News & Features

  1. Learning by doing in Africa

    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…

  2. LSA’s 22 Ways series continues

    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…

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

    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…

  4. Islamic studies in America’s heartland

    Islam is much more than a religion. It’s also a civilization, a variety of cultural traditions and a basis for political ideologies. Islam’s complexity makes it nearly impossible for one…

  5. Gaming the classroom

    Writing a blog comparing Socrates to Steve Jobs. Designing a board game incorporating political theory concepts. Creating a comic strip featuring a little kid on a playground facing choices every…

  6. Professor wins national innovative teaching award

    Mika LaVaque-Manty, associate professor of political science and philosophy, has won the 2014 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science. He is being honored for his innovative work…

  7. Wind energy and global engagement

    Using the arts to increase understanding of issues surrounding wind energy, and helping meet student interest in hands-on learning when global travel may be out of reach are two of…

  8. Smartphone as Mentor

    Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractions. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to…

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

    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…