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.
The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint will expand this year with two new instructional departments: the Department of Accounting, Finance and International Business, and the Department of Management and Marketing.
The departments were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
"What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?" That's approximately 7,000 experiences a year for undergraduates, using current enrollment trends.
"What if a common element of the Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the northwest corner of the Big House?"
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.
The University of Michigan is launching three new certificate programs on the online edX platform that are designed to help global lifelong learners keep pace with their careers and prepare for the rigor of academic programs at the university.
The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recipients are:
A second city in Michigan will work with students in the School of Information to identify ways to use technology to foster citizen engagement.
Who doesn't love a good game?
Whether it's an innocent round of hide-and-seek, an immersive video game or a competitive card game, we all enjoy a challenge.
A student taking a large course load next semester wants to know how much work will be involved with the classes she tentatively has mapped out.
Another wonders if other students have found a certain course helpful for the major he intends to pursue.
It was a slightly bizarre scene. On a recent Thursday, students stood facing — and talking engagingly to — the blank wall in classroom 2011 in the Modern Languages Building.
The University of Michigan Office of Digital Education & Innovation will launch its first four courses on the edX platform, beginning in April.
U-M, one of the first universities to offer free massive open online courses (MOOCs), became a charter member of edX in October.
A "me-search" lab for University of Michigan biology undergraduates gives students a close look at what might be the most compelling study subject of all: themselves.
The University of Michigan officially launched its Wolverine Pathways program with a kickoff event at the Michigan Union on Feb. 27, welcoming nearly 200 students from the Ypsilanti and Southfield school districts and close to 300 parents.
Back when Peter Sparling began dancing 46 years ago, the concept of creating and performing across media wasn't widely accepted or practiced.
He began to challenge this notion as a young violin student at Interlochen Arts Academy, when he decided to take a dance class during his sophomore year.
The University of Michigan's offices of the president and the provost have designated $90,000 to the African Studies Center for its U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program in support of rising Ethiopian academics.