The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 Faculty Seed Grants for projects on women, gender and sexuality, which may be structured creatively to produce the best possible end products, including publications, conferences, works of fine art, and novel research and scholarship.
The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded four Collaborative Planning Grants for faculty projects on women, gender and sexuality. The IRWG grants generally support interdisciplinary teams working toward submission of an extramural grant application and publication.
Mark Tucker, art director and head puppeteer for the Lloyd Hall Scholars program, doesn't just throw parades for fun.
The university has received a gift of $2 million to establish the Thai Professorship of Theravada Buddhism, which will further enhance one of the largest Buddhist studies programs in North America.
This professorship, dedicated to the Thai tradition of Theravada Buddhism, is believed to be the first such chair in the world.
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"I will not try to teach anything that can't be Googled."
"I look forward to seeing where it's going to go."
When Michaela Zint revamped the course Environ 211: Social Sciences and Environmental Problems a few years back, she decided the way to motivate students was to appeal to their desire to make a difference.
The son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, Tamas Gombosi took an unlikely path to his post as an eminent space scientist at U-M.
David Burke describes a scenario that could be one outcome of the work he and colleagues are doing with their project, Deep Monitoring, which just received a large second infusion of funding from the Third Century Initiative.
"Is that pen from U-M?" he asked an interviewer furiously scribbling his comments. The answer is affirmative.
The university has awarded funding for another 18 projects under the Transforming Learning for a Third Century portion of the Third Century Initiative.
The latest Quick Wins and Discovery grants will be among the last, as the university plans only one more round of funding at this level.
A library exhibit and a talk by a national advocate for faculty who practice engaged scholarship are among the ways the university will spotlight engaged learning this semester.
In an effort to drive systemic reform of education in science, technology, engineering and math, the College of Engineering is co-leading a national program that will give more undergraduates and master's students deep experience in faculty research.
The popular Saturday Morning Physics series opens its winter program with sessions that explore the formation of planets, gravitational wave packets and what we're learning from analytics.
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.
A list on a whiteboard tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K'Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits.
The university's first U-M-only massive open online course had about 400 enrollees just prior to kickoff Jan. 12.
Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.
The College of Engineering has begun offering a minor in naval engineering, administered by the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME).
The students sit at small tables of four to five, separated by whiteboards, waiting for questions to come up on their electronic devices, which are tapped into a program that knows which student is sitting in what seat.
An entrepreneurial education will be available to all U-M students beginning in January with a new 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship that aims to attract students from diverse areas of study.