may, 2021

18may11:00 am12:00 pmMOVE Series - Meaning and Purpose in Life: What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Michigan Online, powered by the Center for Academic Innovation, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new virtual faculty speaker series for 2021, the Michigan Online Visionary Educators (MOVE) Series. Michigan Online connects learners around the world to University of Michigan’s leading educators and innovators. Learners are highly engaged, passionate and always looking for new opportunities. The MOVE Series will feature faculty partners to bring learners unique online events that bring timely relevant topics that both faculty and our global learners are passionate about. 

The MOVE Series kicked off in February 2021 and will continue on a monthly cadence. See below for details and to REGISTER. We hope to see you there!




Title: Meaning and Purpose in Life: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Featured Faculty:

Abstract: In this session, University of Michigan faculty Vic Strecher (Health Behavior and Health Education faculty, author of the book, “Life on Purpose” and founder of Kumanu, a company dedicated to helping people and organizations create authentic experiences and build stronger business performance, and Paula Caproni (Management and Organizations faculty and author of the book “The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know”) discuss why meaning and purpose are central to personal success and overall well being.  Combining research, practical examples, and their own experience, Strecher and Caproni cover the following inspiring and practical topics: (1) the difference between meaning and purpose; (2) the benefits of each; (3) the potential risks of each if not applied wisely; and (4) how to incorporate meaning and purpose into your own life in ways that help you achieve your life goals and simultaneously contribute to the greater good.

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is committed to ensuring that our meetings and events are accessible to all individuals. This event will be using Zoom. Please let us know how we can ensure that this event is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact Trevor Parnell, Event and Marketing Specialist ( with any questions or access needs.


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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