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Donor impact stories

UMSI donors transform the school through their generosity. Below are some stories that illustrate the power of philanthropy to advance UMSI’s mission.

Students standing in front of a trifold display in the ballroom of the Michigan League toss around a rugby ball

‘More than a class project’: UMSI Expo features student innovations with social impact


Expo ’24 showcased solutions to some of society’s toughest problems. These are projects that go beyond course requirements. 

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A student stands in front of a trifold poster, chatting animatedly with a guest at Exposition

2024 UMSI Student Project Exposition award recipients announced


15 top projects earned awards, representing excellence in user experience design, digital curation, civic engagement, entrepreneurship and more. 

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UMSI launches Global Engagement Fellowship


A new program encourages UMSI students to go beyond passive participation when studying abroad – preparing them with skills that will take them far, and remain relevant on their return. 

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A graphic with the text "EXPO'24: UMSI Annual Student Project Exposition," Thursday, April 18, 11 am-1 pm, Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave."

UMSI Student Project Exposition will showcase novel solutions to big issues


From demystifying election prediction models, to improving access to clean water for the homeless community, this year’s projects represent an impressive range of topics.

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A photo of Ambar Amoros-Gomez standing on the Diag wearing a U-M sweatshirt, with a hammock visible in the background

One year in: Celebrating the first cohort of the UMSI Graduate Guarantee


In December 2022, Ambar Amoros-Gomez clicked on an email that opened up her future path. The subject line read, “You’re eligible for free grad school programs.” 

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A team of UMSI students poses with their community partner, Dress for Success, in Washington, D.C.

For UMSI students, a spring break with lasting impact


First offered in 1999, UMSI’s Alternative Spring Break program invites students to spend their time off completing hands-on information projects across the U.S.

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Students pose with a Mumsi cutout at the 2023 Giving Blueday celebration

Here's how you can support UMSI students this Giving Blueday


The University of Michigan’s annual day of giving is March 13. UMSI invites donors to directly support students through gifts to one of five funds.

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2023 UMSI internship reports highlight students’ career preparedness


More than 375 students pursued internships across industries and the globe. Here are key takeaways from this year's internship reports. 

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Garret Potter sits on a couch with Max James, holding a laptop. Max reaches toward the laptop screen. Leo looks on from the left side of the frame.

Experimental encyclopedia puts the world at a 5-year-old’s fingertips


A startup fostered at UMSI is developing an audiovisual encyclopedia that will enable young learners to explore their interests without limits.

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UMSI students try out their dream jobs


Through summer internships, UMSI students took their skills far and wide — from the St. Louis Cardinals to a high-security vault in the Library of Congress.

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