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September 10, 2015



U-M launches broad effort to develop diversity improvement plan

The university is embarking on a yearlong effort to create a comprehensive, universitywide plan to improve diversity, equity and inclusion, President Mark Schlissel announced Wednesday. Students, faculty and staff from every campus unit will be involved in a process designed to allow "the best ideas to rise to the top."

In this video, President Mark Schlissel announces U-M's strategic planning process for improving diversity, equity and inclusion.

ITS urges return to MWireless; connectivity issues resolved

Information and Technology Services says WiFi connectivity issues on Central Campus and some North Campus buildings have been resolved, and it is urging users to resume use of MWireless. The temporary network name Open MWireless will be transitioned from service and eventually shut off.

PTS asks that lots be cleared for football parking

As U-M prepares to kick off the 2015 home football season Saturday, Parking & Transportation Services and the Athletic Department are asking employees to park all personal and university vehicles at off-site locations away from Michigan Stadium starting at 11 p.m. Friday prior to home football games.


"They're people that want more stimulation than sitting at home and being very productive working in your pajamas all day," said Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations, referring to those who do their jobs at co-working spaces.

The Associated Press

Research by Dr. William Herman, professor of internal medicine, and Dr. Amy Rothberg, assistant professor of internal medicine, indicates the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. has finally started to plateau — a sign that efforts to curb obesity may have finally started to pay off.

Chicago Tribune

"The number one risk in combat in recent years has been underbody blast. So a major focus of (our research) is to understand how soldiers sit in their seat when they’re in vehicles, so we can understand how to protect them in those underbody blast events," said Matthew Reed, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.




Reversing opioid overdoses

Gina Dahlem, clinical assistant professor of nursing, is helping Washtenaw County in its effort to combat opioid overdoses. She has led several training sessions to educate law enforcement officers and other first responders on identifying opioid overdoses and how to administer naloxone, a medication used to reverse them.


The Victor Views blog offers a student perspective on life at U-M.

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