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April 2, 2018

Campus briefs

Topic: Campus News

UM-Dearborn to host Susan B. Anthony Awards

The UM-Dearborn Commission for Women will host the 40th Susan B. Anthony Campus and Community Awards on Tuesday. The longtime campus tradition celebrates those on campus and in the community who advocate for equality, equity and parity, and honors the nearly 45 years of advocacy work done by the commission. At this year's ceremony, the commission will honor Martha Adler, associate professor of education operations, College of Education, Health and Human Services, UM-Dearborn, and Sophia Kruz, a filmmaker and director of "Little Stones," a documentary that unites the narratives of four women around the world using art to create change in their communities. Former Michigan Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will serve as the keynote speaker for the ceremony, which will take place at Fairlane Center North. The event program begins at 6:15 p.m.

UM-Flint to host Alumni Engagement Symposium

The UM-Flint Office of Alumni Relations will host its first Alumni Engagement Symposium on Tuesday. Open to all faculty and staff, the event aims to bring the campus together for an afternoon of collaborative discussion around the role that members of the campus community play in engaging alumni. Topics slated for discussion include communicating with alumni, alumni event planning and Alumni Relations' strategy for engaging alumni. The symposium will begin at 1 p.m. in the Michigan Rooms and a social hour will take place at 4 p.m. at Churchill's Food & Spirits. To register, visit

UM-Dearborn commencement set for April 29 at Crisler Center

UM-Dearborn will hold a commencement ceremony for all graduates at 1:30 p.m. April 29 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. The student processional will begin at 1 p.m. This marks the third consecutive year the ceremony has been held at Crisler Center to better accommodate a growing number of graduates and their families. Graduates are eligible to receive up to eight guest tickets, and all guests — including children over the age of 2 — need a ticket to attend. President Mark Schlissel will deliver the commencement address. More information can be found at

U-M center, University of Rwanda launch new partnership

The University of Rwanda's School of Medicine and Pharmacy and School of Nursing and Midwifery, in partnership with the Center for International Reproductive Health Training at U-M, launched a partnership that will strengthen pre-service family planning training and build faculty capacity with the goal of reducing maternal morbidity and mortality throughout the country. This two-year partnership will work to enhance curricula, promote faculty development, heighten the quality of clinical services in reproductive health, and enhance the research culture at the University of Rwanda.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record