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February 24, 2018

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November 30, 2017

Wade-Golden, Shanks earn Hollenshead Award for equity efforts

The recipients of the 2017 Center for the Education of Women's Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change are Katrina C. Wade-Golden, deputy chief diversity officer, and Trina R. Shanks, associate professor of social work.

November 29, 2017

Seminar looks at history of grades, future of documenting learning

University of Maryland professor Ethan Hutt discussed the history of the U.S. educational grading system during this semester's Provost's Seminar on Teaching, and posed questions to consider when rethinking the manner in which student achievements are presented.

November 29, 2017

Record number of donors support university on fourth Giving Blueday

A record-breaking number of donors — more than 8,000 — gave to their favorite causes at the University of Michigan during the fourth annual Giving Blueday, held on Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of giving.

Giving Blueday 2017 attracted 841 more donors than the previous year, growing the family of Michigan supporters.

November 22, 2017

Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 4

It's a term we've been hearing a lot lately: opioid crisis.

Nearly 100 people a day die from an overdose of drugs that, in many cases, were obtained legally for a legitimate health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 21, 2017

Fourth annual Giving Blueday encourages community to give back

The University of Michigan's fourth annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour fundraising campaign for hundreds of different programs and causes at the university, will be Nov. 28.

This year, donors can also help U-M celebrate its 200th birthday by making gifts.

November 20, 2017

Biosciences Initiative seeks faculty input at upcoming town halls

Three town halls in the coming weeks are designed to gather input from University of Michigan faculty members about President Mark Schlissel's Biosciences Initiative and its goal of creating globally leading research programs focused on solving critical problems.

November 20, 2017

Ford School senior named U-M's 28th Rhodes Scholar

A University of Michigan student who plans to study medicine, public health and forced migration has been named one of 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States.

November 20, 2017

Author Jesmyn Ward to deliver Winter Commencement address

Award-winning author, Tulane University professor and MacArthur Fellow Jesmyn Ward will deliver the address at the 2017 University of Michigan Winter Commencement.

She also is one of 10 Bicentennial Alumni Award recipients being honored at the ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in Crisler Center.

November 20, 2017

Advisory committee named in Rackham dean search

Provost Martin A. Philbert has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new dean of the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs — graduate studies. The search process has begun.

November 20, 2017

Accolades

Susan E. Borrego, chancellor and professor of education, University of Michigan-Flint, is the recipient of the 2017 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-East President's Award.

November 20, 2017

Campus briefs

Ferris Wheel Building opens in Flint

November 15, 2017

Tax reform proposal impacts higher education community

A tax bill called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act seeks to reform the nation's tax code by reducing income tax rates for individuals and corporations, and eliminating many existing tax benefits, including those available to the higher education and health care communities.

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