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April 28, 2014

Uncovering Siberian mammoth bones outside the comfort zone

Senior Chris Whalen had already decided to pursue a career in paleontology but wasn't sure how he would handle long stretches of fieldwork in remote locations.

So he tested his limits by spending a month in Siberia with his professor and several other U-M students, searching for woolly mammoth bones on the windswept tundra.

April 22, 2014

Global Information Engagement scholars prepare for India projects

Nineteen U-M students will travel to locations in India in May to work with farmers, community leaders, lawyers, nonprofits and other civic-minded organizations to tackle information challenges and implement solutions designed to have high social-impact value and wide-ranging applications.

April 14, 2014

Event draws volunteers eager to translate for a purpose

Three students working on a campus welcome brochure had to stop for a brief discussion about how to translate the organization's name into Mandarin.

The Spectrum Center's literature says the group works to promote inclusion on campus, with particular emphasis on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

April 8, 2014

AMA conference shines spotlight on Medical School education

Ann Arbor became the epicenter for innovation in medical education Monday, when dozens of leaders from top medical schools around the country, and from the American Medical Association, joined U-M's own medical education leaders for a unique conference.

March 27, 2014

Sociology offers new minor in law, justice and social change

The Department of Sociology is offering a new minor in law, justice and social change for the fall 2014 semester. The minor will serve students interested in careers in law, policy, criminal justice, or grassroots social change, and students who want to have a deeper understanding of law and society.

March 24, 2014

Multilingual volunteers sought to translate for a good cause

What happens when you put a group of people proficient in more than one language into one space over an entire weekend? You get a lot of material translated for good causes, and participants having fun as they work to make messages more accessible. 

March 20, 2014

U-M seen as a national leader in doctoral education

Ongoing efforts to strengthen academic quality and student experiences across the university are leading to increased degree completion rates and successful career placement for U-M Ph.D. graduates.  

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