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October 30, 2015



MCubed 2.0 begins by funding 50 interdisciplinary research trios

The second round of MCubed, U-M's unique research funding program, is underway, and an initial group of 50 interdisciplinary faculty trios each will receive up to $60,000. With 140 projects requesting funds, MCubed organizers used a lottery system to select the initial participants, which represent 21 campus units.

UMHS earns top patient safety rating for seventh straight time

The U-M Health System is among the best in the nation for keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors, according to a national safety rating system. For seven consecutive rating periods, UMHS patient care has earned an "A" on the Leapfrog Group national report card for patient safety.

When changing clocks, ITS suggests changing password too

When people change their clocks for the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, Information and Technology Services officials suggest that is a good time to change UMICH passwords as well. ITS recommends that UMICH passwords be changed every six months.

Interprofessional town hall

Provost Martha Pollack speaks at a recent town hall that gave students from U-M's health science schools the opportunity to discuss future directions for interprofessional education with faculty leaders. Pollack praised the students for engaging in conversations that could help shape not only the future of health professions education, but also the future of the health care system. Read more about the gathering.


Mary Gallagher, associate professor of political science and director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, was interviewed about poverty reduction in China.

CCTV America

Aaron Kall, director of the U-M Debate Program and Michigan Debate Institutes, offered insights on the performance of candidates in Wednesday's Republican presidential debate.

The Detroit News

Christopher Dick, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and associate curator of the U-M Herbarium, was featured in an article about the rich biodiversity of the western Amazon.




Literary garden

School of Education alumna Jennifer McQuillan is as passionate about gardening as she is about teaching, which led the West Bloomfield High School teacher to develop a project she believes is the first of its kind: a literary garden, used to connect students to great American writers and their works.


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