1. U-M launches digital teach-outs on current topics

    March 14, 2017

    Authoritarian rule and fake news are among the topics for the University of Michigan Teach-Out Series, a new open online opportunity for global learners. U-M President Mark Schlissel kicked off an Academic Innovation forum March 13 with the announcement of the first four global community learning events on the edX platform, intended to encourage public Read more

  2. Presidential announcement, edX CEO talk to top two-day Academic Innovation forum

    March 8, 2017

    An innovative new mechanism to connect faculty and the public around current events and issues will be announced by President Mark Schlissel this month. Schlissel will open the Academic Innovation Forum on Broadening the University of Michigan Community at 6 p.m. March 13, on the first of two days dedicated to encouraging growth of academic Read more

  3. Bringing Tagore to the world

    February 19, 2017

    The bell sounded at 12:30 p.m. Students slowly started trickling into the Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Orchestra rehearsal room, carrying instruments of every shape and size. As they filled their seats and settled in, some craned their necks to get a glimpse of  Indian musician Rajeeb Chakraborty dressed in a dark blue kurta, tuning Read more

  4. Students up close: Valuable lessons from afar

    November 14, 2016

    Double majoring in international and Latin American and Caribbean studies, Ozema Braddock has a lot to celebrate during International Education Week 2016. A first-generation college student from a single parent home, she took three courses abroad and has been to Argentina, Brazil and Chile—one trip per school year. “I say to everyone I meet that Read more

  5. Study abroad: U-M tops Big Ten in students overseas

    November 14, 2016

    The University of Michigan has the most students studying abroad among the Big Ten universities and is fifth in the nation among higher education institutions, according to a new report. The university had 2,714 U.S. students in 144 countries earning credit in education-abroad programs in 2014-15, according to the annual Open Doors report by the Read more

  6. U-M joins edX to announce three social innovation MicroMasters for online learners

    September 20, 2016

    Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan. In some cases, learners can earn as much as a quarter of the required credit for enrolled master’s degrees Read more

  7. Not all who wander are lost

    May 24, 2016

    Fuvahmulah is a tiny speck of an island in the middle of the vast blue Laccadive Sea south of Sri Lanka. On this atoll, lush green areca palm trees sway gently, heavy with nut-like fruits called betels. For several days, Louis Mirante has been heading to this place on board a small ship that appears Read more

  8. National leaders address what’s next for engaged learning

    May 18, 2016

    “What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?” That’s approximately 7,000 experiences a year, just for undergraduates with current enrollment trends. “What if a common element of Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the Northwest corner of the Big House?” These questions Read more

  9. Spring break students return with tales of service, career connections

    March 15, 2016

    In Washington, D.C., during spring break, Belleville senior Amanda Humpich said she got a push in the right direction by networking with recent Michigan graduates to spark her job search. Sophomore Alexandra Ngo of Sterling Heights said she also gained from meeting Michigan graduates in D.C., through the Michigan Career Center Immersions initiative both joined. Read more

  10. Desilting ponds in India benefit farmers, environment

    February 12, 2016

    Students from the University of Michigan are developing a low-cost way to increase crop yield and reduce the use of fertilizers for Indian farmers. In a year-long study in India’s southeastern state of Telangana, the students are using silt dug up from ponds during the dry season as fertilizer for farm fields. The results are Read more