• University names first chief organizational learning officer

    Sonya Jacobs has been appointed U-M’s chief organizational learning officer, starting Sept. 15. In this new role, Jacobs will create curricula and strategies aimed at building the capabilities of staff, managers and leaders across the university. “The need for this role and an overarching professional development strategy was identified some time ago,” said Laurita Thomas, Read more

  • Stuart Segal: How can we best serve students with disabilities?

  • U-M professor explores gender roles in politics, presidential campaign in upcoming musical comedy

    Long before a reality television star became a presidential nominee, award-winning composer, theater artist and filmmaker Andy Kirshner was thinking about the close relationship between politics and popular entertainment. Read the full story

  • Ball Don’t Lie with Yago Colás, Part 2 – Muhammad Ali

    Professor Yago Colás gives clarity and context for an iconic moment in the career of Muhammad Ali, who fought against racism and occupied a unique space in boxing and civil rights history.

  • U-M to launch DE&I strategic plan on Oct. 6 with day full of interactive events

    The University of Michigan will roll out its new campuswide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic plan during a daylong launch on Thursday, Oct. 6. U-M President Mark Schlissel spoke enthusiastically about the launch at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting. “The plan is the result of more than a year of hard work by many members Read more

  • U-M brings Greek, Iranian graffiti artists to paint murals downtown

    Three internationally known street artists will visit the University of Michigan this fall to paint new murals in downtown Ann Arbor. Olga Alexopoulou, Cacao Rocks and Mehdi Ghadyanloo will participate in the Global Graffiti Project, a partnership of the Institute for the Humanities, and the departments of Modern Greek Studies and the History of Art. Read more

  • U-M Hispanic, Native American-focused student organization wins national award

    Leer en español: http://espanol.umich.edu/noticias/2016/09/13/organizacion-estudiantil-de-hispanos-indigenas-norteamericanos-gana-reconocimiento-nacional/. Since it launched in July 2015, the goal of the University of Michigan’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science has been to foster the advancement of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The student organization was among the best of all the 115 Read more

  • U-M to introduce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic plan in October

    President Mark Schlissel invites the entire campus community to take part in events introducing U-M’s five-year strategic plan to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Morning opening remarks, panel discussion and poster session to be held at the Power Center; afternoon student event; evening keynote speaker in the Power Center.

  • Detroit Connector Launches New Website

    Since its inception in September 2013, the Detroit Connector has bridged the geographical gap between Ann Arbor and Detroit for countless U-M faculty, staff, and students. To better serve this transit community, a new, mobile-friendly website is now available to help guide riders to their destination. New Features Mobile-friendly design – now it’s even easier to Read more

  • Vice provost units place greater emphasis on supportive services

    Community impact and student success have been a driving force behind the missions of three units that report to the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI). Beginning this fall, the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Detroit Center and Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) will continue in those missions while placing an even greater Read more