1. Alternative Spring Break takes students across the country, world

    March 14, 2014

    In Grenada, where rainbow-colored fish swim in clear turquoise waters, and hills and valleys sprout verdant fruit trees, second-year School of Public Health graduate student Heather Olden had work to do during spring break. Her SPH Public Health Action Support Team had prepared a workshop curriculum for resort managers. They were seeking education for employees Read more

  2. MBAs set out across the globe

    March 10, 2014

    It’s an annual rite of spring for first-year MBA students at the University of Michigan’s Ross School — devoting seven weeks to tackling real-world business challenges around the globe. Starting today, the 450 students in the Master of Business Administration program will fan out to work in 24 countries for 81 companies as part of Read more

  3. Learning by doing in Africa

    March 10, 2014

    Zach Petroni believes that to truly know something, you have to experience it. So that’s why he spent some time working as a charcoal hauler in Kenya, loading huge bags of the fuel on a rusty fixed-gear bike and pedaling it 20 miles into town. He’s in Africa as the first recipient of the Raoul Read more

  4. Faculty, students pilot a global clinical immersion in Thailand

    December 16, 2013

    It didn’t take long for the group from the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) to get a global health experience. During their October flight to Thailand, a passenger became unresponsive with a slowing heartbeat and excessive sweating.  Limited resources and a language barrier added complexity, but with the woman’s family and flight attendants Read more

  5. Fighting for Clean Water

    August 8, 2013

    University of Michigan students fight off mosquitos, survive harrowing rides on dirt roads and live off rice and beans as they work to provide engineering solutions for clean drinking waters to rural communities in the midst of one of the largest wetlands in the world – Pantanal, Brazil.

  6. 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

  7. Global Phone Connections

    March 13, 2013

    The hair-raising roar of elephants, unexpectedly embedded in a science report, heralds the early success of a UM-developed learning app for smartphones.