Campus Life

Dessa Cosma, activist and founding director of Detroit Disability Power, responds to works by Japanese artist Mari Katayama and speaks about social activism surrounding disability at the UMMA Sunday afternoon.

Disability activist Dessa Cosma came to the University of Michigan Museum of Art on Sunday to discuss the Japanese artist Mari Katayama, whose work is currently on display in the Irving Stenn Jr. Family Gallery at the UMMA until Jan. 26.

Students participate in small group discussions as part of the South Asian Awareness Network annual conference at The Michigan League Saturday.

About 200 people attended the South Asian Awareness Network’s “Electrify” conference at the Michigan League on Saturday to discuss pressing social issues, create innovative solutions and understand existing movements for social change in various South Asian communities.

Krishna Han, Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, leads an anti-racism teach-in in the Michigan Union on Saturday afternoon.

About 20 students participated in an anti-racism teach-in held on Saturday evening in the Michigan Union. Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs office organized the event, which was led by MESA Associate Director Krishna Han. 

Students and faculty celebrate the new renovations of the LSA Building with a Home Warming Party at the LSA Building Friday afternoon.

Following its official re-opening this week, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts hosted a “Homewarming” party to celebrate its new building additions, including a new second floor and additional, updated study spaces.

Roughly 1,200 students were in attendance for the event, which included Reggie the Campus Corgi, free food and Michigan gear for its attendees.

School of Business senior Maha Zeidan and graduate student Noor Ghali attend the Paani Culture Night in UMMA Thursday evening.

Just a few minutes before 7 p.m. on Thursday, the front steps of the University of Michigan Museum of Art were dotted with students dressed in a collection of cultural attire and winter jackets.

The University's first wellness festival, held in the Central Campus Recreation Building Thursday afternoon, aimed to promote wellness in all areas of students' lives.

Student organizations, campus resources and local businesses set up more than 30 booths in the Central Campus Recreational Building on Thursday afternoon to represent different aspects of mental, physical and emotional health.

Mary Kamidoi recalls memories of her childhood at Rohwer internment camp and her experience with anti-Japanese and anti-Asian discrimination at Haven Hall Tuesday morning.

Mary Kamidoi, former treasurer of the Japanese American Citizens League Detroit chapter, spoke in Haven Hall Wednesday morning in association with American Culture 301: “A/PIA in the Civil Rights Movement.” 

The Ross School of Business hosts Financing a Sustainable Future: Next-Generation Investing at the Robertson Auditorium Wednesday evening.

The Erb Institute, a collaboration between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability, hosted an event on Wednesday night to discuss how businesses can promote sustainability in their work. 

Khalil Gibran Muhammad delivers the Donia Human Rights Center Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, in which he discusses a different side of the history of racism in America in Weiser Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, gave a lecture on race and crime on Wednesday afternoon to about 150 attendees in Weiser Hall.