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August 19, 2019

Campus News

July 9, 2019

Five from U-M win PECASE awards for research contributions

Five University of Michigan researchers have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor the United States government bestows on scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers.

July 3, 2019

Biosciences Initiative announces funding through new Ideas Lab

The university’s Biosciences Initiative is launching Ideas Lab, its latest funding opportunity based on critical pillars for advancing discovery — high-risk, high-reward research, and freedom to pursue big ideas and multidisciplinary collaborations.

July 1, 2019

Jenna Wiens named new Precision Health co-director

Precision Health at the University of Michigan has announced that Jenna Wiens, assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the College of Engineering, will become a co-director effective Sept. 1.

June 24, 2019

Campus briefs

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital ranks among best in nation

June 20, 2019

UM-Flint budget focuses on academic priorities, access, transparency

The budget for the upcoming year at UM-Flint focuses on the university’s top priorities: supporting academic priorities, ensuring access and student support, and increasing cost transparency.

The $117.6 million general fund budget, approved June 20 by the Board of Regents, outlines spending for the 2020 fiscal year that begins July 1.

June 20, 2019

$10M estate gift to support efforts at LSA, Ross School of Business

The Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts have made a combined $50 million gift to three universities, including the University of Michigan, to ensure that future generations of students will be prepared creatively, financially and ethically to lead the industries that will comprise the media landscape of the future.

June 20, 2019

Stephen Forrest named Henry Russel Lecturer for 2020

Stephen R. Forrest, a scientist who has made breakthrough advances in understanding how the behavior of light and electrons may be controlled, has been selected as U-M’s 2020 Henry Russel Lecturer.

June 19, 2019

Obituary: Wilbert (Bill) J. McKeachie

Wilbert (Bill) J. McKeachie, professor emeritus of psychology, LSA, and research scientist emeritus in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, passed away peacefully in the company of loved ones on June 12. He was 97.

June 18, 2019

U-M again is top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings

The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World University Rankings for 2019-20, and ranked 21st among all institutions on the list, moving down one spot from last year in the ranking released Tuesday.

June 20, 2019

Brian Smith named associate vice president for finance

Brian T. Smith has been named associate vice president for finance for the University of Michigan.

His appointment, effective July 15, was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. Smith succeeds Nancy Hobbs, who retired from the university last November.

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