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.
I want to join in the tremendous enthusiasm about the naming of Mark Schlissel as the university's 14th president. I'm thrilled they picked another biochemist!
I also want to thank the Presidential Search Committee and the faculty of the Search Advisory Committee for their thoughtful, diligent work.
Remarks by U-M regents regarding the appointment of Dr. Mark S. Schlissel as the 14th president of the university:
With a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents, Dr. Mark S. Schlissel on Friday was appointed the 14th president of the University of Michigan. The vote took place during a special meeting of the board at the Michigan Union.
Three hundred years ago, slavery was considered legal and moral across the world. Today, it is considered illegal and a great injustice in virtually every country.
When Pamela Raymond was 4 years old, the water heater in her house broke, flooding the kitchen. When her mother called her father for help, he asked to speak to his daughter.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center is expanding its advocacy and crisis-support services to clients.
Note: Tickets to this event are sold out.
Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan who served briefly as director of the CIA, will speak on the U-M campus Friday.
Doctoral candidate Xunchang Fei, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, has been awarded a scholarship by The Environmental Research and Education Foundation, a charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and
Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes of $5,000 will be presented to up to five faculty projects this spring, with the current call for nominations closing on Feb. 3. This is the sixth year the prizes will be awarded.
He found a way to map from a space-based radar the carbon that’s trapped in our planet’s forests. And he makes a point to meet with every one of the nearly 200 students in his entry-level engineering courses each semester.
The Women of Color in the Academy Project is presenting the 2014 Shirley Verrett Award to Charles (OyamO) Gordon, professor of English language and literature, LSA; and theatre and drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
After months of careful consideration and analysis, the university has decided it will not pursue leasing its campus parking facilities to a private operator.
Harry Belafonte told a crowd filling Hill Auditorium that people today can draw inspiration from the civil rights leaders and idealists of the past to reclaim the moral compass that he said has been lost in recent years.
Dear Members of Our U-M Community:
Influenza is of increasing concern in our community. I would like to encourage you to get vaccinated, to wash your hands frequently, stay home if you have flu symptoms and cover your cough.
Starbucks will bring its signature flavors to the Michigan Union when it officially opens there Tuesday.
University Unions earlier announced a partnership with Starbucks, which has proven to be very popular among college students.
The Rev. Martin Luther King's notable visit to U-M in 1962 was captured in photographs from the Bentley Historical Library.
To honor King and commemorate his visit, those photos along with an associated narrative have been made into a permanent display on the first floor of the Michigan Union, near the Campus Information Center.