• New website highlights collaborative efforts among vice provost office’s units

    The website, ovpeiaa.umich.edu, serves as a gateway for information related to the initiatives and units that report to Sellers’ office, and also highlights the ways in which the office provides support to the campus community and beyond.
  • A Banner Year for Rackham Merit Fellowships

    The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) has been one of the Rackham Graduate School’s largest and most successful innovations for enhancing student diversity, and thereby the quality of the intellectual environment in graduate education at U-M. By offering financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise have access, the RMF not only seeks to reduce Read more

  • MLaw Study Finds That ‘Ban the Box’ Leads to Increase in Employer Racial Discrimination

    “Ban the Box” legislation seeks to open doors to employment for people with criminal records by barring employers from asking about records on employment applications. More than 20 states and over 100 municipalities have passed such laws in recent years, some of which govern private employers. Read the full story

  • Engineering students create video highlighting accessibility issues on U-M’s campus

    Four University of Michigan students studying biomedical engineering. All of them from Troy, Michigan and all of them able-bodied. The students – Abhinav Appukutty, Phillip Yang, Sawan Dutta and Trey Lundmark – had an eye-opening experience earlier this year after undertaking a project to explore how accessible the Ann Arbor campus really was for people with Read more

  • Boosting black engineering grads is goal for U-M alum

    Matthew Nelson, a U-M student currently finishing his undergraduate degree in industrial and operations engineering, works to help other non-traditional students find their way through higher education because he knows how difficult of a journey it can be. Matt faced many obstacles while growing up, all of which worked against his ability to earn a Read more

  • President Schlissel: Our Hearts to Orlando

    On behalf of the University of Michigan community, I express my deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the horrific nightclub attack in Orlando. The tragic loss of so many innocent lives is unfathomable. Read the full story

  • National Center for Institutional Diversity to be housed at LSA

    The National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan will make its new home in LSA, where it will be led by incoming director Tabbye M. Chavous. This new partnership with LSA will provide NCID with a permanent academic home from which it will continue to offer interdisciplinary and collaborative work to promote Read more

  • Campus Culture: Owning the Message

    Will Sherry, director of the Spectrum Center, explores the importance of owning the work within the diversity, equity and inclusion effort to shift campus culture. Focused on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as its framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members Read more

  • U-M ranked as the best disability friendly university in U.S.

    The University of Michigan was ranked as the best disability friendly college or university in the United States in the College Choice 2016 rankings, which were released on May 26. The rankings take into account programming and support services offered for students with needs including learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, visual and hearing Read more

  • Associate nursing dean aims for diverse workforce as the new president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

    Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, was inducted as president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives(ACNM) at the conclusion of the ACNM Annual Meeting on May 26, 2016. She is the Associate Dean for Practice and Professional Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and a U-M associate professor of Nursing, Read more