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May 7, 2015

New MOOCs beginning; U-M leaders to support more courses

As a new round of massive open online courses gets underway during the next few weeks, university leaders have put out a call to encourage more faculty to come together in multi-unit teams to design and create additional MOOCs.

April 3, 2015

IRWG announces Faculty Seed Grants

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 Faculty Seed Grants for projects on women, gender and sexuality, which may be structured creatively to produce the best possible end products, including publications, conferences, works of fine art, and novel research and scholarship.

April 3, 2015

IRWG announces Collaborative Planning Grants

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded four Collaborative Planning Grants for faculty projects on women, gender and sexuality. The IRWG grants generally support interdisciplinary teams working toward submission of an extramural grant application and publication.

March 5, 2015

U-M gift establishes world's first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism

The university has received a gift of $2 million to establish the Thai Professorship of Theravada Buddhism, which will further enhance one of the largest Buddhist studies programs in North America.

This professorship, dedicated to the Thai tradition of Theravada Buddhism, is believed to be the first such chair in the world.

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.

February 4, 2015

U-M to help lead $5M 'VIP' program in STEM education

In an effort to drive systemic reform of education in science, technology, engineering and math, the College of Engineering is co-leading a national program that will give more undergraduates and master's students deep experience in faculty research.

February 2, 2015

MHIRT celebrates 20th anniversary aiding health disparities groups

Camels and horses run free on the plains of Umnugobi province, Mongolia. That's where graduate student Elise Tolbert learned to tolerate the dust and air pollution, as she asked people to join her research study to assess arsenic and uranium exposure in their drinking water.

January 26, 2015

Program helping young children learn to be makers

A list on a whiteboard tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K'Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits.

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