Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 18, 2011

Work is progressing at the Law School's new academic building and Robert B. Aikens Commons. Click on the photo to take a photographic tour of the project. (Photos by Philip Dattilo)

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Assembly, University Senate meetings postponed
Meetings of the University Senate and the Senate Assembly that had been scheduled for Monday have been postponed until March 21.

Governor’s budget cuts `significant,’ expected
Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2012 budget proposal cuts funding for U-M's Ann Arbor campus to levels not seen in more than two decades. President Mary Sue Coleman on Thursday called the proposal “significant,” but expected.

Six faculty named Thurnau professors
Six faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year's recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships. The appointments for Amy Cohn, Stephen DeBacker, Mika LaVaque-Manty, Barry Rabe, Melanie Sanford and Colleen Seifert were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

Center for Afroamerican and African Studies becomes full department
The Board of Regents on Thursday conferred department status on the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, one of the leading centers for the study of Africa and its diaspora.
In other action, regents approved work at Alice Crocker Lloyd Hall, the C.C. Little Science Building and the School of Social Work.

The Michigan Difference

A home for a veteran
The recent presentation of a renovated house to U.S. Navy veteran Ashley Gordy capped off six months of work by two UM-Flint groups, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Student Veterans of America. A joint effort with Habitat for Humanity, the project involved thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars in donations.