The fiscal year 2016 state budget recommendation released Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder includes a 2 percent overall increase in funding for the state's 15 public universities, bringing total operating funds for universities to nearly $1.4 billion.
Dr. Carol Rossier Bradford, Lilia M. Cortina and Dr. Dee E. Fenner have received Sarah Goddard Power Awards for 2014.
The ceremony for the 31st annual awards, presented to individuals who demonstrate scholarship, leadership and support of women faculty, was Wednesday in the Michigan League Hussey Room.
A U-M professor and leader has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering — an honor considered one of the field's highest.
Ground-breaking black lesbian feminist, activist, essayist and poet Cheryl Clarke will present the inaugural William Monroe Trotter Lecture, "Is black why we die? Audre Lorde and the Mixed Media of Resistance."
The talk is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Michigan League Ballroom. Doors open at 5 p.m.
A three-day conference of teaching and learning professionals from around the world will be broadcast to U-M staff and faculty for free Monday through Wednesday.
The Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting provides content and exploration of the toughest issues currently facing higher education.
Asked which Supreme Court ruling she would most like to see changed, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg drew quick and enthusiastic applause from a Hill Auditorium audience Friday with her unequivocal answer: Citizens United.
Jan Berry, a research laboratory specialist senior in Periodontics and Oral Medicine in the School of Dentistry for 38 years, has been selected to receive the 11th annual Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.
International Institute establishes funding for global, academic innovation
For Sudhakar Reddy, volunteering is more than a passion: it’s central to his philosophy of sustainability.
"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."
While much of the Ann Arbor campus enjoyed some time off with Monday's service reduction, others were hard at work digging out and keeping up with essential operations. Here are a few photos from the aftermath of the snowstorm that moved across Michigan on Sunday.
Classes and all events through 6 p.m. Monday have been canceled on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus as the university reduced operations because of the heavy snowfall.
In the Oscar-nominated film “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, British scientist and mathematician Alan Turing built a computer that cracked the German naval Enigma code, leading to several Allied victories and believed to have shortened World War II. That was in 1939.
Darlene Nichols is working at the grassroots level to encourage productive conversations about a vitally important topic: race.
UM-Flint offers free workshops to get businesses started
The National Center for Institutional Diversity convened a national summit Thursday titled "Ensuring Success for Men of Color: Leveraging Evidence to Drive Better Policy, Practice, and Effective Philanthropic Investment."
Global transformations begin with local actions. That's the operating principle behind U-M's Planet Blue Ambassador program.
Since its launch in January 2013, more than 2,000 U-M staff, students and faculty have become certified ambassadors, completing more than 20,000 environmental actions.
Michigan Dining not only provides tasty food to the university, it is investing in the future of sustainable dining. This year, the group is sponsoring a homegrown event on Central Campus that is sure to spark opportunities for anyone wanting a sustainable, equitable food system in southeast Michigan.
Faculty members appointed to university committees or advisory boards are being asked to push back against broadly applied efforts to automatically keep those panels' discussions confidential.
As part of the shared governance of the University, Senate members may from time to time be called to serve on committees or advisory boards that develop and review policies and procedures or that render professional judgments.
Editor's note: This is the fourth installment of a series on information technology that highlights services, projects and ideas playing a role in the delivery of world-class computing and digital resources to all U-M campuses.