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Cultivating fun: Young Naturalist Program brings kids to campus for weeklong environmental science camp

The children scamper around like the grasshoppers they aim to catch in their woven nets in the fields of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC). It is Thursday, “Spiders and Insects Day,” for the 30 second- through fourth-graders enrolled in the Young Naturalist Program, a weeklong environmental science more »

Reaching out: Detroit non-profit, campus center form community-focused partnership

As a part of its mission to eliminate disparities and promote equity in education and health, the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS), through its Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity (CDSE), recently partnered with Samaritan Center. Located in East Detroit, Samaritan Center is a one-stop resource location more »

News from the Office of Metropolitan Impact: Concert of Colors, workforce development, conservation, Public Allies

2016 Concert of Colors The Office of Metropolitan Impact is actively recruiting volunteers for the 2016 Concert of Colors in Midtown Detroit. Presented by ACCESS, the Arab American National Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the more »

Health care: Internship, education helps student make a difference

To make an impact in his community, Tim McCaffery collects research for grants to get community health workers into Detroit-area emergency rooms. And he assists in developing diabetes prevention programs. Through his internship at Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), the senior majoring in health policy studies works hard to more »