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$1.5M in grants strengthen WMU's vision rehab and mobility programs

The Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University has won two?Rehabilitation Services Administration?grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to strengthen recruiting efforts and increase the number?of highly qualified vision rehabilitation therapists and orientation and mobility specialists over the next five years.

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Autonomous vehicle research rolling onto WMU campus

Research involving an autonomous electric shuttle officially kicked off Thursday, Sept.?19, on the WMU campus. The $2.1 million project, funded through the Michigan Mobility Challenge announced by former Gov. Rick Snyder last year, focuses on improving transportation options for people with disabilities.

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9福彩票首页WMU secures federal grant to battle opioid epidemic

A $1.35 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will fund the MY-PROUD program. Created by an interdisciplinary team of professors, MY-PROUD aims to increase training and expand services in rural and medically underserved communities impacted by opioid and substance abuse.

Named Term-limited Professorships

Applications are now being accepted for the July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023 term.?All current full-time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor with at least three years of full-time employment at WMU at the time of appointment are eligible to apply.??

Startup Launch Fund Announced

The WMU Technology and Innovation Advancement (TIA) Office supports WMU tech startup company launches through the Startup Launch Fund.

March 10

Spring Convocation 2020 For WMU faculty, research staff and research students, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discovers Excellence Recognition Luncheon for invited guests, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

March 17

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "SBIR/STTR and Other Funding for Commercialization?,"?2355 Schneider Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m.?Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

April 21

Discovery Acceleration Workshops "Grants for the Arts and the Humanities,"?1040?Central Kohrman Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m.?Registration required. For WMU faculty and research staff. Lunch provided. Free.