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WDI Namesake, Bill Davidson, Dies

The William Davidson Institute lost its founder and guiding force Friday with the death of Bill Davidson. He was 86. The Institute was created in 1992 when Guardian Industries Corp., an international manufacturer of glass products, made a major financial commitment over a 20-year period to establish an institute at the business school. Named in honor of Davidson, Guardian Industries' chairman, president and CEO, WDI represented an aggressive and visionary response to global economic transformation. More >



U-M launches new embryonic stem cell research consortium

A U-M consortium announced March 9 will create new embryonic stem cell lines that will aid the search for disease treatments and cures. The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies is the first major embryonic stem cell research program launched in Michigan since the Nov. 4 passage of a state constitutional amendment allowing scientists to create new stem cell lines using surplus embryos from fertility clinics. More >



Provost names panel to address cost cutting

President Mary Sue Coleman has named nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist and researcher Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz as the University's executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the U-M Health System, pending the approval of the Board of Regents at its March 19 meeting. More >



Four faculty members vie for three SACUA positions

The Senate Assembly will elect three Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) members at its March 16 meeting. The three top vote getters will win three-year terms. Additional candidates may announce intent to run up to the time of the election. More >


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