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May 24, 2017

Academics

May 22, 2017

SPH launches new multidisciplinary master’s degree program

The School of Public Health has launched a new Master of Public Health degree program that will integrate the principles of environmental health sciences with health policy and health promotion approaches to address and reduce environmental and occupational health risks.

April 20, 2017

Five faculty teams awarded Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize

For their creative and inventive approaches to improving student learning, five faculty projects led by Michael Cole, Mary Lou Dorf, Craig Regester, Stephen Rush and Adam Simon will be awarded the ninth annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.

April 17, 2017

UROP event celebrates a year of faculty, student research

When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they've been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M's bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor.

March 10, 2017

IT leader Edward Happ to head two new information centers at UMSI

The School of Information has announced the future establishment of two new information centers to improve communications infrastructure in underserved communities and advance data usage by organizations that serve populations in those areas.

February 13, 2017

New food systems course opens doors to community

Mike Levine represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers.

The University of Michigan alumnus co-owns a Scio Township farm that spans 122 acres and boasts everything from vegetable seeds and a fruit nursery to shitake mushrooms.

December 7, 2016

U-M, colleges team up in biomedical science teaching and learning

They're at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate's degrees, others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science.

But there's a lot they can teach one another, with the help of their professors.

September 20, 2016

U-M, edX announce three online, social innovation MicroMasters

Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan.

August 26, 2016

Cass Tech partnership encourages youth to pursue STEM careers

For four Detroit Cass Technical High School incoming seniors, summer hasn't been all about pool sides and campfires. Instead, it's been mostly early morning labs, science symposiums and exploring the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

July 11, 2016

U-M launches two specializations for new generation of data scientists

Recognizing that new career pathways require new approaches to education and training, the University of Michigan is launching two new series of courses on Coursera as part of its commitment to developing curricula and lifelong learning opportunities for a new generation of data science students.

July 5, 2016

Open house to kick off student-led co-learning project in Detroit

A student hopes to find out how cities like Detroit that experience bankruptcy or other economic hardship "get made and unmade and remade anew." Another wants to examine the geography and politics of urban demolition, specifically how backfill materials are chosen and distributed in blighted areas.

July 5, 2016

Projects proposed by students

These are the humanities, social science and education projects proposed by students representing more than 10 programs and departments and four different schools within the university:

May 25, 2016

Provost's panel suggests new sustainability education structure

A new school of sustainability is among the key recommendations in a report by a faculty committee exploring ways to strengthen the University of Michigan's position as a leader in interdisciplinary education that addresses sustainability challenges.

May 19, 2016

UM-Flint adds two new graduate programs

Opportunities for the University of Michigan-Flint's graduate students just got a little bigger.

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved two new graduate programs: a Master of Science in Engineering and a doctoral degree in occupational therapy.

May 19, 2016

UM-Flint adds departments to meet growth

The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint will expand this year with two new instructional departments: the Department of Accounting, Finance and International Business, and the Department of Management and Marketing.

The departments were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

May 17, 2016

National leaders address what's next for engaged learning

"What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?" That's approximately 7,000 experiences a year for undergraduates, using current enrollment trends.

"What if a common element of the Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the northwest corner of the Big House?"

May 18, 2016

Funding still available for engaged learning projects

To keep the momentum going beyond the Third Century Initiative — which officially ends with U-M's Bicentennial in 2017 — the university is offering Transforming Learning for the Third Century-Networks for Engaged Teaching funds of up to $1,000.

May 3, 2016

U-M launches first three XSeries programs on edX platform

The University of Michigan is launching three new certificate programs on the online edX platform that are designed to help global lifelong learners keep pace with their careers and prepare for the rigor of academic programs at the university.

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