African Americans and Social Mobility in Detroit seeks to develop a better understanding of the experiences of the working class of African Americans living in Detroit, Michigan. The program is particularly interested in what it is like for members of this group to live and work in Detroit. They would like to learn more about their perception of opportunities for African Americans in Detroit, including any barriers they feel that they face and the strategies they believe are...read more
U-M Projects in Detroit
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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 150 Detroit...read more
Established on September 22, 2007 and located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural community, Work•Detroit is a unique space for the sharing of creative process and dialogue and an integral component of the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
Work•Detroit's mission is to explore and define lines of creative connection between the University of Michigan, Detroit, and beyond.
Work•Detroit presents the work of student, faculty, alumni...read more
The University of Michigan’s Project Healthy Schools, in collaboration with community partners, strives to improve the present and future health of middle school students through school-based education and environmental initiatives. Health behaviors are influenced and improved by these five program goals:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Make better beverage choices
- Be active
- Eat less fast and fatty foods
- Spend less time in front of a screen...
The Confucius Institutes of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University present the global music program, Chinese Songs and Music Today, on Saturday, November 23 from 3 - 5 p.m. The event will take place at Ford Auditorium, Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden Street in Detroit. Admission to this unique cultural event is free to all attendees with the general public strongly encouraged to attend.
Direct from Beijing, singers and musicians from the...read more
The city of Detroit has one of the most unique and storied histories in the United States. Starting October 2, the Residental College of the University of Michigan and Semester in Detroit program, in partnership with the Detroit Center, are sharing that story with you.
Detroiters Speak, a six-week speaker series offered by the University of Michigan,...read more
Known for its insightful and moving documentaries, the Sankofa Film Series returns to the University of Michigan Detroit Center with a screening of “Black Unicorn: Dudley Randall and Broadside Press.”
The first of this four film series takes place on Friday, November 15 beginning at 6:15 p.m. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees. Following the film, a brief discussion on the documentary will be lead by Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd.
Detroit native and University of Michigan alumnus Bob Shiller has been award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2013.
Born in Detroit, Robert (Bob) Shiller graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan (1967) and earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972)....read more