9/7/2022

Breaking down walls through art and expression

A new program inspired by the Inside Out Program and funded by a U-M Arts + the Curriculum grant offers art-focussed workshops and discussions that are free and open to the public....
6/30/2020

Where the 2020 protests fit into the history of the African American Freedom Movement

A UM-Dearborn professor and historian reflects on the promise of the current wave of activism, why America is more reformist than revolutionary, and how to stoke the fire of anti-racism....
9/9/2020

How COVID-19 disrupts the transition to adulthood

Sociology Professor Pamela Aronson — using research findings as a guide — breaks down the challenges hitting today’s emerging adults the hardest and gives actions to take and changes to make....
9/30/2020

Is Michigan’s election system ready for 2020?

A UM-Dearborn political science professor breaks down why this election won’t be like any other and our prospects for surviving it....
12/9/2020

Teaching through five decades of political change

With nearly 50 years at UM-Dearborn and 12 U.S. presidential elections during his time on campus, Political Science Professor Ronald Stockton heads into retirement after witnessing a milestone year for student political involvement....
3/3/2021

Beyond the wall

No matter which side you are on, walls are divisive. Looking throughout history, CASL faculty member Kristin Poling says it’s important to understand that walls don’t hold power; it’s the people who do....
4/12/2021

Glass ceilings and plastic barriers: Will COVID’s impacts pave a path to pay parity?

The pandemic highlighted a fundamental contradiction of our economic system today: The caring labor that’s assigned the lowest value, and is often performed by women, is also essential. Feminist economist Professor Suzanne Bergeron says people in power hav...
7/19/2021

How a Detroit neighborhood is creating change one alley at a time

UM-Dearborn professors land a U-M Graham Sustainability Institute catalyst grant to work with Detroit residents on how overlooked alleys can be re-imagined to reflect local history and needs, while also addressing multiple sustainability goals....
6/6/2022

Connecting activism and justice efforts happening 5,000 miles apart

Sociology Professor Paul Draus — who often leads social and environmental justice projects in Detroit — is working in Lithuania for his Fulbright U.S. Scholars-supported research project....
5/9/2022

A life without borders

Alumna Samantha Snabes’ hustle has taken her from NASA to startup success. Someday she hopes it will still take her to space. ...