About 200 students, professors and community members attended the 2020 Henry Russel Lecture, delivered by Stephen R. Forrest, Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, on Thursday afternoon.
About 30 University of Michigan graduate students, researchers and community members attended a discussion on pathways to sustainable action as part of the annual University-wide Sustainability & Environment Conference in Rackham Assembly Hall on Friday afternoon. The panelists discussed ways of connecting research in sustainability to the general public.
Sandra Turner-Handy, member of Michigan Environmental Council, said she thinks the behavior of businesses has never been about sustainability. According to Turner-Handy, “sustainability” only serves as a buzzword.
The University of Michigan School of Public Health and Healthy Policy Student Association hosted a panel discussion focusing on the importance of health care policy in the context of the election year on Thursday afternoon. About 50 students and community members attended the event.
Volunteering in a clinical setting is an important part of pre-med students’ medical school applications. Each semester, there is a high demand for positions at the University of Michigan Hospital, the biggest and most accessible hospital on campus, with slots for attending an information session filling up within five minutes.
Approximately 100 community members attended a panel hosted by Rackham Graduate School titled “Adapting to Change and Maintaining Excellence” as part of an all-day faculty symposium on advancing graduate education Friday morning.
The discussion was moderated by Earl Lewis, professor of history, Afroamerican and African studies and public policy as well as the founding director of the University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions, and featured academic leaders from different institutions in the nation.
Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center hosted a talk about the “Costs of Activism” as part of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. symposium. The speakers included Abdul El-Sayed, politician and 2018 Democratic gubernatorial election candidate, along with student activists and community members fighting for social justice issues. About 30 people attended the event.
Approximately 100 students and faculty attended the first session of the LSA 2020 Great Lakes Theme Semester speaker series on Monday evening. The event was hosted by the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan Museum of Art auditorium.
Approximately 50 people came to Weiser Hall Thursday afternoon for a presentation from Levi McLaughlin, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies. The Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures hosted the lecture as part of the CJS Noon Lecture Series.