Laurence B. Deitch on Thursday completed 24 years of service on the Board of Regents, with colleagues praising his passion for keeping the University of Michigan accessible to all students and his deep commitment to the university where he earned two degrees.
The following items were approved by the Board of regents at its meeting Thursday.
The North Campus Recreation Building, a vital hub of the North Campus community, will receive its first renovation in 40 years. Addressing long-awaited infrastructure needs, the project will also modernize the building's fitness offerings and amenities.
The Board of Regents approved schematic design for the work on Thursday.
Plans for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center are continuing to move forward, as the Board of Regents approved the schematic design Thursday for the new building.
The new School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan will focus on global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society.
The historic Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building will undergo its most significant renovation since originally constructed in 1928. The $150 million renovation project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Regent Denise Ilitch will return to the Board of Regents for a second eight-year term, and challenger Ron Weiser has been elected to fill the other open position on the University of Michigan's governing board.
Candidates running to fill two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents presented their views during a forum Monday, and topics ranged from tuition and cost containment to whether U-M should rehang its Final Four banners from the Fab Five era.
Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are vying for two eight-year terms on the University of Michigan Board of Regents in the Nov. 8 election.
Windows to be replaced at Bursley
A $4.9 million project will replace the student room windows original to the construction of Joseph Aldrich and Marguerite Knowlton Bursley Hall with high-performance and energy-efficient units. Housing resources will fund the project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.
Health care and business leaders were appointed to the University of Michigan Health System Board on Thursday, after approval from the Board of Regents.
The University of Michigan-Flint will add a School of Nursing, creating the fifth school within the university.
The distinction elevates UM-Flint's nursing program to make it more attractive to potential students, better reflect its prominence at UM-Flint and provide expanded opportunities for students and faculty.
A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized treatments that are necessary to conquer clinical depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses.
The financial position of the University of Michigan remains strong, according to the fiscal year 2016 consolidated financial statements, adopted Thursday by the Board of Regents.
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.
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached a record $1.39 billion in the 2016 fiscal year that closed June 30, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year.
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.
Nicholas Wigginton has been appointed assistant vice president for research–research initiatives in the University of Michigan Office of Research, effective Nov. 1.
Kelli Trosvig will become the university's first vice president for information technology and chief information officer, effective Nov. 14. The five-year appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
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.