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December 12, 2018

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December 3, 2018

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Topic: Campus News

Gov. Snyder announces new Cyber Hub at UM-Flint

Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced two new Cyber Hubs, one at the University of Michigan-Flint and the other at Northern Michigan University. The hubs, part of the Michigan Cyber Range Network, are planned to open in the next six months in partnership with Merit Network and the Michigan Defense Center. Both hubs will help expand the cyber ecosystem to the Upper Peninsula and Genesee County. Cyber Range Hubs establish Michigan as the national epicenter for security training and workforce development — hosting events, exercises and training classes. Statewide hubs operate as a physical extension of the Michigan Cyber Range, the nation’s largest unclassified cyber range. The hubs offer industry-recognized certifications, exercises and workshops aimed at qualifying individuals for positions and contracts in cybersecurity fields.

South State Street lane closures to continue through Feb. 1

South State Street between Granger Avenue and Stimson Street is expected to be closed to vehicular traffic through Feb. 1 for ongoing installation of a high-voltage duct bank by DTE. South State Street northbound lanes between Oakbrook Drive and Stimson Street also will be closed. For additional details, visit myumi.ch/JNmWv.

Regents December meeting set for Thursday

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at the U-M Golf Course. 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 nonagenda 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 734-763-8194. For more about regents meetings, go to regents.umich.edu.

Research website focuses on childhood firearm deaths, injuries

A federally funded national effort based at U-M is helping researchers, health care providers and others tackle the prevention of youth firearm injuries as a public health issue. Nearly 28,000 American children and teens have died because of firearms in the past decade — second only to the 44,800 who died in motor vehicle collisions. But while the number of young people who die each year from car and truck crashes has fallen, the rate stayed about the same for guns. As part of a federally funded national effort called FACTS (Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens), a new website has been created to share what’s known — and what experts still need to find out — about guns and people under age 19. The site is the first product of FACTS, which is based at U-M with more than two dozen researchers from 12 universities and health systems. To view the site, visit childfirearmsafety.org.

Reminder: Nominations sought for Shirley Verrett Award

The Women of Color in the Academy Project currently is seeking nominations for the annual Shirley Verrett Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose work — teaching, performance and scholarship or service — supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. Established in 2012, the award honors the late Shirley Verrett, James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. It is available to all tenured or tenure-track faculty, lecturers and clinical faculty at U-M’s Ann Arbor campus, and carries a $5,000 prize. Nominations are due Dec. 9 and can be submitted at myumi.ch/Jy8m7. For more information, visit myumi.ch/6QOvj. (Editor’s note: The nomination deadline listed here is different from the Record’s print edition. The deadline was extended after the Record went to press.)

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record

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