U-M & the Crises in Japan

The university community is deeply concerned about the devastation in Japan from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear energy situation. This site is dedicated to highlighting ways to help and offering explanations of events from our faculty experts.

To the Campus Community:

We are watching the devastation in Japan with equal mixtures of sorrow, disbelief and horror. Yet we share a universal reaction in wanting to help the Japanese people as they work to recover.

There are numerous charitable organizations dedicated to providing relief and rebuilding. I encourage you to help in any way possible.

Thank you for keeping the people of Japan in your thoughts during such an extraordinary time for the world community.

Mary Sue Coleman

After the tsunami: addressing mental health concerns in post-disaster Japan

Sheila A.M. Rauch, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, recently traveled to Japan as part of a team that conducted workshops to help health care professionals and community leaders address mental health concerns in the wake of the disaster.
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U-M teams raising money to aid Japanese city

The Ross Japanese Business Association has initiated a fundraiser to help provide aid to one of Japan's most badly hit cities, Kesennuma. Select one of several U-M teams through which to donate.

U-M students and faculty in Japan

The easing of U.S. State Department restrictions on travel to Japan will allow the university to move forward with spring and summer study abroad programs that had been in doubt.
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U-M Health System collecting supplies for medical relief in Japan

UMHS is working with World Medical Relief, a Detroit-based charity, to provide medical supplies, diapers and more to the victims in Japan. More information »


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