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October 23, 2015

Francis Medal awarded to founder of anti-poverty agency BRAC

The University of Michigan will award the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC — a Bangladesh-based development organization that works to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor.

October 13, 2015

Two U-M centers collaborating to help struggling democracies

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and the William Davidson Institute are partnering to sponsor an NGO Leadership Bootcamp for leaders of 20 non-governmental organizations from countries that have recently undergone democratic transitions.

September 23, 2015

Former Ethiopia hospital CEO to lead global women's health center

While an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Ethiopia, Dr. Lia Tadesse saw too many women suffer and die simply because they didn't have access to proper care. She vowed she'd pursue a path in ob-gyn to help prevent such deaths in her home country.

May 27, 2015

China partnership expands with new Ross master's program

The University of Michigan is expanding its biggest international partnership, launching a new program for engineering students in China who want to earn a Master of Management degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

March 5, 2015

U-M gift establishes world's first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism

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.

February 12, 2015

U-M Fulbright recipients

Fulbright U.S. Scholar grantees

Disciplines within quotation marks are the Fulbright specialization categories in which the award was made.

February 9, 2015

Sustainability crucial for generations to come, coordinator says

For Sudhakar Reddy, volunteering is more than a passion: it’s central to his philosophy of sustainability.

"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."

February 2, 2015

MHIRT celebrates 20th anniversary aiding health disparities groups

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.

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