1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Live coverage of U-M in solar car race begins soon

    October 17, 2015

    The nation’s top solar car racing team from the University of Michigan will soon hit the starting line of the World Solar Challenge—an 1,800-mile journey through the Australian Outback. They’ll be driving a sleek one-seater they designed and built themselves. “Aurum,” the Latin word for gold, is fast, aerodynamic and carries six square meters of Read more

  6. Researching lizards in Mexican coffee fields

    August 13, 2015

    As an undergraduate, Ivan Monagan started out as a pre-med student. But during his first year in college, he was offered a scholarship to study desert lizard ecology in Arizona. “I fell in love with it,” said the master’s student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan. “My adviser was the ideal Read more

  7. A campus tour leads to a partnership in Africa

    August 11, 2015

    Janis Miller was in the middle of a busy fall semester when a colleague knocked on her office door and asked if she could escort a visiting physician from Africa around the campus. The doctor’s name was Denis Mukwege. “The first thing I said was, ‘How do I pronounce that?”‘ said Miller, an associate professor Read more

  8. The rat catchers: Researching animal migration in Mexico

    July 29, 2015

    Most people wouldn’t dare step off the trail and climb several feet down a steep ravine covered in thick foliage – excellent cover for the poisonous snakes common in the mountains of southern Mexico. But it doesn’t seem to bother Beatriz Otero-Jimenez. Wearing tall rubber boots, she fearlessly wades into the weeds to do something Read more

  9. Wallenberg fellow: Recent graduate seeks to understand how to create better refugee camps

    May 8, 2015

    Bjornar Haveland didn’t want to go straight to college after high school. He wanted to seek some adventure, experience a life radically different from his own. So he volunteered in a refugee camp in the Algerian desert. It was a tough life. He went native, living with a family of Sahrawi refugees who lost their Read more

  10. Forgotten Photos

    March 20, 2015

    Joseph Ho was working at the Chinese Historical Museum in downtown San Diego five years ago when an elderly man walked in and offered to donate a bunch of scrolls, snuff bottles and other artifacts from China. Ho introduced the gentleman to the museum’s director and listened in as the visitor explained he was born Read more