1. Email to Students on Diversity Summit and Racial Injustice in Higher Education

    November 13, 2015

    Dear Students: I want to express my appreciation to those of you who participated in and shared your experiences during our Diversity Summit this past week, an important part of the process we began several months ago to develop Michigan’s first campus level strategic plan to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.   I also want to Read more


  2. Many voices heard at U-M Diversity Summit

    Note: This post was updated at 1:04 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. I want to share the remarks that I made during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan expressing my grief and empathy for everyone affected by the terror attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, Paris and other cities around the world. Read more


  3. Community Assembly on diversity generates suggestions, challenges

    November 11, 2015

  4. Schlissel outlines efforts to enhance U-M excellence in coming years

    October 23, 2015

  5. 2015 Leadership Breakfast

    (As prepared for delivery) It’s great to see so many distinguished colleagues and campus leaders here this morning. I have gotten to know most of you from our many conversations over the past year. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done to make me feel welcome, and to help me gain a Read more


  6. Francis Medal to be awarded to BRAC founder

    ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan will award the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC — a Bangladesh-based development organization that works to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor. One of U-M’s most prestigious honors, the Francis Medal is awarded every few years, recognizing Read more


  7. President initiates selection, appointment process for research VP

    October 19, 2015

  8. Detroit Economic Club

    October 6, 2015

    (As prepared for delivery) Thank you so much for the invitation to speak with you today. It truly is an honor to be here. I especially want to give a shout out to the students who are with us today. You’re definitely in the right room with the right people if you’re interested in a Read more


  9. On the Agenda: President’s Advisory Panel on the Biosciences Report

    September 24, 2015

  10. President’s Advisory Panel on the Biosciences Report

    I am pleased to share the final report of the President’s Advisory Panel on the Biosciences at the University of Michigan. I established the panel in the Fall of 2014, with a charge of “developing a recommended strategy that will propel Michigan to the forefront in critical areas of life science research by optimally leveraging our Read more