Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:47am
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Thursday night, the Arthur Miller Theatre filled with students and Ann Arbor locals for the third show of “Every Brilliant Thing.”

The one-man show, starring Jonny Donahoe, was produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company from London and presented by the University Musical Society from September 12th through 17th.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:27pm
Dr. Cynthia Chestek presents on using high density interfaces to the nervous system for the restoration of hand function at the 3rd Annual Udall Center for Parkinson's Disease Research Symposium at the Biomedical Science Research Building on Wednesday.

With close to 60,000 Americans diagnosed annually, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-common neurodegenerative disease in the United States following Alzheimer’s disease. With an elderly population, experts are predicting there will be an increasing prevalence of Parkinson’s disease with greater economic burdens on patients due to treatment and lifestyle changes.

At a Wednesday morning symposium held at the Biomedical Science Research Building, seven research experts discussed current Parkinson’s disease research and its clinical implications.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 12:44pm
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On Monday, the University of Michigan announced a $5 million donation from the Prechter family to advance bipolar disorder research at the University hospital and to support ongoing longitudinal studies of the illness.

In 2001, German-born automotive entrepreneur Heinz Prechter committed suicide after a long struggle with bipolar disorder. Today, his battle against bipolar disorder and the stigma surrounding it is continued by his wife, Waltraud Prechter, who founded the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund in November 2001.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:10pm
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Saturday night, Hill Auditorium filled with over 3,500 people for one of the University Musical Society’s last performances this season. Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Bach Trios celebrated Bach’s music in a two-hour concert, ending in a standing ovation and two encore performances.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:46pm
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The proposed cuts were announced mere minutes before I was to interview the dean and assistant dean of the Music, Theatre & Dance School. When we sat down, it was clear they were still digesting the potential loss of the NEA.

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 4:11pm
Ping Chong + Company performs "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity" in the Michigan Theater on Saturday night.

In light of recent events like President Donald Trump’s attempted ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, over 1,000 University of Michigan students, faculty and locals from Ann Arbor and Detroit attended a University Musical Society event performed by Ping Chong + Company on Saturday night. The event, named "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity," worked to explore stereotypes of Muslim identity.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:39pm
Kenneth Kiesler conducts the University Symphony Orchestra at Hill Auditorium on Wednesday.

On Jan. 24, after a year-long search for new leadership, the University of Michigan’s University Musical Society announced Matthew VanBesien, current executive director of the New York Philharmonic, will serve as its seventh president. VanBesien will assume the position, currently held by Kenneth Fischer, in July.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 8:20pm
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Months ago, when I was assigned a story on the opioid epidemic, I was confronted with an entirely foreign concept: I didn’t even know if opioids were injected or ingested. And this was an epidemic? I couldn’t begin to understand how overdose deaths could be happening in my community.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:21am
Dr. Stephen Strobbe, University of Michigan clinical associate professor, talks about the contributing factors to the opioid epidemic as a part of the Dawn Farm Education Series at St. Joesph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti on Tuesday.

Since 2011, cases of opioid overdose deaths have dramatically increased in Washtenaw County, becoming an epidemic.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 6:15pm
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Maybe I am just a keen observer because of 18 years of analyzing body positions and their associated meanings. But just like every novel and poem has an intended audience, why wouldn’t every physician? It’s not that the motions and gestures of pre- and post-operative care need to be choreographed or calculated to perfection — but that they can carry an enhanced consciousness and body awareness.

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