U-M Projects in Detroit

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...

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February 2013
Understanding Race Project

For more information on the Theme Semester Project of "Understanding Race" - please visit: 


Semester in Detroit logo

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...

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Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

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...

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Project Healthy Schools - Detroit logo

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...
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More News

03 March 2014

The U-M Detroit Center will host its fourth annual Opening Day Open House on Monday, March 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This annual celebration is an opportunity for the University of Michigan and Detroit communities to connect on this unofficial holiday, Opening Day of the Detroit Tigers.

Guests are encouraged to tour the facility and learn about the outreach activities and cultural events occurring at the Detroit Center. Causal and die-hard baseball fans are invited to stay the...

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25 March 2014

After a successful inaugural academic year, the pilot phase of the MDetroit Center Connector (MDCC) will provide daily bus service between Ann Arbor and Detroit beginning March 31 – April 6 as part of its “Spring to the D” campaign.

The MDCC will continue its normal bus service on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. New to the schedule are three routes on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, with four routes scheduled for Thursday. The daily service will continue to be provided exclusively by...

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03 March 2014

Widely-recognized for its commitment to the arts, the University of Michigan kicks off the first annual UpstART festival, beginning March 31 – April 3, 2014. A joint program conducted by University of Michigan’s Provost Office and the U-M Arts Consortium, the UpstART festival celebrates all forms of artistic expression.

The festival includes art-related activities on the University of Michigan campus and at the U-M Detroit Center,...

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17 March 2014

This event will be simulcast from the University of Michigan Detroit Center on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

From the Ford School of Public Policy website

The Future of Detroit Urban Governance Policy Talks at the Ford School with Kevyn Orr

Free and open to the public.
Join the conversation on social media: #...

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25 February 2014

Come experience Work•Detroit at the University of Michigan Detroit Center as the winter exhibition season continues with “Visualizing Data | The Art of Information,” opening Friday, March 14, 2014.

Curated by Jeanne Hunter-Moore, “Visualizing Data | The Art of Information” features artistic interpretation of signs, symbols and statistical data.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. Open to the general public, this event includes...

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