The Senate Assembly on Monday elected faculty members from LSA, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Engineering to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of the university's faculty governance system.
Dr. Ora Pescovitz today told U-M Health System employees she is not pursuing reappointment as executive vice president for medical affairs after she completes her term June 1.
She said serving as EVPMA and CEO of the health system for the past five years has been "an enormous privilege."
President Mary Sue Coleman, who will retire July 1 after leading U-M for the past 12 years, was introduced by actor Jeff Daniels to a rousing reception from faculty, staff and students Friday at a campuswide celebration in her honor.
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Robin Rasor has been appointed to managing director of licensing within U-M Tech Transfer, effective March 1.
Note: The date of this event was incorrect in Monday's Record email. It has been corrected below.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning faculty members recently earned 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Faculty Design Awards for design research and pedagogy.
The Senate Assembly will elect four members to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs at its meeting today.
The three top vote getters will serve three-year terms, and the fourth-highest vote getter will fill the remaining two years of a seat left vacant when a member stepped down earlier this year.
President Mary Sue Coleman is asking all U-M alumni in Michigan to help the state recapture its leadership in higher education funding, by telling their state legislators they support the governor's proposed funding increase.
When Ellen Woodard was a sophomore in high school she asked her mother if she would be disappointed if Ellen decided to study music instead of nursing. "I still remember that day, very clearly," Woodard recalls. As a parent who wished only the best for her child, her mother had said that she would support her in whatever she chose to do.
In Grenada, where rainbow-colored fish swim in clear turquoise waters, and hills and valleys sprout verdant fruit trees, second-year School of Public Health graduate student Heather Olden had work to do during spring break.
Colleges and universities across the nation would welcome additional support and assistance in creating appropriate sanctions or interventions with students who are found responsible for sexual misconduct.
The initial wave of U-M’s Strategic Sourcing effort saved the university more than $16 million in fiscal year 2013 on six categories of purchased goods and services, ranging from computers to office supplies.
Consider these staggering facts: Between January 2013 and 2014, the number of Wi-Fi connections per day reached 2.5 million — triple the numbers reached in previous years on the U-M Ann Arbor campus (excluding UMHS). Also during this period, the number of devices doubled and peaked at 99, 624.
Note: This article has been updated with additional specialty rankings.
The university continues to demonstrate its leadership in higher education with a strong showing in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best graduate schools.
The university launched its biggest-ever presence at the South by Southwest festival this week, featuring eight U-M speakers in four separate conferences, a prominent booth in the exhibit hall, a party that drew hundreds of area alums and a daylong pitch competition for students.
Actor Jeff Daniels and President Mary Sue Coleman at the 2009 Winter Commencement. (Photo by Scott R. Galvin, Michigan Photography)
Note: This story has been updated to reflect an additional seat to be filled.
The Senate Assembly will elect four members to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs at its March 17 meeting.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will deliver the Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus May 3 at Michigan Stadium.
Barra, who became the first female CEO of a major automaker on Jan. 15, will receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.
The last decade under President Mary Sue Coleman’s leadership saw tremendous growth at the U-M Health System, which includes the Hospitals & Health Centers, the Medical School and other units.
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