News & Features

  1. Patient rounds: Ages-old care & learning concept gets technology upgrade, international collaboration

    With help from the Center for Academic Innovation, a team from the Medical School created a program for virtual patient rounds using Microsoft HoloLens2 XR technology so students could continue to learn from the hands-on experience.


  2. GradeCraft helps UROP students become more curious and better researchers

    For more than 30 years, the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program has been a conduit connecting researchers, undergraduate students, and community partners and organizations. Now, a fresh take on the program’s curriculum to prepare students for their research experiences uses a gameful learning approach.

  3. U-M students create online resource for families to create art projects at home

    Students in Detroit Connections: In the Classroom course find a way to connect kids with creative activities and art education during remote learning. They came up with original, kid-friendly art projects for families to do together at home.

    1. U-M offers global learning community new events, opportunities

      The Center for Academic Innovation has added two new content features based on feedback from its online learners. Collections explore interdisciplinary issues by compiling related works, and a MOVE series features online presentations by faculty innovators.

    2. Project-based learning yields better student outcomes in studies supported by famous filmmaker’s foundation

      Students in project-based learning classrooms across the United States significantly outperform those in typical classrooms, according to studies announced by Lucas Education Research, along with five major universities, including the University of Michigan.

    3. Anxiety, depression reached record levels among college students last fall

      College students reported their highest levels of depression and anxiety of any prior semester last fall. Of the 32,754 students from 36 colleges and universities 47% screened positive for clinically significant symptoms of depression and/or anxiety—up from 44% last year.

    4. U-M among top Fulbright-producing institutions

      University of Michigan students and faculty scholars were offered 40 Fulbright grants for the 2020-21 academic year. The university is among the top producing institutions in the country for both programs.

    5. Dow Sustainability Fellows Program extended at U-M through 2023

      A $3 million gift from the Dow Company Foundation will continue the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan.

    6. A love letter to Black femmes: Artist Ayana Evans debuts new collaboration with U-M students, faculty

      Themes of Black feminism and perseverance will take center stage in a new improvisational performance that will premiere as part of the University of Michigan’s winter 2021 Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.