Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

In this video, UM-Dearborn Provost Catherine Davy talks about Vision 2020, the combined processes of preparing the campus for the re-accreditation visit in 2013 by the Higher Learning Commission, along with strategic planning for the Office of Academic Affairs.

Three from CoE elected to National Academy of Engineering
Three professors from the College of Engineering — John Allison, Lawrence Burns and Mark Kushner — have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The honors, which were announced Tuesday, are among the highest professional distinctions that can be accorded to an engineer and recognize outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education. The three U-M faculty are among 68 new members and nine foreign associates newly elected to the academy.

Lecturer who died Monday remembered by students, colleagues
Kendrick Matthew Kelley, a lecturer in the Sweetland Center for Writing and Lloyd Hall Scholars Program who was beloved by his students and faculty colleagues, died Monday afternoon after collapsing in the Rackham Building.

University Senate meeting set for discussion of tenure clock proposal
A meeting of the full University Senate has been scheduled for Feb. 21 to discuss and consider a resolution regarding a proposal to increase the maximum allowable faculty tenure probationary period from eight to 10 years. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Forum Hall of Palmer Commons.

The Michigan Difference

Great ideas change everything
U-M students Allen Kim, Entrepreneur magazine’s top College Entrepreneur 2010, and his partner Luis Calderon appear in this advertisement in the February Delta Sky magazine. Learn more about them on the university’s newly redesigned Innovate! portal, which spotlights faculty and student innovators and shows how to get involved in entrepreneurship and innovation at U-M. The series of ads showcases faculty, students and alumni whose creativity and entrepreneurial spirit enrich the U-M experience and contribute to the vitality of our society.