News, Events & Information - Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Government Relations Office reports news from the three cities in which its staff is located;
Ann Arbor,   Lansing, Michigan   and   Washington, D.C.

U-M & A2 5/11/15 The U-M Community Relations office has launched an exciting new website that shows how our faculty, students and staff are making significant contributions to the economic vitality and quality of life of the City of Ann Arbor and the State of Michigan.

Big House 5K raises thousands for non-profits

Ann Arbor 4-12-15 - Nearly 5,500 racers participated in the Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors Presented by Toyota on Sunday (April 12), with estimates indicating that more than $100,000 will be divided between six race beneficiaries. Read more on M-Go Blue! or, watch the video.

The 2015 beneficiaries include 826 Michigan, Ann Arbor YMCA, Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, Dance Marathon, Project Healthy Schools and Special Olympics Michigan. In the 2014 edition of the race, 4,300 racers raised $96,000 for the beneficiaries. Final distribution numbers for the 2015 race will be determined in the coming weeks.

Michigan Govenor Rick Snyder holding a tee shirt

MEZ Teams make it to State Championship for FIRST Robotics

MEZ Teams make it to State Championship for FIRST Robotics

Located in the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center, the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) gives Detroit students the knowledge and tools they need to propel themselves to higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The MEZ sent two teams to the FIRST in Michigan State Championship for robotics. Team 5478, the Doughbots, were interviewed by Detroit Public Television. They had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Dean Kamen (Founder FIRST Robotics) & Governor Rick Snyder who both signed the team's robots and were given a Pershing shirt, MEZ shirt & MEZ button.

Team 5532 interviewed for the All Star Rookie Award. Both rookie teams did a great job and made everyone at MEZ proud. MEZ website


U-M Highlights Sustainability Achievements in Multimedia Report. The University of Michigan shows immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, according to a new report designed to track and measure progress. More

The UM3D Lab offers a wide range of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing technologies

The lab now has a new collection of 3D Printers that are free for U-M students to use, open-access, and easy to operate. Read about some of the exciting uses of 3D printing. Learn more

Learn More About Stem Cell Research

The University of Michigan has recently emerged as a national leader in the three main types of stem cell research: embryonic, adult, and reprogrammed cells known as iPS stem cells. At the U-M Center for Stem Cell Research you will find information on stem cell research, events, and videos.