What's it like to be an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan? It would be impossible to read the minds of almost 28,000 undergraduate students, but the "University of Michigan Asks You" (UMAY) survey is the next best thing.
Garvester Kelley brings a blend of leadership experience to his new position as director of the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
After the discovery of the Heartbleed bug, a serious Internet security flaw that affected websites and servers around the world, U-M worked quickly and diligently to secure the university's data and systems. The university's core and critical services are now protected from the bug.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected five U-M faculty members and leaders as 2014 fellows in the elite organization that includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
View the full list of the new AAAS members.
The university will not make any changes to admissions policies after Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding Proposal 2 of 2006, because U-M policies already are consistent with the state's ban on the consideration of race in college admissions.
The university will relocate an approximately 200-year-old burr oak tree to make room for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business expansion.
The U-M Health System Compliance Office recently was made aware of reports of fraudulent tax return filings involving six U-M employees.
These tax filings went unknown until an employee received IRS notice that a tax return was already filed in his or her name. The source of this identity theft is not known.
Registration is now open for Enriching Scholarship 2014, a week of free educational offerings for U-M faculty and staff intended to foster engaged and effective teaching, learning, and research.
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The university is in the process of building and adopting an information technology strategy to meet the challenges and opportunities associated with the rapidly evolving needs of IT at a leading higher education institution in the 21st century.
Six faculty members and one professional staff member who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2014 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost.
The recipients are:
• Ketra L. Armstrong, School of Kinesiology.
Beginning May 8, the MDetroit Center Connector will add the Matthaei Botanical Gardens as a new weekly bus stop between Ann Arbor and Detroit.
In addition to five bus stops in Detroit, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will be the first new Ann Arbor stop since the service was launched in September 2013.
Women comprise the majority of U.S. citizens living in poverty, and multiple barriers restrict their ability to escape poverty.
News from around the university.
The university is in the first phase of reviewing how it manages electronic identity and roles, secures data, and ensures compliance in the effort to provide access to needed resources, which is key to the collaboration of faculty, clinicians, staff and students.
When Melanie Sanford talks about chemistry, her words speed up, her smile grows wider and her hands fly as she explains a concept.
"You can think about putting molecules together like a puzzle," she says, bringing her palms together.
A series of regular meetings with U-M students since last fall has led to a number of significant steps forward related to issues of diversity and improving the climate on the Ann Arbor campus.
William R. "Buzz" Alexander, professor of English language and literature, and art and design
Mark A. Burns, professor and chair of chemical engineering
John S. Carson, associate professor of history
Juan R. Cole, professor of history, director of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, International Institute
Twenty-six faculty members and 292 students from across the university were inducted recently into the U-M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
Full list of the 2014 faculty inductees.
Trivellore Raghunathan has been appointed director of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research.
A small group of University of Michigan staff and faculty see palm trees through their office windows. They steer clear of armadillos on Texas back roads to pursue their research mission.