Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:17pm
The Michigan Concussion Center’s structure will revolve around three main cores: research, clinical and outreach.

The University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative recently set aside $5.6 million to fund the creation of the Michigan Concussion Center. The center, which will be led by Prof. Steven Broglio, director of the NeuroTrauma Lab, will focus on understanding concussion prevention, treatment and long-term consequences.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:51pm

The Donia Human Rights Center held a panel Wednesday night to examine the impact of the current “zero-tolerance” policy of detaining refugee children seeking asylum in the U.S. This policy calls for the prosecution of all individuals who illegally enter the United States, which has resulted in the detention of refugee children who are separated from their families.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:14pm
Student panelists discuss their personal experiences studying abroad and the mental health challenges they faced at Hatcher Wednesday evening.

While conversations and resources regarding mental health have become more common and accessible on campus, mental health challenges still remain an unspoken aspect of the student study abroad experience.

In an attempt to facilitate conversation about how studying abroad may impact one’s mental health, the Center for Global and Intercultural Study, Active Minds and International Programs in Engineering partnered to form a panel discussion on Wednesday night in hopes to increase pre-departure awareness on this underrecognized topic.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:52pm
Students take part in a dialogue on sexual education in South Asian communities hosted by the South Asian Awareness Network in Palmer Commons Wednesday evening.

The Women’s Organization on Rights to Health and the South Asian Awareness Network hosted an open discussion Wednesday night to explore the topic of sexual health education in South Asian countries.

The event “That’s Haram!: Sex Ed in South Asian Communities,” compared the teachings of sexual education in South Asian and American cultures, both of which have certain stigmas surrounding the issue.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:20pm
CSG vice president Isabel Baer speaks at CSG at the Michigan League Tuesday

The University of Michigan Central Student Government met Thursday evening in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League to discuss proposals up for approval. CSG President Daniel Greene, a Public Policy senior, kicked off the meeting by announcing the Inclusivity Project, an initiative student government will be pursuing within the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:18pm
Taryn Petryk, director of diversity and inclusion for the Ross School of Business, speaks at Blau Hall Tuesday evening.

Gloria Hwang, CEO of a bike helmet company called Thousand, Boma Brown-West, senior manager of the Environmental Defense Fund and Erin Patten, CEO of hair product company DāO Detroit and spoke to about 50 students and faculty at the University of Michigan Tuesday night for a panel of business professionals on sustainability-focused workplaces. The panel, titled “The Voice of Business Sustainability,” was moderated by Taryn Petryk, director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Ross School of Business. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:10pm
LSA junior Ayah Kutmah speaks about false discourses regarding immigration at a teach-in regarding immigration and nativism titled, "Against New Nativism," hosted by the University of Michigan Latino/a Studies Department at Tisch Hall Tuesday night.

The University of Michigan Latino/a Studies Department hosted a teach-in Tuesday night regarding immigration and nativism, titled, “Against the New Nativism.” The event was organized by the University’s Migration & Displacement Interdisciplinary Workshop, Global Solidarity After Colonialism RIW and TriContinental Solidarity Network.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:05pm

With the opioid crisis still rampaging communities in the Midwest, doctors are beginning to reevaluate their prescription of these addictive medicines. Michigan Medicine doctor Ryan Howard pioneered a study analyzing doctors’ prescription of opioids following surgery. The statewide study of Michigan found surgical patients typically take only a quarter of the opioid pills prescribed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:12pm
 Ken Goldstein, University of San Francisco Professor, discusses the voter turnout during the 2018 midterm elections at the Institute for Social Research Tuesday afternoon.

In the week since the midterm election, close races around the country that have yet to be decided continue to raise the stakes for partisan competition in the House and Senate. These surprising races and unlikely results were the focus of the panel discussion held Tuesday night titled “Election 2018: What Happened?” sponsored by the University of Michigan‘s Institute for Social Research.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:13pm

One of the most popular classes that fulfills the Race and Ethnicity requirement, Cultural Anthropology 101, or Introduction to Anthropology, is moving away from its previous honors discussion course to pilot a new section similar to the Program on Intergroup Relations this upcoming winter semester.