Sean Collins studies both chemistry and piano, and this month will graduate with dual bachelor's degrees in both areas of study. Collins is one of seven graduating students featured this issue in 2012 senior profiles. Photo by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography.
For their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, three U-M faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for their research.
Professor James A. Ashton-Miller has been named associate vice president for research — research policy and compliance, effective May 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its April 19 meeting.
Radio and television journalist and U-M alumnus Mike Wallace died on April 7. He was 93 years old.
Provost Phil Hanlon has named a search advisory committee for the dean of the School of Dentistry.
Seven faculty members who have shown dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2012 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Fetchnotes, a U-M student-founded startup, launched a public version of its cloud-based system for jotting and organizing quick notes to oneself.
U-M scored a Silver rating in its first year participating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
At least 41 percent of benefits-eligible employees have completed the annual health questionnaire and thousands have completed or made an appointment for a wellness screening for MHealthy Rewards. More than 7,000 employees have earned their $100 incentive for completing both steps of the program.
Brent Wagner, chair of the Musical Theatre Department at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, on his famed alumni: “You can turn on the television and see our graduates on commercials and TV shows, or on Broadway.”
The lopsided solar car named Generation, unveiled Tuesday, might be the oddest-looking vehicle the top-ranked U-M team has ever built. But the bold shape is a calculated effort to design the most efficient car possible.