Monday, April 16, 2018 - 8:57pm
Warde Manuel speaks about the athletics program at the Senate Assembly meeting in Palmer Commons Monday.

At the final Senate Assembly meeting of the 2017-2018 school year, Athletic Director Warde Manuel presented closing thoughts about the winter sports season, and Chair Robert Ortega closed out his last Senate Assembly meeting as chair of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:46pm
Homeless Students in Districts Infographics

In 2016, the state of Michigan was ranked sixth in the United States for its number of homeless students. Jennifer Erb-Downward, a senior research associate with University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative, analyzed data surrounding schoolchildren who are considered homeless. Under federal education law homelessness is defined as all children and youth who “lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:52pm
On Monday morning, the names of 1,000 men, women and children who have been killed in Syria by the Assad regime were written in chalk across the Diag.

On Monday morning, the names of 1,000 men, women and children who have been killed in Syria by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime were written in chalk across the Diag at the University of Michigan. These represented only a fraction of the more than 400,000 Syrians who have been killed during the conflict, now in its eighth year.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:04pm

In Research Assistant Professor Margaret Hicken’s lab at the University of Michigan, the word vigilance takes on a new meaning —  as in, the stress associated with carrying the burden of one’s race whenever one walks out the door. Through her research and findings, Hicken said she has associated this vigilance with unhealthy habits that could be contributing to obesity among marginalized communities.

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:58pm
University of Pennsylvania international relations and law Professor Beth Simmons speaks on the future of human rights and the science it will take to get there as the keynote speaker for the Frontiers of Human Rights Research Conference in Weiser Hall Mo

Claims of fake news have pervaded American news media in the year and a half since the 2016 presidential election. Yet as the LSA Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan aimed to illustrate Monday, the accuracy of facts and data is under question abroad, too.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:33pm
A strikingly lifelike replica of an extinct relative of humans commissioned by the museum is ready for its place on the museum floor.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History’s newest occupant in storage appears as if it’s been waiting for the new Biological Science Building’s opening — scheduled for summer 2018 — for a long time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:31pm

Students know it is almost impossible to visit a social media site today without coming across an example of “trolling” or “fake news,” terms that have become prevalent in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. The University of Michigan has positioned itself on the academic front of combatting low news literacy with courses on campus and online, and is now making a bigger institutional commitment.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:24pm
Robert Ortega discusses campus programs and faculty responsibility at the Fleming Administration Building Monday.

At a meeting of the Senate Assembly Committee on University Affairs Monday, the members reviewed the work being done in various senate committees, as well as the committee formation procedure process by which these committees are created. SACUA Chair Robert Ortega, professor of social work, began the meeting by discussing his recent meeting with the Administration Evaluation Committee to discuss the 2017-2018 Opinion of Faculty Survey, an annual faculty evaluation of University administration.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 8:54pm
Shervin Assari, an research assistant professor from the University Department of Psychiatry and School of Public Health, is studying the effects race has on certain aspects of mental and physical health.

Shervin Assari, a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan, is studying a wide range of psychological issues from depression to violence and drug use. Recently, Assari has been making strides in studying the effects race has on certain aspects of mental and physical health.

Assari began to consider race as a factor in his research when he came from Iran to the United States directly to the University of Michigan. One of the things that struck him both about the country and the University was the importance of race.

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:46pm

The University of Michigan received more Fulbright grants for the 2017-2018 academic year than any research university in the nation, according to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. 12 University scholars, including faculty and professionals, received grants, the most of all public and private universities, for the 13th year in a row.