News & Communications

  1. Record: Francis Medal recipient says nations must learn from pandemic

    March 14, 2023

    As cases of COVID-19 across the globe begin to decline and nations begin to recover, it is crucial to learn from the mistakes made throughout the pandemic to better prepare for the future. That is what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, urged everyone to consider as he accepted the University of …

  2. Video: Inauguration day

    March 9, 2023

    The U-M community, and guests from around the world, celebrated with Santa J. Ono for his official inauguration as the 15th president of the University of Michigan.

  3. Record: In his inauguration, President Ono calls for era of change at U-M

    March 7, 2023

    While universities typically evolve gradually over time, they may also see periods of sudden, rapid change that open new horizons and set them on a decisive trajectory. In his inauguration as the University of Michigan’s 15th president, Santa J. Ono said he plans to usher in one of those eras of change.

  4. Inauguration Address

    (As prepared for delivery) Paul, thank you. I’m so grateful to you and the Board of Regents. Thank you all for joining us, whether online or in this magnificent auditorium. Thank you again for your faith in me. It is such a privilege and honor to be inaugurated today to serve all of you as …

  5. February 2023 video message

    February 28, 2023

    President Santa J. Ono’s February 2023 message to the students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan.

  6. Statement at February 2023 Board of Regents

    February 16, 2023

    (As prepared for delivery) I’d like to begin by offering our most profound sympathies to the loved ones of those who were wounded and lost on Monday night at Michigan State University. We’ve lowered the flags across our campuses to half-staff, and in coordination with the vigil on the Diag last night, we lit the …

  7. Statement on Michigan State University Shooting

    February 14, 2023

    Dear U-M community, Our hearts are broken with the Michigan State University family following last night’s horrific shooting. We wish for a speedy recovery of the wounded, and we pray for comfort and grace for the loved ones of those so suddenly lost. I know many in our community are reeling from this event as …

  8. Recommended Appointment of Provost McCauley to a Full Term

    February 7, 2023

    Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to recommend that the service of Laurie McCauley, University of Michigan’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, be extended to a full term, effective March 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027. The Board of Regents will consider this full extension at the Feb. 16 board meeting. Provost McCauley’s …

  9. Update on the Strategic Visioning and Campus Planning Process

    January 31, 2023

    Colleagues and friends across the University of Michigan community, At my Leadership Welcome speech last November, I announced that we would initiate a strategic visioning process for our Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses, one that would sharpen our impact and determine who we are, what we want to stand for, where we want to …

  10. Record: Arts Initiative receiving $20M to boost campus, regional efforts

    January 26, 2023

    The University of Michigan will allocate $20 million over five years for its Arts Initiative to expand access with new programs and projects to engage university audiences, bring more artists to campus, and support and amplify the arts across the state and region.