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Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities. The hallmark of the university is the breadth of excellence across its 19 schools and colleges and the exceptional degree of interdisciplinary cooperation among them.

With more than a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, and 100 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top ten in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, U-M is a global leader in science and technology; health, law and public policy; the arts and humanities; and a wide range of other academic disciplines.

More than 61,000 students on three University of Michigan campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) come from every state and 129 countries. And with more than 540,000 living degree holders, U-M has one of the nation’s largest alumni bodies.

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Few consumers are aware of the migrant and seasonal farmworkers who make Michigan’s agricultural economy possible. Getty/ Maguey IMages

Michigan’s thousands of farmworkers are unprotected, poorly paid, uncounted and often exploited

Michigan’s migrant farmworkers are the backbone of the country’s second-most diverse agricultural economy. Social and labor protections for them fall short.
More than half of Detroiters rent Detroit’s aging housing stock. Suzanne Tucker/Getty I,ages

Detroit’s legacy of housing inequity has caused long-term health impacts − these policies can help mitigate that harm

Historical housing discrimination in Detroit persists today and causes disparities in health outcomes. Policies are making a difference, but more needs to be done.
People participate in an immigration rally in Homestead, Fla., in June 2023. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How Biden’s executive order to protect immigrant spouses of citizens from deportation will benefit their families and communities

Biden’s executive action will shield approximately 500,000 undocumented spouses of US citizens, as well as 50,000 children, from deportation and give them the legal right to stay in the US.
As restrições ao aborto não afetam apenas os jovens que engravidam ou procuram um aborto, mas a forma como pensam sobre votar, onde viver, estudar e trabalhar, e como controlar sua fertilidade. As restrições ao aborto também podem ter sérios impactos sobre a saúde mental dos jovens. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

“A era das retrações de direitos”: como a proibição do aborto está moldando a vida de jovens americanos

A decisão Dobbs de 2022, que anulou 50 anos de direitos ao aborto, está afetando o local onde os jovens dos Estados Unidos escolhem ir para a faculdade, trabalhar e morar, bem como a forma como votam
Young people in the U.S. are growing up in a very different world today than before the fall of Roe. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Abortion bans are changing what it means to be young in America

The 2022 Dobbs decision that overturned 50 years of abortion rights is affecting where young people choose to go to college, to work and to live, as well as the way they vote.
Reprodução da imagem de um fóssil de actinopterígio: ainda não entendemos muito sobre os primórdios da história evolutiva desse grupo, que se deu entre 400 e 280 milhões de anos atrás. Reprodução

Fósseis encontrados no Brasil revelam raros detalhes da anatomia interna de peixes de 290 milhões de anos

Boa parte do conhecimento paleontológico é derivado de evidências das partes duras de organismos, como ossos, mas o estudo com tecidos moles de peixes de nadadeiras raiadas abrem novas possibilidades
An artist’s depiction of the heliosphere, the Sun’s region of influence in space. Little is known of the actual shape of the heliosphere. NASA

Scientists call the region of space influenced by the Sun the heliosphere – but without an interstellar probe, they don’t know much about its shape

An interstellar probe could help scientists answer fundamental questions about how the Sun influences Earth, space and other planets in the solar system.
A march for climate action in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in June 2015. Pope Francis praised the participants, who included Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Vatican conference on ‘climate resilience’ is the latest in a long line of environment initiatives by Pope Francis and the Catholic Church – 5 essential reads

Pope Francis and other Catholic leaders committed to raising awareness of environmental issues draw on centuries of tradition.
Cannabis – also known as marijuana – is an ancient medicinal plant with promising new medical applications. Nancy Honey/Image Source via Getty Images

How cannabis and psilocybin might help some of the 50 million Americans who are experiencing chronic pain

Cannabis and psilocybin – used under supervision – have the potential to work better than current pain treatments, but the research into both has long been hindered by federal legislation.


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