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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

04/30/2024

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

04/23/2024

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

04/22/2024

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

04/10/2024

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

04/10/2024

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

03/18/2024

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

03/12/2024

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

01/29/2024

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

10/10/2023

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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A grid of four photos — one from each featured internship — with the UMSI logo and the text "summer internships" in the lower left corner

UMSI students try out their dream jobs

09/05/2023

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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