Motility — random, directed and collective — is a fundamental property of cells. Unfortunately, this same process of cell motion that is an integral part of physical development can become deadly when deregulated, said Trachette Jackson, professor of mathematics, LSA, and cancer researcher.
India has emerged in recent years as one of the world’s most vibrant economies, the largest democracy, a key player in geopolitics, home to the world’s largest middle class and a contributor to global trends in art and aesthetics.
Following her November visit to India, President Mary Sue Coleman has issued a call for proposals to launch new programs and build on ideas generated during the trip.
The ITS CTools Team has introduced a new way for faculty to build, manage and use course sites. The feature, called Lesson Builder, provides sequencing capabilities that allow instructors to create sites with easy-to-follow navigation and instructions for students.
The Institute for the Humanities is accepting fellowship applications for the 2014-15 academic year from U-M tenured and tenure-track faculty and graduate students.
Eight U-M scientists and engineers have been elected 2013 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. U-M researchers were among 388 new fellows announced Monday by AAAS.
A group of incoming School of Natural Resources and Environment students had barely begun working when the first lessons, albeit informal ones, happened.
Faculty and staff who have ideas for engaged, action-based learning are encouraged to submit proposals for the next round of Third Century Initiative funding, due Jan. 17.
Leaders of a project to transform the teaching of STEM courses — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in LSA say it will take a culture change from within to accomplish, but they are confident the university is ready for the challenge.
News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.
This week’s Summit on Diversity in Graduate Education drew more than 150 scholars and practitioners from across the country, seeking a better understanding of diversity’s role in the academic and social contexts of graduate school, and working to identify ways to effectively enhance and maintain diversity.
Professor Donald Lopez spent the past 12 years compiling the most authoritative and wide-ranging reference on Buddhism ever produced in English.
In an effort to offer formal entrepreneurship education to all U-M undergraduates within the next two years, Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an engineering professor with a proven entrepreneurial track record as a senior adviser.
A $2 million initiative at the School of Information aims to engage every student in information- and technology-related service projects and action-based learning during their studies.
The Urban and Regional Planning program at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is hosting a symposium and workshops that will explore the role of the urban planner and planning in a “post-racial” society.
Fulbright U.S. Student grantees
The 2013-2014 U-M Fulbright U.S. Student grantees, degrees*, colleges/schools (and departments), project countries, and projects include:
• Ruben Adery, B.A., LSA (Linguistics, Spanish); Brazil; English teaching assistantship.
Fulbright grants — one of the U.S. government’s most prestigious awards — were given to 33 students from U-M campuses for the 2013-14 academic year, funding their studies, research or teaching overseas for six to 12 months, officials said Monday.
The sharp decline in the number of tenure-track academic jobs is among current challenges to academic freedom, says author and civil liberties lawyer Marjorie Heins.
Answering questions raised by the latest reform to the U.S. health care system — the Affordable Care Act — is the goal of a new free University of Michigan online course.
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University of Michigan undergraduates interested in the School of Kinesiology can now choose a health and fitness major, new this year and highly relevant in this age of health, wellness and physical activity.