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Week of October 7, 2013

In Brief


Regents meeting Oct. 18

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Harding Mott University Center, UM-Flint. To offer public comment at the meeting, sign up in advance at www.regents.umich.edu/meetings/publform.html. 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 www.regents.umich.edu.

Nominations sought for Johnson award

The Office of the Provost is seeking nominations from the Ann Arbor and Health System campuses for the Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate any regular staff member who combines enthusiasm with excellence to make a difference. A $500 cash award and certificate will be presented in January. Nov. 1 is the final day for nominations. For more information and nomination forms, go to www.hr.umich.edu/cjjaward/index.html.

Diversity award nominations sought

The deadline for nominations for the fifth annual U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award is extended to Wednesday. Nominees can be a member of the staff or an entire work team that demonstrates extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at the university. Award winners will receive written recognition and $1,000 for individual recipients, $2,500 for team recipients to share, for professional development activities and/or training. For more information or to submit a nomination, go to ddla.umich.edu.

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