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Panelists discuss challenges, successes in DE&I planning process

October 7, 2016

The emerging theme from U-M's yearlong strategic planning process for diversity, equity and inclusion was that it took a multitude of voices to form the many plans reflective of the shared values of the campus community.That was the topic during a Thursday conversation at the Power Center for Performing Arts, as leaders from various strategic planning units came together to discuss the challenges and successes they realized throughout the process.The panel conversation followed the university's unveiling of its campuswide diversity, equity and inclusion plan. Newly-recommended Chief Diversity Officer Rob Sellers presented the outline of new plan, while Regent Mike Behm,…

U-M unveils five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion

October 7, 2016

Following a yearlong, grassroots planning effort, U-M on Thursday unveiled its strategic blueprint for making the university community more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion was outlined during a program hosted by Rob Sellers, vice provost for diversity, equity and academic affairs at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. The day before, President Mark Schlissel announced he would recommend Sellers to be the university's first chief diversity officer, a critical leadership role for implementing the ambitious initiatives in the plan. "The future of our great university will be determined by how well…

Livestream available for president’s leadership breakfast remarks

October 4, 2016

U-M President Mark Schlissel will outline his vision and priorities in remarks to university leaders Wednesday morning.Faculty, staff and students -- including all UMHS employees -- can watch his remarks live on the Gateway starting at 8 a.m. Click here to livestream the event.The breakfast is open to invited university leaders only in the Michigan Union's Rogel Ballroom.

Open forum to discuss recent incidents on campus

October 4, 2016

In the wake of recent incidents of discriminatory messages posted on campus, this is a time for UMHS faculty, staff and students to come together to support one another and strengthen…

Cancer Center names four new leaders

September 28, 2016

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed four new leaders to oversee the direction and operation of its research enterprise. All four roles will offer leadership and support to the center’s nearly 300 research investigators.The new leaders are:  Pavan Reddy, M.D., deputy directorAlnawaz Rehemtulla, Ph.D., associate director for shared resourcesAnne Schott, M.D., associate director for clinical researchStephen J. Weiss, M.D., associate director for basic science research“These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to excellence, collaboration and innovation in their research and leadership. I am confident this outstanding leadership team will have a major positive impact in advancing our mission of making…

U-M leaders: Posted fliers inconsistent with university values

September 27, 2016

U-M President Mark Schlissel and other campus community leaders recently issued a joint statement in response to discriminatory fliers found on campus. Click here to read more on the university’s response.

University names first chief organizational learning officer

September 20, 2016

Sonya Jacobs has been appointed U-M's chief organizational learning officer. In this new role, which began Sept. 15, Jacobs will create curricula and strategies aimed at building the capabilities of staff, managers and leaders across the university."The need for this role and an overarching professional development strategy was identified some time ago," said Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources. "Establishing it now will be especially important in the development of new diversity-related training and programs to further the university's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in a comprehensive and measurable way."Jacobs will build on the existing programs and educational…

Dr. Fearon named director of Comprehensive Cancer Center

September 20, 2016

Eric Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fearon, the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology, is a nationally-recognized investigator in cancer genetics. His research…