Members of the university community have one last week to put forward their favorite examples of innovations in teaching by nominating them for the Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
In its ninth year, the competition will award $5,000 to up to five faculty projects.
Keynote speakers at the University of Michigan's 31st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium honored past and present heroes who have fought for equal rights and representation, and stressed the importance of speaking up in pursuit of the truth.
One project involves alerting low-income homeowners about an exemption to reduce their high property taxes. Another effort employs health care workers in neighborhoods to help residents take better care of themselves.
President Mark Schlissel and national poverty expert H. Luke Shaefer will lead a live video conversation on U-M's Facebook page about the newly created Poverty Solutions at 1:15 p.m. today.
Nominations for the President's Staff Innovation Award are being accepted through Feb. 28.
Currently in its fifth year, the President's Staff Innovation Award recognizes individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and "outside The Cube" thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community.
David R. Watson, former executive director for the New York State Bar Association, has been named executive director of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, as of Jan. 3.
Housed at the University of Michigan, ICLE is the education provider of the State Bar of Michigan and was overseen by Lynn P. Chard since 1993.
The deterioration and resulting need for preservation of art motivates and inspires Kate Holoka.
A fascination with Japanese printmaking has led Holoka to create a home studio with a printing press of her own. Her focus is on traditional methods of printmaking, such as engraving copper plates and carving woodblocks.
U-M startup Neurable raises $2 million in seed funding
The U-M Office of Research is now accepting nominations from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses for the annual Research Administrator Recognition Award and for the newly created Research Technical Staff Recognition Award, which will honor the service of those staff members who participate in the research process itself.
The sixth annual Social Impact Challenge will take place in Flint and is presented as a partnership between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business' Center for Social Impact in Ann Arbor and UM-Flint's Office of University Outreach.
Shaun King shares more than just a last name with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
As a journalist and civil rights leader, Shaun King's passion for equality and accountability from law enforcement has catapulted him to one of the nation's foremost leaders in the fight against social injustice.
The University of Michigan faculty's Senate Assembly will be asked to consider a resolution stating that any reduction to an individual faculty member's base academic salary constitutes a demotion, thus entitling that person to university due process provisions.
Paula Sorrell has been appointed director of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy at the University of Michigan, effective Jan. 3.
President Mark Schlissel says the primary focus of his work at the University of Michigan is to position the university for "perpetual excellence and public impact" in research, creative work, performance, patient care and education.
Michigan Medicine is the new name of the University of Michigan's academic medical center, a change that better reflects its missions of patient care, education and research.
Golden Globe-nominated actress Issa Rae and "Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman will deliver the 31st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture.
The first of five bicentennial symposia centered on the history of the University of Michigan, its relationship with the community and world, and its social and cultural impact will take place Thursday and Friday.
Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity gets Breakthrough Award
Suljo Linic, director of energy systems engineering, integrative systems and design, professor of chemical engineering and of integrative systems and design, College of Engineering, has received the 2017 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis by the North American Catalysis Society.