The Senate Assembly on Monday elected three faculty members to fill seats on the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of the University of Michigan's central faculty governance system.
Elected to three-year terms that begin May 1 were:
The University of Michigan continues to be recognized nationally in the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best graduate schools.
The University of Michigan will make several adjustments in the coming years that build on its commitment to provide the approximately 6,600 first-year students who arrive on campus each fall with the skills and resources to be successful at U-M and beyond.
The University of Michigan and the city of Detroit are joining forces to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.
Under the four-year agreement, U-M will provide up to $500,000 in resources each year to support action-based partnerships that pair U-M experts with city leaders.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs is taking steps to add members in order to ensure the Flint and Dearborn campuses will always be represented on the executive arm of central faculty governance.
The University of Michigan will begin tagging abandoned bicycles on the Ann Arbor campus for removal beginning April 3.
The U-M Grounds Department will place brightly colored tags on bikes that show signs of abandonment, such as bent rims, rusted or broken chains, deteriorated tires or frozen brakes, cables or shifters.
As hospitals collect more and more patient data, it can be difficult to know how to use it. Jenna Wiens wants to use computer science to transform data into actionable improvements to patient clinical care.
"The data are there. It's a matter of leveraging them and asking the right questions," she said.
Kellogg patient safety program undergoes expansion
When the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History reopens in its new home about a year from now, visitors to the evolution gallery will come face to face with a life-size, hyperrealistic sculptural reconstruction of an extinct human relative that roamed southern Africa 2 million years ago.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Rackham Graduate School have awarded funding to graduate students for wide-ranging projects related to women, gender and sexuality.
Applications are now open for the Institute for the Humanities' new Summer Fellowship program for tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers II, III, IV.
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As opioid addiction and overdoses continue to take a horrific toll on America, a national leader with personal and professional experience on the issue will speak about it at the University of Michigan on March 22.
Nominees are being sought to represent Faculty Senate and non-Senate positions on the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee.
The PDOC considers grievances against any police officer or the U-M Police. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security.
Charles Woodson, former Wolverine and NFL football player, Heisman Trophy winner and philanthropist, will deliver the University of Michigan's Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus April 28 at Michigan Stadium.
The Michigan Union, one of the University of Michigan's most recognizable landmarks at the heart of Central Campus, will temporarily close from April 30 to winter 2020 for a major renovation.
Temporary locations for Student Life departments during the renovation.
Tappan Street Auxiliary Building
609 Tappan St.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Dean of Students Office
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Alternative locations for food during the Michigan Union renovation.
South Quad Dining
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can use Blue Bucks or credit cards for meals from 10 mini-restaurants that serve everything from sushi to barbecue, to Latin and Mediterranean favorites.
Anna Cihak, student administration manager for the LSA Program in Biology and Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, will receive the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.
Cihak will receive the award at a reception March 14.
The University of Michigan faculty's Senate Assembly will choose three new members of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs at its meeting March 19.
The three top vote getters will serve three-year terms that begin May 1.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union.