Two University of Michigan faculty members — a mathematician and an environmental policy expert — have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.
During her second week conducting a study on pediatric HIV in Durban, South Africa, Leseliey Welch walked into one of the local hospital rooms to witness a young mother crying over her infant’s crib.
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.
As Elizabeth Roberts conducted anthropological research in Mexico City in 2013, she noticed the central role of soda consumption in the area’s public health discussions.
Once Kalei Glozier took psychology courses at U-M, he discovered his passion for the field.
Originally a pre-pharmacy and pre-med student, Glozier said he became interested in wellness from a different angle.
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:
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.
Three University of Michigan researchers, whose fields include computer science, chemistry and neuroscience, have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows, a group of 126 early-career scholars recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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.
For the past decade, LSA chemistry professor Melanie S. Sanford has worked to develop greener and more efficient approaches to chemical synthesis — a process integral to nearly every product we interact with in our daily lives, from plastics to fuels.
From data breaches to deep fakes to self-driving cars to anti-loot box legislation, digital cultures dominate the news cycle, making it more important than ever to understand the new opportunities and dangers presented by technological disruption and digital cultures.
Growing up in Germany, Nils G. Walter formed a positive, but secondhand, impression of the United States.
His father had been a prisoner of war in Texas who often told Walter about the kindness of Americans and T-bone steaks the size of dinner plates.
For the first time, Mcubed has distributed funding to faculty from all three University of Michigan campuses.
Two new gifts totaling $8.2 million to LSA from alumna and retired professor Ilene Forsyth will secure the future study of medieval art at the University of Michigan and provide educational and research opportunities for faculty and students.
The Board of Regents approved the following items at its meeting Thursday.
Thomas A. Baird, a longtime University of Michigan fundraiser, has been named the university’s next vice president for development. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
In her long and distinguished career as a field archaeologist, Sharon Herbert has learned that “even the best laid research plan doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find what you thought you were going to find.”
Provost Martin A. Philbert has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new dean of LSA. The search process is underway.