Denis Mukwege Wins the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

As the director of the Panzi Hospital, Dr. Mukwege has been a steadying presence amid the turmoil. In a white surgeon’s coat and Crocs, he focuses on healing the physical damage and the psychological trauma that follows sexual assault, helping support job-creation programs and leadership training for rape victims. He is known for his understated charisma and his seemingly bottomless reservoir of empathy.

New U-M President Schlissel recognizes the heroism of Wallenberg at his first Board of Regents meeting

President Mark Schlissel. (Photos by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

None has made a more lasting impact than Raoul Wallenberg, who came here from Sweden and graduated in 1935. We should never forget his heroics in saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from death during the Holocaust,” he said. “Last week, his remarkable legacy was reinforced with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the nation’s highest civilian award.