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March 21, 2018

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March 12, 2018

Campus briefs

Topic: Campus News

UM-Flint veterans program earns grant

The University of Michigan-Flint's Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The award to UM-Flint's program was made by Newman's Own Foundation as part of its commitment to improve the lives of United States military personnel, veterans and their families. The grant will be used to develop and implement a Vet2Vet Support Specialist Program, a program dedicated to providing peer support to veteran students. UM-Flint's Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is dedicated to building healthy communities by strengthening the health care workforce through the recruitment, successful nursing program matriculation, licensure and employment of U.S. veterans.

U-M preparing GDPR compliance program

The General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25, will affect organizations worldwide, including universities. The regulation expands personal privacy rights for European Union residents. Organizations around the world are sorting through the GDPR to understand and determine the implications of its requirements, as well as figure out how best to meet them. The University Privacy Officer and the Office of General Counsel have convened a working group made up of representatives from across the university to begin developing a risk-based GDPR compliance program for U-M, including providing guidance and tools that can be used consistently across the university. For more information, visit

Applications sought for new Institute for the Humanities fellowship

The Institute for the Humanities is announcing a new Summer Fellowship program for tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers II, III and IV. The purpose of the fellowship is to support an intellectual community of faculty to spend eight weeks in residence in the institute. Summer Fellows will pursue their research and participate in a cross-disciplinary, twice-weekly fellows seminar coordinated by the institute's director, June 26 through August 18. The selection committee is looking for applicants and projects that will benefit from and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the group of fellows and the work of the fellowship seminar. The deadline for receipt of applications is noon, April 2. Results will be announced April 16. For complete application details, visit

Applications sought for DEI Innovation Grant

The university is seeking applications for the second round of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Innovation Grant, which is focused on enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. The DEI Innovation Fund rewards ideas and innovations created by faculty, staff and students across U-M. Funding is available to enhance existing projects or to provide seed funding for new projects. Applications are due March 30. Funds will be available immediately following review and approval of applications and must be expended by June 30, 2019. Anticipated average grant size will be between $2,000 and $5,000. For more information, visit

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record

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