Six University of Michigan health services researchers spent nearly three days immersed in national health policy, learning how policies are formed “inside the Beltway” as part of the 2014 Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Policy Fellowship.
Each year The University Record profiles several graduating seniors who highlight the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.
As Zouheir Al Ghreiwati prepares to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, he pinpoints what drew him to Michigan. There were two things, really: being able to switch majors and the tsunami of team spirit.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will deliver the Spring Commencement address for the Ann Arbor campus at 10 a.m. Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
Barra, who became the first female CEO of a major automaker in January, will receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.
Also receiving honorary degrees are:
Five U-M faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advance student learning will be recognized May 5 as winners of the sixth annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
To learn more about how the human mind and brain processes information, choice, emotions and language, Amy Pestenariu is studying cognitive science.
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When was the last time that you biked 50 miles? 100? 300 miles? For Brenda Phillips, U-M Health System grant specialist, long-distance bike rides are just a part of her routine — another way to stay healthy.
"Biking — it's a great way to stay active, and it's a great way to get places," she laughs.
What's it like to be an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan? It would be impossible to read the minds of almost 28,000 undergraduate students, but the "University of Michigan Asks You" (UMAY) survey is the next best thing.
Garvester Kelley brings a blend of leadership experience to his new position as director of the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
After the discovery of the Heartbleed bug, a serious Internet security flaw that affected websites and servers around the world, U-M worked quickly and diligently to secure the university's data and systems. The university's core and critical services are now protected from the bug.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected five U-M faculty members and leaders as 2014 fellows in the elite organization that includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
View the full list of the new AAAS members.
The university will not make any changes to admissions policies after Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding Proposal 2 of 2006, because U-M policies already are consistent with the state's ban on the consideration of race in college admissions.
The university will relocate an approximately 200-year-old burr oak tree to make room for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business expansion.
The U-M Health System Compliance Office recently was made aware of reports of fraudulent tax return filings involving six U-M employees.
These tax filings went unknown until an employee received IRS notice that a tax return was already filed in his or her name. The source of this identity theft is not known.
Registration is now open for Enriching Scholarship 2014, a week of free educational offerings for U-M faculty and staff intended to foster engaged and effective teaching, learning, and research.
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The university is in the process of building and adopting an information technology strategy to meet the challenges and opportunities associated with the rapidly evolving needs of IT at a leading higher education institution in the 21st century.
Six faculty members and one professional staff member who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2014 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost.
The recipients are:
• Ketra L. Armstrong, School of Kinesiology.
Beginning May 8, the MDetroit Center Connector will add the Matthaei Botanical Gardens as a new weekly bus stop between Ann Arbor and Detroit.
In addition to five bus stops in Detroit, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens will be the first new Ann Arbor stop since the service was launched in September 2013.