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March 28, 2017

Campus News

March 27, 2017

Gamelan professor demystifies Javanese culture, music

During a trip to Indonesia in 1971, Susan Walton fell in love with not only the music, but with the culture and the language.

Walton, lecturer IV in the Residential College and in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, now draws upon this experience as an ethnomusicologist with research interests in Javanese gamelan music.

March 27, 2017

Campus briefs

Construction starts on trail linking botanical gardens to area trails

March 27, 2017

Spring Commencement will include unique bicentennial elements

The University of Michigan's Spring Commencement ceremonies will celebrate the bicentennial-year graduates with a unique Michigan Stadium event that features voices from the past and the present, Oscar-winning musicians and special alumni awards.

March 23, 2017

Omenn lecture to focus on bridging science and policy world

The future of federal science funding and the role of scientific evidence in policymaking has rocketed into the public spotlight in recent weeks. Many who work in science, medicine and engineering may find themselves pondering whether and how to enter the fray.

March 21, 2017

Senate Assembly elects three faculty members to SACUA

The Senate Assembly on Monday elected three faculty members to fill seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of the University of Michigan’s faculty governance system.

Elected to three-year terms that begin May 1 were:

March 20, 2017

Winners announced in Flint-focused Social Impact Challenge

A team of three students from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has won the 2017 Social Impact Challenge.  The team's innovative and research-driven proposal addressed entrepreneurial development through downtown training and significant neighborhood outreach for the city of Flint.

March 20, 2017

All-staff survey seeks to gauge diversity, equity and inclusion climate

The University of Michigan will launch an all-staff survey this month, the first of three universitywide surveys aimed at gauging the climate around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

All-student and all-faculty surveys will be administered in the fall, with ADVANCE partnering on the faculty efforts.

March 20, 2017

Chef looks back on U-M culinary transformation

Standing anxiously in the corner, Chef "Buzz" watches as his dish is served to 30 hungry students in a private dining room at South Quad. They are sampling a new creation: a donut filled with chipotle chocolate and … pork.

March 20, 2017

Campus briefs

Grounds Department to begin removing abandoned bikes in April

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