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January 19, 2015

U-M Solar Car Team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

An atypical U-M solar car squad raced in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in typical U-M solar car fashion: finishing on top.

The Solar Car Team, composed of U-M alumni and students, partnered with students from the University of Abu Dhabi to race its championship car, Quantum, against 15 teams from six continents.

January 19, 2015

President Schlissel plans trip to China this summer

President Mark Schlissel will travel to China July 5-11 to continue to build relationships with the leaders of Chinese partner institutions and strengthen relations with international alumni.

November 18, 2014

University funds joint social science projects with Fudan University

Collaborations between U-M and Fudan University in Shanghai, China, continue to expand as four joint research teams from the universities have won funding for social science projects, and two U-M faculty members have succeeded in securing travel grants for potential partnerships.

November 18, 2014

U-M awarded more than $112,000 in Fulbright-Hays grants

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.

October 8, 2014

$25M grant backs U-M project to curb maternal deaths

With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent.

October 3, 2014

Session encourages faculty to globalize classrooms

Giving students a global experience — a key goal for the university's third century — is not just about travel abroad, the leader of U-M's global and engaged education office told faculty who gathered recently to hear how some of their colleagues are bringing the world into their classrooms.

June 24, 2014

U-M students help Indian villages meet water needs

More than 100,000 people die in India each year from waterborne diseases, but a group of U-M students is hoping to make a difference.

The students, who call themselves the BLUElab India team, traveled to India's western state of Gujarat in early May to survey water needs to help them design filtration and storage technology.

June 23, 2014

U-M names Jones Luong director of International Institute

LSA Interim Dean Susan Gelman has named Pauline Jones Luong as director of the International Institute. She will serve a three-year term, effective July 1.

"I am honored and excited to lead the International Institute," said Jones Luong, professor of political science.

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.

March 17, 2014

2014 Wallenberg Fellow to study tuberculosis in Peru

The $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 has been presented to LSA senior Lily Bonadonna, to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru. President Mary Sue Coleman announced Bonadonna's selection for the second annual award at the Honors Convocation on Sunday.

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