Neubacher Nominations Sought by Aug 5

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Creating a youth summer camp where medical care is built-in. Designing architectural solutions to improve building access. Fostering partnerships, between undergraduate engineering students and clients with physical impairments, to invent new products.

These are a few examples of the work celebrated by the James T. Neubacher Award. Established by the university's Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, a university alumnus, and columnist for the Detroit Free Press who advocated for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

Nominations due August 5 for the 31st annual James T. Neubacher Award.

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for achievements in: 

  • Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities
  • Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities
  • Removing barriers to full participation for people with disabilities

The award is sponsored by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine, and the Office of the President.

Celebrate passionate advocates for people with disabilities by making a nomination by August 5.  

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Recognize Champions of Disability Issues

Celebrate passionate advocates for disability inclusion by making a nomination by August 5.