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January 24, 2014

New president has wide range of experience

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.

January 24, 2014

Remarks by Mark Schlissel on his appointment as U-M president

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.

January 24, 2014

President Mary Sue Coleman's remarks regarding Mark Schlissel

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.

January 27, 2014

David Petraeus to speak on campus Friday

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.

January 23, 2014


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

January 23, 2014

Russel lecturer Ulaby to discuss research, teaching on Feb. 4

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.

January 20, 2014

Belafonte says America must reclaim its moral compass

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.

January 20, 2014

Flu is widespread; how you can help prevent transmission

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.

January 20, 2014

Starbucks to officially open in the Michigan Union

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.

January 20, 2014

Photographs of MLK visit on display in Union

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.


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