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.
The university has awarded three faculty groups funding under the first round of Transformation grants of the university’s Transforming Learning for a Third Century program.
Four doctoral students have received U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grants totaling $112,539 for research in modern foreign languages and area studies abroad for the 2014-15 academic year, the International Institute has announced.
A new minor in intergroup relations education, which starts next semester, will allow students to develop their abilities to relate to others in inclusive and socially conscious ways.
The Office of the Provost announced a new Office of Digital Education and Innovation at the beginning of the academic year, saying it was created to "bolster personalized, engaged and lifelong learning by helping faculty explore creative ways to use technology and digital programs."
Changing the face of STEM teaching at U-M will be a continuous journey, but it will alter "the relationship with students in important, fundamental ways," the keynote speaker at the October Provost’s Seminar on Teaching told a group of faculty Wednesday.
Health professions schools at U-M are taking a unique approach to educating future clinicians. The schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Social Work, and College of Pharmacy are launching an innovative course titled Team-Based Clinical Decision Making.
A new, two-year graduate program in integrative design at the Stamps School of Art & Design represents a paradigm shift as designers address unpredictable and fast-changing real-world problems and situations in society.
The popular Saturday Morning Physics series of lectures has returned this fall with sports-focused presentations, inspired by the LSA Fall Theme Semester, Sport in the University.
Six U-M students have been nominated this year by the Provost's Council on Student Honors to compete at the national level for the prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships.
Leaders from the new Office of Digital Education and Innovation are calling on faculty to submit proposals to develop massive open online courses, known as MOOCs.
The students were like detectives, lining both sides of a narrow room in the basement of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, gloves on, gingerly examining ancient objects.
As the digital age has changed the way students learn and interact with the world, U-M has encouraged faculty to explore creative ways to enhance the student experience through personalized, engaged and lifelong learning.
Inauguration day will begin with a symposium marking what is being described as one of the most hopeful and exciting times in biomedical discovery, with advanced technologies yielding deep and productive insight into human health and disease.