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October 24, 2017

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October 18, 2017

New web resource supports engaged, interdisciplinary work

As U-M heads into a new century with engaged and interdisciplinary learning and research at the forefront of the educational experience, the Office of the Provost is sharing a new hub for resources and storytelling around these goals.

September 14, 2017

Summit to celebrate year of Academic Innovation successes

Academic innovation at the University of Michigan is growing rapidly, and faculty who have yet to get involved have an opportunity this fall to hear about new developments and take the plunge, leaders of the campus initiative say.

September 14, 2017

New library management MOOC series fills educational gap

A new massive open online course series offered by the University of Michigan will provide advanced training in management to public librarians, many of whom say they have to learn most of those skills on the job.

September 14, 2017

Online Teach-Out to help public understand hurricanes

As Florida assesses the damage from Hurricane Irma, Texas continues to rebuild from Harvey and meteorologists keep their eyes on Jose, University of Michigan experts in weather events and their aftermath offer the public a new Teach-Out on hurricanes.

September 8, 2017

U-M, Tsinghua start grad program in environment, sustainability

In an effort to tackle environmental challenges and create a sustainable world, the School for Environment and Sustainability and Tsinghua University's School of Environment have established a new program to cultivate talents for global sustainability and facilitate academic cooperation between the United States and China.

June 21, 2017

Civil rights, elusive sleep, technology are next teach-out topics

Four new teach-outs in August and September will focus on technological advances that have changed the way we live, civil rights and civil liberties in the current political environment, and a silent epidemic that impacts the health of millions. 

The second round of the short, weekend-long global learning opportunities will focus on:

May 22, 2017

SPH launches new multidisciplinary master’s degree program

The School of Public Health has launched a new Master of Public Health degree program that will integrate the principles of environmental health sciences with health policy and health promotion approaches to address and reduce environmental and occupational health risks.

April 20, 2017

Five faculty teams awarded Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize

For their creative and inventive approaches to improving student learning, five faculty projects led by Michael Cole, Mary Lou Dorf, Craig Regester, Stephen Rush and Adam Simon will be awarded the ninth annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.

April 17, 2017

UROP event celebrates a year of faculty, student research

When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they've been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M's bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor.

March 10, 2017

IT leader Edward Happ to head two new information centers at UMSI

The School of Information has announced the future establishment of two new information centers to improve communications infrastructure in underserved communities and advance data usage by organizations that serve populations in those areas.

February 13, 2017

New food systems course opens doors to community

Mike Levine represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers.

The University of Michigan alumnus co-owns a Scio Township farm that spans 122 acres and boasts everything from vegetable seeds and a fruit nursery to shitake mushrooms.

December 7, 2016

U-M, colleges team up in biomedical science teaching and learning

They're at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate's degrees, others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science.

But there's a lot they can teach one another, with the help of their professors.

September 20, 2016

U-M, edX announce three online, social innovation MicroMasters

Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan.

August 26, 2016

Cass Tech partnership encourages youth to pursue STEM careers

For four Detroit Cass Technical High School incoming seniors, summer hasn't been all about pool sides and campfires. Instead, it's been mostly early morning labs, science symposiums and exploring the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

July 11, 2016

U-M launches two specializations for new generation of data scientists

Recognizing that new career pathways require new approaches to education and training, the University of Michigan is launching two new series of courses on Coursera as part of its commitment to developing curricula and lifelong learning opportunities for a new generation of data science students.

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