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Week of September 3, 2013

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Malaysia delegates to visit to U-M center  

The U-M Center for the Development of Language and Literacy will host professionals from Malaysia this fall to discuss the best practices in handling dyslexia and other learning disabilities. The Dyslexia Association of Sarawek and SK Laksamana, a primary school, will send representatives in October to U-M to implement a long-term project aimed at effectively handling dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This venture is part of the Empower Partnerships for Inclusive Communities Program, which is administered by Mobility International USA and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Diversity leaders award nominations sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. It recognizes staff members and teams that have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to diversity. Recipients receive a monetary award for professional development activities. For more information or to submit an online nomination through Sept. 25, go to ddla.umich.edu. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources. Direct inquiries to the Office of Institutional Equity at 734-763-0235 or institutional.equity@umich.edu.

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