1. Record: Wallenberg medalist Safa Al Ahmad says her subjects are the courageous ones

    November 21, 2019

    While working as a journalist and filmmaker in Yemen, Safa Al Ahmad met a woman whose sons were playing outside when a missile struck. Afterward, the woman went out to look for her children – and found only an earlobe. She wrapped it in a napkin and put it in her pocket. That harrowing story Read more

  2. President Schlissel’s Op-Ed in the Economic Times – India and the University of Michigan: A rich history and an exciting future

    November 4, 2019

    For more than a century, India and the University of Michigan have shared a commitment to quality education and mutual prosperity. Now our future has even more potential for success because of our shared commitment to innovation and technology.

  3. Announcing the Detroit Center for Innovation partnership

    October 30, 2019

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: As a great public research university, the University of Michigan has a responsibility to focus our academic strength on the challenges and opportunities that face the public we serve. For an institution with a more than 200-year history of driving growth and opportunity in our state, Read more

  4. DEI progress report: U-M has made gains, has more to do

    October 17, 2019

    The University of Michigan has made great strides in its effort to become more welcoming and inclusive but still has work to do. That was the key message as Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, provided an update Oct. 16 on U-M’s five-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

  5. U-M seeks input on comprehensive sexual misconduct policy; AAU survey results shared

    October 15, 2019

    To All U-M Ann Arbor Students, Faculty and Staff: I want to update everyone on a few of the ongoing comprehensive actions we are taking to prevent and address sexual and gender-based misconduct and support survivors at the University of Michigan. The actions further our goal of ensuring a safe and respectful community for all, and I Read more

  6. U-M to host presidential debate on October 15, 2020

    October 11, 2019

    To All Members of the University of Michigan Community: For generations, the University of Michigan has led the way in advancing understanding of our nation’s most pressing issues – and next year our students, faculty, and staff will have a novel opportunity to enhance this essential quality of our mission at the national level. I Read more

  7. Record: Student input sought in search for next vice president for student life

    October 10, 2019

    President Mark Schlissel has appointed a 17-member advisory committee and launched the search for the University of Michigan’s next vice president for student life. The committee, chaired by Alec Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering and professor of engineering and aerospace engineering, will welcome input from the campus community in the search for the Read more

  8. Supporting our global research community

    October 9, 2019

    Dear Faculty, Postdoctoral Researchers and Graduate Students: During the Q&A that followed the President’s leadership breakfast last week, a community member asked about the challenges we face in the context of recent federal concerns of “foreign influence” on research at U.S. universities. This issue is very front of mind for many of us in leadership Read more

  9. 2019 Leadership Breakfast

    October 3, 2019

    (As prepared for delivery) Good morning, colleagues, students and friends. It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this year’s leadership breakfast. I also thank everyone in our community watching on the live stream. In April, we ushered in a new era of discovery, education and service at the University of Michigan, as we celebrated the Read more

  10. U-M launches Firearm Injury Prevention Research Initiative

    The University of Michigan will launch an initiative that encourages and coordinates research across disciplines to develop new knowledge and data on firearm violence, a public health problem that causes about 100 deaths per day across the United States. U-M researchers in fields such as public health, medicine, social sciences, engineering, public policy and the Read more