Department of Public Safety re-accredited by CALEA
The U-M Department of Public Safety was awarded law enforcement re-accreditation, as of today (Aug. 1), by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Interim Executive Director Joe Piersante has announced. To achieve the recognition, the department had to show compliance with several hundred professional standards measured by the commission.
Maize & Blue go for the gold at 2012 Olympics
More than two dozen current or former Wolverine athletes and coaches are scheduled to participate in the 2012 Olympics, now ongoing in London. Follow their progress at MGoBlue.com and on Twitter, and learn more about U-M Olympians past and present.
On-road auto safety test gearing up for launch
Researchers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Transportation have set Aug. 21 as the launch date for a year-long test being conducted in Ann Arbor of a wireless communications system designed to improve vehicle safety.
Dynarski to Congress: College tax credits should work like a grant
Testifying Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Susan M. Dynarski, professor of education and public policy, advocated for a simplification of the financial aid process that would allow families to better understand exactly how much the federal government can help pay to send their child to college.
UMHS linked to New Hampshire hepatitis C investigation
The Michigan Department of Community Health has been investigating the employment history of a hepatitis C-positive health care worker who recently was arrested in New Hampshire for allegedly obtaining injectable narcotics at hospitals there, and infecting patients with the hepatitis C virus through used syringes. An internal review requested by MDCH shows that the individual worked at the U-M Health System for three months in 2006 as an interventional radiologic technologist; he did not have responsibility for administering medication to patients.
UM-Dearborn set to launch master’s degree in ed tech
The UM-Dearborn School of Education will launch a new master’s degree in educational technology beginning this fall. The Master of Arts in Educational Technology, which can be completed fully online, is designed to support educators as they meet the growing demands of technology-driven students.
Peregrine falcons atop UM-Flint building are named and banded
After an unsuccessful attempt at raising a family on top of the Mott Foundation Building in downtown Flint earlier this year, peregrine falcons Majesty and Barry moved back to Northbank Center on the UM-Flint campus where three of four eggs successfully hatched in June.
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Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro
Gary Was, Walter J. Weber Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering, and professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, and materials science and engineering, has reached another accomplishment in life — the summit of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Was completed the trek on July 2, accompanied by his sons Alex and Adam. The trip to the summit was part of a seven-day hike. “We started at about 6,000 feet in a rain forest and ended at the summit at 19,341 feet in what was probably 20-degree Fahrenheit temperatures and a pretty stiff wind,” Was said.