Changing the way we teach
Inspired by the methods Eric Mazur, an expert on engaged learning who is conducting a series of presentations at U-M this Friday, Professor Steve Yalisove redesigned his sophomore materials science engineering class to better engage students. He describes the project in this video.
Gaming the classroom
In this video, Mika LaVaque-Manty, associate professor of political science and philosophy, explains how he uses video game playing strategies to motivate and engage students in his political sciences classes.
Moore project groundbreaking
With the ground frozen under heavy snow, U-M leaders headed indoors Thursday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Earl V. Moore Building renovation and expansion project at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Turning a ceremonial first shovelful of dirt while confetti flies around them are, from left: Regent Julia Donovan Darlow, SMTD Dean Christopher Kendall, donors Delores and William Brehm, Professor Emeritus Glenn Watkins, President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Martha Pollack. (Photo by Peter Smith Photography)
The weather outside may have been frightful Wednesday morning, but inside the Alumni Center the atmosphere was delightful as President Mary Sue Coleman helped hand out bagels to students stopping by for the Alumni Association's Welcome Wednesday program. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)
Student-run free clinic
In every sense of the word, U-M's Student-Run Free Clinic, located in downtown Pinckney, is student-generated. From scheduling appointments and ordering supplies to conducting physical exams and following up, the medical students are responsible for taking care of their uninsured patients. In this video, students discuss how the clinic gives them the chance to develop operational and leadership skills.