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November 19, 2018

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September 4, 2018

A roundup of U-M construction sites across campus

From exploring the uncharted frontier of robotics to giving liberal arts students a way to connect their studies to their goals, the University of Michigan’s current slate of construction and renovation projects will provide faculty, staff and students new spaces to become the leaders and best.

September 4, 2018

Meet some of U-M’s new faculty faces

The following profiles represent some of the newest additions to the University of Michigan faculty. The University Record will continue to highlight new faculty members from across campus throughout the semester.

July 31, 2018

Elizabeth R. Cole will serve as interim dean of LSA

Elizabeth R. Cole, associate dean for social sciences at LSA, will serve as that University of Michigan college’s interim dean.

Her appointment, effective Sept. 1, was announced Tuesday by Martin Philbert, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

June 21, 2018

University names 2019 Henry Russel Lecturer, awardees

Max S. Wicha, a physician-scientist recognized internationally as a leader in cancer stem cell research and immuno-oncology, has been selected as the 2019 Henry Russel Lecturer, considered the university’s highest honor for senior faculty members.

April 26, 2018

Political scientist Yuen Yuen Ang named Carnegie Fellow

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.

April 18, 2018

Three faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

University of Michigan faculty members have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

Among the 213 fellows and 36 foreign honorary members identified as "exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators" are:

March 12, 2018

LSA staffer Anna Cihak to receive Candace J. Johnson Award

Anna Cihak, student administration manager for the LSA Program in Biology and Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, will receive the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.

Cihak will receive the award at a reception March 14.

February 21, 2018

Earl Lewis to launch U-M Center for Social Solutions

Noted social historian, author and academic leader Earl Lewis will join the faculty as director of the new U-M Center for Social Solutions at the completion of his term as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in March.

February 7, 2018

U-M, Henry Ford College launch humanities transfer program

Community college students will have greater opportunities to transfer to the University of Michigan to study the humanities under a new program that streamlines the process and creates more tailored support for transfer students.

January 22, 2018

LSA professor to explain why the brain wants what it wants

The Economist magazine calls LSA's Kent Berridge "the neuroscientist who has changed the way we look at desire." That's because Berridge understands how the brain's reward mechanisms work — and why human beings have such insatiable wants.

November 7, 2017

$10M gift to fund expansion of U-M's Barger Leadership Institute

The University of Michigan's Barger Leadership Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new commitment from U-M alumnus and retired JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger.

The $10 million gift will expand and sustain the institute's ability to develop forward-thinking leaders from LSA.

October 19, 2017

Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in LSA

An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics to study fundamental questions in particle physics and the evolution of our universe.

October 11, 2017

Two U-M faculty members awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowships

Two University of Michigan researchers have been named 2017 MacArthur Fellows.

Anthropologist Jason De León and historian Derek Peterson will each receive a $625,000 stipend to be used however they see fit over a period of five years. Both are at LSA.

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