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Diversity Task Force seeks ideas

The University wide Diversity Blueprints Task Force encourages members of the campus community to bring forward their best thinking on fresh and innovative ideas to engender diversity at U-M. The fourth and final session in the forum series is scheduled for 4-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the East Quad auditorium. Speakers are asked to sign up in advance at or on site to give a five-minute presentation to the task force. Diversity Blueprints was announced in November by President Mary Sue Coleman and Provost Teresa Sullivan, following the passage of Proposal 2. For more information, go to

University librarian awards established

Nominations are being accepted for a U-M librarian, archivist or curator Achievement Award, and for a Recognition Award. The Achievement Award is for exceptional distinction reflected in active and innovative career achievements in library, archival or curatorial services. This may include developing specialized services for faculty and students, improving access to information, efficiently managing library and archival resources (staff, space, funding, collections) or other activities reflecting a commitment to these professions. The Recognition Award is for active and innovative early career achievements in library, archival or curatorial services, for those with no more than eight years' practice in their professions. Nominations should be submitted by March 31 to the Faculty Senate Office. Awards will be announced in fall along with the Faculty Awards. For more information go to

National Forum launches new Web site

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, in the Center for Higher and Postsecondary Education in the School of Education, launched its new Web site Jan. 30. Although the address is same,, visitors will find the site easier to navigate.

The resource for those in academia and the community provides educators, policy makers, and the general public the opportunity to learn about the mission and purpose of the National Forum and also provides publications and articles on higher education. Visitors can find information about the national conference on immigration the National Forum presents in May, featuring leaders in higher education, policy, and the community.

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