Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:27pm

Though many of the campaign promises made by the newMich platform were attacked as idealistic by their opposition, the University of Michigan Central Student Government’s administration led by President David Schafer, LSA senior, and Vice President Micah Griggs, LSA senior, has laid considerable groundwork to fulfill some of their directives for the next semester.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:13pm
Political Science Prof. Andrei Markovits speaks about his new book, Hillel at Michigan, at Hillel on Sunday.

Political Science Prof. Andrei Markovits launched his new book, “Hillel at Michigan 1926/27-1945: Struggles of Jewish Identity in a Pivotal Era,” at the University of Michigan Hillel Building Sunday, the day before the organization’s 90th anniversary.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 10:58pm
Alum Jonté Jones speaks about racism and safety at the university following the recent elections in Angell Hall on Thursday.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement program, which hosts workshops to equip bystanders with the necessary skills to intervene, held a panel discussion about racism and safety at the University of Michigan Thursday night. The event aimed to serve as an open space to discuss the experience of students with marginalized identities following the divisive results of the 2016 election on campus.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:06pm

In their last meeting of the calendar year, the University of Michigan Board of Regents discussed issues including construction, honorary degrees and campus climate in front of more than 50 attendees in the Michigan Union Thursday afternoon.

 

Renovations and construction projects

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:06pm
Regent Laurence Deitch receives an award from Regent Katherine White for his time serving on the Board of Regents at the Board of Regents meeting Thursday.
 

The University of Michigan Board of Regents honored outgoing Regent Laurence Deitch (D) with the title of Regent Emeritus at their December meeting, the last of Deitch’s 24 years of service.

Deitch, first elected in 1992, was unseated in his November bid for re-election by Republican candidate Ronald Weiser, longtime University philanthropist and former ambassador to Slovakia.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:48pm
 Theatre & Drama Prof. Anita Gonzalez and Dance Associate Prof. Robin Wilson discuss diversity in the arts for the Diversity Next! series at North Quad Wednesday.

An opera professor, an investigative choreographer, an Ann Arbor resident, a graduate student and about seven other arts-interested individuals all convened Wednesday in a community room in North Quad to discuss the importance of including arts in the diversity conversation as part of the Diversity Next! series organized by the Center for World Performance Studies.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:22pm

The School of Art & Design has begun to implement strategies to increase diversity in teaching and in coursework as part of the University of Michigan’s campus-wide plans to increase diversity, equity and inclusion.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:59pm
Carla Pfeffer, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies at the University of South Carolina, answers questions after her talk on cisgender women and transgender men at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender Tuesday.

About 25 students, faculty and staff members gathered Tuesday evening in Lane Hall for “Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men,” a lecture that focused on the unique perspectives of cisgender women who are in relationships with transgender men.

Carla Pfeffer, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies at the University of South Carolina, discussed her recent book, “Queering Families,” that describes experiences from 50 cisgender women who are in relationships with transgender males.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:48pm
Scott Stonington, assistant professor of anthropology and internal medicine physician, speaks about ontology and chronic pain through case studies in Thailand at Tisch Hall  on Monday.

Scott Stonington, assistant professor of anthropology and internal medicine physician, explored a Thai physician’s claim that chronic pain doesn’t exist in Thailand during his lecture, “Toward Anti-Ontology: The Unmaking of Chronic Pain in Thailand” Monday afternoon.

While conducting fieldwork in Thailand, Stonington said he learned through a conversation with this physician that “there is no chronic pain in Thailand.” The lecture examined the ways in which Stonington found this to be both true and untrue.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 7:19pm
LSA sophomore Alexandrea Somers gives a presentation at the Michigan Foreign Policy Council Fall Conference at Rackham Amphitheater on Sunday.

Sunday, the Michigan Foreign Policy Council held its inaugural conference in the Rackham Amphitheatre, presenting the research club members conducted over the course of the semester to 30 audience members. Students discussed the effects of government stability on humanitarian intervention, the success of antibiotic stewardship programs and the impacts of public opinion on the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

All of the research was published in a new academic journal titled Michigan Foreign Policy Review.

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