Tim Retzloff, professor of history at Michigan State University and University of Michigan alum, connected LGBTQ history at the University of Michigan to the University's bicentennial year in his lecture Tuesday, “Maize, Blue, and Lavender: Revisiting U-M's LGBTQ Past.”
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UpRound, a new University of Michigan student organization for any undergraduate student interested in learning more about venture capitalism, hosted its first annual training and a competition on Saturday.
Engineering sophomore Jonah Erlich founded the group along with LSA junior David Silverman, Business sophomore Adarsh Rachmale and LSA senior Bradley Baum. Elrich said the group decided to start the organization after competing in a similar one competition at Carnegie Mellon University.
In an effort to increase awareness of opportunities within the communications field and to build alumni involvement with students, the University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies introduced its career exploration series event Friday at the Michigan Union.
Communication undergraduate students met and engaged with prominent alumni involved in the entertainment media industry. They shared their experiences for students to build future connections and understand what is needed to be successful.
Discussing the role the media played — and continues to play — in Trump’s election and presidency was the central theme of The New York Times’s visual op-ed columnist, Charles Blow's talk “President Donald Trump, Arrogance and Democracy,” Friday evening.
Blow was greeted with a standing ovation by an audience of over 1,000 people in Rackham Auditorium after having been invited to the University of Michigan by the Humility in the Age of Self-Promotion Colloquium, in conjunction with many other local organizations such as the Michigan Radio and the Ann Arbor District Library.
Ann Arbor resident Areel Al-Lami, who was born in Ann Arbor but raised in Saudi Arabia, has seen immigrant communities in Ann Arbor struggle with language barriers, false cultural assumptions and a lack of technological literacy, which she believes could be alleviated through diversity initiatives.
She attended the Traveling Innovation Hour's fourth meeting of the year to discuss her ideas with a group of people who could offer diverse opinions and solutions.
The HERCULES laser, a scientific instrument used to study particle physics that's housed in the University of Michigan’s Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, is getting a power upgrade after receiving a $2 million donation from the National Science Foundation.