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May 20, 2019

State & Community

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.

February 25, 2019

U-M’s 2018 United Way campaign raises more than $1.2 million

The 2018 University of Michigan United Way employee giving campaign raised more than $1.2 million to support the Washtenaw United Way.

The campaign took place Oct. 1-Dec. 31 and included more than 100 volunteers who worked to encourage members of their department to participate in the campaign.

February 18, 2019

U-M establishes advisory group to integrate Detroit engagement

Keeping with the University of Michigan’s commitment to integrate and strengthen engagement efforts in the city of Detroit, the university recently established the Detroit Advisory Group and named a new special adviser on Detroit engagement.

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