Systemic flaws in the way biomedical research is conducted in the United States have created a “creeping malaise in the midst of the bounty of discovery and success,” the director of the National Cancer Institute said Friday at a University of Michigan symposium.
Next to Scott DeRue's desk hangs a whiteboard covered in multicolor outlines, parabolas and lists. Written with green marker in neat, unassuming handwriting near the middle of the board is one question: "How do we change people's lives?"
Wright Writing Center relocates
The university is expanding its alternative transportation options with the launch of a new bike share program serving campus and the Ann Arbor area.
An expected 1,000 student hackers from across the country will be on North Campus on Friday for MHacks IV, a leading student-run hackathon that has helped to spawn what might be considered a new sport for tech-minded college students nationwide.
John U. Bacon, journalist, author and alumnus of the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan, will deliver the 29th Graham Hovey lecture at 5 p.m. Friday in the Wallace House Gardens.
Scholars of contemporary American history, social justice and political reform have a rich new resource to mine in the Tom Hayden Papers at the U-M Library's Joseph A. Labadie Collection.
President Mark S. Schlissel told incoming students and their parents Friday that the Class of 2018 "will always have a very special place in my heart" as the first undergraduate class he welcomed as U-M's president.
News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.
East Quad Dining wins national prize
David C. Michener, associate curator, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, received the American Public Gardens Association’s 2014 Professional Citation award at the association’s recent annual meeting in Denver.
To get to Batey Olivares, Becky Pettengill traveled down a dirt road, through acres of sugar cane fields.
Graduate student welcome
Friday is inauguration day.
With a ceremony steeped in tradition and symposia addressing some of the pressing issues facing higher education, Mark S. Schlissel will be officially installed as the 14th president of the University of Michigan during a 3 p.m. ceremony at Hill Auditorium.
The second symposium of inauguration day will focus on another important social issue: personal privacy.
Concerns over personal privacy have risen to the boiling point, with pressing implications for commerce, social interactions, policing, national security, health, education and social research.
As the digital age has changed the way students learn and interact with the world, U-M has encouraged faculty to explore creative ways to enhance the student experience through personalized, engaged and lifelong learning.
Inauguration day will begin with a symposium marking what is being described as one of the most hopeful and exciting times in biomedical discovery, with advanced technologies yielding deep and productive insight into human health and disease.
University of Michigan presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution's future.
The University of Michigan on Thursday announced the creation of the Och Initiative for Women in Finance in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
The initiative is made possible through a significant gift by Jane C. and Daniel S. Och of Scarsdale, New York, through the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation.