Each year thousands of students, staff and faculty from Michigan universities conduct research, provide expertise and supply person power to partner with community organizations throughout the state. In doing so they tackle such issues as poverty, unemployment, educational quality, health disparities and sustainability.
The wins from these relationships: Students gain valuable research and educational experience. Faculty conduct interesting research that could lead to important answers for solving societal problems. Organizations are helped to fulfill their core missions of improving community life for residents. MORE
Through a Transforming Learning for a Third Century Quick Wins grant, the University of Michigan College of Engineering (CoE) was able to start a Common Reading Experience for all incoming first‐year engineering students during the 2013‐14 academic year. This initiative is contributing to the integration of the Michigan Engineering Plus philosophy at the college by emphasizing engaged learning experiences for students. It is also providing an important opportunity to facilitate meaningful discussions about the role of engineers in the 21st Century. MORE
It all started when U-M Wallenberg Medal winner Dr. Denis Mukwege gave his lecture in fall 2010. Dr. Mukwege, who has treated tens of thousands of rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), challenged members of the university community to help end the ongoing, brutal and systematic use of rape as a tool of war in the DRC and worldwide, and to apply its collective expertise to develop interventions for the medical, psychological and social needs of survivors in post-conflict environments. MORE
This project introduces students to transmedia storytelling—telling a single story across multiple platforms to create synchronized content—on Jewish photographers and their transformative visions of American society. It incorporates new media production-based learning into an interactive, experiential and thematically driven course: The Liberating Lens: Jewish Photographers Picture the Modern World. MORE