Vivian Stringer, the women's head basketball coach at Rutgers University, will speak at U-M about Title IX — the landmark legislation passed in 1972 that enabled women and girls to become high school and college athletes. Her talk is at 3 p.m. April 18 in the Annenberg Auditorium at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Photo courtesy Vivian Stringer.
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 university community now has convenient options around campus to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables with the Eat Smarter Fresh Produce Series.