University of Michigan
News for Faculty and Staff

June 25, 2017


May 22, 2017

Old School: The iconic Burton Memorial Tower

The first suggestion for a campanile — a usually freestanding bell tower — arose in an editorial in the Michigan Alumnus in May 1919. According to The University Record archives, the editorial writer suggested "a new clock tower 'set high in the center of campus, to be at once a landmark and a thing of beauty.'" 

May 22, 2017

Fibers professor weaves narrative of her career

One glance at the hundreds of colorful fabric scraps scattered throughout Sherri Smith's office, and it's easy to see she's got art projects on her mind. Smith, the Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art, is the first and only tenured fabrics professor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.

May 22, 2017


Awards and honors for U-M faculty and staff.

May 22, 2017

Higher ed briefs

News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.

May 19, 2017

Obituary: Carolyn ‘Toni’ Kessler

Carolyn “Toni” Kessler, who spent almost four decades working in the Office of the Registrar, died April 1 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital following a short illness.

May 19, 2017

Obituary: Max Arthur Heirich

Max Arthur Heirich, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Michigan, died April 27 at the age of 85 after a long illness.