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August 11, 2014

Common Reading Experience inspires engineering students, faculty

From the Diag to Pierpont Commons, Michigan Engineering has installed a series of posters featuring the cover of a book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."

The posters ask engineers across campus one very important question: "What chapter are you on?"

July 14, 2014

New NCID fellows advance diversity scholarship

How are the monsters and mysteries of the U.S.-Mexico border and cultural influences on student learning and cognition related? They are the research areas of the 2014-15 National Center for Institutional Diversity's postdoctoral fellows, William Calvos-Quirόs and Wanda Casillas.

June 18, 2014

$1.5M grant expands undergraduate research opportunities

More than 3,700 additional U-M undergraduates will get real-world research experience over the next five years through a $1.5 million science, technology, engineering and math education grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

June 17, 2014

Program helps researchers develop tools for using big data

Just as fluency in statistics is considered a fundamental skill in many academic fields, organizers of the interdisciplinary Big Data Summer Camp think the ability to extract and analyze data from the Web soon will be indispensable to researchers across the social sciences.

June 16, 2014

LSA and Engineering announce major national scholarship winners

LSA and the College of Engineering have announced the winners in three major national scholarship competitions.

Aaron Priluck, a junior in chemical engineering, and Joseph Richey, a sophomore in mathematics, won Goldwater Scholarships.

Priluck and Nirbhay Jain, a junior in chemistry, won 2014 Astronaut Scholarships.

June 11, 2014

University part of consortium to strengthen digital education

The University of Michigan and three other major U.S. research universities have formed a technology consortium to improve the way in which educational content is shared across universities and ultimately delivered to students.

June 3, 2014

Frankel Institute announces new cohort of 14 fellows for 2014-15

Biblical sacrifices, European imperial borderlands, Roman architecture, and Iberian Conversos. Those are a few of the topics the 14 fellows at U-M's Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies will research in 2014-15, when they gather around the theme of "Jews and Empires."

April 28, 2014

Uncovering Siberian mammoth bones outside the comfort zone

Senior Chris Whalen had already decided to pursue a career in paleontology but wasn't sure how he would handle long stretches of fieldwork in remote locations.

So he tested his limits by spending a month in Siberia with his professor and several other U-M students, searching for woolly mammoth bones on the windswept tundra.

April 22, 2014

Global Information Engagement scholars prepare for India projects

Nineteen U-M students will travel to locations in India in May to work with farmers, community leaders, lawyers, nonprofits and other civic-minded organizations to tackle information challenges and implement solutions designed to have high social-impact value and wide-ranging applications.

April 14, 2014

Event draws volunteers eager to translate for a purpose

Three students working on a campus welcome brochure had to stop for a brief discussion about how to translate the organization's name into Mandarin.

The Spectrum Center's literature says the group works to promote inclusion on campus, with particular emphasis on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

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