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News Briefs

Sept. 26 town hall meeting and reception with V.P. for Research Stephen Forrest

Members of the research community are invited by Stephen Forrest, vice president for research, to a town hall meeting and reception from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Biomedical Science Research Building Auditorium, Zina Pitcher Place. Topics for the meeting include the The Energy Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the Faculty Grants & Awards Program and Compliance—Human Subjects, Conflict of Interest. Questions will also be taken. For more information on the OVPR, go to, or e-mail

Power award nominations sought

The Academic Women's Caucus (AWC) is seeking nominations for the 2007 Sarah Goddard Power Award and the Distinguished Service Award. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have distinguished themselves through leadership, scholarship and sustained service on behalf of women. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 17. The award ceremony is at 4 p.m. Feb. 7, 2007, at the Michigan League. Eligible candidates for the Power Award include any faculty including instructors, lecturers, primary researchers, librarians, curators and senior administrative staff. Faculty who no longer are employed by the University but held an appointment within the year prior to nomination also are eligible. For more information on the AWC and nomination details go to or call 763-6721.

MToken authentication added to some some University Web sites

The Web login page used for most University online systems has been expanded to include MToken functionality that enables two-factor authentication for M-Pathways systems (see Record story Faculty, staff and students can ignore the MToken part of the Web login page when going to Wolverine Access for student or employee business. The feature will be required for M-Pathways financials and physical resources, student administration and human resource management systems, but until the MTokens are distributed (see Mtoken implementation schedule, users should check the "I don't have an MToken" box. Faculty members using teaching support also can use an MToken or they can check the box as well. All others who use the Web login screen may ignore the MToken information.

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