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Faculty members elected to Police Department Oversight Committee

Howard J. Bromberg, clinical assistant professor of law, and Gabriel Mendlow, assistant professor of law, have been elected to the Police Department Oversight Committee. They will serve two-year terms. The committee receives and makes recommendations regarding grievances against police officers or the U-M Police Department. The six-member oversight committee consists of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate and one non-Senate faculty), and two staff members (one union and one non-union), who are nominated and elected by their peers. Mendlow was elected as the committee member from the Faculty Senate and Bromberg was elected as the non-Senate member.

Applications sought for Precision Health Scholars Awards

U-M Precision Health has a released a request for applications for its Scholars Awards. Eight to 12 grants, which may total up to $80,000 each, will support exceptional early-career investigators — postdocs, fellows, residents, trainees or doctoral students — in innovative research projects that advance the field of precision health and that use or enrich U-M Precision Health data, tools, methods or techniques. Applications must be submitted using the U-M Competition Space platform at by 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 8. Researchers developing groundbreaking diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that improve health and wellness by incorporating genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be advised or mentored by one or more U-M faculty members engaged in Precision Health activities.

Student Administration offline during May upgrade

The M-Pathways Student Administration system is scheduled to be offline beginning at 5 p.m. May 17 for the final phase of a service upgrade. The improved service will be back online at 6 a.m. May 21, or sooner if the process moves quicker than expected. The outage will include M-Pathways Student Administration, Wolverine Access — Student Business, New and Prospective Student Business, Parents and Family — My Students Information, and those who connect through integrations. The new enhancements allow for future advancements that meet university needs, the timely implementation of bug fixes and regulatory releases, and the latest training and support. Further information and updates will be available on the Student Administration Upgrade website. For more information, visit

Michigan Medicine named one of nation’s top employers

Michigan Medicine was recently listed as one of the best employers in the nation by Forbes magazine. The organization was lauded for receiving positive scores regarding current employees’ willingness to recommend Michigan Medicine to others. All of the respondents were anonymous and the employees who took part in the survey were consulted not via their employers but anonymously through several online access panels. The mix of respondents — gender, age, region, educational level and ethnicity — in the sample is representative of the overall U.S. workforce. Only 500 large workplaces around the country received the recognition from Forbes.

U-M’s Ang named Carnegie Fellow

Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science, LSA, is among 31 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The fellowship carries a $200,000 stipend, making it possible for recipients to devote up to two years to significant research and writing. Ang’s project proposes to study economic development from an unconventional perspective: how new markets emerge in poor, weak states despite constraints or by turning constraints into strengths — rather than by first achieving good governance in first-world forms. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program supports high-caliber scholarship and research that applies fresh perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to some of the most pressing issues of our times.

Ross School to offer new concentration on business data and analytics

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business has announced a new concentration for the Full-Time MBA degree program. The Data and Business Analytics Concentration is designed for MBA students who are looking to hone their analytical skills to develop data-driven business strategies and recommendations. The new concentration will be offered beginning in fall 2018 and is the first to launch under the leadership of Brad Killaly, associate dean of full-time and global MBA programs. The program began developing the concentration in 2017 after receiving feedback from students who desired a more specialized concentration focused on big data.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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