Incoming University of Michigan freshmen should seize control of their education, take risks and consider the role they will play in building a stronger campus community, President Mark Schlissel urged at the annual New Student Convocation.
Picnic tables with solar-powered charging stations available
Anna R. Kirkland has been appointed director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, effective Sept. 1.
Kirkland, who served as IRWG’s associate director from 2014-17, is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and is professor of women’s studies and of political science.
President Mark Schlissel highlighted significant opportunities for research and teaching, as well as challenges that new University of Michigan faculty members will face as educators in the coming year.
The biological sciences today provide a "spectacularly fertile landscape for discovery," and University of Michigan researchers must work across disciplines to identify and pursue those emerging opportunities, according to President Mark Schlissel.
Members of the Biosciences Initiative Coordinating Committee are:
A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will launch oVert, a new initiative to "teleport" museum specimens from their shelves to the internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available to researchers, educators, students and the public.
This year's student Move-In is expected to be as big and bustling as ever, and community members can expect changes to the usual traffic and parking patterns when Move-In 2017 takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 1, right before the Labor Day weekend.
A campuswide New Faculty Orientation designed to introduce all new faculty to the University of Michigan will take place Aug. 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Michigan League.
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A $1 million endowed gift from philanthropists William and Inger Ginsberg encourages University of Michigan students to actively engage with their communities through service and education.
The University of Michigan campus now has two outdoor solar-powered charging stations. (Photo by Ken Keeler, Office of Campus Sustainability)
For Steven Karasewski, sports have become an all-encompassing part of his life. As the coordinator of Club Sports at the University of Michigan, Karasewski helps organize and handle the 31 club teams on campus through working with their student leaders.
Campuswide New Faculty Orientation planned for Aug. 30
Inside Maggie's Marketplace, the food pantry for Michigan Medicine's Ypsilanti Health Center, Alexandrie Lintz-Suarez hands a paper bag to a woman and her 13-year-old granddaughter.
Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, will serve as interim dean and interim vice provost for academic affairs — graduate studies for the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School.
Cathleen M. Connell, professor of health behavior and health education, will serve as interim dean of the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.
Two University of Michigan faculty members testified recently before congressional panels regarding topics related to biofuels and cleaning up plastic debris in the oceans and U.S. waterways.
UM-Dearborn is seeking public comment about the university in preparation for its continued accreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission.
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.
Amy Wang has been selected as the university's new director of procurement services. Wang's appointment will be effective Aug. 7.
In the position, Wang will manage several critical universitywide functions, including purchasing, travel and expense, strategic sourcing, print/copy/mail, and property disposition.