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UM-Flint’s Department of Public Safety receives state accreditation

The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police recently declared that the University of Michigan-Flint’s Department of Public Safety has become the first university public safety department to become state accredited by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. Modeled after similar programs across the nation, the MACP developed the voluntary statewide MLEAC Accreditation Program for Michigan. Primarily used to guide municipal law enforcement agencies, the program requires organizations seeking accreditation to adhere to more than 100 standards of practice that address what they should be doing to assure the best public safety service to its respective constituents and community members. DPS completed a assessment of its department practices and was found to be compliant with these standards.

School of Kinesiology launches new major

To better prepare students for careers assessing and promoting physical fitness throughout the lifespan, the single-track Health and Fitness major has been converted into the dual-track Applied Exercise Science major. AES graduates will work directly with athletes, patients, clients and fellow industry professionals. Students would likely pursue a minor or advanced degree in public health, entrepreneurship or business. For more information about the major and cross-campus transfer informational sessions, visit

Nominations due Oct. 31 for Candace J. Johnson Award

Nominations are due Oct. 31 for the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes U-M staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork and a supportive environment has a positive influence in the workplace. All regular staff members on the Ann Arbor campus are eligible and may be nominated by colleagues or supervisors. The award is named after Candy Johnson, a longtime staff member in the Office of the Provost, who strove for excellence and inspired others to do the same. To submit nominations, visit

Abstracts for campuswide sustainability conference due Nov. 8

The organizing committee for the third annual Michigan Universitywide Sustainability and Environment Conference is seeking abstracts until Nov. 8. As the annual flagship event of the MUSE Initiative, the MUSE Conference will be held Feb. 21-22, 2019, at the Rackham Building. Its purpose is to support connections and collaborations across the entire suite of sustainability and environment-related research at U-M. Participation is welcome from U-M researchers from all disciplines. Researchers and students interested in submitting abstracts or learning more about the MUSE Initiative or Conference can visit

Kellogg Eye Center expands comprehensive eye clinic in Brighton

Patients can now receive eye surgery and other ophthalmology care close to home at the Kellogg Eye Center’s new state-of-the-art clinic in Brighton. Kellogg has opened its most comprehensive community eye clinic at Michigan Medicine’s Brighton Center for Specialty Care, which offers minimally invasive, complex eye procedures and the latest laser technology for vision correction. The Brighton eye care team will include Kellogg physicians who specialize in cornea and refractive surgery, glaucoma, pediatrics, oculoplastics and retina and uveitis. Comprehensive eye care for adults and children at the center will include glasses and contact lenses, ophthalmic photography and testing and medical and surgical care. The eye clinic is located on the second floor of Brighton Specialty Care, 7500 Challis Road.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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