It’s not too late to get a flu shot on campus
Winter weather brings with it flu season, but University of Michigan employees, spouses/other qualified adults and retirees still have opportunities to get a flu vaccine. Michigan Visiting Nurses and MHealthy will conduct their next walk-in flu shot clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Michigan League. Four more campus clinics are scheduled through January, open to U-M employees, their spouses/OQAs and retirees. People who present their U-M health insurance card or any other accepted health plan card will not have to pay out-of-pocket. Those not covered under an accepted insurance plan can still receive a flu shot for $30 per person. Learn more at mhealthy.umich.edu/flu. Michigan Medicine also offers its faculty, staff, medical/nursing students and volunteers free flu vaccinations at flu clinics across the Medical Campus. Learn more at med.umich.edu/u/flu.
Thanksgiving holiday parking modifications announced
University parking enforcement and transportation services will be modified for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Parking enforcement for staff permits and U-M meters will be suspended Nov. 28-29 in all parking areas except the Rogel Cancer Center (P1), Taubman North/South (P2/P3), Mott/Simpson (P4) and Cardiovascular Center (P5) parking structures and the M95 surface lot. Regular parking enforcement will resume at 6 a.m. Nov. 30. Patient and visitor parking will be staffed 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Cancer Center, Taubman North/South, Mott/Simpson and Cardiovascular Center parking structures. Weekend staffing will be 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The visitor area at the Fletcher Street parking structure will be closed from 6 p.m. Nov. 27 to 6:30 a.m. Dec. 2. Additionally, there will be no university transit, SafeRide or shuttle bus services Nov. 28 or Nov. 29. For more information, visit the department of Logistics, Transportation & Parking Thanksgiving Holiday Notice web page.
Still time to donate for this year’s Blood Battle
The 38th annual Blood Battle between U-M and Ohio State University runs through Nov. 27. OSU has been leading U-M, 1,003 pints to 972 pints. To make an appointment to donate, visit bloodbattle.org and click “Donate,” or visit the American Red Cross’s website, redcrossblood.org, and enter the sponsor code “goblue.” All presenting donors will receive a Blood Battle T-shirt and coupon for Bruegger’s Bagels while supplies last. Donors will also be entered in a raffle for gift cards to local businesses and other great prizes. The American Red Cross asks that donors use Rapid Pass, which allows donors to complete their donation quicker by completing some steps before arriving at the blood drive, at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. For more information, including a list of donation times, dates and sites, visit bloodbattle.org.
College of Engineering blog examines diversity, equity and inclusion
The College of Engineering has a blog that looks at issues of diversity, equity and inclusion from the perspectives of various members of the CoE community. Posts cover topics beyond engineering, including understanding invisible disabilities and how people might accept each other more wholly at work. Check out the blog.
U-M develops DEI Strategic Planning Toolkit
The university has developed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Planning Toolkit. The online resource has information and insights from U-M’s five-year DEI strategic plan, and it can be adapted to many different environments. The toolkit includes a set of individual guides that cover key steps and processes involved in creating and sustaining an organization-wide DEI plan. It also highlights some of U-M’s signature initiatives. For more information, check out the toolkit online.
— Compiled by Ann Zaniewski, The University Record