Monday, April 10, 2017 - 3:36pm

University of Michigan researcher Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, a professor of chemistry and biophysics, made a breakthrough in his research on age-related diseases, and he and his team have received a grant from National Institutes of Health to conduct further studies. 

The team has discovered a protein that appears to be significantly linked to the cell death that causes memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients. They are working on discovering how this protein and the cell's membrane interact to cause this cell death.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:54pm
CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta moderated Pandemic! Contagious Crises from AIDS to Zika, an all-day conference on Friday.

Top health professionals with different backgrounds and areas of expertise, including University of Michigan alumni, delivered lectures and participated in a panel Friday afternoon regarding infectious diseases and moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and neurosurgeon.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:18pm

As the University of Michigan reaches its 200th year, two Presidential Bicentennial Professors have paid tribute to the innovation the school has been known for by announcing the Campus of the Future Competition.

For this contest, Joanna Millunchick, a material science and engineering professor, and Mika LaVaque-Manty, a professor of political science, are inviting University students and post-doctoral fellows from all disciplines to come together to create projects that reinvent the idea of the University and what is means to be a Wolverine. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:25pm

The Graduate Employees’ Organization — the union representing more than 2,000 graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants at the University of Michigan — will be voting Thursday to authorize a strike ballot among GSIs and GSSAs. The vote comes after the final contract bargaining session with the University’s human resources department Wednesday evening ended unresolved.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:16pm

After seven years of planning and design, the University of Michigan Nuclear Engineering Laboratory building reopened Monday afternoon, complete with more space and renovations in its laboratories, offices, conference rooms and collaboration rooms for students.

Previously, the building housed the decommissioned Ford Nuclear Reactor, which shut down in the early 2000s.

Electrical Engineering Prof. David Munson, Jr., a former dean of engineering, said he was involved in the building's historically relevant renovations.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:38pm
Workout Health founder Lisa McLaughlin presents at the Women, Entrepreneurship & Social Change Conference in the Michigan League on Wednesday.

Creating social change and gaining entrepreneurial success as a woman were among the emphasized topics discussed by female business leaders at the Women, Entrepreneurship and Social Change Conference Wednesday afternoon. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:32pm
LSA Freshman Ayah Kutmah speaks about her experience wearing a hijab at the Muslim Monologues in Palmer commons on Tuesday night.

Amid the success of the recent events “The Vagina Monologues” and “Hijabi Monologues,” LSA junior Heba Al-Saghir found she wanted to organize a similar, more inclusive event that would still provide a place for often underrepresented voices on the University of Michigan campus.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:13pm
Washington Post journalist John Pomfret discusses U.S.-China relations in the era of Donald Trump in the School of Social Work on Tuesday.

Award-winning author John Pomfret discussed the effects of the Trump presidency on relations between the United States and China to a packed room in the School of Social Work Tuesday afternoon.

Pomfret, who spent 20 years living in China, likened President Donald Trump’s rhetoric toward the country to that of Denis Kearney — a prominent U.S. politician in the 1870s and 1880s — in an event as part of the University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:44pm

Following weeks of activism and pressure on the part of Ann Arbor residents, City Council passed an ordinance Monday evening intended to protect undocumented residents from federal involvement. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:22pm
Engineering freshman Ragav Subramanian writes on a whiteboard art display at the SAPAC rEVOLUTION art exhibit in the Connector on Friday.

A wide variety of visual and written art created to highlight gender- and sexuality-based violence were displayed in West Quad Residence Hall as hundreds of students walked by Friday evening.

The Networking, Publicity and Activism Program housed within the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center organized this event, called “rEVOLUTION: Making Art for Change,” which aimed to promote stories of survivors and educate observers on gender, sexism and empowerment. This is the 12th year SAPAC has hosted the show.