More than 100 people gathered inside Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan Tuesday afternoon to explore the benefits of digital technologies in helping depression on college campuses nationwide.
In a budget meeting and special session on Monday night, Ann Arbor City Council discussed incorporating a new customer classification for water rates, implementing a capital financing strategy to address issues such as street lighting and a compensation increase for the City Administrator.
Members of theLecturers’ Employee Organization gathered for a general membership meeting Friday on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus to discuss the next step in their campaign to secure a contract granting them higher wages and enhanced job security.
In January, the University of Michigan opened the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, and Health, affiliated with the School of Nursing. Carol Boyd, a Deborah J. Oakley Collegiate professor in the Nursing School, and Sean Esteban McCabe, former director of the Substance Abuse Research Center, co-direct the new center, which increased its public persona when its website went live last week.
Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who worked under President Barack Obama and currently works as chairman of PSP Capital Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group, spoke Friday in the Ford School of Public Policy’s Annenberg Auditorium. Dozens attended the event, titled “America's Economic Future,” the first annual Vandenburg lecture. The event was held as a discussion between Pritzker and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, who was a Business adjunct professor before serving as chief economist at the Department of Commerce.
About 60 Ann Arbor residents convened Thursday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library to discuss civic engagement and hear from a panel of local leaders in a community forum focused on the state of civic life in Washtenaw County.
Mary Morgan, founder of the CivCity Initiative, a local organization intending to increase civic participation, moderated a panel about the importance of civic engagement and ways to increase involvement from Washtenaw residents.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an organizer and assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, has never shied away from lambasting President Donald Trump in public speeches. After delivering the commencement address at Hampshire College last year, however, she received dozens of death threats, forcing her to cancel other speeches.
Baxter International, a Fortune 500 American health care company, recently signed a licensing agreement with the University of Michigan to acquire rights for a new surgical device that was developed by a small five-person classroom of Engineering 490/Design and Manufacturing 450 students.
In a statement, Michael Campbell, vice president of Baxter's microsurgery business, said Baxter International is looking forward to utilizing the new device.
After being pushed by a colleague to spread his findings on diversity, Scott Page, a Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate professor of complex systems, political science and economics at the University of Michigan, now travels the country discussing why diverse perspectives and ideas are so crucial to group work.