Climate scientist and author Michael Mann believes that skepticism in science is a good thing.
But when some people flatly disregard scientifically proven facts — as in the case of climate change — it can create problems that delay efforts to come up with solutions or additional discussions, he said.
Ruth Carlos, professor of radiology, will be the vice chair for the University of Michigan's faculty governance system for 2017-18.
Robert Ortega, professor of social work, will chair the University of Michigan's faculty governance system for 2017-18.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of U-M's central faculty governance system, is seeking candidates to serve a variety of upcoming terms.
The university's Faculty Senate is asking the administration not to release data from student course evaluations until the evaluation instrument can be redesigned, and faculty, students and University of Michigan experts can formulate a policy governing the data's release.