The University of Michigan has been working with the State of Michigan and other public health authorities to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am particularly gratified with the actions taken by our CoE community to complete the sudden research ramp-down in March, while maintaining the activity Continue Reading »
Greetings, Team Michigan Engineering:
The end of the semester is upon us – although it hardly feels like it. There are no graduates in regalia taking pictures with parents, no bubbling Lurie fountain, and no students sleeping in the Dude between study sessions.
This end of the semester may feel uneventful.
But it is far Continue Reading »
Dear CoE Community,
As Dean Gallimore shared on Monday, we have had dozens of volunteers step up to join our first “Victory Garden” projects – volunteering to do work not usually in their job duties to serve areas of high need, or donating blood to serve the common good.
At this time, we are in Continue Reading »
I hope you are all healthy, safe, and are settling into a new routine after we transitioned our research activities off campus. As you adjust to these necessary actions we are collectively taking, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you and offer our support.
Many of us are under Continue Reading »
First, let me express my gratitude and pride at the tremendous response of individuals who have stepped forward to aid our colleagues in the Medical School and Health System in response to their urgent needs. We are grateful for every suggested solution and offer of help, and the rapid reaction group that formed Continue Reading »
Dear CoE Community:
It’s been two weeks since our university took the necessary yet unprecedented safety measures of putting our academic institution entirely online. A lot has happened, and no doubt there is more to come. But rather than delve into more news about the changes, I want to take a moment to pause, and Continue Reading »
As messaged yesterday, we are now ramping down on-site operations of our all noncritical laboratory research activities and ramping-up remote operations by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20. I know that many of you are working hard with your research teams to understand and implement this necessary step.
Below are some answers to Continue Reading »
Dear Doctoral Students,
Things are challenging right now, but we are here for you. Please know that the College is committed to your safety, well-being, and success.
We have heard from many of you about the effects of COVID-19 on your security, education, research and progress towards your degree completion. We feel intensely the need Continue Reading »
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, it is important for us to plan in the event that we are compelled to ramp down our research activities. We should begin preparation today in the event that UM initiates a mandatory ramp down, which is becoming increasingly likely.
First, we will need to Continue Reading »
We understand and support encouraging remote work as much as possible. With that in mind, research operations will still continue, balancing the safety of our campus and continuity of research with CDC recommendations and guidance on social distancing.
Some of our research activities require constant monitoring and in-person intervention. Therefore, an important element Continue Reading »