Cass Technical High School has developed a partnership with the Medical School as part of a larger effort to connect U-M with high schools in under-served areas and to stimulate minority students’ interest in careers in the medical field. Above, ninth-grader Silas Shorter (center) is one of 20 students to take part in the mentoring program. Photo by Nicole Haley.
The university’s Third Century Initiative issued a call to faculty and staff in November for proposals to enhance action-based, experiential learning for students. Today, the innovative TCI program is rolling out its second funding component — a call for proposals to develop creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges and opportunities.
Did different species of early humans interbreed and produce offspring of mixed ancestry? Recent genetic studies suggest that Neanderthals may have bred with anatomically modern humans tens of thousands of years ago in the Middle East, contributing to the modern human gene pool. But the findings are not universally accepted, and the fossil record has not helped to clarify the role of interbreeding, which also is known as hybridization.
Over the past seven years, faculty and staff have earned more than 50,000 Active U T-shirts. This got people at MHealthy wondering, where in the world have all those T-shirts been?
The freshman students in Ben van der Pluijm’s sustainability seminar are being pushed to go beyond “green is good” platitudes by performing thoughtful, detailed research on how societal actions can impact our future.
Lauded as someone devoted to helping the helpers in the Department of Psychiatry, Dawn Marie Cooper has been named the 2012 recipient of the Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence.
The university has launched a new email newsletter designed to keep alumni in all segments of the state informed about important U-M connections across Michigan and throughout the region.
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will speak at U-M as part of the “Policy Talks @ the Ford School” lecture series.
Rita Barvinok, system administrator, LSA Biology, on putting on plays: “I had never done a play before, but when we did it for the first time, I realized how wonderful it was.”
Francis Alys “Guards,” U-M Museum of Art New Media Gallery, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.