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October 22, 2017

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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.

December 15, 2014

Internship to research chronic arsenic poisoning yields great lessons

Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.

December 11, 2014

New minor in naval engineering now available

The College of Engineering has begun offering a minor in naval engineering, administered by the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME). 

December 8, 2014

Doing away with lectures, exams, graded homework

The students sit at small tables of four to five, separated by whiteboards, waiting for questions to come up on their electronic devices, which are tapped into a program that knows which student is sitting in what seat.

December 3, 2014

New U-M minor in entrepreneurship to start in January

An entrepreneurial education will be available to all U-M students beginning in January with a new 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship that aims to attract students from diverse areas of study.

November 18, 2014

U-M awarded more than $112,000 in Fulbright-Hays grants

Four doctoral students have received U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grants totaling $112,539 for research in modern foreign languages and area studies abroad for the 2014-15 academic year, the International Institute has announced.

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