April 16, 2021

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Coming Events

  • Apr 12

    Attend at Home — For the week of April 12

    Photo of Poetry Blast poster

    Each week, U-M’s Arts & Culture website highlights selected virtual events or exhibitions around the university. This week includes: Poetry Blast!; discussion of “The Beauty of Your Face”; Reforming Remembrance; annual Integrated Product Development Trade Show; “Collage 44: A Virtual Concert Experience.”

  • Apr 19

    Leadership in Technology

    A conversation with David Goeckeler of Western Digital, 1-2 p.m.

  • Apr 19

    Technology and the Future of Art

    The role of the arts in framing and producing social justice commentary, with American Artist, Salome Asega with Marisa Olson, 4-5:10 p.m.

  • Apr 20

    Michigan Redistricting

    Making Public Hearings Fair and Effective, 7-8 p.m.

More Events at Happening@Michigan

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Joe Coeling
“I want to make sure I’m contributing and not just creating this additional piece of shiny trash that sits on the internet.”

— Joe Coeling, human resource generalist associate in LSA who has been documenting his fitness journey on Instagram and also streams gaming sessions on Twitch

Read more about Joe Coeling

This Week in U-M History

Ground was broken April 17, 1969, for the new Power Center for the Performing Arts. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 12-18.

Power groundbreaking

Ground was broken April 17, 1969, for the new Power Center for the Performing Arts. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 12-18.

Read more about U-M in History

University COVID-19 briefing

U-M’s next video briefing on issues related to COVID-19 is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 23. The briefings take place every other week. Viewers must log in via the Zoom app using their U-M uniqname and password. The briefing also will be recorded and posted publicly later.

View the briefing live via Zoom

Michigan in the news

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    • Headshot of Mahshid Abir

    “The ship has sailed on that,” said Mahshid Abir, associate professor of emergency medicine, who is sympathetic to both Gov. Whitmer’s predicament and the White House’s position on sending more vaccines because the surge in Michigan is already out of control. 

    The New York Times
    • Ryan Malosh

    Even if the reported blood clots from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are incredibly rare, pausing the shots is the right move — and shows the vaccine regulatory system is actually working, says Ryan Malosh, assistant research scientist in epidemiology: “That’s really important, and a way to build trust is that if there are serious side effects from any of these vaccines, that we can recognize them quickly and we can do the appropriate things.” 

    Michigan Radio
    • Prashant Mahajan

    “There is definitely an increase in the total number of patients that are coming to the ER, both on the pediatric side and the adult side,” said Prashant Mahajan, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and division chief of children’s emergency medicine at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. “We are seeing the number of patients who are getting admitted who had a baseline illness, like say for example, asthma or Crohn’s disease, increase. Those patients are now coming in with COVID.”

    Bridge Magazine