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November 17, 2014

Four to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

A justice on Germany's Federal Constitutional Court, an administrator with NASA, a top atmospheric scientist also serving as president of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Nobel Prize winner in medicine are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2014 on the Ann Arbor campus.

November 17, 2014

Campus briefs

Tell U-M Ann Arbor and Dearborn communities of MLK programs

November 17, 2014

Academic adviser practices mindfulness in rainforest, Ann Arbor

On a recent beautiful fall day, Denise Kozikowski had an unusually Zen lunch break.

Kozikowski led a group of staff and faculty to the Law Quad Commons Courtyard, where they practiced "mindfulness meditation" and soaked up the sunshine.

November 17, 2014

Digital Education and Innovation leaders address office goals

The Office of the Provost announced a new Office of Digital Education and Innovation at the beginning of the academic year, saying it was created to "bolster personalized, engaged and lifelong learning by helping faculty explore creative ways to use technology and digital programs."

November 11, 2014

President Schlissel clarifies his SACUA comments on athletics

President Mark Schlissel said Tuesday he wanted to clarify his comments regarding student-athletes, the athletics department and their focus on academics and rules compliance. He said it became clear that his remarks during a faculty governance meeting Monday did not provide the full picture of the situation.

November 10, 2014

Command officers vote to start new union

The U-M public safety and security commanding officers have elected to form a new union. The 27-9 vote was counted on Oct. 31 in support of the union.

The Command Officers Association of Michigan will represent about 55 members in command and supervisory roles in the Division of Public Safety and Security and on regional campuses.

November 10, 2014

Faculty invited to apply for 2015 Road Scholars Tour

Instructional, research, and clinical track faculty are invited to apply to be part of the 2015 Michigan Road Scholars Tour, scheduled for May 4-8.

This annual educational tour will expose participants to the state's economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and geography.

November 10, 2014

Campus briefs

MIDAS study gains $2.8 million in NIH grants

November 7, 2014

Mutual refusal to compromise threatens religious liberty, legal scholar says

Battles over religious liberty being waged as part of America's culture wars likely won't be resolved unless both sides accept "live and let live" solutions that require each to compromise on broad, strongly held views, one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic said Thursday.

October 31, 2014

Statement from the U-M Board of Regents

The Board of Regents extends its gratitude to Dave Brandon for his years of service as the university's athletic director. We recognize Dave's unwavering commitment to our student athletes and coaches. He leaves the athletic department on firm financial footing and with greatly improved facilities for our student athletes.

November 3, 2014

Proud mother gives back after daughter's open-heart surgery

A handmade card that reads "Happy Birthday Mommy" hangs on the wall next to Amanda Holdsworth's desk in her office at the Business Engagement Center.

It is surrounded by finger-painted crafts and pictures of a smiling toddler with blond pigtails. Avery, Holdsworth's daughter, is now 3 years old and completely healthy.

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