1. Anne McNeil is named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor

    July 1, 2014

    A University of Michigan professor of chemistry and engineering is among the 15 scientist educators selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute professors, the institute announced today. With a five-year, $1 million grant for science education, Anne McNeil will revamp a chemistry prerequisite, start a research partnership with Washtenaw Community College and launch a summer science Read more

  2. U-M receives $1.5M from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    June 18, 2014

    More than 3,700 additional U-M undergrads will get real-world research experience over the next five years through a $1.5 million science, technology, engineering and math education grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Initially, the grant will let professors restructure the lab sections of two introductory science courses — Biology 173 and Chemistry 125/126. More Read more

  3. Call for engaged learning plans

    May 11, 2014

    The University of Michigan’s investment in engaged education is about to get much bigger as leaders prepare to award faculty and staff grants of $100,000 to $3 million for new approaches to teaching and learning. This is the amount of money potentially available in the latest round of funding through the university’s Third Century Initiative. Read more

  4. 5 honored for teaching innovations

    April 28, 2014

    Five U-M faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advance student learning will be recognized May 5 as winners of the sixth annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and the U-M Library. “These projects offer effective new ways Read more

  5. India Initiative awards announced

    April 4, 2014

    Norma Sarkar has been traveling to India for many years. During her visits, she noticed strong community health programs that involve health workers in rural areas, home visits and elderly care. “I always thought our students can learn a lot by interacting with these health workers,” said Sarkar, a clinical instructor who has been teaching Read more

  6. Golden Apple winner announced

    March 20, 2014

    Victor Lieberman always sets aside 10 minutes near the end of his lecture to answer questions. But when a student in his class on Arab-Israeli conflict raised his hand and asked if Lieberman liked golden apples, he was confused. He quickly realized he was the 2014 Golden Apple Award winner — the only student-selected teaching Read more

  7. The social impact of TB in Peru

    March 17, 2014

    University of Michigan senior Lily Bonadonna has won the $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru. U-M President Mary Sue Coleman announced Bonadonna’s selection for the second annual award at the university’s recent Honors Convocation. Also announced during the program at Hill Auditorium was Read more

  8. U-M a top university in World Reputation Rankings

    March 6, 2014

    U-M is ranked as the 15th top university in the world according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings released Wednesday. In its fourth year, the 2014 Reputation Rankings are based on results from an invitation-only survey from 10,536 academics from 133 countries. U-M is one of only three public institutions in the U.S. Read more

  9. Professor wins national innovative teaching award

    February 4, 2014

    Mika LaVaque-Manty, associate professor of political science and philosophy, has won the 2014 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science. He is being honored for his innovative work in “gamifying” courses to promote student engagement, autonomy and problem-solving skills. Gamification involves applying game-design thinking to nongame applications, such as college courses, to make Read more

  10. Wind energy and global engagement

    February 4, 2014

    Using the arts to increase understanding of issues surrounding wind energy, and helping meet student interest in hands-on learning when global travel may be out of reach are two of the most recent Third Century Initiative projects to receive funding. The Office of the Provost has announced 13 projects that will receive Quick Wins funding Read more