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February 16, 2019

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December 17, 2018

2018 Winter Commencement

Graduates sing “The Victors” at the Ann Arbor campus’ Winter Commencement ceremony Sunday, their first time doing so as U-M’s newest alumni. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

December 11, 2018

Honoring staff's role in diversity

A Decade of Celebrating Distinguished Diversity Leaders

Ten individuals and five teams received the 10th annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award​​​​​​ on Monday. This video highlights the 10-year history of the DDLA and explains how it was established to shine a light on those staff members who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive and inclusive working environment at U-M.

December 11, 2018

Faculty meet with President Schlissel

Donald Likosky, associate professor of cardiac surgery, poses a question for President Mark Schlissel at Monday’s joint meeting of the Faculty Senate and Senate Assembly. Around 50 faculty members attended the meeting in the Michigan League's Vandenberg Room, where Schlissel discussed how U-M is tackling societal challenges and charting its path forward. He touched on topics that included the impact of the Go Blue Guarantee financial aid promise; diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; interdisciplinary university initiatives to address societal challenges; and a proposed commission to help U-M map its pathway to carbon neutrality. He also addressed U-M's efforts to address sexual misconduct, including a new policy that will prohibit faculty members from having romantic or sexual relationships with undergraduate students. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

December 10, 2018

‘Nice guys’ as leaders

Forecast 2019: Traits for Effective Leadership

Looking ahead to the coming year, David Mayer, professor of management and organizations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, considers gender traits that provide the most effective leadership results. In this video, he talks about what's possible in the workplace if men adopt more "nice guy" behavior at work.