In the Media

This Michigan initiative is using big ideas to try and solve the problem of poverty

The causes of poverty deserve ongoing study, but a program from the University of Michigan is taking on its effects. Poverty Solutions was launched in 2016 as a university-wide initiative to combat the effects of poverty and share that knowledge with others. It takes community groups and pairs them with university resources to give students and other U of M staff the chance to make a difference.

Qualcomm opens Thinkabit Lab in UM Detroit Center

Qualcomm Inc. will open its new Thinkabit Lab in the Michigan Engineering Zone in Detroit at a private event Thursday afternoon.
In collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the program’s goal is to help close the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap. Officials expect the initiative to reach 1,500 Detroit-area high school students in its first year before expanding to reach 3,000 middle and high school students annually.

Concert of Colors returns to Midtown Detroit for its 25th anniversary

Concert of Colors began as a modest, yet highly ambitious, one-day event at a single venue on Detroit’s east riverfront. Now, the popular annual event returns to multiple venues in Midtown Detroit July 12-16, 2017, for its landmark 25th-anniversary celebration of music from around the world. In recent years, attendance has reached 80,000 people.

QLine Service Begins May 12; Stop Located Near Detroit Center

Beginning on Friday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., the QLine transit service along Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be open to the public. For individuals riding the Detroit Connector bus, a QLine station is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Woodward Avenue, at the opposite corner of the Detroit Connector bus stop.

Concert of Colors celebrates 25 years this summer

Marking a quarter-century of highlighting global music, the Concert of Colors returns to Midtown Detroit July 12-16. Produced by several of the area’s cultural centers — Arab American National Museum, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS and the University of Michigan-Detroit Center — the indoor and outdoor event celebrates 25 years this summer.