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."
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.
The Tojinbo cliffs and Aokigahara forest are among popular sites for Japanese who choose suicide, more than 80 in the country each day — a rate nearly double that of the United States.
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.
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.
Designers, heath care researchers and African scholars at U-M will work in teams this month to generate creative responses to critical areas of the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and Eileen L. Weiser have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.
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.
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.
The University of Michigan climbed four spots to No. 6 in an annual ranking of higher education institutions with the most students studying abroad in 2012-13.
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The International Institute will receive more than $11 million from the U.S. Department of Education through its competitive Title VI program.
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.
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.
Six joint teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have won a share of $1.2 million for research projects exploring new biomedical and energy applications of nanotechnology as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.
Heart disease, diabetes, high-blood pressure and other noncommunicable diseases will soon become the leading cause of sickness and death in Thailand as the country becomes wealthier.
School of Nursing Dean Kathleen Potempa discusses her program's longstanding ties with Thailand, the role nurses play in the country's medical system and the importance of the new research project for U.S. and Thai health care.
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.
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.
President Mary Sue Coleman is the recipient of the 2014 Cassandra Pyle Award that honors her lifelong impact on international education.
Investor Richard Rogel had never traveled to China until he met Kenneth Lieberthal, one of the world’s most-respected Sinologists and professor emeritus at the University of Michigan.