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.
School of Information dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school. The gift is among the largest made by a dean at the University of Michigan to his or her school or college.
Academic freedom is complicated as a matter of both educational policy and First Amendment right, but it belongs primarily to individual teachers and only secondarily to the university as an institution, a civil liberties lawyer and author says.
The historic launch next month of the university’s boldest-ever capital campaign and the celebration of its bicentennial in 2017 will both draw on U-M’s strengths and past achievements, while focusing on the Michigan of tomorrow.
The Provost’s Council on Student Honors has nominated five students for the prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. The students hail from such diverse disciplines as biochemistry, international studies, environmental earth sciences, biopsychology and anthropology.