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Kellogg patient safety program undergoes expansion

Under the leadership of Jennifer S. Weizer, director of the Kellogg Quality Improvement Team, the Kellogg Eye Center’s patient safety program has undergone a major expansion, including a new internal website focusing on protocols, checklists and the development of safety systems. The website encourages staff to submit their own suggestions for patient safety, which Weizer, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, considers a crucial contribution “because people working in the field usually have the best ideas for optimizing the system.” The patient safety committee, composed of physicians, ophthalmic technicians and other Kellogg staff, meets regularly to discuss implementing new safety measures.

University Unions projects earn ACUI awards

University Unions has announced that two entries to the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Steal This Idea 2018 Competition won top awards. Student Life Auxiliary Marketing designed the honored projects. The award recognizes the best work based on concept, design, content and creativity. First place for “logo and brand identity” was awarded to The Inn at the Michigan League’s new logo that was designed to reflect the League’s significant remodel and rebranding. The University Unions 2017 Year In Review — a presentation created by a team of student and staff members — received second place in the “Miscellaneous” category. The ACUI’s Steal This Idea competition is open to any professional or student working within college unions at an ACUI member institution. Winning entries are featured in the organization’s publication, The Bulletin, and displayed at the ACUI Annual Conference.

Michigan Radio recognized as Public Radio Station of the Year

For the third consecutive year, Michigan Radio has been recognized as Public Radio Station of the Year according to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The recognition was announced at the MAB’s annual Broadcast Excellence Awards held in Lansing. In addition to being named Station of the Year, Michigan Radio also received eight “Best in Category” awards and five Merit awards in recognition of the station’s hard news and feature reporting and news specials/public affairs programming, in addition to other categories. The Broadcast Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in broadcasting by commercial and public television and radio stations in Michigan each year.

UM-Dearborn to launch Mathematics for Finance Certificate

The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s new Mathematics for Finance Certificate, which will be offered starting in the fall, focuses on giving students an advantage in fields like banking, risk management and more. The 12-credit certificate will teach students modern mathematical and computational skills motivated by applications in finance and economics, expose the students to the mathematics of randomness with a rigorous but applied probability course, and prepare students for graduate programs in the field of financial mathematics. The program is open to all students — including guest students — who have taken Math 115: Calculus I and Math 116: Calculus II or equivalencies. Department of Mathematics and Statistics Chair Jennifer Zhao said the idea for the certificate came from student demand and advice from U-M colleagues to develop a sophisticated financial program with a math base.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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