Dr. Juanita L. Merchant and Dr. Lisa A. Newman, both of the Medical School, have received Sarah Goddard Power Awards for 2014.
The ceremony for the 30th annual awards, presented to individuals who demonstrate scholarship, leadership and support of women faculty, took place Wednesday in the Michigan League's Hussey Room.
A third suspect has been arraigned in the July shooting death of Medical School student Paul DeWolf, and another recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.
The U-M community raised more than $1.39 million in the 2013 United Way campaign to help children, families, senior citizens and others who need assistance.
The University of Michigan ranked fifth nationally among the top volunteer-producing large universities for the Peace Corps, with 81 graduates — such as Marissa Falk, who is in Cameroon — currently serving in the agency.
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The School of Music, Theatre & Dance hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday to officially launch construction on a $24.32 million renovation and expansion of the Earl V. Moore Building on North Campus, home to a majority of the school's core music programs.
The world we live in today is one we've designed piece by piece. But we might not often wonder about the past and future of those designs — how they moved from idea to reality and what effects they have on our society.
Researchers looking for advice or insight on the best way to perform statistical analysis or design studies find help at a U-M office focused on their needs.
Yi Lu Murphey, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Fellow is the highest membership level in the society and recognizes Murphey’s contributions to optimal energy control in hybrid electric vehicles.
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The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives has developed a unique treasure trove of data on U-M undergraduate student opinions and experiences on campus, especially with regard to race and the climate of inclusion.
Last year, 5,149 children took field trips to the U-M Museum of Art. Sixty community docents took them on tours. Many of those docents were trained by Pamela Reister.
Elizabeth Moje, associate dean for research and community engagement in the School of Education, has been elected to the National Academy of Education for her contributions to educational research and policy development.
U-M faculty, students, researchers and staff can now easily connect to Wi-Fi while visiting other academic institutions worldwide.
A new wireless service known as eduroam allows users from participating institutions to access a secure, encrypted wireless network using their home organization's login credentials.
After a one-day suspension because of bitterly cold weather, classes on the U-M Ann Arbor campus will resume Wednesday.
University leaders have decided to suspend classes for Tuesday, citing a frigid weather forecast with wind-chill readings expected to be as low as 30 below zero.
To: Ann Arbor Campus Faculty and Staff
From: Martha E. Pollack, Robert A. Winfield, Laurita Thomas
Subject: Classes canceled on Jan. 28 due to weather
Dr. Mark Schlissel’s career in the field of education is marked by service in a wide range of academic and administrative roles.
Schlissel, 56, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been provost at Brown University since 2011. He also served as interim dean of biology and medicine and professor of biology at Brown.
Dr. Mark Schlissel’s selection as the next U-M president sparked excitement among leaders from around the university, on hand to witness the board’s announcement Friday in the Michigan Union.
I am both excited and greatly honored to have been selected to succeed Mary Sue Coleman as the 14th president of the University of Michigan. My motivation as an academic leader stems from a personal belief that understanding and discovery can change the world and that education is the key to achieving social equity and economic progress.