1. Digital Islam course connects Big Ten universities

    April 25, 2017

    Pauline Jones, director of the University of Michigan International Institute, is passionate about the need for education around some of the most complex topics in the world like Islam. “Islam is much more than a religion. It’s also a civilization, a variety of cultural traditions and sometimes a basis for political ideologies,” she said. “Islam Read more


  2. Free online teach-out to help continue conversation about science beyond the national march

    April 24, 2017

    The March for Science is behind us but organizers of the event say the global call to raise public awareness about the importance of science and research must continue. One way the University of Michigan is keeping the dialogue going is by offering an online teach-out on the topic. “Stand Up for Science: Practical Approaches Read more


  3. Multidisciplinary course challenges students to develop new designs for wearable technology

    April 20, 2017

    For more than 20 years, the Integrated Product Development course has brought together students and faculty members from different disciplines at the University of Michigan to participate in an innovative product design competition. The culmination of this year’s course was the 2017 IPD Trade Show, which took place in April and featured an exhibition of Read more


  4. UROP event celebrates a year of faculty, student research

    April 18, 2017

    When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they’ve been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M’s bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor. The event is the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Read more


  5. Course mixes students for close look at prison system

    April 5, 2017

    As U-M students make their way five or six at a time to a large multipurpose room it looks like old home week as each one greets an awaiting classmate. There are no hugs or other physical contact—that is not allowed—but the huge smiles, friendly banter and apparent ease of conversation make it obvious these Read more


  6. Provost’s seminar centers on engaged learning and impact

    March 16, 2017

    At the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching, educators from the University of Michigan and across higher education discussed how to demonstrate the impact of engaged learning methods. Faculty and staff from across the campus gathered March 14 in the Michigan League Ballroom for the seminar, “Teaching at the Bicentennial: Building the Evidence Base for Engaged Learning.” Read more


  7. New food systems course opens doors to community

    February 13, 2017

    Mike Levine represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers. The University of Michigan alumnus co-owns a Scio Township farm that spans 122 acres and boasts everything from vegetable seeds and a fruit nursery to shitake mushrooms. It’s a relatively young farm, Levine said, but through a new U-M Sustainable Food Read more


  8. R&D leaders from top universities gather at U-M to discuss what’s next in academic innovation

    January 27, 2017

    As universities increasingly experiment with how technology can enhance the learning experience, what if the people on the front lines of these efforts could systematically share stories of success and failure to help others steer in the right direction or avoid pitfalls? This is just one of the topics leaders from nearly 20 educational institutions Read more


  9. Technology in education course starts with lessons on digital citizenship

    November 1, 2016

    Eighth grade students in one group, arms linked, try to move as a unit without breaking loose from one another. At a table nearby students toss a skein of yarn to classmates, creating a web-like structure. Each student that passes the yarn to another offers a compliment or gets to ask a question of the Read more


  10. U-M president calls for Academic Innovation Initiative to set education strategy for the future

    October 17, 2016

    Calling it a next step in the evolution of the University of Michigan’s leadership in teaching, learning and research, President Mark Schlissel launched the university’s Academic Innovation Initiative today. Speaking at his Leadership Breakfast for faculty and staff, Schlissel challenged them to further embrace digital technology and other innovation in the work they do with Read more