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October 24, 2017

Third Century Initiative

May 18, 2016

Funding still available for engaged learning projects

To keep the momentum going beyond the Third Century Initiative — which officially ends with U-M's Bicentennial in 2017 — the university is offering Transforming Learning for the Third Century-Networks for Engaged Teaching funds of up to $1,000.

July 22, 2015

Nearly $1M awarded in last call for smaller Third Century grants

The latest and final round of Third Century Initiative Quick Win/Discovery grants will go to more than 20 projects, including a technology-based design solution for children with autism, one that encourages performing artists to approach their careers from an entrepreneurial mindset, and another that expands social science research opportunities

July 16, 2015

Center for Interprofessional Education celebrates launch

Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.

May 15, 2015

Rebooting historical archives, expanding citizen engagement

Those who have been around campus for some time may be familiar with names like Alice Crocker Lloyd, Robert P. Briggs and Margaret Bell, but until recently none of these important figures in U-M history had biographies on the most popular contemporary list of who's who in the world: Wikipedia.

February 12, 2015

Health care project gets $1.4M Third Century Initiative grant

David Burke describes a scenario that could be one outcome of the work he and colleagues are doing with their project, Deep Monitoring, which just received a large second infusion of funding from the Third Century Initiative.

"Is that pen from U-M?" he asked an interviewer furiously scribbling his comments. The answer is affirmative.

February 12, 2015

U-M funds another round of engaged-learning projects

The university has awarded funding for another 18 projects under the Transforming Learning for a Third Century portion of the Third Century Initiative.

The latest Quick Wins and Discovery grants will be among the last, as the university plans only one more round of funding at this level.

November 20, 2014

Engaged education symposium invites reflection, forward look

With 100 funded projects at various stages of development across campus, leaders of the Transforming Learning for a Third Century Initiative brought a number of faculty trailblazers together Tuesday and asked them to "think big" about the future of engaged education at U-M.

October 13, 2014

'Into the Wind' draws upon the expertise, creativity of many

Dance Professor Jessica Fogel is no stranger to multifaceted, multidisciplinary collaborations, but when she first proposed her latest project called "Into the Wind," even she did not anticipate it would include so many individuals, institutions and moving parts.

September 30, 2014

MCubed opens public funding phase with projects in two areas

With more than $1 million in gifts, a new phase of the MCubed research-funding program will open this month, broadening the scope of U-M’s unique initiative to advance bold work that crosses traditional academic boundaries.

July 17, 2014

U-M initiative transforming what it means to 'go to court'

The University of Michigan is spearheading development of what is believed to be first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts online, without needing to hire an attorney.                    

January 9, 2014

Wind energy, global engagement among latest Third Century projects

Using the arts to increase understanding of issues surrounding wind energy, and helping meet student interest in hands-on learning when global travel may be out of reach are two of the most recent Third Century Initiative projects to receive funding.

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