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July 20, 2018

State & Community

July 2, 2018

Ann Arbor Art Fair bringing to town four fairs in one July 19-22

A variety of activities await those planning to attend the four-day Ann Arbor Art Fair.

The celebration, which runs July 19-22, consists of four fairs in one event:

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

• The State Street Art Fair.

June 12, 2018

Legislature approves 2 percent boost to higher-ed funding

State funding for Michigan’s 15 public universities will increase by 2 percent under a fiscal year 2019 budget the state Legislature approved Tuesday.

The increase will bring total operating funds for state universities to more than $1.5 billion in fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The budget now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder to sign.

May 22, 2018

Carla O'Connor named director of Wolverine Pathways

Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has announced the appointment of Carla O'Connor as director of Wolverine Pathways. She will replace the program's founding director, Robert Jagers, on June 1.

April 19, 2018

Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.

April 19, 2018

Anne Gere honored as a Michigan Professor of the Year

The Michigan Association of State Universities has named Anne Ruggles Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, as a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.

April 13, 2018

Group offers free screening tools for Alcohol Awareness Month

With one in every dozen adults experiencing abuse or dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.

That's why a group made up of various campus and local stakeholders is urging members of the community to consider the role that alcohol plays in their lives.

April 10, 2018

Detroit's youth employment effort boosts education outcomes

Summer employment is typically expected to support youth development in work readiness and career aspirations, but there is reason to believe it may improve educational outcomes as well, a new University of Michigan study suggests.

March 27, 2018

U-M working to improve transit, ease poverty in Benton Harbor

Kenneth Gavin's memories of Benton Harbor in the 1970s include the good and the bad — particularly, the fond 1978 recollection of joining the church he would one day pastor.

They also include something more ominous: the opening of The Orchards Mall in Benton Township just a year later.

March 19, 2018

U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility, fight poverty

The University of Michigan and the city of Detroit are joining forces to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.

Under the four-year agreement, U-M will provide up to $500,000 in resources each year to support action-based partnerships that pair U-M experts with city leaders.

March 8, 2018

U-M partners with area schools on depression awareness

Teens across Washtenaw County have a better understanding of depression and how to seek help for themselves or others, thanks to a partnership between the University of Michigan Depression Center and area public school districts.

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