1. Francis Medal to be awarded to BRAC founder

    October 23, 2015

    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


  2. President initiates selection, appointment process for research VP

    October 19, 2015

  3. 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


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

    September 24, 2015

  5. 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


  6. On the Agenda: Continuing the discussion on sexual misconduct

    September 21, 2015

  7. Continuing the discussion on sexual misconduct

    Today, the University of Michigan is releasing the findings of an April sexual misconduct survey administered by the Association of American Universities. The student survey was the year’s second survey of our Ann Arbor campus regarding sexual misconduct. The complete campus results of the AAU survey, and the first U-M survey are available online. U-M Read more


  8. On the Agenda: Education, Patient Care & Discovery

    September 17, 2015

  9. Education, Patient Care & Discovery

    Keeping the University of Michigan’s Health System at the forefront of patient care, education, and discovery is a major focus of my work to advance excellence at our university. A world-class public research university with a premier health system is a combination that few can match. Our health system is built on a solid foundation Read more


  10. Diversity Luncheon September 9, 2015 – Remarks

    September 9, 2015