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Kenyan counterterrorism efforts against Al-Shabab are counterproductive | Al Jazeera America →

umindia:

In-depth analysis of Kenyan counter terrorism against Al-Shabab by Jatin Dua, assistant professor at University of Michigan in Al-Jazeera English.

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umindia:

On a beautiful fall day, several Indian students groups came to talk about their organizations and their tryouts at the #festifall event at University of Michigan.

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The breathtaking Basque Country of Northern Spain. Photo taken by Alexis Shandler when she was an engineering student at the University of Michigan. More student photos.  

The breathtaking Basque Country of Northern Spain. Photo taken by Alexis Shandler when she was an engineering student at the University of Michigan. More student photos.  

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#Basque Country  #Spain  #University of Michigan  #student photography  #student travel  #study abroad  #education abroad 
Tom Sargeantson was one of 19 fellows who participated in the William Davidson Institute’s Global Impact Internship program in the summer of 2014.  He was in Hanoi working for the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund, which helps Vietnam’s private sector develop innovative business models. Like the other WDI fellows, Sargeantson blogged about his experiences. Enjoy his wrap-up post.

Tom Sargeantson was one of 19 fellows who participated in the William Davidson Institute’s Global Impact Internship program in the summer of 2014.  He was in Hanoi working for the Vietnam Business Challenge Fund, which helps Vietnam’s private sector develop innovative business models. Like the other WDI fellows, Sargeantson blogged about his experiences. Enjoy his wrap-up post.

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#Vietnam  #internships  #global internships  #study abroad  #University of Michigan  #roadtrips 
Kite enthusiasts from around the world came to Ferrara, Italy, to fly their colorful “aquiloni” at the Vulandra International Kite Festival. Photo by Diana Bach, graduate student instructor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. For more photos, check out: global.umich.edu

Kite enthusiasts from around the world came to Ferrara, Italy, to fly their colorful “aquiloni” at the Vulandra International Kite Festival. Photo by Diana Bach, graduate student instructor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan. For more photos, check out: global.umich.edu

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#Italy  #study abroad  #student photography  #University of Michgan 
Follow our Ethiopia blog

My name is William Foreman. I write about research and initiatives that the University of Michigan is involved with worldwide. I’m traveling in Ethiopia on July 12-22, 2014, to describe U-M’s rapidly expanding partnerships in the East African country. More than 20 units across the university have collaborative projects underway with Ethiopian colleagues. I’ll be traveling with my colleague Austin Thomason, a senior photographer with Michigan Photography, who will help me tell the story with photos and videos.

For much of my life, I’ve been fascinated with Ethiopia….MORE

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#Ethiopia  #Africa  #medicine  #health care 
Florence inspirations →

sandyinternational:

Gina’s keeping a daily blog during her studies in Florence.  See her sketches and paintings from several museums in Florence! 

U-M Stamps School of Art & Design students find inspiration in all corners of the globe but a favorite destination is Florence, where creating art and studying historic art seamlessly blend with contemporary life.

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Leave it to the Japanese to pull off something like this, marrying speed metal with bubblegum girly pop. I love the dance moves, especially the singers’ hand gestures.

(Source: youtube.com)

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Who came up with the term ‘soccer?’

ANN ARBOR – Americans use the word “soccer” to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls “football,” and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game.

But few realize that the word soccer actually originated in Britain in the late 19th century, said Stefan Szymanski, a University of Michigan professor in the School of Kinesiology. MORE

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#world cup  #football  #futbol  #soccer