About Government Relations

Vice President Cynthia H. Wilbanks oversees the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations.

University officials monitor federal and state legislation that impacts or involves higher education. Officials work with elected officials and government agencies in providing information and research findings that may assist their policy work.

We have offices in Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Washington, D.C.

  • A New website from Michigan Creative, U-M + Detroit, shows the commitment of U-M to the City of Detroit.
    The Detroit Center is the base of operations for many of U–M's Detroit–focused programs.

  • U-M launches $100 million Data Science Initiative; hiring 35 new faculty Read more

  • U-M among the Princeton Review's 353 Green Colleges U-Record article

  • The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is ranked as the top dental school in the U.S. and the fourth in the world, according to a new survey of institutions of higher learning. Read more here

  • Government Relations is proud to salute our colleague Dr. Veronica Johnson who has established an Internship at the UM School of Information (Veronica Wilkerson Johnson Internship Award). 

  • U-M maintained its ranking at No. 6 on Kiplinger's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. Read More

  • You can learn more about the State’s higher education appropriations process by joining the Alumni Association’s Legislative Advocacy program.

  • The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers was named the best hospital in Michigan by the U.S. News & World Report.

  • U-M provides Guidelines for Political Campaigns and Ballot Initiatives.

  • U-M & A2
    The U-M Community Relations office has launched a new website that shows facts and figures explaining how the university is an integral part of the Ann Arbor community, and more.

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Published on Sep 29, 2015 by Michigan Engineering.

Michigan Engineering researchers check the science behind The Martian, the upcoming film adaptation of Andy Weir’s bestselling sci-fi thriller about an astronaut left behind on the Red Planet. U-M engineers and scientists discuss: how bad the dust storms really are on Mars, how it might be possible to grow food there, and how fast Earth could send a rescue mission.

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