Campus briefs


Blood Battle returns

The 32nd annual Blood Battle between U-M and Ohio State University, through Nov. 27, is a competition to spur students, faculty, and staff to donate blood to save lives. The American Red Cross reports that reserves are at their lowest levels in 15 years. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with an RH negative factor. Go to the and use the sponsor code goblue to see donation sites.

Regents meeting Nov. 21

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. 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 734-764-3883. For more about regents meetings, go to

Sarah Goddard Power Award nominations sought

Nominations are sought for the 2014 Academic Women’s Caucus Sarah Goddard Power Award. The deadline is Dec. 4. A candidate should have made significant contributions to the development of the status of women at U-M in addition to demonstrating exceptional leadership, notable scholarship or significant professional accomplishments. For a nomination form or more information, go to

Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award nominations

The Academic Women’s Caucus invites nominations by Dec. 4 for the 2014 Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award. It recognizes outstanding institutional initiative in demonstrating notable progress by academic units in achieving ethnic/racial and gender diversity in the professor, clinical professor, research professor and research scientist faculty ladders/tracks. For more information, go to

UM-Flint collects 325 pounds of batteries

To help keep batteries out of landfills, the UM-Flint Department of Environment, Health and Safety and the student organization, F.U.E.L (Future-minded University students for Environmentally Conscience Living) partnered with the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission to host the first Battery Recycle Challenge. Collection bins in 16 campus locations during two weeks collected more than 325 pounds of batteries. They were collected during the recent Genesee County Household Hazards Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day. 


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