• U-M remains top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings

    The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World University Rankings for 2017-18, and ranked 21st among all institutions on the list, moving up two spots from last year in the ranking released Thursday. Read the full story

  • LSA hires its first Associate Dean of DEI & Professional Development

    The regents of the University of Michigan have approved the selection of Fiona Lee, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and a professor of psychology, as the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional development. Her new role will begin on July 1, 2017. “I am thrilled to welcome Read more

  • Wolverine Pathways making U-M more accessible to Ypsilanti, Southfield, Detroit youth

    Classrooms at Ypsilanti Community High School are usually quiet and empty on Saturdays, but they haven’t been for the past month. Instead, students from several middle schools and high schools across the district have been examining the nutritional content of snack foods, organizing presentations about alternative energy and learning how to invest money. These are Read more

  • University of Michigan celebrates achievements of Latino/a students

    Be true to yourself. Take time to think before changing course. And do not let anyone decide for you what you want to accomplish in life. That was the advice that Sofía Merajver, a leading breast cancer researcher at the University of Michigan, had for more than 60 graduates who participated in this year’s Celebración Read more

  • New LSA postdoc program selects scholars committed to DE&I

    The University of Michigan has announced the first members of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designed to identify and prepare outstanding scholars with demonstrated commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. The seven fellows will participate in a two-year program, administered by LSA and the National Center for Institutional Read more

  • U-M Alumni Association announces $30M expansion to diversity scholarship program

    The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is investing in diversity by expanding its LEAD merit scholarship for underrepresented minority students by $30 million. Since 2006, underrepresented minority enrollment at U-M has declined 11 percent and by 50 percent among African-American students. That year, Michigan voters approved Proposal 2, which prohibits public universities and Read more

  • Seven receive 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost. Read the full story

  • Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

    Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin. That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M. Recently Bentley Historical Library archivists Read more

  • Graham Sustainability Institute uses fellowship application to stress DE&I focus

    While a number of schools, colleges and Student Life units develop and shape their individual diversity, equity and inclusions plans around the expressed needs of their constituents, several other units face unique challenges because of the structure of their work. Take, for instance, the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute. The institute engages and supports Read more

  • NSF awards alliance $4.25M to enhance minorities in STEM fields

    A consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges — including the University of Michigan — has been awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The consortium, the Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Read more