1. Translate for a cause

    March 21, 2014

    What happens when you put a group of people proficient in more than one language into one space over an entire weekend? You get a lot of material translated for good causes, and participants having fun as they work to make messages more accessible. That’s what organizers of the campus’s second Translate-a-thon to be held Read more

  2. LSA’s 22 Ways series continues

    February 25, 2014

    The students roamed around like detectives, checking out the doors, the windows, the aisles, the desks, you name it, in Room 1230 of the Undergraduate Science Building. Compared to the classic, stuffy, windowless, tight-row/single-seat lecture classrooms of the past, this modern room is refreshing. One wall is entirely windows. Semi-circle desks host only four students, Read more

  3. Video on game-inspired, engaged learning system wins competition

    February 17, 2014

    A video on GradeCraft, a project led by Barry Fishman, associate professor in the U-M School of Education and School of Information, and developed by a collaborative team representing both schools, was selected as a winner in the 2014 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Horizon Report Video Competition. Michigan’s winning video describes the game-inspired learning management system Read more

  4. Electronic coaching program offers students tailored help

    December 11, 2013

    Shannon Scheel likes the practice questions that help her prepare for statistics exams. Jacob Anderson thinks he has an advantage over students in his chemistry class who don’t use the resource, and he takes full advantage of nearly all that it offers. The resource is E2Coach, a one-of-a-kind program designed to improve student success in Read more

  5. Engineering with Grace continues

    December 8, 2013

    With the tablet computer on her lap, Grace Simon, 13, hoisted her hand and set it down on the screen. It didn’t matter where her fingers landed. Just like that, she made a selection in an early version of an app designed to help her converse about her favorite activities. “That’s pretty awesome,” said her Read more

  6. Engineering with Grace

    September 25, 2013

    To signal “yes,” Grace Simon raises her right fist. For “no,” she shakes her head. And that, for the most part, is how the 13-year-old communicates with the world. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 6 months old, Grace doesn’t have the muscle control to speak, sign or walk. But her capable mind understands spoken language—she’s Read more

  7. Latest projects funded through Third Century Initiative

    September 24, 2013

    Since coming to the University of Michigan in 2003 Professor Anne Mondro has dedicated her research and studio work to discovering how creativity impacts health care, with particular emphasis on aging and memory loss. Over the decade, the associate professor in the Stamps School of Art & Design has brought the school’s students along on Read more

  8. 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.

  9. Provost’s Seminar Focuses on Teaching Trends

    June 5, 2013

    Provost’s seminar focuses on ‘flipping’ classes for more effective teaching

  10. 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