Gretchen Ford understands the importance of listening to and supporting patients, whether she’s working at the Kellogg Eye Center as a certified ophthalmic technician or volunteering at medical facilities with her therapy dog, Charlie.
News from around the university.
As much of the campus prepares for winter break, the Museum of Natural History planetarium presentation “Season of Light” is one of several activities on campus this holiday season available to faculty, staff and the general public.
More than 75 percent of U-M faculty and staff from all three campuses and U-M Hospitals and Health Centers live in nearby Washtenaw and Wayne counties, 62.2 percent and 13.4 percent, respectively, according to most recent figures.
International café and bakery restaurant Au Bon Pain will soon take residence on the University of Michigan’s campus, opening in the Michigan Union on Jan. 7.
The University of Michigan is ranked No. 6 on Kiplinger’s list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2014, moving up five spots from last year.
The ranking highlights colleges and universities that combine outstanding education with economic value.
The university has launched a new center bringing together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines to advance analysis of biological and social science data.
The university’s elected central faculty governance body on Monday approved resolutions that support suspending the Administrative Services Transformation project and call for faculty input when external consultants are hired.
As the likelihood of wintry weather increases, campus leaders would like to remind the community that the university's severe-weather policy encourages all employees to make a reasonable effort to report to work as scheduled.
In the event of severe weather:
Regents meeting Dec. 19
President Mary Sue Coleman issued this statement Thursday following the death of Nelson Mandela:
The ITS CTools Team has introduced a new way for faculty to build, manage and use course sites. The feature, called Lesson Builder, provides sequencing capabilities that allow instructors to create sites with easy-to-follow navigation and instructions for students.
Harry Belafonte, groundbreaking recording artist, actor and social activist, is the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, presented in January at the University of Michigan.
With the renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library set to begin in the new year, the building will close at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 22. The library’s usual extended exam hours will begin Sunday.
A full house of enthusiastic celebrants gathered at Palmer Commons on Tuesday to congratulate the 11 individual staff members and five staff team recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Diversity Leadership Awards.
Five staff teams were honored with Distinguished Diversity Leadership Awards on Tuesday. Read more about the awards.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has passed two resolutions related to the administration’s plan to consolidate financial transaction and human resource functions at a new Shared Services Center.
WHEREAS, The University of Michigan retained outside consulting firms to develop and implement the Administrative Services Transformation (AST) of finance and human resources, the IT Rationalization plan, and the Retirement Benefits review, all of which resulted in deeply flawed planning processes, damaging the confidence of the faculty in the A
WHEREAS, we join with the University of Michigan Board of Regents and Central Administration in seeking to deliver excellent education at affordable cost in an era of sharply diminished state appropriations;