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April 21, 2018

Campus News

April 20, 2018

Cube access to be closed off during Michigan Union renovation

After a half-century of spinning, the University of Michigan's iconic Cube sculpture is taking a sabbatical.

Construction crews will need to close Regents' Plaza to help stage construction for the Michigan Union renovation project. Part of that work includes enclosing the Cube for protection.

April 19, 2018

Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.

April 19, 2018

Anne Gere honored as a Michigan Professor of the Year

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.

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:

April 18, 2018

Opioid Solutions promotes collaborative approach to epidemic

About 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose — almost five every hour — and the numbers are increasing. Millions more misuse prescription opioid medications, or use illicit opioids, with an annual economic toll of $115 billion.

April 17, 2018

New textbook deal targets affordability, guaranteed fulfillment

In an effort to create a more affordable, streamlined and reliable experience for students and faculty, the University of Michigan will begin working with Barnes & Noble College as its preferred textbook vendor starting with the fall semester.

April 16, 2018

Institute for the Humanities names fellows for summer and 2018-19

The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to seven U-M lecturers and tenure-track faculty members in a new eight-week summer fellowship program.

Eight U-M faculty members and eight graduate students have received fellowships to support research projects they will pursue during the 2018-19 academic year.

April 13, 2018

University breaks ground on new Ford Robotics Building

Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan, and officials broke ground on the facility Friday.

April 16, 2018

Campus briefs

U-M awarded Institutional Achievement Award

April 13, 2018

Group offers free screening tools for Alcohol Awareness Month

With one in every dozen adults experiencing abuse or dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.

That's why a group made up of various campus and local stakeholders is urging members of the community to consider the role that alcohol plays in their lives.

April 10, 2018

Golden Apple lecturer details political power of optimism

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.

April 10, 2018

Report notes sustainability progress, highlights campus efforts

Sustainability efforts by the University of Michigan in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university's 2025 campus sustainability goals, including achieving its goal to reduce chemical applications, which protects the Huron River, while moving the university closer in areas slower to make progress.

April 9, 2018

Campus briefs

Robotics vision course dives into the tech behind driverless vehicles

April 9, 2018

Academic program coordinator is a charitable Ghostbuster

When George Sprague joined the maker movement, it was not anywhere near where it is today.

Sprague’s involvement in the do-it-yourself community that incorporates technology in inventions started way before maker culture even had a name.

April 3, 2018

Campus Memorial to honor students who died in 2017-18

Friends, family members and campus partners are invited to attend a memorial program to honor the lives and accomplishments of student members of the U-M family who died during this academic year.

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