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Week of March 25, 2013

Teaching Academy aids new faculty

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.

CVC named in honor of Samuel and Jean Frankel

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.

Seven to receive 
honorary degrees at spring commencement

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.

LSA Teaching Academy fosters new faculty success

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.

Laurie McCauley, expert in skeletal biology, appointed School of Dentistry dean

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.

SPH associate dean named vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs

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.

Associate engineering dean to take on broader role for engaged learning

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 learning space to get $55M upgrade

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.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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."

EVENTS

“Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States,” 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 6, Lane Hall Gallery.

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School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M to U-M

School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.

Features

Old school: U-M in History

The First Women