Citing evolving trends in health and wellness, the School of Kinesiology will discontinue the major or minor in physical education and a minor in health education starting in the fall of 2015. It is being replaced by the new health and fitness major launched last fall.
Real estate developer A. Alfred Taubman has committed $12.5 million to U-M to help fund a sweeping renovation project that will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, one of the nation's leading programs on the built environment.
Anthony W. England has been named dean of the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science. He has served as interim dean since May 2011.
The Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday.
Dr. Michael M.E. Johns, a Medical School graduate and former chancellor of Emory University, will serve as the university's interim executive vice president for medical affairs starting June 2.
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.
The rising number of incidents of sexual misconduct by students being reported on the Ann Arbor campus is a strong indicator that the university has the right polices in place.
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.
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.
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.
A $135 million construction project will provide room to grow for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and create a unified look for the entire business school complex.
Construction of a new teaching, research and museum facility for the biological sciences was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
In a continued effort to maintain and preserve the historic President's House, the Board of Regents on Thursday approved renovations and infrastructure improvements to the residence.
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.
Jon Kinsey has been appointed to the position of assistant vice president for research — research initiatives in the U-M Office of Research, effective March 1.
The following items were approved or presented at Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.
The Board of Regents on Thursday approved major improvements to Elmer D. Mitchell Field, a Recreational Sports facility for intramural and club sports.
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday:
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.
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.
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.