U-M Projects in Detroit


The Semester in Detroit (SID) mission is to engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit.  During the winter and spring semesters, the SID program partners with more than 20 different community organizations, civic leaders and small businesses to create a project-driven experience. Since its inception, Semester in Detroit has created and maintained reciprocal relationships with over 50 Detroit...

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The Technical Assistance Center is supported by the Skillman Foundation. Its purpose is to provide technical assistance to residents and stakeholders in the six neighborhoods that are targeted by the Foundation. Technical assistance may be workshops, trainings, strategic planning, working with non-profits or community based organizations, or working with individuals, block clubs, and other organization that can help improve outcomes for children in these neighborhoods.


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The University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project (UM-MAP) is the primary memory and aging study at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC). The purpose of this study is to recruit and follow a large number of older adults with and without memory changes to help researchers learn more about normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A team of health professionals, including a neurologist, nurse consultant and social worker, monitor participants’ medical status, behavior and general...

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The Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering provides STEM content programs for GEAR UP --Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

These STEM based programs are grade appropriate for those in grade seven through the first year of college; workshops complement the needs of teachers, program providers, and students as they progress through middle and high school.

GEAR UP is a competitive...

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Project Healthy Schools (PHS), a community-University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) collaborative, provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on middle school students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by teaching youth healthy habits, developing healthy school environments, and creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication. Health behaviors are influenced and improved by these...

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09 June 2014
U-M Detroit Center Film Screening: Black and Blue

Learn about an inspiring moment in collegiate football history on Tuesday, June 17 from 6 – 8 p.m., as the University of Michigan Detroit Center hosts a screening and discussion of the film “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.” This screening includes free admission, parking and complimentary refreshments.

Emmy nominated producer Brian Kruger and sports historian Greg Dooley will moderate a brief discussion...

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10 June 2014
concert of colors 2014

The highly anticipated Concert of Colors returns to Detroit for its 22nd year, July 5, and 10-13 with five days of great music and entertainment.

For the fourth consecutive year as an official partner, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will host the Wolverine Outdoor Stage...

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30 June 2014

The Universaity of Michigan Detroit Center follows the official University academic calendar and will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 in observance of the holiday. Please see below for the complete list of hours over the holiday weekend.

  • Friday, July 4: Closed
  • Saturday, July 5: Closed
  • Sunday, July 6: Closed
  • Monday, July 7: open for normal business, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
21 May 2014

With Spring in full bloom, the Semester in Detroit program, in partnership with the U-M Detroit Center presents “Our Literary Spring.” 

This free, three week speaker series offered by the University of Michigan provides students and the general public an opportunity to attend discussion panel’s lead by Detroiters and University of Michigan faculty. 

Topics will include:

May 15:  M.L. Liebler with Coyote Monk // Walter Lacey

M. L....

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29 April 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center will hold the second annual induction ceremony for the University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s inductees include Judge Paul D. Borman, United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan; and Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press.

The University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame honors the distinguished career...

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