1. Islamic studies in America’s heartland

    February 11, 2014

    Islam is much more than a religion. It’s also a civilization, a variety of cultural traditions and a basis for political ideologies. Islam’s complexity makes it nearly impossible for one university to offer enough courses to cover it all. To fill the gaps, the University of Michigan is joining other Big Ten schools and the Read more

  2. Transforming STEM teaching

    November 17, 2013

    Leaders of a project to transform the teaching of STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan say it will take a culture change from within to accomplish, but they are confident the university is ready for the challenge. The new effort, Read more

  3. The science of autophagy

    November 6, 2013

    Click. Click. Click. Click. Red spike heels punctuate the floor in unison as four “harpies” in vibrant shades of pink, yellow, blue and orange encircle the intended victim, the alien invader. Their sharp steps keep pace with driving music that sets a tone for the devouring that is about to begin. A kaleidoscope of colors, Read more

  4. Addressing health disparities

    September 24, 2013

    When Aiisya Williamson was growing up she saw only two options for a career in health care: become a doctor or a nurse. She enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, with an eye toward a future as a physician, but still was not sure about the path she had chosen. Then she Read more

  5. Teaching Academy Fosters Success Among New Faculty

    June 5, 2013

    New faculty members who participate in a program to enhance teaching report greater confidence in their abilities in the classroom and more involvement in professional development activities. Student evaluations of those faculty members also reflect better learning. Each year LSA welcomes many new junior faculty members from across the country and the world. The hiring Read more

  6. Initiative Promotes Global Learning and Engagement

    June 5, 2013

    The Michigan International Seminars for Undergraduates program brings together students from different disciplines to read, hear about and discuss issues of global importance.

  7. Michigan’s World Class

    March 13, 2013

    Students earning credit for creating cell phone learning apps for Singapore 3rd graders. A course in which students visit habitats, collect samples and observe interactions in nature, in order to understand environmental challenges. Faculty who take students to Detroit to figure out a watering system for a community garden, engage children in the arts and Read more