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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.

November 17, 2014

Digital Education and Innovation leaders address office goals

The Office of the Provost announced a new Office of Digital Education and Innovation at the beginning of the academic year, saying it was created to "bolster personalized, engaged and lifelong learning by helping faculty explore creative ways to use technology and digital programs."

October 30, 2014

STEM education reform a long-distance endeavor, not a sprint

Changing the face of STEM teaching at U-M will be a continuous journey, but it will alter "the relationship with students in important, fundamental ways," the keynote speaker at the October Provost’s Seminar on Teaching told a group of faculty Wednesday.

October 21, 2014

New course promotes breaking down silos to optimize patient care

Health professions schools at U-M are taking a unique approach to educating future clinicians. The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Social Work, and College of Pharmacy are launching an innovative course titled Team-Based Clinical Decision Making.

September 15, 2014

Students get up-close, hands-on look at history

The students were like detectives, lining both sides of a narrow room in the basement of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, gloves on, gingerly examining ancient objects.

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