The Board of Regents approved the following personnel items at Thursday’s meeting.
Ann Arbor campus
David A. Antonetti, Roger W. Kittendorf Research Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.
With a rate of return on investments near the top among all university endowments and new investments through the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, the value of the University of Michigan’s endowment climbed to $11.9 billion, $1 billion more than a year ago.
Plans are moving forward for the expansion at the University of Michigan’s Central Power Plant to make room for new equipment that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly on campus.
Candidates seeking to fill two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents presented their views during a forum Monday on a variety of topics, including college affordability, diversity, academic freedom of the faculty and the relationship among the three U-M campuses.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday announced plans to extend President Mark Schlissel’s contract for an additional five years after commending him for continually “knocking the ball out of the park.”
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-Flint will add a new physician assistant department in the College of Health Sciences Oct. 1, as the campus prepares for a Master of Science Physician Assistant program, slated to launch in June 2020.
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.
The Board of Regents approved the following items at Thursday’s meeting.
To the Editor,
University of Michigan Regent Andrea Fischer Newman shared this additional statement following the publication of a story today in the Detroit Free Press:
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.
The University of Michigan has in place a meaningful series of controls for its investment functions, a conclusion that is based in part on a review of specified non-financial investment functions performed by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Revisions to the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ Bylaws have been proposed and are now being posted for public comment.
These bylaw amendments incorporate changes presented at prior meetings of the board.
By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.
The next dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health will be F. DuBois Bowman, a distinguished researcher whose scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression.
David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
His appointment, approved July 19 by the Board of Regents, is effective Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2023.
The University of Michigan will prioritize strategic investments in undergraduate education and increased access and affordability for Michigan residents in the coming fiscal year, according to the 2019 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.
Michigan Medicine reported fiscal year-end results June 21, with an anticipated 2.4 percent — or $103 million — operating margin on budgeted operating revenues of $4.3 billion for the University of Michigan’s academic medical center.