Phil Hanlon, university provost since 2010, on Nov. 29 was elected to be the 18th president of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
Nineteen U-M researchers are among 702 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the association announced Nov. 29.The new fellows are being honored for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
For the third straight year, the university ranks first in research-and-development spending among the nation’s public universities, according to the latest numbers from the National Science Foundation.
He wears a Math Department T-shirt every teaching day. He tells a joke 20 minutes into every lecture. He’s as known for his tireless mentorship as he is for his tough homework. Now, math professor Stephen DeBacker has been named the 2012 Michigan Professor of the Year.
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate School of Education Dean Deborah Loewenberg Ball as one of seven new members of the National Science Board.
In a lottery last week that played out live on Twitter, MCubed officials announced the first 50 projects to receive $60,000 seed grants in phase one of the program. The $15 million, two-year pilot will give out 200 more early-stage grants soon, in an effort to jumpstart innovative, interdisciplinary work.
U-M researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking.
Ellen Rowe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, on what inspires her: "At the moment, the young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai."
The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s 2012 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, through Dec. 21 in the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Art & Architecture Building.
School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.