1. Plastic patients: Life-like mannequins teach students nursing skills

    March 21, 2016

    Allison Lewin, a University of Michigan nursing student, is working hard to talk her patient—an expectant mother with preeclampsia—out of a full-blown panic attack. “Is this going to hurt?” the patient asks. Lewin knows it will. “Generally yes, contractions do hurt,” Lewin says sympathetically, and promises to bring in someone to discuss pain control. But Read more


  2. How To Give the Talk of a Lifetime

    March 8, 2016

    It was a slightly bizarre scene. On a recent Thursday, students stood facing—and talking engagingly to—the blank wall in classroom 2011 in the University of Michigan Modern Languages Building. “Is it possible to be true to myself and be a leader,” one student asked, “without social expectations holding us back?” “At the end of the Read more


  3. Students to pitch innovative health & education solutions in third year of challenge

    March 3, 2016

    A curriculum that helps link high school students to the professional world. A web platform for people with the same illness to connect for support and information sharing. A redesigned food supply chain that seeks to minimize waste. These are among the challenges student teams are tackling in the third year of the Innovation in Read more


  4. Better gender balance at latest MHacks hackathon

    March 1, 2016

    Wearing a Google Glass, Keeley Erhardt sits with her teammates in front of a window on which they’ve scrawled ideas in red dry-erase marker. All around her in the atrium of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building, laptops abound. Some students focus on their screens. Others doze in beanbag chairs. A pair is playing Read more


  5. Students engage with the American South as they live the blues

    October 22, 2015

    Student Adrian Koch shows off a souvenir from the South: one of those metal bottle openers, the kind that with one upward motion would snap a crimped metal cap off the top of a bottle of pop or, rather, coke, as soft drinks are called in that part of the country. Not only is the Read more


  6. Getting to know you: unique scientific illustration class explores zoology museum collections

    June 3, 2015

    How would you like to spend 16 weeks getting intimately acquainted with a dung beetle? The undergraduate students of the Stamps School of Art and Design class, Making Science Visible, began the winter semester at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology. For many, this is an introduction to scientific illustration. The students received personal Read more


  7. U-M students uncover story behind 19th-century African-American ‘selfies’

    June 1, 2015

    Just over a year ago, Clayton Lewis, curator at the University of Michigan’s William L. Clements Library, revealed a pair of unique photo albums from within their collection to U-M professor Martha Jones. “The two albums were from the same African-American family,” Lewis said. “Single photographs of African-Americans at the turn of the 19th century Read more


  8. Students imagine the campus of the future

    May 22, 2015

    If you want to transform the campus learning experience to suit the needs of today’s students who better to ask what that should look like than the people who will benefit from the changes? This is the premise behind a course called Campus of the Future, co-taught by Joanna Mirecki Millunchick, professor of materials science Read more


  9. School of Information course creates Michigan Makers

    January 23, 2015

    A list on a white board tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K’Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits. The message to students at Mitchell Elementary in Ann Arbor also includes a challenge: “You can make LEGOs into pianos or LEGOs Read more


  10. First residential MOOC at U-M focus on health care system complexity

    January 22, 2015

    The university’s first U-M-only massive open online course (MOOC) had about 400 enrollees just prior to kickoff Jan. 12. By the end of the first day the number had nearly doubled, and as of mid-week had grown to more than 800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from health related schools across the Ann Arbor, Flint Read more