In this subterranean world, one can walk seemingly endless lines of steam pipes and fiber-optic cables along smooth, grey concrete walls — interrupted only by a round-face pressure gauge here, an orange or yellow steel ladder there, or a locked metal gate.
The Kavli Foundation’s board of directors has announced the election ofPresident Mary Sue Coleman to the board. Rockell N. Hankin, chairman of The Kavli Foundation, said Coleman has demonstrated the kind of vision and leadership that has made her one of the nation’s most admired academic presidents.
UM-Dearborn receives NAACP award
One of the oversized monitors at Jacques Mersereau's desk streams a live feed from cameras in the video studio next to his editing room, and the other plays a loop of student and faculty projects.
The U-M Office of Research will honor two U-M staff members for outstanding research service. Teri Grieb and Susan Johnson will each receive a Distinguished Research Administrator Award.
Beginning this summer, students in the schools of Education and Social Work will collaborate on a project to improve the high school experience for area teens impacted by trauma.
Following the January announcement of a centralized policy that supports the health, wellness, safety and security of children who interact with the university, U-M officials took to campus to share policy specifics and gather feedback on implementation.
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing Katie A. Moriarty has been elected to the American College of Nurse-Midwives Board of Directors. She will represent Region IV, which covers seven states, and she will serve as a liaison between the region and the board of directors.
Diana Perpich will never forget the day that she figured out exactly which combination of permissions would allow multiple GSIs to share a gradebook on CTools without being able to see each other's students' grades. She was working as a part of the CTools implementation group at the time.
Victor Lieberman always sets aside 10 minutes near the end of his lecture to answer questions. But when a student in his class on Arab-Israeli conflict raised his hand and asked if Lieberman liked golden apples, he was confused.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded one Boyd/Williams Fellowship for Research on Women and Work, 12 IRWG/Rackham Graduate Research Fellowships, and 11 Community of Scholars (COS) summer fellowships to U-M graduate students studying women, gender and sexuality.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded highly competitive Faculty Seed Grants to five U-M faculty members whose diverse projects demonstrate the scope of women and gender studies today.
Shaomeng Wang has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2014.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, the award honors faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research, and then translating them to practice.
The Senate Assembly on Monday elected faculty members from LSA, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Engineering to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of the university's faculty governance system.
Dr. Ora Pescovitz today told U-M Health System employees she is not pursuing reappointment as executive vice president for medical affairs after she completes her term June 1.
She said serving as EVPMA and CEO of the health system for the past five years has been "an enormous privilege."
President Mary Sue Coleman, who will retire July 1 after leading U-M for the past 12 years, was introduced by actor Jeff Daniels to a rousing reception from faculty, staff and students Friday at a campuswide celebration in her honor.
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Robin Rasor has been appointed to managing director of licensing within U-M Tech Transfer, effective March 1.
Note: The date of this event was incorrect in Monday's Record email. It has been corrected below.