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December 12, 2018

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September 20, 2018

Regents approve replacing Central Campus Recreation Building

The University of Michigan’s largest recreational sports center will soon be replaced by a new 200,000-square-foot facility that will allow greater access and opportunity for students, faculty and staff to improve their health and well-being.

September 20, 2018

U-M strengthens efforts to address sexual misconduct

The University of Michigan is acting on a new set of recommendations, including the development of custom training for all faculty and staff, that focus on understanding and reducing sexual and gender-based misconduct.

September 19, 2018

U-M faculty discuss reclaiming oppressive language

A group of University of Michigan faculty members recently gathered at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library for a panel discussion focused on the commercial use of derogatory terms used against targeted groups.

September 19, 2018

Feodies Shipp named director of U-M Detroit Center

Feodies Shipp has been named director of the University of Michigan Detroit Center.

A native Detroiter, Shipp has worked at U-M for 23 years and served as the Detroit Center’s associate director and interim director. He had previous roles at the Career Center and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

September 17, 2018

U-M gets $18M for tobacco research center at School of Public Health

The School of Public Health will house a new, multi-institutional center focusing on modeling and predicting the impact of tobacco regulation, funded with an $18 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.

September 14, 2018

Youth groups advocating against gun violence to receive Wallenberg Medal

Two youth advocacy groups that are focused on ending gun violence in their communities will be awarded the 2018 Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan.

The winners of this year’s medal will be B.R.A.V.E. (Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere) Youth Leaders from Chicago and March For Our Lives from Parkland, Florida.

September 17, 2018

Campus sustainability efforts to take center stage at EarthFest

The University of Michigan campus community is gearing up for its annual EarthFest sustainability celebration, set for Thursday on the Diag.

This year’s event features free local food, chef demonstrations and giveaways from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It also will showcase environmental and energy initiatives throughout the university.

September 14, 2018

NCID marks 10 years of supporting early career diversity scholars

Ten years after it was started to promote and support the work of diversity scholars across the globe and on campus, the National Center for Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program can point to a clear influence in higher education.

September 13, 2018

University leaders reaffirm support of successful investment practices

University of Michigan leaders are reaffirming support for the university’s investment practices while refuting new claims by the Detroit Free Press that imply wrongdoing on the part of the university and its regents in regard to interactions with university donors.

September 17, 2018

Campus briefs

UM-Flint announces new programs for fall 2018

September 13, 2018

Kim Lijana named director of Center for Educational Outreach

Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has announced the appointment of Kim Lijana as director of the Center for Educational Outreach following a national search.

She will replace the program’s founding director, William (Nick) Collins, who is retiring, on Oct. 1.

September 12, 2018

U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis

The University of Michigan and Harvard University are forming two new partnerships designed to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.

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