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Regents to meet May 15 at U-M-D

The Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting May 15 at the Henry Ford Estate on the U-M-Dearborn campus. Public comments will open the meeting at 1:30 p.m. Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance should contact the Office of the Chancellor at (313) 593-5330.

Neubacher Award deadline May 31

The deadline for nominations for the James Neubacher Award is May 31. Each October during Investing in Ability Week, the Neubacher Award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student or alumna/alumnus for significant achievements in any of the following areas: promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities; advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities; removing barriers to full participation in programs and services by people with disabilities. The award includes a stipend from Office of the President. For more information or nomination forms, visit

Subcommittee hearing May 16

President Mary Sue Coleman will testify before the Michigan State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education at a hearing May 16 at U-M in the Gerald R. Ford Library, Conference Room 132. The event is open to the public.

Members of the subcommittee will hear testimony from Coleman (10-10:30 a.m.), President Irvin Reid, Wayne State (10:30-11 a.m.), President Samuel Kirkpatrick, Eastern Michigan (11-11:30 a.m.), Chancellor Daniel Little, U-M-Dearborn (11:30 a.m.-noon) and Chancellor Juan Mestas, U-M-Flint (noon-12:30 p.m.).

Subcommittee members are senators Michael Goschka, chair (R-Brant), Shirley Johnson, vice-chair (R-Royal Oak), Deborah Cherry, minority vice-chair (D-Burton), Bill Hardiman (R-Kentwood) and Michael Prusi (D-Ishpeming).

New UMCU branch in the Union

The U-M Credit Union (UMCU) opened a new branch April 28 on the lower level of the Michigan Union. The fourth UMCU location in Ann Arbor, and second on campus, the facility is a full-service branch with an automated teller machine and remote teller systems.

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