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Week of September 16, 2013

In Brief

WDI heads conference to back jobs initiative

Representatives of the William Davidson Institute were in Italy Sept. 9-13 to facilitate the kickoff conference for the Rockefeller Foundation’s 7-year, $100 million Digital Jobs Initiative. The institute works with the foundation on the emerging Impact Sourcing market, which includes call center work. Part of the intent of the Digital Jobs initiative is to have global buyers and providers generate employment and sustainable livelihoods in poor and vulnerable communities.

School of Nursing adds fellows program

The School of Nursing (UMSN) has announced the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for returning Peace Corps volunteers who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree. UMSN will award up to two $10,000 fellowships each year to new students. The program provides a way to recruit candidates who have served in developing countries and have an understanding of global health issues. Students are expected to complete an internship or clinical placement related to their area of interest in an underserved local community. For more information, contact

Presidential forums scheduled

The Board of Regents and the Presidential Search Advisory Committee host a series of public forums to gather input on the search for the next university president. The forums are: Tuesday: 3-4 p.m., Michigan Rooms C-D, University Center, UM-Flint; and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Biomedical Science Research Building auditorium, Ann Arbor campus. Sept. 26: noon-1 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall, Law School; and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Auditorium 3, Room 1200, Modern Languages Building. Sept. 27: 2-3 p.m., BorgWarner Auditorium, UM-Dearborn; and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Blau Auditorium, Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Those unable to attend can respond by email through Sept. 30 at More information will be posted on the presidential search website:



Jeff Harrold, academic standards adviser, LSA, on his professional and personal work: “I like seeing folks succeed over difficulties, whether educational or in life.”


Music in the Arb concert with chamber ensemble Arborata, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Nichols Arboretum amphitheater.

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