Exposing the Real Russia under Putin: “Don’t walk the streets. Don’t eat the food. Don’t talk.”

The 2015 Wallenberg Medalist, Masha Gessen, will give the Wallenberg Lecture on November 3 at 7:30 pm in the Rackham Auditorium. Gessen is a highly acclaimed journalist, author, and vocal critic of Vladimir Putin and his government’s corruption, repression of human rights, and intervention in former nations of the Eastern Soviet Bloc, Ukraine, and Syria.…

Summer in Uganda

Katherine Finn's last day in Uganda.

Katherine spent her summer in Uganda working with children who are cognitively impaired due to severe episodes of cerebral malaria. I spent the summer working with this amazing group of women who taught me more than I ever imagined. From big issues like faith and politics, to small office disagreements, they were constantly amazing me…

Empowering Underserved Populations in Argentina

Picture taken in a Nursing School in Villa Libertador, an underprivileged neighborhood in Cordoba, where I led a workshop aimed to increase knowledge regarding the right to access to health care.

Lucia Michelazzo Ceroni spent her summer in Argentina to implement healthcare workshops focused on youth health education to empower and educate underserved populations.

Photo Journal of Jesse Contreras

Jesse Contreras posing in front of the river cutting through El Ríito, a participating community

Jesse Contreras spent his summer in Mexico City working on a pilot study to research the effects of waste water on health.

A Campus Tour Leads to a Partnership in Africa

Janis Miller and Alain Mukwege

His English was limited. She couldn’t speak French. But that didn’t stop a Congolese physician and a U-M School of Nursing professor from building a partnership in one of the most dangerous places for women in the world.

Masha Gessen to Receive Wallenberg Medal

The 2015 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to Russian and American journalist, author, and activist Masha Gessen on Tuesday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus. After the medal presentation, Gessen will give the 24th Wallenberg Lecture. Gessen is a prolific writer about political and cultural affairs in…

Wallenberg Summer Travel Award Provides Eye-opening Experience

Katherine Finn explores the Kinginima hospital's future nursing school.

2015 Wallenberg Summer Travel Awardee Katherine Finn is immersing herself in nursing care in Uganda to work with children who are cognitively impaired due to severe episodes of cerebral malaria. She shares her experience on her blog.

Honoring a Legacy: 7 U-M Students Receive Wallenberg Summer Travel Awards

For more than seven years, a particular group of U-M students comes back from a summer abroad, transformed. They travel to Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Ecuador and elsewhere in the world. They work to mitigate arsenic pollution, assist grassroot community health organizations, find alternative income sources for orphanages, and participate in other independent projects…