March 02, 2021

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  • Mar 1

    Attend at Home — Week of March 1

    Taubman College Presents: Xu Tiantian, DnA _Design and Architecture

    Each week, U-M’s Arts & Culture website highlights selected virtual events or exhibitions around the university. This week includes: “Some Old Black Man” (encore); Café Shapiro; Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It; Xu Tiantian, DnA _Design and Architecture.

     

  • Mar 3

    The News from Poetry

    In An Era of False Facts and True Fallacies, What’s to be Found in Art?, Residential College 2020-21 Annual Robertson Lecture with Laura Kasischke, 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Mar 3

    A timely confluence: The backstory of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

    Melissa Moore, chief scientific officer at Moderna Therapeutics, will speak at a virtual Center for RNA Biomedicine seminar, 4-5 p.m.

  • Mar 4

    The Movement for Economic Equity in Detroit

    A School of Social Work ENGAGE virtual discussion with Eboni Taylor, DeWayne Wells and Alicia Farris, noon-1:30 p.m.

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Dan Erickson
“The task of putting it back together again didn’t sound too hard at first, but there were a few catches involved.”

Dan Erickson, properties carpenter/artisan in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, who recently helped remount an elephant skeleton

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This Week in U-M History

On March 1, 1943, students worked out as part of mandatory wartime physical education classes. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 1-7.

Mandatory movement

On March 1, 1943, students worked out as part of mandatory wartime physical education classes. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 1-7.

Read more about U-M in History

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 town hall

Michigan Medicine’s video town hall on issues related to COVID-19 is scheduled for 2 p.m. this Friday. The town halls will alternate every other week with a campuswide briefing. Viewers must log in via Zoom using their U-M uniqname and password. The town halls are recorded, with a link provided at Michigan Medicine Headlines later for those who cannot view it in real time.

View the town hall live via Zoom

Michigan in the news

    • Photo of Jowei Chen

    “For decades, states have equalized the numbers of people their districts contain. But the GOP is now pushing to equalize districts’ citizen voting-age populations instead,” co-wrote Jowei Chen, associate professor of political science. “Minority representation would drop sharply if states equalized adult citizens rather than people. But the partisan balance of power would be largely unaffected.”

    The Washington Post
    • Headshot of Sara Aton

    Neurons activated during prior learning keep humming and building memories into the brain during sleep, say Sara Aton, associate professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and doctoral student Brittany Clawson. “We would really like to know what’s facilitating that process of making a new association, like a particular set of neurons, or a particular stage of sleep. But for the longest time, there was really no way to test this experimentally,” Alton said.

    Indo-Asian News Service
    • Photo of Craig Borum
    • Jen Maigret

    Craig Borum, professor of architecture, and Jen Maigret, associate professor of architecture, discussed ways to reinvent staid typologies in architecture. “We’re trying to work outside of commissions to think about ways of generating new knowledge or new approaches to materials, organization, the way we work, and then letting the practice inform some of those questions, but then also letting the research feed back into the way we think about projects,” Borum said.

    The Architect's Newspaper