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. The beating heart of Cuba

    April 10, 2017

    Music is everywhere in Cuba. You hear it emanating from the densely packed apartment buildings, from the open-air restaurants and bars, from the never-ending stream of candy-colored vintage American cars that zip through the broad cosmopolitan boulevards of Havana and snake through the narrow cobblestoned lanes of Trinidad. But most memorable is the live music, Read more


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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