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Farmers markets return to dozen campus locations

Finding affordable, farm fresh vegetables and fruits on campus just got easier as a dozen campus locations are hosting M Farmers Markets now through the fall. Wolverine Tower, the North Campus Research Complex and KMS Building markets start in May. More locations, including new markets at Schembechler Hall and East Engineering Mall, start in June and July. For the fall, expanded markets are planned on Central Campus. In addition to fresh produce, other farm products like flowers, herbs and patio pots will be available at select locations. For more information, visit M Farmers Markets are a partnership among MHealthy, Michigan Medicine, MDining, Central Student Government and Planet Blue.

UM-Dearborn joins higher education initiative

Joining 30 other colleges and universities across the United States, UM-Dearborn has been selected as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, a national collaboration designed to develop and share new strategies for deploying higher education’s intellectual and place-based resources to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities they serve. The initiative is a joint project of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, a national organization dedicated to connecting urban universities and their partners, and The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute developing strategies for a more democratic economy.

Record email shifting to weekly summer schedule

Friday’s email edition of The University Record is the last daily edition until the start of the fall semester Sept. 4. A weekly version will be emailed to subscribers each Wednesday during the rest of the spring and summer. There will be no email the week of July 4. Although the daily email is taking a vacation, the Record website will be updated with breaking campus news of interest to faculty and staff. The summertime weekly email will include items added to the website during the previous week. Special email versions may be sent in the event of major news for which immediate notification is determined to be necessary. The Record’s remaining summer print publication schedule is June 11 and 25, July 2 and 23, and Aug. 13. The Record will resume its regular weekly print edition Sept. 4.

Applications for Precision Health Scholars Awards due June 8

The U-M Precision Health Scholars Awards program anticipates funding eight to 12 grants, which may total up to $80,000 each. These awards will support exceptional early-career investigators — postdocs, fellows, residents, trainees, or doctoral students — in innovative research projects that advance the field of precision health and that use or enrich U-M Precision Health data, tools, methods, or techniques. Applications are due June 8 and academic letters of recommendation are due June 13. For more information, visit

UM-Flint to offer graduate programs in Clarkston

UM-Flint will offer three graduate programs for educators in Oakland County. The courses are available to educators within Oakland Schools, along with neighboring schools. The Education Administration and Educational Specialist degrees will start this fall. The Master of Arts in Mathematics Education for Elementary & Early Childhood Educators starts this summer. The classes will be held both online and onsite at Clarkston Community Schools. The mathematics education program includes some visits to Flint.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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