University taking steps toward e-textbook use
The university is in the early stages of an initiative that could save students money by moving to electronic textbooks, particularly in large, introductory-level classes where textbook costs can be high. Paul Courant, university librarian and dean of libraries, outlined the project on Monday.
Applicants sought for 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour
U-M instructional, research, and clinical track faculty are invited to apply for the 2012 Michigan Road Scholars Tour. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 7. The annual educational tour is designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and communities in the state.
U-M wins annual blood, organ donor challenges with Ohio State
Besides its football victory over Ohio State on Saturday, U-M won two other contests over the Buckeyes last week by signing up more people to the state's organ donor list and collecting more pints of blood in two annual challenges.
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Jumpstart on success
Seeing the educational needs of low-income, at-risk preschool students inspired senior Jillian Rodriguez to join Jumpstart, a collaboration between U-M and AmeriCorps that works with children who are a year away from kindergarten. Student volunteers meet weekly with children to strengthen their language, literary and social skills.