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August 21, 2019

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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.

June 20, 2019

Anne Curzan to become dean of LSA effective Sept. 1

Anne Curzan, associate dean for the humanities and a recognized expert in language and linguistics, has been appointed dean of LSA, the University of Michigan’s largest academic unit.

Her appointment, approved June 20 by the Board of Regents, is effective Sept. 1 and runs through June 30, 2024.

June 14, 2019

Obituary: Niara Sudarkasa

Niara Sudarkasa, née Gloria Albertha Marshall, affectionately known as “Madam President,” and former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, died May 31 after a long struggle with several chronic diseases.

June 10, 2019

Eleven faculty receive educational outreach funding

The Center for Educational Outreach has awarded nine faculty projects grants to promote educational outreach in the state of Michigan.

CEO’s Faculty Structured Outreach Support Fellowship Program provides financial and consulting support to U-M faculty interested in advancing their educational outreach activities.

June 10, 2019

Outreach efforts offer access to underrepresented students

Stephanie Camarena says she didn’t know anything about college before participating in a University of Michigan summer research program.

Before her senior year at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, she joined D-RISE, an initiative that provides on-campus housing and research laboratory internships to Michigan high school students.

June 10, 2019

Police Beat: June 10, 2019

Sexual assault reported at University Hospital

On May 23, a nurse reported a patient touched another patient inappropriately. The patient refused to move forward with the complaint, and the case is closed.

June 10, 2019

Campus briefs

Election underway for union staff rep on police oversight panel

June 5, 2019

U-M research projects contribute $4.77B to economy over 15 years

The University of Michigan contributed $4.77 billion to the national economy through vendor contracts and subcontracts between 2002 and 2017, according to a new report.

More than 4,000 minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses supplied goods and services to support the U-M research enterprise during that period.

June 5, 2019

Colorful Choices helps U-M employees eat more fruits, vegetables

Research shows that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension, among other things. Despite knowing the benefits, it is still difficult for many people to get their recommended daily servings.

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