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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.

February 20, 2014

Harrises give $10M to name football head coach position

As part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign, J. Ira and Nicki Harris, through the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation, have made a leadership gift of $10 million to U-M for the benefit of the athletic department.

February 20, 2014

Coleman addresses diversity and campus climate in Feb. 20 remarks

President Mary Sue Coleman devoted most of her opening remarks at the beginning of the Feb. 20 Board of Regents meeting to addressing diversity and climate on the Ann Arbor campus. Here are her complete remarks:

I want to take a few moments to talk about diversity and climate on campus.

February 20, 2014

Regents OK purchase of Edwards Brothers property

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the acquisition of the Edwards Brothers Malloy property at 2500 and 2550 S. State St. for the agreed-upon purchase price of $12.8 million.

February 20, 2014

Regents recognize six faculty members as Thurnau professors

Six faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships.

This year’s recipients, effective July 1, are Melissa M. Gross, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Anne J. McNeil, Jamie D. Phillips, Megan L. Sweeney and Michael D. Thouless.

December 19, 2013

Ann Arbor, Dearborn campuses ask state for capital outlay funds

The U-M Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses each submitted requests for capital funding and a five-year capital plan to the State of Michigan.

When a project is made possible through capital outlay funding, the cost is allocated between the university and the State of Michigan.

December 19, 2013

Regents approve renovation of Pierpont Commons Cafe

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved renovation of the Pierpont Commons Cafe, which will provide a new dining experience on North Campus with more seating and study space for students, faculty and staff.

November 21, 2013

S. Jack Hu named interim vice president for research

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of S. Jack Hu, a professor in the College of Engineering, as the interim vice president for research for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1.

As vice president, Hu will have overall responsibility for nurturing the excellence and integrity of research across the entire campus.

October 21, 2013

Regents praise Coleman in final review; approve bonus

President Mary Sue Coleman was lauded as a strong leader in the effort to keep college affordable as the Board of Regents offered its last annual review of the university’s 13th president. Coleman will retire from U-M in July 2014.

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