Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:19pm
Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization gathered at a general membership meeting Friday on the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus to discuss the next step in their campaign to secure a contract with the University granting them higher wages

Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization gathered for a general membership meeting Friday on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus to discuss the next step in their campaign to secure a contract granting them higher wages and enhanced job security.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:37pm
The DASH center will hone in on substance use and the wider reaching social issues associated with it.

In January, the University of Michigan opened the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, and Health, affiliated with the School of Nursing. Carol Boyd, a Deborah J. Oakley Collegiate professor in the Nursing School, and Sean Esteban McCabe, former director of the Substance Abuse Research Center, co-direct the new center, which increased its public persona when its website went live last week.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:18pm
Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, participates in a conversation on America's economic future with Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Interim Associate Director of Social Science and Policy at the University Energy Institute in Weilll Hall Friday.

Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who worked under President Barack Obama and currently works as chairman of PSP Capital Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group, spoke Friday in the Ford School of Public Policy’s Annenberg Auditorium. Dozens attended the event, titled “America's Economic Future,” the first annual Vandenburg lecture. The event was held as a discussion between Pritzker and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, who was a Business adjunct professor before serving as chief economist at the Department of Commerce.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00pm
Panelists Mary Morgan, Neel Hajra, Ashley Blake, Linh Song and Patrick Campion discuss civic life in Ann Arbor at the Ann Arbor District Library Thursday.

About 60 Ann Arbor residents convened Thursday evening at the Ann Arbor District Library to discuss civic engagement and hear from a panel of local leaders in a community forum focused on the state of civic life in Washtenaw County.

Mary Morgan, founder of the CivCity Initiative, a local organization intending to increase civic participation, moderated a panel about the importance of civic engagement and ways to increase involvement from Washtenaw residents.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 9:44pm
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, discusses race and class in the Trump era at the Michigan Union Thursday.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an organizer and assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, has never shied away from lambasting President Donald Trump in public speeches. After delivering the commencement address at Hampshire College last year, however, she received dozens of death threats, forcing her to cancel other speeches.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
Baxter International, a Fortune 500 American health care company, recently signed a licensing agreement with the University of Michigan to acquire rights for a new surgical device.

Baxter International, a Fortune 500 American health care company, recently signed a licensing agreement with the University of Michigan to acquire rights for a new surgical device that was developed by a small five-person classroom of Engineering 490/Design and Manufacturing 450 students.

In a statement, Michael Campbell, vice president of Baxter's microsurgery business, said Baxter International is looking forward to utilizing the new device.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
Michigan Political Science and Economics Professor Scott Page speaks about his new book, The Diversity Bonus, and the diversity of thought at Palmer Commons Wednesday afternoon.

After being pushed by a colleague to spread his findings on diversity, Scott Page, a Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate professor of complex systems, political science and economics at the University of Michigan, now travels the country discussing why diverse perspectives and ideas are so crucial to group work.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:41pm
Gina Cervetti, associate professor in the School of Education, presents in the Central Student Government chambers in the Michigan Union Thursday.

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government met Tuesday evening to address topics including revisions to the Campus Affordability Guide, additional installations of water refill stations on campus, as well as the upcoming election for CSG representatives for the 2018-2019 academic year. The assembly also discussed the continued inclusion of free menstrual products in various locations across campus.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:12pm
Tim Bruns, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, along with Rackham student Lauren Zimmerman, published a paper this month on their research for a therapy to help women who struggle with sexual arousal.

Tim Bruns, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, along with Rackham student Lauren Zimmerman, published a paper this month on their research for a therapy to help women who struggle with sexual arousal. This is the first therapy of its kind to address a solution for the physiological problems of women suffering from female sexual dysfunction.

According to the National Institutes of Health, female sexual dysfunction is a condition found worldwide.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:42pm
After his presidency of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ends in March, Lewis will officially become the head of the U-M Center for Social Solutions.

Later this month, the University of Michigan will launch the Center for Social Solutions, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to tackling contemporary social issues. Earl Lewis, a former University faculty member and administrator, who currently serves as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, put forth the idea for the Center and will be moving to Ann Arbor in June to direct the initiative.