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September 23, 2017

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July 24, 2017

Higher ed briefs

STATE UNIVERSITIES

SVSU receives $1.4M to improve rural Michigan health care

Saginaw Valley State University has won federal funding to improve health care delivery for residents in rural areas immediately and into the future. A grant of $1.39 million will support an innovative approach that will place graduate students in SVSU’s nurse practitioner program into the field to provide patient care, and will prepare them for careers in rural settings.

Peter Mitchell named LSSU interim president

Lake Superior State University's Board of Trustees has selected Peter T. Mitchell to serve as interim president, effective July 1. He replaces LSSU’s eighth president, Thomas Pleger, who died May 7 after a brief illness. Interim provost David Roland Finley had been serving as LSSU's acting president since then.

PEER INSTITUTIONS

NFL grant funds UNC and Wisconsin research on concussions

The National Football League will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. The study will examine the efficacy of two clinically supervised management strategies, including both the international concussion return-to-play protocol and early therapeutic interventions on concussions.

Carol Christ named chancellor of UC Berkeley

Carol Tecla Christ, former professor of English at University of California, Berkeley, became chancellor on July 1. She has held many other administrative positions at Berkeley and beyond, including president of Smith College. She is the first female chancellor of the university.

UW-Madison to receive $9.3M for nuclear energy research

Engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive an estimated $9.3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for advanced nuclear energy research. The awards will drive new research on compact heat exchangers, nuclear fuel cycles, advanced reactor concepts and technology that enables nuclear power production.

—Compiled by Ben Bugajski, The University Record