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October 8, 2014

$25M grant backs U-M project to curb maternal deaths

With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent.

October 3, 2014

Session encourages faculty to globalize classrooms

Giving students a global experience — a key goal for the university's third century — is not just about travel abroad, the leader of U-M's global and engaged education office told faculty who gathered recently to hear how some of their colleagues are bringing the world into their classrooms.

June 24, 2014

U-M students help Indian villages meet water needs

More than 100,000 people die in India each year from waterborne diseases, but a group of U-M students is hoping to make a difference.

The students, who call themselves the BLUElab India team, traveled to India's western state of Gujarat in early May to survey water needs to help them design filtration and storage technology.

June 23, 2014

U-M names Jones Luong director of International Institute

LSA Interim Dean Susan Gelman has named Pauline Jones Luong as director of the International Institute. She will serve a three-year term, effective July 1.

"I am honored and excited to lead the International Institute," said Jones Luong, professor of political science.

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.

March 17, 2014

2014 Wallenberg Fellow to study tuberculosis in Peru

The $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 has been presented to LSA senior Lily Bonadonna, to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru. President Mary Sue Coleman announced Bonadonna's selection for the second annual award at the Honors Convocation on Sunday.

February 11, 2014

U-M among nation's top schools for Peace Corps volunteers

The University of Michigan ranked fifth nationally among the top volunteer-producing large universities for the Peace Corps, with 81 graduates — such as Marissa Falk, who is in Cameroon — currently serving in the agency.

February 4, 2014

$1.3M grant to aid architecture and humanities research

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and LSA have been awarded $1.3 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a major initiative on the synergies between humanities research and the design of cities.

January 28, 2014

U-M announces virtual collaboration in Islamic studies

The U-M International Institute and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation announce the establishment of the Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum, funded by a $3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

January 27, 2014

Q and A: A conversation about the Joint Institute

James Holloway, vice provost for global and engaged education, and Jun Ni, dean of the Joint Institute, discuss the past, present and future of U-M's partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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