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March 27, 2017

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January 18, 2017

Nominees sought for 2017 Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes

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.

January 17, 2017

MLK Symposium keynote speakers stress value of speaking out

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.

January 17, 2017

U-M announces new investments in programs to fight poverty

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.

January 16, 2017

Nominations being accepted for President’s Staff Innovation Award

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.

January 16, 2017

Institute of Continuing Legal Education names executive director

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.

January 16, 2017

UMMA technician preserves art for future generations

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.

January 16, 2017

Campus briefs

U-M startup Neurable raises $2 million in seed funding

January 12, 2017

Office of Research seeks nominees for staff recognition awards

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.

January 11, 2017

Journalist, civil rights leader Shaun King to deliver talk on activism

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.

January 10, 2017

Paula Sorrell named director of IRLEE

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.

January 9, 2017

Campus briefs

Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity gets Breakthrough Award

January 9, 2017

Accolades

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.

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