April 10, 2021

Academics

  1. April 10, 2021

    Teach-out delves into political extremism, conspiracy theories

    Online radicalism, political polarization, conspiracy theories and disinformation, and the political response to growing extremism are covered in a new U-M teach-out.

  2. April 6, 2021

    UM-Dearborn launching master’s in materials science engineering

    UM-Dearborn is launching a new master’s degree program in materials science and engineering to help meet a growing demand for engineers working to develop new materials.

  3. April 5, 2021

    Remote-friendly student project presentations enable creativity

    In a study that could help guide educators post-pandemic, students making video presentations showed more creativity and risk-taking than those making conventional in-person presentations.

  4. March 29, 2021

    Rackham program marks 10 years of advancing public scholarship

    During the 2020-21 academic year, the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship is celebrating 10 years under the auspices of Rackham Graduate School.

  5. March 16, 2021

    Problem Solving Initiative offers array of challenging courses

    Seven women sit in Michigan prisons, serving life sentences for crimes committed over the last four decades. Two of them were present when significant others committed murder, three shot the men in their lives, one abandoned a newborn who died, and the seventh agreed to have her husband killed by an employee. The stories of…
  6. February 26, 2021

    Project-based learning yields better student outcomes, studies show

    Students in project-based learning classrooms across the United States significantly outperform those in typical classrooms, according to studies announced by Lucas Education Research, and five universities, including U-M.

  7. February 9, 2021

    Online learners hungry to find purpose, meaning in life

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen MOOC platforms and educational institutions report increased interest, but U-M’s Vic Strecher was not quite expecting 100,000 enrollments in eight months for his “Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life: Living for What Matters Most.”

  8. February 2, 2021

    Rackham, programs partner on doctorate completion extensions

    The Rackham Graduate School has worked with faculty, staff and graduate programs to offer doctoral students additional time and funding to complete degrees, in light of disruptions over the past year.

  9. February 1, 2021

    Video games inspire ‘living textbook’ for computational sciences

    A new way of delivering course materials in the computational sciences aims to elevate the study experience from consuming static text and media to a conversation between the learner and the material.

  10. December 10, 2020

    Faculty encouraged to use student well-being statement in syllabi

    A new Syllabus Statement for Student Well-Being that is more comprehensive than the older mental health syllabus statement, and offers more campus resources to assist students is now available.