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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."

March 10, 2014

Top accomplishments: Residential Life Initiatives

Living on campus, students form their early and lasting impressions of the university, experience diverse cultures and viewpoints, engage with faculty and staff outside the classroom, and meet lifelong friends.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Research

Under President Mary Sue Coleman's leadership, U-M has seen a dramatic 77 percent growth in its annual research budget to more than $1.3 billion annually, greater than any other public university, and second among all universities.

March 10, 2014

Top accomplishments: North Campus Research Complex

When Pfizer announced it would close its research site in northeastern Ann Arbor in early 2007, the shock resonated throughout Michigan. When no private companies emerged to purchase the 174-acre, 30-building campus, the university stepped forward — and in June 2009 bought the site for $108 million. 

March 5, 2014

School of Dentistry receives $2M grant for special care clinic

The School of Dentistry will create a clinic where practitioners from multiple disciplines provide special needs patients with dental and health care services in the same facility, thanks to a $2 million gift from the Delta Dental Foundation.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Entrepreneurship

The university has a long tradition of entrepreneurship education dating back to 1927, but those early seeds have sprouted and grown into a lush garden of offerings during the last 12 years under President Mary Sue Coleman. As she wrote in a commentary published by Forbes in 2010:


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