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December 16, 2017

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September 14, 2017

New library management MOOC series fills educational gap

A new massive open online course series offered by the University of Michigan will provide advanced training in management to public librarians, many of whom say they have to learn most of those skills on the job.

September 14, 2017

Online Teach-Out to help public understand hurricanes

As Florida assesses the damage from Hurricane Irma, Texas continues to rebuild from Harvey and meteorologists keep their eyes on Jose, University of Michigan experts in weather events and their aftermath offer the public a new Teach-Out on hurricanes.

September 14, 2017

Academic Freedom Lecture to consider politics of climate change

Climate scientist and author Michael Mann believes that skepticism in science is a good thing.

But when some people flatly disregard scientifically proven facts — as in the case of climate change — it can create problems that delay efforts to come up with solutions or additional discussions, he said.

September 12, 2017

Kaaren M. Williamsen selected to serve as SAPAC director

Kaaren M. Williamsen, a leader in sexual assault prevention work, will join the University of Michigan as the next director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.

Williamsen currently is the Title IX coordinator at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

September 11, 2017

SACUA approves statement in support of Latinx community

In light of recent anti-Latinx graffiti on a University of Michigan landmark, the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on Monday approved a resolution affirming its support for Latinx members of the university community.

September 11, 2017

SACUA Resolution in support of Latinx community

In light of the recent anti-Latinx graffiti, the University of Michigan's Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs hereby affirms its support for the Latinx members of the University community. Our collective commitment to equity, inclusion and mutual respect extends to members of all ethnic communities.

September 11, 2017

U-M remains strong in rankings by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the No. 4 public university in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the nation's best undergraduate colleges and universities.

The magazine released its 2018 rankings online Tuesday.

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.

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