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May 24, 2018

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April 26, 2018

Political scientist Yuen Yuen Ang named Carnegie Fellow

Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science, is among 31 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

The fellowship carries a $200,000 stipend, making it possible for recipients to devote up to two years to significant research and writing.

April 18, 2018

Three faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

University of Michigan faculty members have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

Among the 213 fellows and 36 foreign honorary members identified as "exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators" are:

March 12, 2018

LSA staffer Anna Cihak to receive Candace J. Johnson Award

Anna Cihak, student administration manager for the LSA Program in Biology and Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, will receive the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.

Cihak will receive the award at a reception March 14.

February 21, 2018

Earl Lewis to launch U-M Center for Social Solutions

Noted social historian, author and academic leader Earl Lewis will join the faculty as director of the new U-M Center for Social Solutions at the completion of his term as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in March.

February 7, 2018

U-M, Henry Ford College launch humanities transfer program

Community college students will have greater opportunities to transfer to the University of Michigan to study the humanities under a new program that streamlines the process and creates more tailored support for transfer students.

January 22, 2018

LSA professor to explain why the brain wants what it wants

The Economist magazine calls LSA's Kent Berridge "the neuroscientist who has changed the way we look at desire." That's because Berridge understands how the brain's reward mechanisms work — and why human beings have such insatiable wants.

November 7, 2017

$10M gift to fund expansion of U-M's Barger Leadership Institute

The University of Michigan's Barger Leadership Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new commitment from U-M alumnus and retired JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger.

The $10 million gift will expand and sustain the institute's ability to develop forward-thinking leaders from LSA.

October 19, 2017

Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in LSA

An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics to study fundamental questions in particle physics and the evolution of our universe.

October 11, 2017

Two U-M faculty members awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowships

Two University of Michigan researchers have been named 2017 MacArthur Fellows.

Anthropologist Jason De León and historian Derek Peterson will each receive a $625,000 stipend to be used however they see fit over a period of five years. Both are at LSA.

September 14, 2017

Chemists discover molecular iodine in Arctic atmosphere

For the first time, scientists have measured molecular iodine in the atmosphere of the Arctic and discovered that it is being released by the Arctic's snowpack in the changing polar climate, according to research led by the University of Michigan Department of Chemistry.

September 7, 2017

LSA's Michigan Horizons theme semester looks to future

In celebration of U-M's bicentennial, LSA is looking to the future with its fall 2017 theme semester, Michigan Horizons.

Throughout the semester, five symposia, exhibits and other special events will address the future of everything — from the climate to this nation's democracy.

April 26, 2017

New LSA postdoc program selects scholars committed to DE&I

The University of Michigan has announced the first members of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designed to identify and prepare outstanding scholars with demonstrated commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA.

April 13, 2017

Two from U-M to join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two University of Michigan faculty members — one who specializes in judgment and decision behavior, and another interested in the development of ulcers and gastric cancer — have been selected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

March 16, 2017

Plans move forward for LSA addition to house Opportunity Hub

A new space in the LSA building will serve future University of Michigan undergraduates as the "hub" for connecting their passions to their education come summer of 2019.

The Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the LSA first floor renovation and addition project March 16.

March 13, 2017

Talks will examine impact of World War II on campus, community

World War II furthered the University of Michigan's transformation into a global institution, paving the way for a dramatic increase in enrollment thanks to the GI Bill, exponential growth in federal research funding, and an expanded and reconceived campus.

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