Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:51pm
Author David Silverman discusses his book, Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America, at Hatcher Graduate Library on Thursday.

David Silverman, author and history professor at George Washington University, presented to a crowd of 40 Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students on how Native Americans used guns to revolutionize their lives in many arenas, from warfare to economic transactions. This is seen in his most recent book, “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America,”, which served as an attempt to transform how readers understand Native American relationships with guns.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:04am
Jean-François Palomino during his lecture "Mapping the Great Lakes in the 17th Century" at Hatcher on Tuesday.

Over 120 Ann Arbor residents gathered in the University of Michigan’s Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library on Tuesday night to listen to Jean-Francois Palomino, an author and cartography expert from the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. He discussed how French cartographers were the first to map much of French-controlled North America in the 17th century in addition to the exchange of unique maps between the French and the British during power turnovers in the late 1600s.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:42pm
Rackham student Mina Jafari presents her poster at the MICDE symposium on Tuesday.

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering hosted its annual symposium Tuesday, showcasing the scientific research of University of Michigan students, faculty and professionals from around the world.

The day-long event, held at Rackham Auditorium, featured a number of poster presentations in which students and postdocs discussed their research findings with the public. These presentations were coupled with a series of speakers from computer science and engineering fields.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:42pm

This piece is by no means an all encompassing perspective on the “APIAs” experience*

On Sunday April 9, a few videos surfaced on the internet that shocked the country and the world. What they revealed was horrifying, tragic and wrong. The incident though, was nothing new.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:42pm

This piece is by no means an all encompassing perspective on the “APIAs” experience*

On Sunday April 9, a few videos surfaced on the internet that shocked the country and the world. What they revealed was horrifying, tragic and wrong. The incident though, was nothing new.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 8:04pm
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A home invasion occurred early Sunday morning at 12:15 a.m. off the University of Michigan campus. According to a crime alert released by the Division of Public Safety and Security on Sunday evening, the incident took place south of Hill Street at the 900 block of South Forest Avenue.

As reported to the Ann Arbor Police Department, an unknown man repeatedly banged on an apartment door and then proceeded to kick it down. Police are not aware if the man ever gained access to the apartment, but no property was found to be missing.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:56pm
LSA sophomore Alexandrea Somers presents "Income and Educational Consequences of Opening to Trade: Evidence from Egypt, Namibia, Poland and Vietnam" at the Michigan Foreign Policy Council's conference on Saturday afternoon.​

On Saturday, the Michigan Foreign Policy Council hosted its Spring Conference. The student-led organization comprises undergraduate students who hope to “make meaningful, empirical contributions to American foreign policy” through research.

After being introduced by their executive board, the six groups — composed of the club’s 23 members — presented their research projects.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:05pm
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) speaks at the Third Annual Last Lecture Series in Weill Hall on Wednesday.

Wrapping up the year for Public Policy seniors was U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.) and distinguished professors of the University of Michigan to deliver what is traditionally called the Last Lecture.

The event, as part of the third annual Public Policy Last Lecture series, brought University seniors to Weill Hall on Wednesday to leave them with lasting words as they face graduation at the end of the month. 

Public Policy senior Keerthana Sundar helped organize the event, and noted its importance in sending off the seniors.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:41pm
LSA sophomore Ellen Yang engages with LSA freshman Josh Qu about consent and sexual assault awareness on Wednesday on the Diag.

In an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault on campus, members of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center's Peer Education program had a number of stations out on the Diag Wednesday afternoon, showcasing different aspects of healthy relationships and consent.

Nursing senior Lena Briggs, peer education co-coordinator at SAPAC, helped organize the event consisting of the education station, the policy and activism table, the swag station and the self-care table — and said she hoped it brought visibility to key issues SAPAC focuses on.

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.