1. Course mixes students for close look at prison system

    April 5, 2017

    As U-M students make their way five or six at a time to a large multipurpose room it looks like old home week as each one greets an awaiting classmate. There are no hugs or other physical contact—that is not allowed—but the huge smiles, friendly banter and apparent ease of conversation make it obvious these Read more

  2. 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

  3. New food systems course opens doors to community

    February 13, 2017

    Mike Levine represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers. The University of Michigan alumnus co-owns a Scio Township farm that spans 122 acres and boasts everything from vegetable seeds and a fruit nursery to shitake mushrooms. It’s a relatively young farm, Levine said, but through a new U-M Sustainable Food Read more

  4. Technology in education course starts with lessons on digital citizenship

    November 1, 2016

    Eighth grade students in one group, arms linked, try to move as a unit without breaking loose from one another. At a table nearby students toss a skein of yarn to classmates, creating a web-like structure. Each student that passes the yarn to another offers a compliment or gets to ask a question of the Read more

  5. Grand Valley joins U-M in pilot collaboration on Semester in Detroit program

    October 7, 2016

    For the first time since it began in Winter 2009 the Semester in Detroit program isn’t just for University of Michigan students. The fall cohort includes six students from Grand Valley State University. But just try to figure out which of the 18 participants are from the university on the western side of the state. Read more

  6. Innovative courses offer U-M students unique learning experiences

    September 8, 2016

    From understanding our fascination with the Kardashians and cars, to rolling up sleeves to teach art to students in Detroit and create exhibition pieces for U-M’s upcoming Bicentennial, University of Michigan students have the opportunity to take several unique courses this semester. With themes that include entrepreneurship, service learning and multidisciplinary education, the following courses Read more

  7. CARt: Connecting people, transportation and supermarkets

    August 26, 2016

    Editor’s Note: CARt and the other members of this summer’s TechArb cohort will present at the TechArb Showcase on Monday, Aug. 29: 7-10 p.m. at the Ross Colloquium, Ross School of Business. Did you know that Detroit is a food desert? No, not your typical desert with miles of sand, blistering sun, and lack of Read more

  8. Co-learning project in Detroit launches Campus of the Future focus

    July 6, 2016

    A student hopes to find out how cities like Detroit that experience bankruptcy or other economic hardship “get made and unmade and remade anew.” Another wants to examine the geography and politics of urban demolition, specifically how backfill materials are chosen and distributed in blighted areas. A third student plans to explore music writing and Read more

  9. U-M data science projects explore connection between student achievement, well-being

    June 21, 2016

    Can Big Data analyses improve classroom achievement and well-being for college students or teaching effectiveness for professors? Researchers at the University of Michigan will explore these questions through two new projects focused on innovative and interdisciplinary applications of learning analytics. Supported by the first round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Challenge Initiatives Read more

  10. 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