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New gallery opens at UM-Dearborn

Art lovers will have a new venue to explore at the recently-opened Stamelos Gallery Center, a modern art venue on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. The gallery’s debut exhibit is “The Art of the Everyday: Objects from Ancient Daily Life.” The Stamelos boasts several features, including full climate controls, improved security and adjustable LED lighting to protect especially sensitive materials. The Stamelos Gallery Center was made possible with a gift from Electra and William Stamelos. Electra Stamelos was was a longtime faculty member in the art department. A fall grand opening party for the gallery is scheduled for Sept. 12. For more information, visit

Precision Health announces graduate certificate program

U-M graduate and professional students now have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills specific to the emerging field of precision health. The new Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program, the first program at U-M to focus on the competencies of precision health, is accepting applications for the fall 2019 semester. Developed by Precision Health’s Education & Training Workgroup, the certificate will be administered by the Medical School’s Department of Learning Health Sciences. The certificate will require a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours of coursework and can be completed in two to four semesters. Applications are due Aug. 1 for the fall term and Dec. 1 for the winter term. Program details can be found at

University Record shifting to summer schedule

The University Record’s print and email editions will be shifting to their summer schedule in May. May 17 will mark the last daily edition of the Record email until the fall semester begins Sept. 3. A weekly version will be emailed to subscribers each Wednesday during the spring and summer, beginning May 22. The Record website will be updated throughout the week with news for faculty and staff, and the weekly email will include items added to the website during the previous week. The Record’s print edition also will be reducing to its summer schedule, with print issues to be published on May 6 and 20, June 10 and 24, July 15 and 29, and Aug. 12. The Record will resume its regular weekly print edition Sept. 3.

More than $577,000 to fund student research, internships abroad

The International Institute and the Rackham Graduate School awarded $577,350 in support of international research and internships to 172 students through 18 funding opportunities. Students will travel abroad between May 2019 and May 2020 to conduct research or serve internships in 81 countries. Research projects cover a wide range of activities, including monitoring water quality in Mexico, studying female infertility in Tanzania, researching public housing developments in China and mapping public spaces in Moscow. Internships will be with organizations including the U.S. Department of State, museums, law offices and non-governmental organizations. To view a complete list of the 2019 funding categories, grantees, degrees, locations and internship or research projects, visit

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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