Sara McClelland, assistant professor of psychology and women’s studies, teaches a class on Sex, Sexuality & Public Policy. McClelland participated in the LSA Teaching Academy in Fall 2012. The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching conducted a study that found faculty who participate in the academy felt greater confidence in their teaching. McClelland found the assistance offered in course planning to be most helpful. Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography.
The U-M Cardiovascular Center will be named in honor of the late Samuel and Jean Frankel, whose foundation provided early support of the center's innovative model for caring for people with cardiovascular disease. The Board of Regents approved the naming March 21.
Twitter CEO and U-M alumnus Richard (Dick) Costolo will deliver the Spring Commencement address May 4 at Michigan Stadium. Costolo will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. He is one of seven individuals approved for honorary degrees by the Board of Regents on March 21.
New faculty members who participate in a program to enhance teaching report greater confidence in their abilities in the classroom and more involvement in professional development activities. Student evaluations of those faculty members also reflect better learning.
Dr. Laurie K. McCauley, a highly regarded scholar with faculty appointments in the dental and medical schools, and whose research focuses on hormonal controls of bone, has been appointed dean of the School of Dentistry.
Dr. Alfred Franzblau, associate dean for research in the School of Public Health, has been appointed vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs. in that position,he will work collaboratively with the provost in setting policy pertaining to academic and budgetary issues, and serves as direct liaison to deans and directors in many areas of academic and budgetary affairs.
James Paul Holloway, associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Engineering, will focus on university initiatives to enhance education abroad, undergraduate research, service learning and other types of engaged student learning in his new role as vice provost for global and engaged education.
Medical School students and those in other health disciplines soon will have a state-of-the-art learning environment after the Board of Regents on March 21 approved a $55 million project to transform the Taubman Health Sciences Library building into a medical education hub.
Mark Wilson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology of epidemiology, on what he can’t live without: "New ideas and the opportunity to pursue them."
“Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States,” 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 6, Lane Hall Gallery.
School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.