The Central Power Plant that heats and powers most of the University of Michigan's Central and Medical campus buildings will receive equipment upgrades focused on increasing reliability and safety.
The $23 million project was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Elizabeth B. Moje, associate dean for research and community education, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.
Her appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective March 1, and runs through June 30, 2022.
Six faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year's recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau Professorships.
Kallie Bila Michels, a longtime University of Michigan communications leader, has been appointed the university's vice president for communications. Her appointment, which follows a national search, is effective Feb. 17.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband, Frank Newman, have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
An unexpected proposal to spend $4.6 million to restore the University of Michigan's historic Inglis House did not move forward at Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.
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.