Gregory Doran, chief associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in rehearsal for “Written on the Heart.” The company will offer several workshops at U-M beginning March 10. The visit is presented in in association with U-M and the University Musical Society. Photo by Ellie Kurtz.
U-M’s first human embryonic stem cell line will be placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s registry, making the cells available for federally funded research. It is the first of the stem cell lines derived at the university to be placed on the registry.
The U-M ADVANCE Program now is calling for proposals for the sixth annual STEP in Departments workshop. The intensive three-day workshop, which will take place May 8-10 in Ann Arbor, draws on academic theory and data to examine obstacles to change and strategies for overcoming them.
Gordon Kane of LSA will deliver the Distinguished University Professor lecture “The Bottom of the Iceberg — How Well Do/Can We Understand the Underlying Laws of the Physical Universe?” at 4 p.m. March 6 in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Six faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year’s recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships.
In recognition of a $15 million gift to the College of Engineering that includes the largest sum dedicated to fellowships in the college’s history, the Computer Science and Engineering Building will be named the Bob and Betty Beyster Building. The Board of Regents approved the naming at its Feb. 16 meeting.
U-M’s newly dedicated Player Development Center will be named in honor of the late William Davidson.
Anne Curzan, associate professor of English, linguistics and education, was appointed as the university’s faculty athletics representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Big Ten conference.
Matt Traynor, certified rehab technology supplier, Home Care Services Division, U-M Health System, on his day job: “Seeing how the equipment I provide can make an impact on someone’s life, in terms of mobility, positioning and independence, is very rewarding."
“The New Cold War: Hackers, Drones and Cyber Spies” with Shane Harris, 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 23, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library