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April 21, 2016

Lynn Videka named dean of the School of Social Work

Lynn Videka, dean and professor in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Her appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective Aug. 1 and runs through June 30, 2021. 

April 21, 2016

Thomas Finholt named dean of the School of Information

Professor Thomas A. Finholt, a member of the University of Michigan faculty since 1991, has been appointed dean of the School of Information.

His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, takes effect May 1 and runs through June 30, 2021. 

March 17, 2016

Regents Roundup — March 2016

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.

Physician named interim CIO for health system

Dr. Andrew J. Rosenberg has been named interim chief information officer for the U-M Health System, effective April 1.

March 17, 2016

Shayman named 2016 Distinguished University Innovator

Dr. James A. Shayman, developer of a new class of drugs for treating a group of rare but devastating congenital disorders, has been selected to receive the University of Michigan's Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2016.

March 17, 2016

Bursley Hall dining center scheduled for renovation

The University of Michigan's Bursley Hall dining center, the only residential dining facility on North Campus, will undergo a significant renovation this summer. The $4.3 million project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

March 14, 2016

Five recommended for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

Michael Bloomberg, internationally known business leader and statesman, will deliver the Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus April 30 at Michigan Stadium.

Bloomberg will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

February 18, 2016

Lori Ploutz-Snyder named dean of the School of Kinesiology

Lori Ploutz-Snyder, a senior scientist with the Universities Space Research Association at the NASA Johnson Space Center, will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology.

Her five-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1.

February 18, 2016

Alec Gallimore appointed dean of the College of Engineering

Alec D. Gallimore, associate dean in the College of Engineering, has been appointed the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.

February 15, 2016

President recommends new VP for information technology

Update: The Board of Regents approved this position at its Feb. 18 meeting.

President Mark Schlissel is recommending the creation of the new position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Michigan.

December 17, 2015

A history of support

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has supported UM-Flint from its inception. In all, the foundation has granted more than $92 million to U-M for projects at its Flint and Ann Arbor campuses. These funds have supported various projects, programs and initiatives, as well as major capital improvements.

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