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August 19, 2019

State & Community

July 25, 2019

Study reveals hot spots of environmental injustice in Michigan

A new study by a University of Michigan student team has identified “hot spots” of environmental injustice across the state. U.S. census tracts in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Saginaw, Lansing and Kalamazoo are among the hot spots identified in the study, which was released July 25.

July 10, 2019

Ann Arbor Art Fair heading to town July 18-21

Art lovers will wind through downtown Ann Arbor and parts of the U-M campus later this month during the four-day Ann Arbor Art Fair.

The festival, which runs July 18-21, consists of four fairs in one event:

• The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (on East Washington Street, North University Avenue and Ingalls Mall).

June 5, 2019

U-M research projects contribute $4.77B to economy over 15 years

The University of Michigan contributed $4.77 billion to the national economy through vendor contracts and subcontracts between 2002 and 2017, according to a new report.

More than 4,000 minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses supplied goods and services to support the U-M research enterprise during that period.

May 9, 2019

Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment

More people now die of drug overdoses than car crashes in the state of Michigan, ranking the state among the top third in the country for drug-related deaths.

While medication-based treatments for substance-abuse disorders are effective, there are substantial barriers to accessing care across the state.

May 6, 2019

20th Road Scholars tour aims to connect U-M to state’s communities

Kamran Diba, associate professor of anesthesiology, came to U-M in mid-2017 and feels a need to get a better sense of his new home state. So he’s joining 28 other U-M faculty and staff members for the 20th Michigan Road Scholars tour running through Friday.

May 2, 2019

Road work to affect traffic near campus this spring and summer

A series of road construction projects affecting traffic on or near the Ann Arbor campuses are scheduled to begin May 6 and run through the summer and possibly into the fall.

The following updates are provided by the city of Ann Arbor.

April 25, 2019

U-M launches network to promote economic mobility in region

The University of Michigan will convene the first meeting of the Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network, a group of academic institutions working to advance and expand strategies to connect university-based poverty research to the public.

April 24, 2019

New partners join Great Lakes research effort based at U-M

Four new partners have successfully competed to join the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research’s regional consortium, further expanding the University of Michigan-based institute’s capacity and expertise to understand, predict and ultimately solve the critical issues facing the Great Lakes and surrounding communities.

April 16, 2019

UM-Dearborn launches campus bike-share program

With the warm summer months on the way, there’s a new campus option for outdoor exercise or running errands at UM-Dearborn.

The campus has partnered with the bike-share management company Zagster to launch a new bike-share program. The university — and its neighbor The Union at Dearborn — now is home to 15 new two-wheel cruisers.

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