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April 20, 2019


March 20, 2014

U-M looks to broaden sources of research funding

Total research spending at the University of Michigan reached a record level of $1.3 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2013, capping steady growth over the last decade.

March 20, 2014

Kinesiology will transform PE major to health and fitness emphasis

Citing evolving trends in health and wellness, the School of Kinesiology will discontinue the major or minor in physical education and a minor in health education starting in the fall of 2015. It is being replaced by the new health and fitness major launched last fall.

March 20, 2014

Taubman gives $12.5M for architecture, urban planning facilities

Real estate developer A. Alfred Taubman has committed $12.5 million to U-M to help fund a sweeping renovation project that will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, one of the nation's leading programs on the built environment. 

March 20, 2014

England appointed dean of CECS at UM-Dearborn

Anthony W. England has been named dean of the UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science. He has served as interim dean since May 2011.

The Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday.

March 10, 2014

Six to receive honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

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.

February 20, 2014

Harrises give $10M to name football head coach position

As part of the Victors for Michigan Campaign, J. Ira and Nicki Harris, through the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation, have made a leadership gift of $10 million to U-M for the benefit of the athletic department.

February 20, 2014

Coleman addresses diversity and campus climate in Feb. 20 remarks

President Mary Sue Coleman devoted most of her opening remarks at the beginning of the Feb. 20 Board of Regents meeting to addressing diversity and climate on the Ann Arbor campus. Here are her complete remarks:

I want to take a few moments to talk about diversity and climate on campus.

February 20, 2014

Regents OK purchase of Edwards Brothers property

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved the acquisition of the Edwards Brothers Malloy property at 2500 and 2550 S. State St. for the agreed-upon purchase price of $12.8 million.

February 20, 2014

Regents recognize six faculty members as Thurnau professors

Six faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships.

This year’s recipients, effective July 1, are Melissa M. Gross, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Anne J. McNeil, Jamie D. Phillips, Megan L. Sweeney and Michael D. Thouless.

December 19, 2013

Ann Arbor, Dearborn campuses ask state for capital outlay funds

The U-M Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses each submitted requests for capital funding and a five-year capital plan to the State of Michigan.

When a project is made possible through capital outlay funding, the cost is allocated between the university and the State of Michigan.

December 19, 2013

Regents approve renovation of Pierpont Commons Cafe

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved renovation of the Pierpont Commons Cafe, which will provide a new dining experience on North Campus with more seating and study space for students, faculty and staff.


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