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August 19, 2018

Campus briefs

July 23, 2018

Campus briefs

Topic: Campus News

School of Dentistry to host free Mouth Guard Clinic July 28

Athletes who will participate in sports this fall and winter can have a free, customized mouth guard made for them during the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s annual Mouth Guard Clinic on July 28. Athletes ages 5 and older, including those who wear braces, are invited to be fitted for a mouth guard. Dental and dental hygiene students, supervised by clinical faculty members, will make mouth guards for the first 120 athletes who register on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 18 years old. The fitting procedure takes approximately one hour, and the mouth guards come in a variety of colors. Mouth guard clinic participants can park free in the Fletcher Street parking ramp on the north side of the School of Dentistry by taking the “up” ramp to the plaza level. For more information, call 734-531-9426 or email mouthguardclinic2018@gmail.com.

Proposals sought for CEW+Inspire

Honoring the diverse scholarship of faculty members serves an integral role in the new CEW+Inspire initiative. This program recognizes their unique contributions while serving as inspiration to students and offering them real-life representations of authentic journeys to success. CEW+ is seeking proposal submissions for this $1,000 award by July 31 from faculty members engaged in diverse scholarship and the practical application of their work to inclusion and equity in one of the following areas: amplifying voices, bolstering communities, creating change and well-being. To receive this award, faculty members must present a lightning talk on Oct. 10 at an event held at the Michigan Theater, and lead a 90-minute workshop, where they will talk about their journey to success with students. Emeritus and current tenure track, non-tenure track, clinical, research or library faculty from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses are encouraged to apply. To view the application, visit bit.ly/inspireCFP.

New U-M website helps public navigate social media

U-M Social and the School of Information Center for Social Media Responsibility have partnered to launch Social Integrity, a new website designed to promote digital citizenship and offer resources to help members of the campus community and general public protect their privacy, spot fake news and learn how best to deal with bad behavior on social sites. The Social Integrity site includes tools to help users understand their digital footprint, protect themselves online and cultivate civil social media communities. Among the resources is an interactive game to teach children to be safe explorers of the online world and a glossary of social media vernacular to help parents communicate with their kids. To view the website, visit socialintegrity.umich.edu.

Ann Vollano elected to Police Department Oversight Committee

Ann Vollano, assistant athletic director for compliance, has been elected as the non-bargained-for staff representative to the Police Department Oversight Committee for another two-year term beginning in July 2018. The committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against any police officer deputized by the university. The six-member oversight committee consists of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate and one non-Senate faculty), and two staff members (one union and one non-union), who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms.

Michigan Radio earns awards for 2017 news coverage

Michigan Radio has been recognized with awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and Public Radio News Directors Inc. for its 2017 news coverage. Michigan Radio was honored with a Kaleidoscope Award from RTDNA in the Large/Small Market Radio category for its Detroit coverage, which focused on what some call the “Two Detroits” — one rich and thriving, one still poor and struggling. The award honors news organizations demonstrating a commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve and showcase journalistic excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. Michigan Radio also received four First Place Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards, including the Best Soft Feature award, Best Nationally Edited Feature award, Best Use of Sound and Best Documentary.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record

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