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October 24, 2017

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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.

April 20, 2017

Pam Heatlie to head Office for Institutional Equity

Pam Heatlie has been appointed the university's associate vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, senior director for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator. Her appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, begins immediately.

April 20, 2017

Rebecca Cunningham appointed AVP for research-health sciences

Rebecca M. Cunningham has been appointed associate vice president for research-health sciences in the University of Michigan Office of Research. Her three-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective May 1. 

March 16, 2017

U-M to sell Inglis House and 9.1-acre parcel near arboretum

The University of Michigan will move forward with a plan to sell the university-owned Inglis House and donate proceeds from the sale to student support through the university's endowment.

The house sits on a 9.1-acre parcel of land adjacent to Nichols Arboretum.

March 16, 2017

Central Power Plant expansion expected to reduce emissions

A new combustion turbine at the University of Michigan's Central Power Plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, lowering emission levels halfway toward the university's 2025 sustainability goal.

March 16, 2017

Plans move forward for LSA addition to house Opportunity Hub

A new space in the LSA building will serve future University of Michigan undergraduates as the "hub" for connecting their passions to their education come summer of 2019.

The Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the LSA first floor renovation and addition project March 16.

March 16, 2017

Kota to receive 2017 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Professor Sridhar Kota has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2017 for an approach to engineering design that has led to the invention, development, flight-testing and commercialization of revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wings.

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