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February 12, 2018

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LSA earns award from Diversity Abroad

LSA has won Diversity Abroad's 2018 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education award for Financial Support. The impact of LSA's ongoing commitment to financial support has profoundly extended and diversified the cohort of students the LSA Center for Global and Intercultural Study has been able to serve. For the last six years, the LSA Scholarship Office has offered the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship, providing more than $7 million in scholarships to eligible LSA students participating in CGIS programs. LSA Scholarships has made it possible for thousands of students to participate in global education programs without having to worry about financial barriers, and in some cases has covered the full cost associated with the experience. Three years ago, LSA also launched a new initiative so that Bridge Scholars PLUS & Summer Bridge students could obtain free passports in their first year of college.

Regents meeting set for Feb. 15

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. To offer public comment at the meeting, sign up in advance at regents.umich.edu/meetings/publform.html. Public comments on agenda items will be taken prior to their consideration. Comments on non-agenda items will follow the regular business agenda. People with disabilities who need assistance should contact the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University in advance at 734-763-5553. For more about regents meetings, go to regents.umich.edu.

U-M launches new data science master's program

The University of Michigan has launched a new data science master's program, a collaborative effort involving the College of Engineering's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, LSA's Department of Statistics, the School of Information, and the School of Public Health's Department of Biostatistics. Data science is often viewed as the confluence of computer and information sciences, statistical sciences and domain expertise. The first two pillars together represent the core methodologies and techniques used in data science, while the third pillar is the application domain to which this methodology is applied. In this program, core data science training is focused on the first two pillars, along with practice in applying skills to address problems in application domains. The program is accepting applications for Fall 2018 admission. For more information, visit myumi.ch/Jy5O5.

Pharmacy launches residential pre-pharmacy summer program

The College of Pharmacy has announced a new residential pre-pharmacy summer program called Profile for Success in Pharmacy. It is a sister program to Profile for Success at the School of Dentistry. This six-week program aims to prepare students to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test, confidently manage the interview process, and introduces them to faculty and administrators at the college. It also exposes participants to the variety of career options available to those with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Applicants should self-identify as educationally, socially or economically disadvantaged or demonstrate a commitment to serve underserved populations within the United States. The program, which is free to all participants, will be May 20-June 28. Applications are due March 15. For more information, visit pharmacy.umich.edu/pfs.

Mott earns distinction as Level 1 Children's Surgery Center

The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has received verification as a Level 1 Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. The ACS Children's Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program was developed to improve the quality of children's surgical care by creating a system that helps match each child's individual surgical needs with the best care environment. The program is based on other nationally recognized ACS quality improvement programs that have measurably improved surgical quality and have prevented complications, reduced costs and saved lives. To become a verified center, Mott was required to meet criteria for staffing, training, and facility infrastructure and protocols for care. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes to help identify opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record