Podcast host and blogger Carmen Van Kerckhove delivers the opening lecture for the university’s 24th annual Rev. Dr. Luther King Jr. Symposium. For more information about the symposium, download a University Record eight-page special section at ur.umich.edu/0910/Jan11_10/img/100111_mlk.pdf, or go to www.mlksymposium.umich.edu.
The scale of devastation and heartache wrought by the earthquake in Haiti is almost too tragic to comprehend. And while we may feel helpless, there are, in fact, many ways for the Michigan community to make a difference in the lives of Haitians.
A memorial tribute is planned for Robben Wright Fleming, the imperturbable U-M president who steered the school safely through the student unrest of the late 1960s and early '70s. He died Jan. 11 at The Care and Rehabilitation Center at Glacier Hills in Ann Arbor. He was 93.
Poet and scholar Linda Gregerson on Feb. 2 will deliver a Distinguished University Professor lecture. She is among five faculty members who have received one of U-M's top honors, and who will present topics that highlight their work.
Today’s issue of the weekly University Record will feature a new look, both in paper and online. After more than five years of the current design, we wanted to give the publication a little face-lift but, more importantly, get up to speed with technology and integrate some new features.
Registration for this year’s Active U ends Jan. 25, one week earlier than previous years.
Provost Teresa Sullivan was unanimously approved last week as the eighth president of the University of Virginia. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1.
Described as a “humanistic spark plug” and an “unfailing source of good will for the university,” Patricia Hodges has been named the 2009 recipient of the Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence.
Linda Shultes, on her Girl Scout troop: “These girls … keep me feeling young.”
Fawwaz Ulaby, known nationally and internationally for his accomplishments in applied electromagnetics, is the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014.