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  • Apr 22

    2024 Ermine Cowles Case Memorial Lecture

    Pincelli Hull of Yale University will speak on using fossils to understand biodiversity dynamics on an ever-changing planet; 8-10 p.m.; Rackham Amphitheatre

  • Apr 23

    A view from Kyiv

    Sixth Annual Arthur Vandenberg Lecture, with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink; 4-6 p.m.; Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium

  • Apr 24

    Shared Memories

    Second annual community commemoration of the anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide; 3-5 p.m.; Weiser Hall, Room 1010

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Spotlight

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“Music is very, very important to me. It’s a big part of my life. So, I feel really fortunate that I get to be involved in this.”

— Trisha Miller, student services coordinator at the Marsal Family School of Education who has been a member of the Out Loud Chorus for nearly 20 years

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It Happened at Michigan

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College Republicans and their U-M roots

In mid-May of 1892, hundreds of students from universities around the country gathered on the University of Michigan campus. When the students departed late that evening, it was as the newly christened American Republican College League, a national political group that continues today as the College Republicans.

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Michigan in the news

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    • Jun Li

    “We spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the grading fair and accurate, but even for me, it was really surprising. It didn’t occur to us until we looked at the data and realized that sequence makes a difference,” said Jun Li, professor of technology and operations, whose research team found that students with alphabetically lower-ranked names often receive lower grades than their peers.

    Inside Higher Education
    • Jeffrey Morenoff

    “Wealth has increased a lot, and from what we can tell, it’s a fairly equitable increase. It’s gone up for all racial and ethnic groups, and it’s dispersed throughout the city,” said Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and of public policy, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, who found that home values in Detroit grew $2.8 billion for Black homeowners and by $3.9 billion overall since 2014.

    Detroit Free Press
    • Kate Duchowny

    A study by Kate Duchowny, research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research, suggests that childhood trauma can impair the muscle function of people as they age. “If you have compromised mitochondrial function, that doesn’t bode well for a range of health outcomes, including everything from chronic conditions to physical function and disability limitations,” she said.

    Earth.com