April 02, 2020

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Nilay Chakraborty
“As an engineer, I have great respect for nature — there really is no better designer. Living things are extremely complex organic machines that got optimized in such a beautiful way over a long period of time.”

Nilay Chakraborty, associate professor of mechanical engineering at UM-Dearborn

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This Week in U-M History

The Cube featured an April Fool's Day look on April 1, 2008.

April Fool’s

The Cube featured an April Fool’s Day look on April 1, 2008. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 30-April 5.

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Michigan in the news

    As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike, American health care workers will likely face agonizing decisions on how to ration care — and soon. “Doctors who have dedicated their careers to helping people now have to turn people away. It’s dreadful. It’s really on all of us to pull together so that we don’t force these horrible triage choices,” said Elizabeth Anderson, professor of philosophy.

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    “All hospitals are challenged. Rural hospitals have huge cash issues. They have very thin if any cash margin, so they don’t have what they need to weather the ups and downs,” said Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation, on the existential threat the coronavirus crisis poses to small, independent and rural hospitals across Michigan.

    Bridge Magazine
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    “Due to the built environment of prisons and issues of overcrowding, it is extremely difficult to practice recommended social distancing or isolate yourself if you are sick. … Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti — the only women’s prison in the state — houses over 2,200 women but only has capacity for 1,100,” said Nora Krinitsky, director of the U-M Carceral State Project and Prison Creative Arts Project.

    Detroit Metro Times