Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 7, 2012

From left, panelists Stanley Ikenberry and Carol Geary Schneider share a laugh with President Mary Sue Coleman and moderator Scott Jaschik during the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching 50th anniversary program Friday. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Coleman calls for engaging, active undergraduate learning
During an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, President Mary Sue Coleman celebrated U-M’s teaching innovations while calling on educators to overhaul undergraduate education for the 21st century.

Kudos, a little drama and a look ahead highlight CRLT anniversary
Higher education leaders from across the nation gathered with the U-M community on Friday in the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first university-based teaching center. Speakers and panelists from the campus and beyond celebrated the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching’s past while stressing the growing importance of its role in meeting the challenges of educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Boxer Laila Ali aims to inspire physical activity in girls, women at Title IX conference
Athlete Laila Ali hung up her boxing gloves in 2007 after an impressive undefeated career, but her fight plan now is to knock out apathy among girls and women when it comes to physical activity. Ali is the keynote speaker at the “Title IX at 40: Progress and promise, equity for all” conference at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
• The Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center helps fund research into physical activity for women and girls.
Watch a video about Title IX and its impact on athletics for women and girls.

This week in the University Record
• Student Affairs research symposium examines practice in motion
• Staff Spotlight: ‘Computer geek’ teaches students to incorporate technology into fitness
• Research: More mothers using opiates giving birth to addicted babies
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

One degree, many paths
Diversity of career paths leads many students to the College of Pharmacy. Alumna Mary Moy-Sandusky is a perfect example. Since graduating in 1976 Moy-Sandusky has worked in hospitals, retail, consulting and government services. In 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. She runs a pharmacy consulting business and also speaks to future U-M pharmacy grads about the breadth of the options before them.