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September 23, 2018

Campus News

August 8, 2018

Free online course certification will extend to U-M alumni

Beginning Sept. 4, the University of Michigan’s 583,000 alumni worldwide can join faculty, staff and students from all three campuses to earn individual course and course series certificates offered by Michigan Online at no cost.

August 7, 2018

Active U Autumn returns Sept. 18; registration underway

Active U Autumn, MHealthy’s eight-week physical activity challenge, returns this fall to encourage the university community to get moving.

Registration is open through Sept. 17. Participants can start tracking their exercise minutes on Sept. 18.

August 7, 2018

Environmental policy expert to lead Graham Sustainability Institute

Jennifer Haverkamp, an internationally recognized expert on climate change, international trade and global environmental policy and negotiations, will become director of the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute, effective Oct. 1.

August 2, 2018

U-M has meaningful controls for investment functions

The University of Michigan has in place a meaningful series of controls for its investment functions, a conclusion that is based in part on a review of specified non-financial investment functions performed by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

August 1, 2018

Proposed Regents’ Bylaws revisions

Revisions to the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ Bylaws have been proposed and are now being posted for public comment.

These bylaw amendments incorporate changes presented at prior meetings of the board.

July 31, 2018

Elizabeth R. Cole will serve as interim dean of LSA

Elizabeth R. Cole, associate dean for social sciences at LSA, will serve as that University of Michigan college’s interim dean.

Her appointment, effective Sept. 1, was announced Tuesday by Martin Philbert, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

July 26, 2018

Ernst appointed associate vice president for student life

In a continued effort to advance health and wellness initiatives for students at the University of Michigan, Robert Ernst has been named associate vice president for student life and executive director of the University Health Service.

July 26, 2018

MTRAC Innovation Hub invests $700K in advanced transportation

The university’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization statewide Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation has awarded $700,000 to 10 technologies with commercial potential aimed at addressing transportation issues and opportunities.

July 23, 2018

Health-minded employees sought for MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting staff and faculty members through Aug. 17 to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a culture of health within their department, unit or school.

Currently, more than 650 employees across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine volunteer as Champions.

July 23, 2018

Campus briefs

School of Dentistry to host free Mouth Guard Clinic July 28

July 19, 2018

Regents Roundup — July 2018

By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
Rick Fitzgerald
Public Affairs
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.

July 19, 2018

Mental health biostatistics expert to be new SPH dean

The next dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health will be F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression.

July 19, 2018

Regents approve alumnus David Gier to be dean of SMTD

David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

His appointment, approved July 19 by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023.

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