The University Record, October 1, 1997

Because of you . . .

Editor's Note: Excerpted from `Because of You We Can Celebrate the Success of the Campaign for Michigan.'

Dozens of students with outstanding leadership potential, many with limited family resources, receive full support for their undergraduate and graduate education by means of Colton Leadership Scholarships.

The School of Education gains its first endowed chair, to advance understandings in reading and literacy.

LS&A gains 15 new faculty awards.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is created as the result of a $3 million commitment from The Whitaker Foundation.

The University Musical Society provides more than 150 educational events for more than 80,000 students in 33 regional school systems in southeastern Michigan.

Faculty, students and programs are supported by $16 million in new funds in the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

LS&A provides the opportunity for almost all first-year students to participate in at least one small-enrollment seminar.

An extraordinary collection of work of art of African and African American origin greatly enriches scholarship and aesthetic and cultural appreciation in the Museum of Art as well as the School of Music and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.

The French Professorship is endowed to advance understandings in the area of nursing care for cancer patients.

A new research fund allows the Center for the Education of Women to regularly bring visiting scholars to campus.

Graduate students in LS&A have $9 million more in expendable and endowment funds to draw upon for support, including funds for travel abroad.

Students at U-M-Flint gain $1 million in new scholarship support.

Students in the School of Music have 104 new scholarships, including merit awards that allow faculty to recruit the brightest and most talented young artists to Michigan, and that allow graduates to begin their careers without heavy debt loads.

Seed money encourages gifts to build a Center for Persuasive Media in the School of Art and Design.

The Center for the Education of Women gains substantial new resources for women's career development, for encouraging women interested in science and engineering, and for support for students with children.

In the School of Public Policy, four new students receive fellowship support.

U-M-Dearborn's School of Engineering completes construction of a 53,000 square-foot Engineering Complex addition housing nine laboratories.

The School of Social Work's permanent endowment increases more than 10-fold to $3.4 million.

In the School of Dentistry, new lectureships, collegiate professorships and full professorships are endowed with more than $6 million.

Corporate partnerships are established in the School of Nursing to jointly seek solutions to important clinical problems, lessening human suffering and saving health care dollars.

The nation's first endowed chair in the management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, the Theodore Roosevelt Professorship, is established.

The Medical School's endowment nearly triples with more than 100 new endowments for teaching and research, 32 endowed professorships, 25 scholarships and 49 endowments for research and special purposes.

The U-M Geology Camp in Wyoming expands programs and improves buildings, grounds and equipment.

The Kelsey Museum initiates a significant effort to preserve priceless artifacts with the construction of acid vapor-free storage units that creat a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment.