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.
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.
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.
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.
The Board of Regents and the board of directors of Metro Health Corp. each have approved a definitive affiliation agreement setting the stage for Metro Health to join the University of Michigan Health System.
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.
Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in the University of Michigan's planned Robotics Laboratory.
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Kathryn Huss, deputy director and chief administrative officer of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, has been named interim director, effective Oct 1.
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.
The University of Michigan's Edward Henry Kraus Natural Sciences Building will get a substantial makeover, as the Board of Regents approved plans Thursday to renovate and add to the 101-year-old structure.
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.