Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:53pm
Research leadership from across the University of Michigan held a virtual town hall with updates and questions about the research operations during the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday afternoon.

Research leadership from across the University of Michigan held a virtual town hall Tuesday with updates about the research operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Held via Zoom, the panel included moderator Rebecca Cunningham, vice president for research, and four other speakers. More than 100 questions were submitted to the panelists.

Steve Kunkel, executive vice dean for research at the Medical School, said biomedical researchers are already making great strides in coronavirus research. 

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:28pm
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Friday that colleges and universities in Michigan’s 12th district will receive more than $66 million in funding due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In particular, the University of Michigan will receive more than $25 million to cover “significant” financial losses, with much of the funds being allocated to emergency financial aid grants to students.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:42pm
Ian Shackelford, assistant distiller at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company, mixes ingredients together to make hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the implementation of the Stay Home, Stay Safe, local business Ann Arbor Distilling Company has been making hand sanitizers for residents. The free, four-ounce bottles can be picked up curbside at their location on Felch Street.

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:42pm
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell supported the stimulus bill.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., held a conference call this afternoon with various media outlets to briefly discuss the details of the Coronavirus Relief Bill passed by Congress. According to Dingell, the $2 trillion would be sectioned off into seven main categories: individual, small businesses, large businesses/corporations, hospitals and public health, local and state governments, federal safety net and education. 

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:21pm
Olympic wrestler Andy Hrovat has joined the list of former patients accusing late University of Michigan athletic doctor Robert Anderson of misconduct.

Late University of Michigan athletic doctor Robert Anderson was named in allegations of sexual abuse spanning from as early as the 1960s to the 1990s. The accusations come largely from former student-athletes. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Olympic wrestler Andy Hrovat has joined the list of former patients accusing Anderson of misconduct. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:53pm
 Emily Gauld, GEO President and Rackham student, speaks in the Climate and Housing Justice Town Hall at Rackham Auditorium Wednesday evening.

The Graduate Employees’ Organization held a town hall on affordable housing and climate change in Rackham Graduate School to an auditorium full of students and GEO members Wednesday evening. 

Rackham student Emily Gauld started the town hall with a quick history of GEO. She also highlighted the hardworking qualities of GEO’s bargaining team.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:45pm
LGBTQ activist Travis Radina announced his candidacy for Ann Arbor City Council on Thursday.

Travis Radina, LGBTQ+ activist and Democrat, announced he is running for Ann Arbor City Council on Thursday. He needs 100 signatures by April 21 to appear on the primary ballot on Aug. 4. Radina is seeking the seat of incumbent Zachary Ackerman, who will not be running for re-election this November. 

Radina said he is running to represent Ward 3 on City Council because he wants to fight for improved public goods and affordable housing. Radina said the people of Ann Arbor “deserve better.” 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:33pm
Cura Partners' Jason White discusses his career, culture, and commerce at the Yaffe Digital Media Initiative Speaker Series Thursday evening in Ross School of Business.

 

Jason White, chief marketing officer of the cannabis company Curaleaf, shared his favorite quote by playwright George Bernard Shaw at the Ross School of Business on Thursday to a crowd of about 100 people. White said it related to an overall theme of disruption in the marketing world.

“A reasonable man adapts himself to the world; an unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to his,” White quoted. “Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 5:50pm
Chull-joo Park, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, gives his keynote speech on how the Korean government has responded to key challenges at the Asia Business Conference in Ross Saturday morning.

The Asia Business Conference of the Ross School of Business hosted its annual conference connecting Business students to business executives all day Friday and Saturday. The conference included keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking lunches. 

Chull-joo Park, United Nations ambassador for the Republic of Korea, delivered the keynote Saturday morning. After joking about having a career as old as the 29-year-old conference, Park discussed income inequality and climate change in Korea and highlighted the U.N.’s plan for a more sustainable society. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 7:23pm
Professors Michael Wellman and Rada Mihalcea discuss the role of artificial intelligence in finance as part of the Friday Night AI series at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library Friday evening.

About 50 Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students gathered in the Ann Arbor District Library to learn about the future of artificial intelligence on Friday night. 

The talk, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Finance,” featured Engineering professors Rada Mihalcea and Michael Wellman, who discussed how AI will affect trading in the financial world. 

Mihalcea started the conversation by asking Wellman about his interest in AI and what keeps him in the field.