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December 12, 2018

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January 22, 2018

Campus briefs

Topic: Campus News

New Taubman master degree focuses on digital and material technologies

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is offering a new post-professional degree focused on cutting-edge research in advanced fabrication techniques, digital design, and material systems. The Master of Science in Architecture concentration of Digital and Material Technologies brings together Taubman's current Master of Science concentrations in Digital Technologies and Materials Systems under one single program. Over the course of the intensive, 10-month program, students in the program will work with various software, machines, and materials, but they'll also get a heavy dose of research, history, and the theory behind the work they're doing. The degree requires 36 credit hours. For more information, including application and enrollment deadlines, visit

Deadline nearing for research staff recognition award nominations

The U-M Office of Research is now accepting nominations the Jan. 30 from across all three campuses for the annual Research Administrator Recognition Award, and for the Research Technical Staff Recognition Award, which honors the service of staff members who participate in the research process itself. Details on eligibility, nomination guidelines, and the selection process are available at Please email questions to Ann Leffler at

Michigan Medicine to receive $2.5M for enhancing electronic data integrity

Michigan Medicine will receive approximately $2.5 million for completing a statewide incentive program to improve patient safety, enhance data integrity and reduce workflow. The program, known as Common Key Service, provides a consistent and reliable way to match patients with their electronic health data across multiple health care settings by assigning a unique identifier for every patient in the state of Michigan. The program is sponsored by Michigan Health Information Network Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Other participating organizations include Bronson Health, Henry Ford Health System, Metro Health and Trinity Hospitals.

U-M, Washtenaw Community College will share programming course

Faculty at the University of Michigan School of Information and Washtenaw Community College will collaborate on an open-source course with the goal of encouraging more students to consider a U-M Bachelor of Science in information degree. The institutions have teamed up to offer WCC students, particularly those underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, an introductory class in the popular programming language Python that UMSI uses as a gateway course to its degree. The course, created by Paul Resnick, the Michael D. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Information and associate dean for research and faculty affairs, uses an open-source online textbook and interactive exercises for students.

Michigan Medicine honored for exceptional women's health care

Michigan Medicine was recently named among the 100 hospitals and health systems with a great women's health program. The list was compiled by Becker's Hospital Review and recognizes organizations that provided award-winning programs in women's health, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, gynecology and women's heart care. The hospitals were also lauded for forward-thinking labor and delivery departments and exceptional maternity care.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record