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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:58pm
Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, discusses why placemaking is an important economic development strategy in Weill Hall on Wednesday.

More than 100 people gathered to hear Dan Gilmartin, the executive director and CEO of the nonprofit Michigan Municipal League, speak on urban development strategies at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:15am
LSA Senior David Schafer, Central Student Government president, speak about Giving Blueday during a CSG meeting in the Pierpont East Room Tuesday.

Central Student Government executives asked CSG members for donations toward CSG’s Leadership Engagement Scholarship at their Tuesday meeting through Giving Blueday, and CSG President David Schafer and CSG Vice President Micah Griggs, LSA seniors, discussed how to encourage more students to be involved.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:35pm
Engineering Prof. Richard Rood, who specializes in climate impact, speaks about climate change   at "Addressing Climate Change: US and International Policy for the 21st Century" in the Dana Building Tuesday.

University of Michigan faculty assessed the potential threats to environmental climate change policy under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to an audience of about 100 student, faculty and staff Tuesday evening in the Dana Building.

Trump has rejected scientific evidence of climate change and said he hopes to dismantle standing legislation that addresses it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:35pm
Engineering Prof. Richard Rood, who specializes in climate impact, speaks about climate change   at "Addressing Climate Change: US and International Policy for the 21st Century" in the Dana Building Tuesday.

University of Michigan faculty assessed the potential threats to environmental climate change policy under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to an audience of about 100 student, faculty and staff Tuesday evening in the Dana Building.

Trump has rejected scientific evidence of climate change and said he hopes to dismantle standing legislation that addresses it.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 8:37pm
Political Science Professor Nicholas Valentino discusses gender attitudes towards the election at Angell Hall on Monday.

About 150 students gathered Monday afternoon in an Angell Hall auditorium for “Election 2016: Looking Under the Hood and Down the Road,” a panel of University of Michigan’s political science faculty who discussed the recent presidential election as a monumental shift in American politics.

The panel consisted of six LSA faculty members with concentrations in American politics, political psychology, public policy and the Middle East. Each presented an individual response to the election based on their concentration.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 8:06pm
Jason Furman, former chairman of the Council for Economic Advisors, discusses public policy at Weill Hall on Monday.

Jason Furman, President Barack Obama’s chief economist, spoke to a crowd of about 165 on public policy’s role in reducing poverty and the effect of certain Obama administration policies on income at the University of Michigan Monday.

During the talk, Furman said the United States has recently experienced a surprisingly strong recovery after the 2008 financial crisis, a worldwide economic downturn that resulted in mass job loss and decreased consumer spending.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:47pm
Johns Hopkins University professor Laurence Ball discusses whether or not Lehman Brothers should have been bailed out by the Federal Reserve at Hutchins Hall on Monday.

On Monday, Laurence Ball, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, charged that the United States Federal Reserve was partially responsible for the 2008 bankruptcy for neglecting to bail out the Lehman Brothers. The lecture was in Hutchins Hall to a group of about 30 students.

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