Millions of times a year, teams at the U-M Health System test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ages. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease — or response to treatment — and help make a major difference in doctors' decisions.
Plans for a new transportation operations and maintenance facility on North Campus took another step forward Thursday as the Board of Regents approved the schematic design.
A $54 million robotics center at the University of Michigan will help advance the field as researchers say it's reaching a tipping point — poised to deliver autonomous technologies that are woven into our everyday lives.
The Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project Thursday.
Professor Daniel G. Brown will serve as interim dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment beginning June 1.
Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, a medical researcher who has focused his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ways in which cancer cells invade tissues and metastasize, will become interim director of the university's Life Sciences Institute.
Other news from Thursday's Board of Regents meeting:
The four-acre lawn at the center of North Campus will be renovated this summer with the goal of transforming it from a space people pass through into one where they linger and connect.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the design for the $6.9 million Eda U. Gerstacker Grove project. The Grove will include:
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan was $1.31 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2014, just less than the record high of $1.33 billion from the previous year.
In a continued effort to renew campus recreational sports facilities, the North Campus Recreation Building will be the next facility to undergo renovations. The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the comprehensive expansion and renovation of the NCRB.
Aaron Dworkin, an accomplished violinist recognized internationally for his leadership and advocacy of diversity in the performing arts, will serve as dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Stephen Forrest, former vice president for research and one of the university's most prolific inventors, has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2015.
Dr. Theodore S. Lawrence, has been named the director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday. Lawrence succeeds Dr. Max S. Wicha, who founded the center 27 years ago.
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr. David J. Brown as interim associate vice president and associate dean for health equity and inclusion.
Five faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year's recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships.
The Intramural Sports Building, the oldest university recreational sports facility in the country, will get much-needed updates to its critical infrastructure, along with renovations that will enable the building to deliver on the recreational needs of new generations of users.
Carol Fierke, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, will serve as dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies beginning Sept. 1.
Daniel E. Little will serve as UM-Dearborn chancellor through June 2018. The Board of Regents approved his reappointment for an additional three years Thursday.
This article has been updated with information from the Feb. 19 Board of Regents meeting.
Kevin P. Hegarty, a longtime financial leader at the University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed U-M's next executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser and Eileen L. Weiser have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.