An investigation by the Detroit Free Press reveals as much as $4 billion of the University of Michigan’s nearly $11 billion endowment is invested back into global projects run by the University’s top donors.
Each Wednesday, Lecturer David Cho flies from his home in Portland, Oregon to Ann Arbor to teach his Thursday sport management course in the School of Kinesiology. A little over 24 hours later, he flies back to Portland Friday morning.
University alum Andy Horning discussed the concept of “white fragility” regarding social interactions occurring at predominantly white institutions, like the University of Michigan, in an interactive lecture Thursday afternoon at the School of Social Work.
The term “white fragility” refers to the tendency of white people to become hostile and defensive while engaged in conversations regarding race relations, inclusivity and privilege.
University of Michigan humanities scholars convened Tuesday evening to analyze and discuss the political implications of professional football players kneeling during the national anthem. The High Stakes Culture lecture series of the Institute for the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory seeks to bring new perspectives to current cultural debates.
LSA sophomore Amanda Wasserman was nearly in tears as she hit the submit button. A stressful and overwhelming process had led up to this moment — she had just submitted her application to pursue an undergraduate degree in the School of Public Health. After taking a public health class and learning about various health crises, Wasserman dismissed thoughts of going into medicine and instead was sold on the broader impact of public health.
Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of news blog HuffPost, discussed her relationship with journalism and the way in which her past affects her vision of present-day America in her lecture entitled “Who gets to define American Values,” given as part of the University of Michigan’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.
On Monday, the University of Michigan's Center for South Asian Studies hosted Professor Nayanjot Lahiri, a historian and archaeologist, to discuss conservation struggles faced by India’s archeological efforts. Lahiri referenced the mistreatment of major Indian national monuments and possible solutions to protect these monuments and educate the Indian people on Indian heritage.
Lahiri studies ancient India and is a professor of history at Ashoka University. She won the 2013 Infosys Prize and has published multiple books on ancient Indian history and archeology.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada are investigating the source of a recent E. coli outbreak that has infected 58 people and resulted in two deaths in the United States and Canada. This particular strain, called E. coli O157:H7, has been linked to leafy greens and romaine lettuce.