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Taylor appointed CCARM team leader

(April 5, 2016) Dr Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St-Boniface Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Carla Taylor as Team Leader of the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), for a 3 year term effective April 11, 2016. Dr Taylor replaces Dr Dan Brown, who has completed his term as Team Leader ... Read More »

Is it time to your universities advanced education establishments?

University of Michigan

The example of advanced education establishments has remained amazingly steady for a century. The post-1992 colleges were permitted to drop their “polytechnic” names however the same spots are basically. A couple of new colleges have been made, for the most part focused around previous schools of instruction. Much less private foundations – beneficent and revenue driven – have joined the ... Read More »

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman awarded NAFSA’s prestigious Cassandra Pyle Award

NAFSA

At the opening of NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ 66th Annual Conference, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman was presented with the prestigious Cassandra Pyle Award for Leadership and Collaboration in International Educational Exchange. This award recognizes Dr. Coleman’s longtime leadership and commitment to global education and fostering international collaboration. About Dr. Mary Sue Coleman Screenshot 2014-05-16 10.20.54Throughout her ... Read More »

7 universities partner with IBM on cognitive computing courses

IBM Watson

By Joshua Bolkan Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company’s Watson computer. “Cognitive computing systems,” such as Watson, “learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own,” according to information on IBM’s site. “They help human experts ... Read More »

Ashoka University to start first session from August 1

Ashoka University

Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts university, is all set to start its undergraduate courses from August 1 this year. Ashoka is an independent non-profit private and fully residential campus university established uner the Haryana Private Universities Act. Ashoka offers a four-year undergraduate programme where students can chose an area of specialisation from a list of pure majors (such as ... Read More »

As classes end, University of Michigan students begin exodus out of Ann Arbor

Michigan's community colleges

By Kellie Woodhouse Ann Arbor is about to get a lot calmer. Thousands of students are moving out of their on- and off-campus apartments in the next few weeks as University of Michigan‘s winter semester comes to an end. Some 9,300 undergraduates live in U-M’s residence halls, and they must move out by May 2. The school estimates that another ... Read More »

Purdue, IU churning out more patents, startups

Indiana University-Bloomington

By Dan Human West Lafayette and Bloomington are seldom mentioned in the same breath with major tech havens, but that could begin to change if Purdue and Indiana universities stay on their trajectories. They now both produce more startup companies annually than most of the schools at the heart of entrepreneurial hubs in Colorado, Utah and North Carolina. Purdue’s research, ... Read More »

University of Michigan expands history internship opportunities

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan-Flint history department will expand its internship program to offer students more opportunities and experiences. History majors, History Teacher Certificate Program (TCP) majors, and Pre History TCP students now have six different experiences from which to choose when deciding on an internship. In addition, all interns are awarded a scholarship to pay for the three credits, which ... Read More »

University of Michigan creates new cognitive science major

University of Michigan

University of Michigan has launched a new major aimed at students who want to study how the brain and mind work: Cognitive Science. The major combines coursework from existing U-M departments, including linguistics, philosophy and psychology. More than 150 students are enrolled in the introductory course, CogSci 200, this semester, according to a U-M press release. Students majoring in the ... Read More »

University of Michigan names Brown Provost Schlissel President

Mark Schlissel

The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents named Mark Schlissel, a biomedical researcher and provost of Brown University, as president as the school tries to raise a record $4 billion. Schlissel, 56, takes over July 1 from Mary Sue Coleman, a biochemist who has held the post since 2002, the university in Ann Arbor said today in a statement. Schlissel, ... Read More »

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