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March 17, 2014

Accolades

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning faculty members recently earned 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Faculty Design Awards for design research and pedagogy.

March 17, 2014

Profiles for candidates seeking four SACUA seats, secretary

The Senate Assembly will elect four members to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs at its meeting today.

The three top vote getters will serve three-year terms, and the fourth-highest vote getter will fill the remaining two years of a seat left vacant when a member stepped down earlier this year.

March 17, 2014

Data analyst finds joy in making, sharing music

When Ellen Woodard was a sophomore in high school she asked her mother if she would be disappointed if Ellen decided to study music instead of nursing. "I still remember that day, very clearly," Woodard recalls. As a parent who wished only the best for her child, her mother had said that she would support her in whatever she chose to do.

March 11, 2014

Project to upgrade Wi-Fi on Ann Arbor campus

Consider these staggering facts: Between January 2013 and 2014, the number of Wi-Fi connections per day reached 2.5 million — triple the numbers reached in previous years on the U-M Ann Arbor campus (excluding UMHS). Also during this period, the number of devices doubled and peaked at 99, 624.

March 11, 2014

U-M makes strong showing in U.S. News grad school rankings

Note: This article has been updated with additional specialty rankings.

The university continues to demonstrate its leadership in higher education with a strong showing in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best graduate schools.

March 9, 2014

Several units promote university at South by Southwest festival

The university launched its biggest-ever presence at the South by Southwest festival this week, featuring eight U-M speakers in four separate conferences, a prominent booth in the exhibit hall, a party that drew hundreds of area alums and a daylong pitch competition for students.

March 10, 2014

Elections set for four SACUA seats, secretary

Note: This story has been updated to reflect an additional seat to be filled.

The Senate Assembly will elect four members to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs at its March 17 meeting.

March 10, 2014

Six to receive honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will deliver the Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus May 3 at Michigan Stadium.

Barra, who became the first female CEO of a major automaker on Jan. 15, will receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.

March 10, 2014

Others pay tribute to President Coleman

Among many extraordinary contributions, Mary Sue Coleman has deepened and broadened the university's relationship with the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit in ways that will benefit both the university and the people of Michigan for years to come.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Sustainability

Building on the strong foundation laid by predecessors, President Mary Sue Coleman strengthened the university's commitment to sustainability by broadening U-M's approach to include education, research and operations under an initiative known as Planet Blue.

March 10, 2014

Speech highlights

There is a symbol from Ghana, known as the sankofa, which embodies a message relevant to us today. The sankofa is a bird that is moving forward, while its head is turned backward. The proverb associated with the symbolism of the bird is:

"Look to your roots, in order to reclaim your future."

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