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Week of March 7, 2011

In Brief

Classical Translation Contest opens

The Contexts for Classics 10th annual Classical Translation Contest invites graduate and undergraduate students from all departments across U-M to submit translations of texts from Latin, ancient Greek and modern Greek. Up to three prizes of $100 will be given in each category for winning entries of original translations. Submit by April 1 to Paula Frank in the Comparative Literature Main Office, 2015 Tisch Hall. For more information go to

UMMA docents sought

The U-M Museum of Art is seeking volunteers who represent the diverse community it serves for its fall 2011 docent class. UMMA docents engage the community and each other in the exploration and enjoyment of art, while bringing art to life for thousands of visitors each year, museum officials say. For more information go to

Nominees sought for administrative professional awards

The U-M Association of Administrative Office Professionals Award of Excellence program seeks nominees. The award recognizes and celebrates an administrative professional who has made significant contributions in support of established departmental/service area or overall institutional strategic goals. Award recipients also receive a $500 cash prize. The submission deadline is March 16. For more information go to the UM-AAOP website at

Regents meeting March 17

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. March 17 in the Crystal Ballroom, Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Detroit. To offer public comment at the meeting, sign up in advance at 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

Staff award nominations sought

The College of Engineering seeks nominations for its 2011 Excellence in Staff Service Award Program and the 2011 Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award. Information on nomination qualifications is at Nomination materials must be received by March 18. Address packets to CoE Excellence in Staff Service Awards Selection Committee or Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award Committee, attention Jamie Rutledge, 2404 LEC (2102).

Study earns safety award for reducing falls

The U-M Health System will receive the 2011 End Stage Renal Disease Patient Safety Improvement Award from the Renal Physicians Association in recognition of a patient safety strategy that led to a dramatic reduction in falls at Michigan Dialysis Services outpatient treatment center. Staff education and environmental modifications such as installing lift devices and an in-ground scale for post-dialysis weighing were part of the strategy.

Sub-Acute Care Service wins award

The Geriatrics Center’s Sub-Acute Care Service has earned a 2010 Program of the Year Clinical Services award from the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. Sub-Acute Care team members receiving honorable mention for their work were Dr. Darius Joshi, Dr. Ana Montoya, Dr. Yahya Murad and Dr. Geetha Rao; and nurse practitioners Gail Bell, Sara Daniel, Michele Gargan and Susan Woods. Sub-Acute Care Service provides continuity of care for patients who no longer require hospitalization, but still need skilled medical care in a rehabilitation facility.



Judy Dooley, operations analyst, Division of Executive Education, on challenging herself at work: “I like coming up with complex queries and elegant reporting solutions. ... I just love being a resource for others.”


Making Democracy Work: Slovakia in the Last Decade, a panel featuring past and present Slovak Ambassadors to the United States including Ronald Weiser, 4 p.m. March 15, Palmer Commons Forum Hall.

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