Friday is inauguration day.
With a ceremony steeped in tradition and symposia addressing some of the pressing issues facing higher education, Mark S. Schlissel will be officially installed as the 14th president of the University of Michigan during a 3 p.m. ceremony at Hill Auditorium.
The second symposium of inauguration day will focus on another important social issue: personal privacy.
Concerns over personal privacy have risen to the boiling point, with pressing implications for commerce, social interactions, policing, national security, health, education and social research.
Inauguration day will begin with a symposium marking what is being described as one of the most hopeful and exciting times in biomedical discovery, with advanced technologies yielding deep and productive insight into human health and disease.
University of Michigan presidents through the years have used their inaugurations to reinforce the values of the academy, challenge professors and students to address pressing global issues and share their visions for the institution's future.
What: The inauguration of Mark S. Schlissel as the 14th president of the University of Michigan.
When: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
Details: Available online at the inauguration website.
President Mark S. Schlissel will be inaugurated as U-M’s 14th president on the afternoon of Sept. 5 and tickets for the event at Hill Auditorium now are available.
Inauguration day, Sept. 5, for President-elect Mark Schlissel will start with symposia on biomedical research and privacy at Blau Auditorium and end with a community welcome reception on Ingalls Mall.