The University of Michigan community and the Red Cross are collaborating to collect blood donations on campus as part of the 35th annual Blood Battle against Ohio State University.
For the annual Blood Battle, which began in 1982, the two rival schools — Michigan and OSU — aims to collect 2,500 units of blood. This is roughly equivalent to 2,500 pints. The institution with higher units of donated blood wins the battle.
University of Michigan alumni Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg, as well as the Eisenberg family overall, donated $10.75 million last Thursday to the University’s Depression Center to fund research projects for mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder.
First-Generation College Students @ Michigan, a student group that focuses on recognizing and resolving the needs of first-generation students, held a welcome dinner for about 100 first-generation University of Michigan students Monday evening.
First-generation students, defined by the University as students whose parents have never attended and/or graduated from college, make up 13 percent of the undergraduate and 18 percent of the graduate student population, which is almost 6,500 students combined.
Joe Palca, an award-winning science correspondent from National Public Radio, visited the University of Michigan Thursday afternoon to give a talk titled “Communicating Science for Fun and Profit” at West Hall. The talk focused on how to better communicate science with the general public.
The University’s governing body is considering incorporating more student input before the body makes impactful decisions on their behalf.
The Board of Regents, which makes university-wide decisions along with President Mark Schlissel, is seeking public comment on a revision to its bylaws that calls for more student participation in decision making.
The revision was proposed by Central Student Government, and would reinstate and update a section that was deleted in February 2011.
Wednesday, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) announced that the University of Michigan would be receiving a $2,565,643 research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop statistical tools that will reduce the cost of analyzing big data and metadata, which is data that describes another data.
The 10th annual Chang Lecture on Art and Medicine took place Thursday evening at the Ford Amphitheater at the University of Michigan Medical School. This year’s talk was titled “Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and the Detroit Industry Murals” and was given by Don Nakayama, adjunct surgery professor at Florida International University who also practices as a pediatric surgeon at Sacred Heart Medical Group.