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December 12, 2018

Campus News

October 1, 2018

2018 DEI summit to consider issues of inclusivity, bias

The University of Michigan’s 2018 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will begin Oct. 8 and feature sessions on cultivating inclusive leadership, confronting gender bias, inclusive and accessible teaching practices, navigating difficult conversations and more.

October 1, 2018

Actor, activist Diane Guerrero to headline DEI Summit

Actor, author and activist Diane Guerrero understands the undeniable power of stories.

As Maritza Ramos in “Orange is the New Black” and Lina in “Jane the Virgin,” Guerrero has helped usher in a wave of diverse storytelling on television, amplifying the voices of strong, resourceful women whose lives haven’t always received air time.

October 1, 2018

CEW+ to feature human rights activist Wai Wai Nu

International and award-winning human rights activist Wai Wai Nu will deliver the 2018 Christobel Kotelawela Weerasinghe Lecture as part of the University of Michigan’s upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

October 1, 2018

Twenty-two faculty members honored for scholarship, service

Editor’s Note: The information for this story includes excerpts from citations provided by the Office of University Development.

Twenty-two faculty members are being formally recognized Wednesday at the University of Michigan Museum of Art for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities.

October 1, 2018

Campus briefs

UM-Dearborn campus sees summer campus improvements

September 28, 2018

All-campus safety network takes effect across U-M Oct. 1

The University of Michigan will create a campus safety network and increase collaboration when the leaders of the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint public safety departments begin reporting to the Division of Public Safety and Security on Oct. 1.

September 27, 2018

‘Active learning’ effort a step toward broader change in higher ed

It’s the opposite of a passive lecture. “Active learning” is a teaching method that requires students to participate in their own learning, to talk to each other in class and to purposefully engage with the material.

It works, but professors are often wary of using it because they think students will rebel.

September 27, 2018

MKit developers hope app curtails sexual violence on campus

Most university sexual violence interventions target incoming freshmen, which makes sense, since first-year students are most at risk.

But it also means the initial intervention may not be reinforced for those students in subsequent years — something researchers at the School of Nursing hope to change.

September 26, 2018

Online course helps students, others engage with communities

More than 5,000 University of Michigan students engage in community-based projects each year, according to reporting alone, and most likely that number is higher when other informal, undocumented experiences are factored in.

September 24, 2018

Nominations sought for Candace J. Johnson Staff Award

Nominations are due by Oct. 31 for the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes University of Michigan staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork, and a supportive environment make the university a great place to work.

September 24, 2018

Campus briefs

New director appointed for UM-Dearborn Office of International Affairs

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