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December 16, 2017

Campus News

November 9, 2017

Alumni address how U-M experiences impacted their lives

Four University of Michigan alumni recounted how the university and their social identities shaped their lives, and gave advice to U-M community members advocating for change, during the 2017 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit.

November 8, 2017

Groundbreaking, director search underway for new multicultural center

The University of Michigan hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday to officially launch construction on a new, $10 million William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center near the heart of Central Campus.

At the same time, a national search for a new Trotter director has been launched.

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.

November 7, 2017

Author, actor Hill Harper to deliver 2018 MLK Symposium keynote

Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist Hill Harper will deliver the 32nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture in January.

This year's symposium keynote will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 in Hill Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

November 6, 2017

Sarah Thomason will speak on world's vanishing languages

Speakers of the endangered Andean language Aymara view the future as behind us and the past in front of us.

"It's a whole different way of viewing time," said Sarah Thomason, professor of linguistics in LSA. "If Aymara had died before anyone had noticed this, we would never know that humans might classify time that way."

November 6, 2017

Campus briefs

Bed replacement project underway at Michigan Medicine

November 2, 2017

Office of Research seeks nominees for staff recognition awards

The U-M Office of Research is now accepting nominations from across all three campuses for our annual Research Administrator Recognition Award, and for the Research Technical Staff Recognition Award.

The awards honor the service of those staff members who participate in the research process itself.

November 2, 2017

Surveys show majority of campus satisfied with DEI climate

Surveys measuring the climate related to diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Michigan show that a majority of the community — 72 percent — is satisfied with the climate on the Ann Arbor campus.

November 1, 2017

NIH chief discusses research funding trends, role of MCubed

These are exciting times for biomedical research funding, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told faculty members and students Wednesday at the 2017 MCubed Symposium.

A downward trend in NIH's federal funding that began around 2003 and hit a low point in 2013 has turned around in recent years.

November 1, 2017

New ranking places U-M eighth in U.S. for research output

A new ranking shows the research strength of the University of Michigan in the natural sciences, placing it in the top 10 of American institutions for producing articles in the most selective science publications.

The university placed fourth among publicly funded institutions.

October 31, 2017

Industry partners investing $11M in second phase of Mcity funding

Eleven companies are investing a total of $11 million in the second phase of industry funding for Mcity, the University of Michigan-led, public-private, research-and-development initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

October 31, 2017

Diversity Summit to celebrate progress, address challenges

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will give campus community members the opportunity to learn about the work completed during the past year on both universitywide and unit-based plans to improve diversity, equity and inclusion.

October 30, 2017

Rachel Dawson named managing director for Precision Health

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has named Rachel Dawson as managing director. Her appointment began Monday.

Dawson comes to U-M from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she has served as assistant dean of career services for the past year.

October 27, 2017

Bicentennial app offers augmented reality experience

Look out! Two woolly mammoth skeletons stalk out of the Ruthven Natural History Museum door on the University of Michigan campus.

Make it snow or rain on U-M's iconic art sculpture, the Cube.

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