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November 22, 2017

Global Engagement

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

U-M Fulbright recipients

Fulbright U.S. Scholar grantees

Disciplines within quotation marks are the Fulbright specialization categories in which the award was made.

February 9, 2015

Sustainability crucial for generations to come, coordinator says

For Sudhakar Reddy, volunteering is more than a passion: it’s central to his philosophy of sustainability.

"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."

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 19, 2015

U-M Solar Car Team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

An atypical U-M solar car squad raced in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in typical U-M solar car fashion: finishing on top.

The Solar Car Team, composed of U-M alumni and students, partnered with students from the University of Abu Dhabi to race its championship car, Quantum, against 15 teams from six continents.

January 19, 2015

President Schlissel plans trip to China this summer

President Mark Schlissel will travel to China July 5-11 to continue to build relationships with the leaders of Chinese partner institutions and strengthen relations with international alumni.

November 18, 2014

University funds joint social science projects with Fudan University

Collaborations between U-M and Fudan University in Shanghai, China, continue to expand as four joint research teams from the universities have won funding for social science projects, and two U-M faculty members have succeeded in securing travel grants for potential partnerships.

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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