President Mark Schlissel said Thursday that a faculty member’s refusal to provide a previously promised letter of recommendation for a student because she was seeking to study abroad in Israel is not the position of the university.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To the Editor,
Sexual harassment of women in academia and the ways higher education institutions can address this critical issue is the topic of an upcoming discussion series.
The International Institute at the University of Michigan will offer a Master’s in International and Regional Studies beginning in the fall of 2019.
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.
University of Michigan leaders are encouraging campus community members to nominate faculty members who have demonstrated a commitment to public service for the president’s awards for public engagement and impact.
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.
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.
The annual Investing in Ability program will highlight its 2018 theme “Diversity Includes Disability” during annual events planned for the month of October.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now in its eighth year.
University of Michigan Regent Andrea Fischer Newman shared this additional statement following the publication of a story today in the Detroit Free Press:
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.
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.
UM-Flint announces new programs for fall 2018
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.
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.