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Metropolitan Impact

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 »

Return on investment: Economic Opportunity Report shows positive impact on graduates, state

A Michigan education with a close-knit campus feel. Faculty with real-world experience.  Research opportunities. There are many qualitative answers to the question: “Why earn a degree at University of Michigan-Dearborn?” But a new Economic Opportunity Impact Report conducted and compiled by Associate Professor of Business Economics Lee Redding, iLabs Director more »

Mapping Detroit: New tool aims to identify property speculation in the Motor City

When Joshua Akers read a column last spring about a well-known businessman driving a columnist around to his Detroit properties to prove he wasn’t contributing to the city’s blight, something didn’t add up. “If someone is chauffeuring you around to different properties—a handful out of several hundred—they’re going to make more »