Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 8:52pm

The University of Michigan Board of Regents recognized 14 faculty members as the first UM Professors of Global Public Health for their work to improve public health around the world.

The board approved the three-year professorships, which began Jan. 1, at its meeting last December. Faculty members were recognized for their extensive public health work across the globe, which consisted of transformative public health projects.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:22pm

A resolution proposing the adoption of a $5 student fee to support the Leadership Engagement Scholarship was introduced during Tuesday's Central Student Government’s meeting.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:54pm

Critically acclaimed author Heather Ann Thompson, a University of Michigan history professor, appeared Wednesday night on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” where she discussed her research on mass incarceration in the United States and her new book, “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.”  

Thompson is a finalist for the National Book Award and was named to 13 best books of 2016 lists by various publications. Her book received high praise from authors, professors and executives across the country.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 9:05pm

Protests erupted at Eastern Michigan University following three months of sit-in protests in response to the repeated incidents of racist graffiti on university buildings Tuesday night.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:42pm
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, discusses the makings of her book, and it's subsequent Oscar nominated film, at Rackham Auditorium on Tuesday.

Author Margot Lee Shetterly's lecture focusing on her "Hidden Figures" book filled Rackham Auditorium and its overflow room. The event, which was sponsored by ­­the University of Michigan College of Engineering, highlighted the importance of Shetterly’s novel in social and political contexts.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:30pm
Panelists David Uhlmann, Laura Rubin, Keith Creagh, Dan Brown, Rosina Bierbaum, & Joe Arvai speak at the Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Trump Era lecture, part of the Dean's Speaker Series, at the School of Natural Resources & Environment.

More than 150 students, faculty and community members gathered Tuesday in Palmer Commons to hear five panelists address possible concerns regarding the future of environmental sustainability under President Donald J. Trump.

Panelists began by each giving a brief statement regarding the challenges environmental scientists and activists might anticipate under the new administration, including encouraging citizen education on issues related to natural sciences.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:44pm
Kimberly Brink, graduate student in developmental psychology, presents the robot Nao she used for research at the Living Lab Symposium in East Hall on March 20, 2016. Now, researchers are bringing similar robotic technology to Detroit hospitals.

A new research initiative at the University of Michigan will use germ-zapping robots to counter infectious, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Detroit hospitals.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a fatal threat to hospital patients, as one in seven catheter- and surgery-related health care-associated infections are caused by these bacteria in acute-care hospitals.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:39pm
The University of Michigan Health System has recently been renamed to Michigan Medicine.

The recent renaming of the University of Michigan Health System to Michigan Medicine, which took effect Jan. 9, is receiving criticism from nurses of the health center who believe the new title is exclusionary and unrepresentative of the hospital system as a whole.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:20pm
Shaun King, New York Daily News Columnist, speaks about the election and police brutality at Rackham on Monday.

Activist and author Shaun King sold out Rackham Auditorium Monday night for his speech exploring the mixed reactions on campus following the 2016 presidential election. The event was hosted by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:11pm

Saturday, hundreds of students "flew" into the Rogel Ballroom in the University of Michigan Union for the fifth annual Yule Ball, hosted by the Michigan Quidditch Team.

The Yule Ball was a key plot point introducing the concept of romance between characters in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” It is also an iconic event to “Potterheads,” as the fans are called.