The Michigan Union, Michigan League and Pierpont Commons have increased the amount of locally sourced items offered in its restaurants, cafes and convenience stores as a result of U-M’s new food purchasing guidelines. This month the Michigan Union features Farm Fresh Wednesdays with local, fresh fruits and vegetables available for purchase. Photo by Christina Beckman.
The latest sustainability-related efforts on campus — from creating “compost tea” liquid fertilizer to efficiency upgrades for buildings and vehicles — were on the discussion menu at a Campus Sustainability Town Hall forum Oct. 4.
Depression affects approximately one in 10 adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thursday is National Depression Screening Day and, in support, several U-M programs will offer free, in-person, one-on-one mental health screenings for depression.
The U-M Council for Disability Concerns’ annual Investing in Ability series begins Oct. 22. This year the event features presentations focusing on “The Attitude of Accommodations: The Art and Architecture of Accessibility.”
It takes between 10 and 20 years to develop a new material — an advanced metal alloy, for example, that can be used in lighter cars, trucks and airplanes. That’s too long, says John Allison, professor of materials science and engineering.
A grant renewal of $2.7 million will enable the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research to continue its work to improve the health of older African Americans.
A U-M biophysical chemist and his colleagues have discovered the smallest and fastest-known molecular switches made of RNA, the chemical cousin of DNA. The researchers say these rare, fleeting structures are prime targets for the development of new antiviral and antibiotic drugs.
To LaKeesha Talbert, becoming a homeowner doesn’t just mean having a nice place to live — it also means having more responsibility. Talbert, a patient services assistant at the U-M Health System, will be the recipient of this year’s Physician Assistants Week Habitat for Humanity renovation project, and for her, it’s an opportunity to take the next step in life as a homeowner.
Liz Glynn, children’s program coordinator for Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, on her job: “Our programs tie their field experience with us to what they’re doing in the classroom.”
The university community now has convenient options around campus to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables with the Eat Smarter Fresh Produce Series.