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. ...
3/21/2022

‘Ungrading’ doesn’t necessarily mean no grades. So what does it mean?

Associate Professor Emily Luxon talks about how ungrading works in her classroom and why it’s making her courses better....
3/15/2022

Everything vs. Gen Z

Sociology Professor Pamela Aronson, who’s spoken to media outlets like BBC, Salon and Vox about the pandemic’s effect on the transition to adulthood, shares research and advice on how more established adults can help Generation Z create pathways to success...
3/9/2022

Should the price of gas fuel presidential performance ratings?

Political Science Associate Professor Julio Borquez says many factors go into a president’s approval rating and breaks down the factors behind Biden's current polling numbers. He also shares what we, as voters, can do to foster a future where polarization ...
2/28/2022

Professor preserves Arab American stories by restoring forgotten history

Nearly a decade ago, CASL faculty member Hani Bawardi joined the preservation effort to restore the forgotten history of the oldest Arabic-speaking settlement in the U.S., located on Washington Street in New York City — and recently scored a $1.5 million g...
2/16/2022

Life behind and beyond the prison wall

For 15 years, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program has encouraged UM-Dearborn students to think about crime and punishment mechanisms in human terms....
2/14/2022

A ballot initiative

To help the campus community learn more about issues they may encounter on the ballot, two UM-Dearborn students are working with the U-M Dinners for Democracy Program to facilitate interest on campus for the virtual sessions....