Over 100 attended day one of a symposium on Big Data, Human Health and Statistics, hosted by The School of Public Health Big Data Summer Institute, in the Rackham Amphitheater Thursday.
The event brought together University of Michigan professors and undergraduate students from around the world. Among the schools represented in Thursday’s portion of the symposium were Yale University, Harvard College, McGill University and Johns Hopkins University.
An agreement signed at the Paris Air Show in June will create a partnership between Airbus, a global company that produces both civilian and military aerospace products and services, and the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Michigan.
On Monday afternoon, the University of Michigan hosted leaders from nine of the world’s most highly ranked universities to discuss the public role of research universities for the ongoing celebration of the school's Bicentennial.
The Advancing Healthy Communities through Environmental Engineering and Science conference took place at the Michigan League Tuesday through Thursday. With approximately 200 attendees, the conference looked at accomplishments in improving and investigating air and water quality, as well as strategies to improve communities, among other notable aspects of environmental engineering, science and public health fields.
Dozens of Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students walked between 4th and 5th Avenue for the 14th annual Ann Arbor Book Festival Saturday afternoon. Visitors could meet with about 20 authors, both local and from around the country, ready to pitch and sell their novels.
The fair was organized and run with the help of dedicated people like Renee Tembeau, the chair of the fair. She explained that the event used to be centered much more around the University, but has changed over the years.
About 100 people gathered together Thursday evening at the Open Campus Iftar, hosted at the University of Michigan Trotter Multicultural Center. The event, organized by the Muslim Students’ Association and the Felicity Foundation, welcomed students and community members alike to participate in the Muslim tradition.
Since the alarming incidences of the Zika virus in North and South America in 2015, efforts to study the formidable infectious agent and find ways to prevent its spread have intensified. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study to investigate the link between exposure to pesticides like naled and chlorpyrifos — which are used to kill mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying the virus — and child neurodevelopment.