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.
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.
Registration is now open for Enriching Scholarship 2014, a week of free educational offerings for U-M faculty and staff intended to foster engaged and effective teaching, learning, and research.
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In a small classroom in the School of Social Work Building, 12 industrious students peered at what looked like a simple schematic of sorts on a large projector screen.
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.
Ann Arbor became the epicenter for innovation in medical education Monday, when dozens of leaders from top medical schools around the country, and from the American Medical Association, joined U-M's own medical education leaders for a unique conference.
Norma Sarkar has been traveling to India for many years. During her visits, she noticed strong community health programs that involve health workers in rural areas, home visits and elderly care.
Before Professor Victor Lieberman gave his "last lecture" April 2 at the Golden Apple Award ceremony, 30 members of the Men's Glee Club, dressed in pristine khaki pants, blue blazers and variations of maize-and-blue ties, performed "The University."
The blossoming affiliation between Contexts for Classics and the Institute for the Humanities could be a national model for studying classical antiquity across several disciplines and departments, say those sparking the initiative.
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The Department of Sociology is offering a new minor in law, justice and social change for the fall 2014 semester. The minor will serve students interested in careers in law, policy, criminal justice, or grassroots social change, and students who want to have a deeper understanding of law and society.
Beginning this summer, students in the schools of Education and Social Work will collaborate on a project to improve the high school experience for area teens impacted by trauma.
What happens when you put a group of people proficient in more than one language into one space over an entire weekend? You get a lot of material translated for good causes, and participants having fun as they work to make messages more accessible.
Ongoing efforts to strengthen academic quality and student experiences across the university are leading to increased degree completion rates and successful career placement for U-M Ph.D. graduates.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded one Boyd/Williams Fellowship for Research on Women and Work, 12 IRWG/Rackham Graduate Research Fellowships, and 11 Community of Scholars (COS) summer fellowships to U-M graduate students studying women, gender and sexuality.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded highly competitive Faculty Seed Grants to five U-M faculty members whose diverse projects demonstrate the scope of women and gender studies today.
University of Michigan students interested in a deeper understanding of digital practices now have an opportunity to pursue an LSA academic minor in digital studies.
Note: This article has been updated with additional specialty rankings.
The university continues to demonstrate its leadership in higher education with a strong showing in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best graduate schools.
The School of Dentistry will create a clinic where practitioners from multiple disciplines provide special needs patients with dental and health care services in the same facility, thanks to a $2 million gift from the Delta Dental Foundation.
In an effort to enhance the university's interdisciplinary teaching and research efforts, as well as improve the student-faculty ratio, the university has created 101 new faculty positions.
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