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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 100 students will begin working toward majors in public health this September as part of the University of Michigan School of Public Health's first undergraduate cohort.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ECoach, a personalized education tool developed at the University of Michigan, has been expanded this fall to serve all first-year U-M students.
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.
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.
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.
A student hopes to find out how cities like Detroit that experience bankruptcy or other economic hardship "get made and unmade and remade anew." Another wants to examine the geography and politics of urban demolition, specifically how backfill materials are chosen and distributed in blighted areas.
These are the humanities, social science and education projects proposed by students representing more than 10 programs and departments and four different schools within the university:
A new school of sustainability is among the key recommendations in a report by a faculty committee exploring ways to strengthen the University of Michigan's position as a leader in interdisciplinary education that addresses sustainability challenges.
Opportunities for the University of Michigan-Flint's graduate students just got a little bigger.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved two new graduate programs: a Master of Science in Engineering and a doctoral degree in occupational therapy.