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Plan ahead: Road closures across Ann Arbor

November 21, 2022

Please be advised of upcoming road closures around Ann Arbor. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: From today through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Dhu Varren Road at Carrot Way is scheduled to be closed for utility work.Westbound Dhu Varren Road traffic will be detoured south on Nixon Road to Plymouth Road, then west to Barton Drive, then north to Pontiac Trail back to Dhu Varren.Eastbound Dhu Varren traffic will be detoured south on Pontiac Trail to Barton Drive, east to Plymouth Road,…

December cooking classes: Comfort foods and seasonal veggies

November 18, 2022

MHealthy’s virtual cooking classes are now free! Learn to make delicious, healthier foods for you and your family. Each 45-minute class includes interacting live with expert chefs and dietitians. Registration is now open for December’s two-class series. Register by 10 a.m. on Dec. 1. December’s classes explore comforting dishes inspired by Vietnam, Thailand and China. You’ll also use seasonal ingredients and pantry staples — a good way to save money while eating well. Dec. 7: Vietnam, Thailand (noon – 12:45 p.m.) – In this class, you’ll prepare a vegan pho. Pho is a Vietnamese dish of rice noodles in a warm broth. It can be topped…

Week in Review: Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition; celebrate your colleagues for their impressive work — and more!

November 18, 2022

https://youtu.be/0Gh6ICcXXfU Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Before you start your preparations, be sure you feast on the plethora of stories that hit your inbox from Headlines this week. There was a look back at this year’s Gifts of Art Employee Art Exhibition, which featured more than 70 pieces from nearly 50 different artists. Readers also learned how they could recognize their colleagues for the impressive work they do; Community Health Services shared how they are helping those facing homelessness and hunger in Washtenaw County; and the team behind a new consult service opened up about how it is…

Be a safe shopper: Quick tips to help you navigate the web safely over the holidays

November 18, 2022

Approximately a 3-minute read Key takeaways: Cyber Monday is 10 days away, so it’s imperative that you practice safe cyber habits during the busy shopping season.Beware of deals that seem too…

Cornerstone Learning – A few reminders to help you be more successful

November 17, 2022

Since MLearning was replaced by Cornerstone Learning on Nov. 7, the new system has welcomed more than 7,000 unique visitors and users have already successfully completed more than 13,000 online courses.  While many are still becoming familiar Cornerstone Learning, here are a few key reminders: Faculty and staff can expect to see email messages from Cornerstone Learning, informing them of training assignments. These messages may come from either noreply@csod.com OR NoReply–Cornerstone@csod.com. (Note: These messages are legitimate, and links they contain can be trusted.)Cornerstone Learning users are asked to complete a User Profile Questionnaire at their earliest convenience. The information collected…

Weave kindness into your workday

November 17, 2022

Kindness, gratitude and compassion make a positive difference in the workplace. This is the basis of Be Kind Be Well, an updated campaign from MHealthy that provides more ways to weave kind messages into your workday. New Be Kind Be Well digital resources can add some Zest to your Zoom. Make your phone more friendly. And put encouragement in your emails. “We hope that all members of our community will find ways to bring a little more compassion and kindness into daily interactions,” said Kelcey Stratton, Ph.D., program manager for Resiliency and Well-Being Services in the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience.…

Thanksgiving hours for U-M outpatient pharmacies

November 17, 2022

The organization’s outpatient pharmacies will have adjusted hours for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please plan for discharging patients accordingly. Here’s a closer look at when each pharmacy will be open: Taubman Pharmacy Thursday, Nov. 24: ClosedFriday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 26: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 27: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  East Ann Arbor Pharmacy Thursday, Nov. 24: ClosedFriday, Nov. 25: ClosedSaturday, Nov. 26: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 27: Closed  Kellogg Pharmacy Thursday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 27: Closed Brighton Pharmacy Thursday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 27: Closed Rogel Cancer Center PharmacyThursday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov.…

State fire inspectors to visit main medical campus

November 16, 2022

Two inspectors with the State Bureau of Fire Services are scheduled to be on the main medical campus at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 for the annual fire/life safety inspection. Two teams with representatives from Facilities Management, Maintenance and Safety Management Services will escort the inspectors through the buildings under BFS jurisdiction. Here are some things to keep in mind prior to this visit: Corridor clearance Corridor clutter (unattended wheelchairs, stretchers and other equipment) creates a safety hazard for everyone. These items are both trip hazards and block the means of egress. Please ensure that…

U-M transitions to tobacco-free; cessation programs available

November 16, 2022

The U-M community has access to free cessation programs as the university approaches its tobacco-free effective date Thursday, Nov. 17.  As you prepare for this step — or just start thinking about it — remember that the university offers group sessions, personal coaching, nicotine replacement therapy and more to help ease your cessation journey. Policy Effective Nov. 17 The updated Tobacco-Free University Premises policy takes effect Thursday, Nov. 17, in correlation with the Great American Smokeout. This update of 2011’s Smoking on University Premises policy will prohibit the use of the following additional products in university buildings, facilities and grounds, and in university…