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Regents meeting Oct. 15

The Board of Regents will have its monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center, UM-Flint. 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

Innovation Center wins grant, seeks fellows

The multidisciplinary medical device commercialization center the Medical Innovation Center (MIC), which operates The Michigan Pediatric Device Consortium, has been chosen to receive a $2 million grant to support three MIC fellows, development of on-line educational modules covering challenges unique to pediatric devices, hands-on assistance for pediatric device innovators through the MIC's Inventor Assistance Program and two pediatric device innovations. The grant was awarded on the basis of U-M's collection of assets including top-ranking schools of business, engineering, nursing, dental and medicine, and its world-class medical facilities. The MIC now is accepting applications for the 2010-11 fellowship class from post-graduates in business and engineering as well as an M.D. with at least two clinical years in an accredited residency program, at The MIC also is offering tuition-free industry-sponsored fellowships. For more information go to

Campus Safety Handbook available

The 2009-10 edition of the Campus Safety Handbook is available. An electronic copy of the 35-page book is on the Department of Public Safety Web site at Hard copy versions also are available at DPS and several administrative offices and main libraries, including the Office of Student Affairs and the admissions office in the Student Activities Building. The handbook has information on emergency services, safety tips, university policies and state laws, and support services. New in this edition is a section on fire safety in campus housing and DPS's 10-point Promise for responding to reports of sexual assaults. It also includes statistics of reported crime on campus and adjoining properties. Additional safety and security information, including crime alerts and daily crime briefings, can be viewed on the DPS Web site at For more information about the handbook, call 763-3434.

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