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Army-Navy wheelchair basketball game set for March 30

The University of Michigan Army vs. Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game returns March 30, celebrating its 14th year. The game is open to the public at no charge with free parking, and tickets are not required. The Crisler Center doors open at 2 p.m. to music by DJ Ell. Tip-off is 3 p.m. The two teams consist of paralympians, ROTC cadets, student veterans and local veterans. In addition to the competition on the court, fans can also enjoy musical entertainment from DJ Ell and the U-M Men’s Glee Club, and performances by the U-M Cheer and Dance teams.

Ginsberg Center announces 2019 Community Engagement Grants

The Ginsberg Center offers two funding opportunities for U-M faculty involved in community-engaged teaching and research: Ginsberg Center Community Engagement Grants and Ginsberg Center Community Engagement Grants for Interprofessional Education. In partnership with multiple units on campus, our collaborative funding model encourages — and practices — collective action to increase our impact in service to the public good. This year, the Ginsberg Center expects to award up to $150,000 in Community Engagement Grants, including two grants specifically supporting interprofessional education. The application deadline for both is April 1.

Second round of IP-X grant awards announced

Five projects have been chosen to receive funding for 2019, stimulating innovation in interprofessional education and multidisciplinary approaches to health care. The IP-X research stimulus is a unique funding program created by the Health Sciences Council at U-M, which supports ideas with transformative potential for improved interprofessional care, outcomes, education and services. For 2019, the program is undergoing its second round of funding. For the full list of IP-X grantees, go to

IRWG announces Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 11 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender and sexuality. Two Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grants were awarded for projects related to women and work. Through this award, IRWG supports projects that promote knowledge about and enhance understanding of the complexities of women’s roles in relation to their paid and unpaid labor. This prestigious dissertation fellowship is named for two sisters: Ruth Rodman Boyd, a longtime community activist; and Shirley Rodman Williams, who had a long career in the Detroit business community. To see full list of recipients, visit

U-M part of network to build public interest technology field

The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists. The network represents a powerful alignment across sectors as part of a new push to define and build the public interest technology sector. As a founding member, U-M will train the next generation of technology and policy experts to design and deploy technologies that serve the public good.

Board of Regents meeting set for March 28

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. March 28 at the U-M Golf Course. To offer public comment at the meeting, sign up in advance at 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

— Compiled by Lydia Murray, The University Record


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