Founding an international professional organization. Doubling student voter turnout. Creating a model of workplace flexibility. Teaching thousands of middle school students how to live healthy lives.
These are a few of the remarkable accomplishments of the 2019 University of Michigan Staff Impact Award recipients.
Wilbur W.C. Bigelow, emeritus professor of materials science and engineering, will be conducted into the Class of 2019 Fellows of the Microscopy Society of America.
Five faculty projects are being honored with the 11th annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for their innovative approaches to improving student learning,.
The projects are led by Matthew Diemer, August Evrard, Elisabeth Gerber, Anne Ruggles Gere, Ginger Shultz, Eric Svaan and Stephanie Tharp.
Four staff members from the University of Michigan are being recognized for their outstanding service to the research community.
Two University of Michigan professors have been named as recipients of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, a prestigious honor that supports research in the social sciences and humanities.
University of Michigan cell biologist Daniel Klionsky has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.
Three University of Michigan researchers have been named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, chosen from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.
The U-M recipients, who are among 168 scholars, artists and writers appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, are:
College of Pharmacy to host safe medication disposal event
Mark Conger, a lecturer in the LSA Comprehensive Studies Program, has been selected to receive this year’s Golden Apple Award in recognition of his outstanding commitment to students.
Six faculty members have been recognized for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s Arthur F. Thurnau Professors.
Jeff Craft, chief administrator for the LSA departments of History of Art and Classical Studies, will receive the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.
Craft will receive the honor at a reception Feb. 22.
Three University of Michigan engineering professors have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the profession’s highest honors.
They are among the 86 U.S. and 14 foreign members announced this month, and bring the total NAE membership at U-M to 33.
The new U-M members are:
Three lecturers have been honored for outstanding contributions to instruction as the 2018-19 Collegiate Lecturers, a title the three will retain throughout their careers at the university.
Fifteen researchers at the University of Michigan have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
The Academic Women’s Caucus is accepting nominations from the university community for the 2018-19 Sarah Goddard Power Award and Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award.
Nominations for both awards are due Nov. 26.
Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science, is among 31 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
The fellowship carries a $200,000 stipend, making it possible for recipients to devote up to two years to significant research and writing.
The Michigan Association of State Universities has named Anne Ruggles Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, as a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.
During her "ideal last lecture," Golden Apple Award recipient Sandra Levitsky discussed her road to becoming a teacher, described the underlying optimism behind the study of sociology, and emphasized how using one's voice to promote social change is a politically powerful form of optimism.
The University of Michigan Office of Research will honor four U-M staff members for their outstanding service to the research community.