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August 24, 2017

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May 18, 2017

Gift extends Dow Sustainability Fellows Program through 2020

A new $3 million gift from the Dow Chemical Co. Foundation to the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan will enable fellows to continue implementing sustainable solutions for food systems, cities, infrastructure, mobility, consumption and energy systems from Michigan to Sub-Saharan Africa.

May 18, 2017

UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little to step down in 2018

Chancellor Daniel Little has announced his plan to step down as University of Michigan-Dearborn's chief executive officer at the end of his current term. He intends to leave office June 30, 2018, but will remain a faculty member.

May 18, 2017

Jonathan Massey named dean of architecture and urban planning

Jonathan Massey, dean of architecture and professor at California College of the Arts, will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective Aug. 1 and runs through June 30, 2022.

May 18, 2017

Roger Cone named vice provost, director of the biosciences initiative

Roger Cone, director of the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute, has been named to an additional role as the university's first vice provost and director of the biosciences initiative, effective immediately.

The appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

May 18, 2017

Regents approve faculty promotions

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved recommendations for new appointments and promotions for regular associate and full professor ranks, with tenure and/or promotion of faculty on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The promotions are presented below by school, in alphabetical order.

April 20, 2017

President addresses proposed sale of Inglis House

President Mark Schlissel discussed the University of Michigan's proposed sale of the Inglis House during a meeting Thursday in which several neighbors urged the university to reconsider its decision to sell the house.

April 20, 2017

Bishr Omary named chief scientific officer at Michigan Medicine

Bishr Omary, a University of Michigan physician-scientist since 2008, has been named the executive vice dean for research at the Medical School and chief scientific officer for Michigan Medicine.

His appointment, effective May 1, was approved April 20 by the Board of Regents.

April 20, 2017

Project to create 80 new parking spaces at NCRC

The North Campus Research Complex will get 80 new parking spaces in lot NC92 after the Board of Regents on Thursday approved the reconstruction project.

The $4.9 million project also calls for expanding the width of lanes in the road on the west side of the NCRC from 10 feet to 13 feet wide.  

April 20, 2017

Unique hydrodynamics lab to get fresh look, new name

A $2.2 million renovation project to U-M's Marine Hydrodynamics Lab, which houses a 360-foot-long indoor body of water that serves as a testing facility for new commercial ship designs as well as a teaching tool for students, was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

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