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Plan ahead: Wall Street West parking structure elevator project

February 22, 2021

Please be advised that the Wall Street West structure elevators are scheduled to be temporarily out of service from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 in order to replace a glass panel within the tower.  The construction team will work to reopen the elevators as quickly as possible. Please note that accessible parking is located on Levels 2 and 3 of the structure. Parkers requiring the elevators should plan to arrive/depart outside of these hours or park in an alternative location on this date. Signage will be posted providing advance notice to facility users.

The Wrap employee podcast celebrates its 100th episode!

February 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJr1i4S5lw&t The Wrap hit a milestone this week — 100 episodes! To celebrate, three former members of the employee podcast team stopped by to reflect on their favorite shows and memories from the last two and a half years. There was also a look ahead to what listeners can expect to see from The Wrap moving forward. Of course, no episode would be complete without the weekly trivia contest. Check it out today via the YouTube link above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or…

Week in Review: Week of Feb. 15, 2021

February 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJr1i4S5lw&feature=youtu.be Still digging out from the snowstorm earlier this week? Don’t worry, Headlines is here with a flurry of feel-good stories! On Monday, readers learned about 13-year-old Maren Robinson, who underwent…

Further updates being made to ResponsiBLUE app

February 19, 2021

The ResponsiBLUE app is once again being updated and will soon include a quarantine and isolation indicator for students, an additional question in the daily symptom tracking questionnaire and a number of usability improvements based on feedback from the community. The changes are scheduled to take effect at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. “As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to make updates and improvements to the ResponsiBLUE app that best support the health and safety of the campus community,” said Jim Behm, executive director for enterprise application services in Information and Technology Services. To reduce…

Free savings webinars offered Feb. 23, 25

February 18, 2021

In recognition of America Saves Week (Feb. 22-26), Fidelity Investments will host two live financial webinars exclusively for U-M faculty and staff: Tuesday, Feb. 23: noon-1 p.m.Make the Most of Your U-M Retirement Savings Plans Learn how to maximize retirement savings and review investment choices. Register for this free webinar. Thursday, Feb. 25: 2-3 p.m.Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Saving for the Future You Learn about tools, tips and strategies to balance paying down debt with saving for future goals. Register for this free webinar. Both events will be available on-demand through Fidelity’s resource library, as well.…

Gifts of Art presents February featured concerts and watch parties

February 18, 2021

For the month of February, Gifts of Art presents two full-length featured concerts by Westbound Situation and the Altius Quartet that you can enjoy at your leisure. Also on the Gifts of Art performances webpage, you can learn how to have a watch party and hang out with friends and coworkers while watching a concert together. Gifts of Art will be featuring two concerts every month in partnership with Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.  Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/performances.htm

Reminder: MHealthy cooking classes are now virtual

February 18, 2021

MHealthy’s cooking classes have gone virtual! Now you can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen. Interact virtually with MHealthy chefs and dietitians as they share time-saving tips, help you cut costs, and teach you how to create tasty dishes using vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, low-fat dairy, lean meat and beneficial fats. March 2021 Cooking Class Series Registration is open now through Feb. 26 for the March Cooking Class Series. The cost to attend all three classes is $30. March is National Nutrition Month, and this series will focus on knowing…

Pop-up faculty lounge: Instructional track promotion and tenure Q&A

February 18, 2021

In an effort to assist in building community for faculty within the U-M Medical School, the Office of Faculty Development began hosting pop-up faculty lounges. The intention of this program is to gather faculty from across all departments for networking, socializing and to discuss topics important to faculty. This upcoming virtual pop-up faculty lounge will provide a conversational platform to discuss questions that you have regarding promotion and tenure on the instructional track. This session will specifically cover promotion from assistant to associate professor on the instructional (tenure) track. Bring your questions and ask experts from Faculty Affairs and Faculty…

Free screening of ‘Some Old Black Man’ available to Michigan Medicine community

February 17, 2021

The University Musical Society is providing a free digital screening for the U-M community of a live play, “Some Old Black Man.” The play stars renowned actor Wendell Pierce (Jack Ryan, The Wire) and was produced and filmed in Ann Arbor and Detroit under strict testing and quarantining protocols developed with guidance from U-M public health officials. The screening is free with registration and available on-demand from Wednesday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 28. Duration is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes. Closed captioning is available. Written only a few years before the history-making events of 2020, “Some Old Black Man”…