Back when Peter Sparling began dancing 46 years ago, the concept of creating and performing across media wasn't widely accepted or practiced.
He began to challenge this notion as a young violin student at Interlochen Arts Academy, when he decided to take a dance class during his sophomore year.
The University of Michigan's offices of the president and the provost have designated $90,000 to the African Studies Center for its U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program in support of rising Ethiopian academics.
TeachingWorks, a national organization based at the School of Education dedicated to improving professional preparation for teaching, has received a $6.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Teacher Preparation Transformation Center.
The university has awarded $5 million to three projects designed to transform the educational experience for U-M students, and has created a new program that encourages faculty to form networks around engaged learning.
An innovative community-campus partnership will provide School of Information students with access to a unique new space in which to develop tool and craft skills, learn how to mentor children, encourage creativity, and tinker with new technology and new materials.
The Sweetland Writing Center and Department of Chemistry are partnering on a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to implement writing-to-learn strategies for science, technology, engineering and mathematics students.
Humanities faculty at the University of Michigan will be given the resources to experiment with a collaborative, team-based approach under a new initiative launched by the Office of the Provost.
The University of Michigan should strive to become a magnet for the best biosciences faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students in the world, according to a faculty panel convened by President Mark Schlissel.
Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, has been named director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
Veidlinger will succeed Deborah Dash Moore, the Frankel Center's director for the past decade.
Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered by institutions around the world have served millions of people of all ages in the three years since they have risen in prominence. But who are these online learners, what attracts them to a course, and what makes them engage with the material and stay with it to the end — or not?
"A world of opportunities."
That's how James Hilton, vice provost for digital education and innovation, describes the possibilities of a consortium of universities, joined together by a desire to create and share digital tools and data, in effort to enhance the learning experience for students today.
If you want to transform the campus learning experience to suit the needs of today's students, who better to ask what that should look like than the people who will benefit from the changes?
Doctoral students at the University of Michigan are completing their degrees at a higher rate than in the past, following changes implemented by the Rackham Graduate School.
Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan have a new major course of study to choose from — one that is highly relevant in this age of "Big Data."
The University of Michigan has awarded nearly $6.4 million in Third Century Initiative funding to six faculty projects that show promise to transform learning for students.
Those who have been around campus for some time may be familiar with names like Alice Crocker Lloyd, Robert P. Briggs and Margaret Bell, but until recently none of these important figures in U-M history had biographies on the most popular contemporary list of who's who in the world: Wikipedia.
The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to nine faculty members and nine graduate students to support research projects they will pursue during 2015-16.
As a new round of massive open online courses gets underway during the next few weeks, university leaders have put out a call to encourage more faculty to come together in multi-unit teams to design and create additional MOOCs.
Five University of Michigan faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advancing student learning will be recognized May 4 as winners of the seventh annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.