• Former Ethiopia hospital CEO to lead global women’s health center

    While an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Ethiopia, Dr. Lia Tadesse saw too many women suffer and die simply because they didn’t have access to proper care. She vowed she’d pursue a path in ob-gyn to help prevent such deaths in her home country. Now, the former hospital executive will play a key role in Read more

  • AAU survey results echo earlier U-M study on sexual misconduct

    The University of Michigan on Monday released the findings of a second campus climate survey of students on the Ann Arbor campus regarding sexual misconduct. U-M was one of 27 universities across the nation to participate in a survey sponsored by the Association of American Universities, of which U-M is a member. Earlier Monday the Read more

  • $6M grant will allow U-M to advance youth violence prevention work

    A center at the University of Michigan focused on preventing youth violence has received $6 million from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to continue studying what happens when blighted neighborhoods that contribute to violence are transformed. The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, part of the School of Public Health, will study how improving Read more

  • Regents recognize President Schlissel’s work with 3 percent raise

    President Mark Schlissel received his first-year grades during Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting coupled with a 3 percent pay raise. Regents said the president made excellent hiring decisions, initiated important programs that leverage the university’s academic strengths, and traveled throughout the state and around to globe to meet alumni and build important relationships. Read the Read more

  • Ross School receives national award for diversity, inclusion efforts

    The Stephen M. Ross School of Business has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in recognition of its efforts to ensure diversity and inclusion are infused in all of the school’s activities. The HEED award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an Read more

  • U-M presents at National Sexual Assault Conference

    The university’s approach to educating leaders of the athletic community and other groups regarding sexual assault prevention was highlighted as a best practice among higher education at the National Sexual Assault Conference earlier this month. U-M staff presented the session, “Coaching to a Winning Prevention Season: Strategies for Developing and Delivering a Universal Coach Education Read more

  • President Schlissel ready to tackle year two and beyond

    It has been one year since the university community officially welcomed President Mark S. Schlissel to campus as the 14th president of the University of Michigan. And what a year it has been. The president spent much of his freshman year at Michigan listening and learning as he met with faculty, staff and students on Read more

  • U-M to test new way to reach high-achieving, low-income students

    In a pilot program launching this fall, the University of Michigan will test a new approach to connecting with high-achieving, low-income students across the state — with the goal of enrolling more of them on the Ann Arbor campus. The new approach involves developing a unique package of admissions information, including a step-by-step guide for Read more

  • Nominees sought for Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award, which recognizes individual staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in supporting diversity at the university. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources, the DDLA provides a monetary prize — $1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for teams — to Read more

  • Seating capacity at Michigan Stadium slightly reduced

    Following several seating adjustments, Michigan Stadium’s ticketed seating capacity has been slightly reduced. The iconic 88-year-old Michigan Stadium remains college football’s largest venue, but increasing its accessibility and configuration adjustments for major non-football events led to a decrease in the total number of seats by just over 2,000 to create the new official capacity of Read more