Alum John Hoyns commits $20M for scholarships at Michigan Law

Alumnus John Hoyns has committed $20 million to the University of Michigan Law School to establish need-based scholarships. Recipients will be awarded the cost of tuition as well as all associated expenses, including living costs, for the duration of their time at the Law School.
Published 9.14.2023

News Release

Interior rendering of the recreation center.

U-M parents give $20M to advance new center for recreation and well-being

Following a $20 million total commitment, the Board of Regents approved a new name for the new recreation center that is replacing the former Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB), which is currently under construction: the Hadley Family Recreation & Well-Being Center.
Published 9.11.2023

Committed to making a difference: Q&A with Choon-Peng Ng

Alumnus and business leader Choon-Peng Ng (MBA ’04) discusses the importance of international involvement, his excitement for U-M’s new partners in fighting cancer.
Published 7.20.2023

Steps to a sustainable mindset

Experts from U-M’s Planet Blue Ambassador program and Biological Station in northern Michigan share big ideas and small goals to protect our planet, from influencing public policy to giving the perfect gift.
Published 7.18.2023

Healing through movement

As the program celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and boasts the No. 1 physical therapy program in the state of Michigan, UM-Flint is not only preparing the next generation of physical therapists, but also producing research helping to advance the field, thanks, in part, to donor support.
Published 7.18.2023

Meeting the moment: Donor support brings Ukrainian studies to the forefront

U-M alumnus Jerry Kowal establishes guest lecture fund in Ukrainian studies to honor his father’s legacy and homeland.
Published 7.18.2023

Introducing the D-SIP Class of 2023!

When D-SIP kicked off 17 years ago, the plan was simple: to introduce undergraduate students to the world of development and diversify the field. Today, the award-winning program boasts nearly 400 alumni. This year, D-SIP is embarking on its second year of hybrid programming (in-person and virtual), and we have no doubt that it will be just as successful as the first.
Published 5.22.2023

Exercising democracy

A number of studies have shown that the majority of Americans believe democracy is at risk. At U-M, faculty and students are participating in initiatives designed to encourage participation in democracy and civil discourse—and donors are helping spur this engagement.
Published 5.16.2023

News break

For 50 years, U-M’s Knight-Wallace Fellowship has offered journalists an academic year of study, collaboration, and time to recharge. In the face of decimated newsrooms, widespread disinformation, and distrust for news media, its work remains vital.
Published 5.16.2023