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October 20, 2016

U-M endowment provides strong support for campus operations

The University of Michigan's long-term investment strategy continues to provide a steady stream of endowment funding, with fiscal year 2016 distributions to the general fund exceeding $300 million for the first time. The total value of the endowment stood at $9.7 billion at the close of the fiscal year, June 30.

October 20, 2016

U-M will expand medical discovery space through $78.5M project

Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor.

But today, it's a bustling part of the University of Michigan, which has spent recent years putting its laboratories, offices and event spaces back to good use.

October 17, 2016

Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

A legendary jazz double bassist, a philanthropist to the visual and performing arts, a renowned global health leader and an innovator in medical education are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2016 on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

September 26, 2016

Revision to Regents' Bylaws proposed

A revision to the University of Michigan Board of Regents' Bylaws has been proposed and is now being posted for public comment.

This bylaw amendment changes the title of the vice president for global communications and strategic initiatives to the vice president for communications.

September 23, 2016

U-M donors gave a record amount in FY 2016

More than 125,000 donors made gifts to the university totaling $440.7 million in cash and pledge payments during fiscal year 2016, the highest total of any fiscal year, says Vice President for Development Jerry May.  

September 15, 2016

Regents praise President Mark Schlissel's work

President Mark Schlissel has exceeded expectations and advanced the university's global reputation, according to the Board of Regents, which awarded him a 3 percent salary increase at its meeting Thursday.

September 15, 2016

University to launch campuswide diversity strategic plan Oct. 6

The University of Michigan will roll out its new campuswide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic plan during a daylong launch Oct. 6.

President Mark Schlissel spoke enthusiastically about the launch at Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.

September 15, 2016

Dr. Eric Fearon named director of Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Eric Fearon has been named director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Fearon, the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology, is a nationally recognized investigator in cancer genetics. His research has led to a greater understanding of gene defects that cause colon and rectal cancer to develop and spread.

September 15, 2016

UM-Dearborn will replace engineering building

The University of Michigan-Dearborn will replace its nearly 60-year-old Engineering Laboratory Building with a new $90 million facility. The project was approved Thursday by the university's Board of Regents.

September 15, 2016

UM-Flint to expand Murchie Science Building

The University of Michigan-Flint will expand the Murchie Science Building to accommodate the growth in students majoring in mathematics and the sciences. The $39 million project was approved Thursday by the university's Board of Regents.

September 15, 2016

Major renovation planned for School of Dentistry

A major renovation project at the School of Dentistry will create a more welcoming, accessible facility with an improved patient entrance, modern teaching clinics and open, flexible research space.

The $122 million project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

September 15, 2016

LSA building to undergo significant renovation for Opportunity Hub

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts building will undergo a significant renovation that will house the LSA Opportunity Hub, which includes the LSA Internship Program. The $35 million renovation project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

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