Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:35pm
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In September 2016, Eric Fearon, professor of internal medicine, pathology and human genetics, was named the new director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. In an interview with The Michigan Daily, Fearon laid out a number of goals for the center including continuing multidisciplinary collaboration, recruiting top leaders in the field and increasing initiatives for improving patient cancer care.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:05pm

University of Michigan faculty and staff recently received a $2.83 million grant from the federal government to expand adolescent health care, particularly with regard to mental health and risky sexual activity that can lead to teen pregnancy.

A team at the University’s Adolescent Health Initiative will head the project, in part by expanding its work into 40 states nationwide. The five-year grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:58am

At a diversity town hall sponsored by the Residential College Tuesday, students questioned the inclusion of various demographics within the RC, a University of Michigan living and learning program that highlights valuing diverse thought and ideas.

About 70 students, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday night in the Keene Theater of East Quad  for the second of two RC town halls on equity and inclusion.

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 3:40pm

The University of Michigan School of Public Health held a day-long symposium Monday honoring former dean Ken Warner’s work on tobacco control and population health.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:59pm

University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services announced Friday they will be implementing new “drop-in” times, which would allow students to receive counseling without an appointment or filling out paperwork, to support students following “the multiple acts of hate and racism over the past few weeks.”

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 8:23pm
Rob Sellers,Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs, answers questions about how the university will respond to bias reports at a live talk hosted as a part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan unveiling at the Union on Thursday.

Multiple University administrators gave a talk Thursday afternoon to an audience of about 200 students, faculty and staff as part of a series of events held for the official launch of University President Mark Schlissel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:02pm
Philosophy Prof. Derrick Darby in his Mason Hall office on Monday

This article is part of an ongoing series profiling researchers at the University of Michigan.

Philosophy Prof. Derrick Darby has taught all over the country — from Northwestern University to Texas A&M University to University of Kansas and now, at the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:05pm
A man smokes outside the Undergraduate Library, a smoke free zone, on Wednesday.

LSA sophomore Caitlin Walrath was casually smoking a cigarette near the fountain behind the Michigan Union Tuesday night — an area the University of Michigan designates as “smoke-free.”

Walrath was fully aware of the smoke-free policy when she lit her cigarette — after all, smoke-free campus stickers are pasted on trash cans around campus, literature on smoking cessation sits at the front of University Health Service and student ambassadors frequently hand out kits with tools and information about quitting to those they see violating the policy.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:22pm

Physicians, particularly those who are also mothers, are not likely to report or seek help for mental health issues, according to a University of Michigan study published last week in the General Hospital Psychiatry journal.

This is primarily due to fear of a general stigma surrounding mental health concerns, but a concern that is particularly exacerbated for medical practitioners, according to the study.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 8:01pm

After meeting with a group of student government leaders at the Cube Monday, University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel discussed his administration’s response to anti-Black, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ posters discovered over the past week.

Last Monday, anti-Black and anti-women posters were found in University buildings. Today, more offensive posters were found posted around campus from the white-supremacist group alt-right.

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