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Week of May 20, 2013

'Flipping' classes

Provost Martha Pollack makes a point during the Provost's Seminar on Teaching, as Associate Vice Provost Constance Cook looks on. Participants at the seminar learned about the benefits of "flipping" classes, a technique designed to invigorate the learning process by structuring classes so they use less time for lectures and allow for more classroom discussions and collaborations. Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography.

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

Participants at the Provost's Seminar on Teaching on Monday learned about the benefits of "flipping" classes, a technique designed to invigorate the learning process by structuring classes so they use less time for lectures and allow for more classroom discussions and collaborations.

Smoking declines after U-M campus ban

A campus survey reveals a reduction in tobacco use by faculty and staff members roughly a year after U-M banned smoking on the grounds of its three campuses.

Third Century Initiative funds its first Global Challenge projects

Fifteen projects have received funding from a component of the university's Third Century Initiative to develop innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship. The component, Global Challenges for a Third Century, seeks to inspire ideas about how to tackle some of the world's greatest challenges.

Institute for the Humanities names faculty, graduate student fellows for 2013-14

The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to nine faculty and eight graduate students to support research projects they will pursue during 2013-14.

Advisory committee named for pharmacy dean search

Before his departure, Provost Phil Hanlon named a search advisory committee for the dean of the College of Pharmacy. The advisory committee was charged by the current provost, Martha E. Pollack.

James L. Hilton will return to U-M as dean of libraries

James L. Hilton, a professor and higher education administrator nationally recognized as an advocate for collaboration between academics and technology, will return to the campus where he began his academic career, as U-M’s dean of libraries and university librarian.

U-M sets employee parking permit rates for next four years

Annual rates for all employee parking permits will remain the same for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Masahito Jimbo, associate professor of family medicine and urology, Medical School, on what insires him: "When something clicks in a learner’s head, her/his face brightens up in a certain way that always gives me a thrill."

EVENTS

“Retaining Identity,” featuring the work of U-M Silver Club mild memory loss members and art students, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through June 23, Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M to U-M

School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.

Features

Old school: U-M in History

Down by the riverside