January 30, 2017
Topic: State & Community
Michigan's first MindKare Kiosk unveiled at Oakland University
Through a collaboration with Easterseals Michigan and Screening for Mental Health Inc., the first MindKare Kiosk for Michigan was unveiled at Oakland University's Kresge Library on Jan. 18. The freestanding kiosk uses an interactive touch-screen display to provide users with quick, anonymous assessments of six mental health issues: generalized anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders.
MSU nets $1M NSF grant to recruit, prepare students for STEM careers
A team of Michigan State University researchers has landed a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit, nurture and graduate students who are prepared for these careers. The grant will provide scholarships to 24 high-achieving, low-income high school students who are interested in animal science, crop and soil sciences, forestry, entomology, fisheries and wildlife, food science or horticulture.
IU launching inaugural Global Arts and Humanities Festival
Beginning in February, Indiana University, Bloomington will host the largest Chinese arts and culture festival ever mounted in the Midwest when it kicks off its inaugural Global Arts and Humanities Festival. The 2017 festival, "China Remixed: Arts and Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Culture," is sponsored by the IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council. Most of the more than 40 events — which include exhibits, performances and films — are free and open to the public.
$1.5M grant will develop OSU testing site for cleaner buses
The Ohio State University will lead the way in an effort to build cleaner and greener buses. The university will serve as a test site for low- or no-emission buses for public transportation after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. Ohio State will be eligible to compete for an additional $12 million of federal funding that will be made available over the next four years.
Scholarship at University of Wisconsin to help international students
A new scholarship program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will help prepare young leaders to fight poverty and improve quality of life around the world. The King-Morgridge Scholars Program will launch with a cohort of six students in fall 2017 and will support high-achieving students from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The program is made possible by a $36 million gift from Robert and Dorothy King and John and Tashia Morgridge.
— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record