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October 21, 2017

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September 11, 2017

Campus briefs

Schlissel, Philbert issue message regarding plan to end DACA

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.

September 8, 2017

U-M, Tsinghua start grad program in environment, sustainability

In an effort to tackle environmental challenges and create a sustainable world, the School for Environment and Sustainability and Tsinghua University's School of Environment have established a new program to cultivate talents for global sustainability and facilitate academic cooperation between the United States and China.

September 8, 2017

Marijuana use among college students at highest level in 30 years

Marijuana use among U.S. college students in 2016 was at the highest level seen in the past three decades, according to the most recent findings from the national Monitoring the Future follow-up study.

College student marijuana use has been showing a steady increase over the past decade.

September 5, 2017

Fellows program aims to develop life sciences leaders

Postdoctoral researchers are the engines that drive a large proportion of academic life sciences research. They perform vital roles in the laboratories of senior scientists — including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students — while building the skills, expertise and insights to launch an independent research career.

September 5, 2017

Summer break for MDining staff enhances education

From learning about economical and eco-friendly fish options at Boston docks to a Vermont conference on sustainability leadership to touring pork processing plants in Minnesota to learning about antibiotic-free choices, MDining staff did not slow down this summer.

September 5, 2017

Sustainability professor talks business, role of academia

Andy Hoffman is in the business of change.

While his research as the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise examines how businesses look at the environment, he hopes to shift people's opinions on how both business and academia can be a force for positive social change.

September 1, 2017

Members of Class of 2021 urged to embrace their U-M experience

Incoming University of Michigan freshmen should seize control of their education, take risks and consider the role they will play in building a stronger campus community, President Mark Schlissel urged at the annual New Student Convocation.

September 5, 2017

Campus briefs

Picnic tables with solar-powered charging stations available

September 5, 2017

Anna Kirkland to direct Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Anna R. Kirkland has been appointed director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, effective Sept. 1.

Kirkland, who served as IRWG’s associate director from 2014-17, is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and is professor of women’s studies and of political science.

August 24, 2017

U-M partners on digital encyclopedia of 3-D vertebrates

A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will launch oVert, a new initiative to "teleport" museum specimens from their shelves to the internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available to researchers, educators, students and the public.

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