University of Michigan expenditures on research reached a record high for the third year in a row in fiscal year 2018, and the school remained No. 1 in research volume across all public universities for the eighth year in a row, according to the National Science Foundation.
The medal is presented in honor of Raoul Wallenberg, a U-M alum who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during World War II. The award recognizes the honorable actions of humanitarians reminiscent of Wallenberg’s bravery.
As part of their VOTE! 2018 initiative, the University of Michigan Museum of Art partnered with SHEI Magazine, Bronze Elegance Fashion Show, NOiR Runway Fashion and enspiRED to put on a voting-themed fashion show Monday night. Also present were students from the Stamps School of Art and Design’s Voting is Sexy class and members from the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning who were helping about 75 students in attendance come up with a voting plan for Tuesday’s election.
David Chesney, a lecturer in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, has been named this year’s recipient of the James T. Neubacher Award, the University announced in a press release Monday. The Neubacher Award is presented by the University’s Council for Disability Concerns to recognize a member of the University that has worked to make life easier and more accessible for people with disabilities.
The University of Michigan is making it mandatory for all faculty, staff and sponsored affiliates to turn on two-factor authentication through Duo by Jan. 23. An email from University Information and Technology Services was sent out to all faculty on Oct. 1, encouraging them to begin turning on two-factor authentication in acknowledgment of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
In WeListen’s second session of the semester, after nationwide protests brought surivors of sexual assault together against the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, University of Michigan students came together to debate the institution’s politicization.
Panelists from different departments at the University of Michigan came together Monday afternoon to discuss sexual harassment in STEM fields. The panel discussion was the first of a three-part series discussing sexual harassment in engineering, sciences and medicine.
Alec Gallimore, the dean of Engineering at the University, opened the panel with remarks about the way members of the engineering community are affected by sexual assault. While Gallimore said he knows the department has made some progress, he also acknowledged there is more work to be done.