July 13, 2020

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  • Jul 13

    Attend at Home — Week of July 13

    Photo of tea and cookies for Attend at Home feature

    Each week, U-M’s Arts & Culture website highlights selected virtual events or exhibitions around the university.

    This week includes: ISR talk on mental health among older Americans, Ford School Policy Talk on combating poverty and inequality, Surveillance of Black Lives online discussion, Akropolis Quintet Club Paradise Virtual Soiree, Clements Bookworm: Collectors Corner with Jack Deo.

    The Record is sharing Attend at Home while its print and online event listings are temporarily suspended. Read more

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Halil Bisgin
“I used the Great Lakes supercomputer at U-M Ann Arbor to train my model because this is a very computationally demanding process.”

Halil Bisgin, assistant professor of computer science in UM-Flint’s College of Arts & Sciences

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This Week in U-M History

A flagpole from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition is Chicago was installed on the Diag on June 23, 1898.

Diag flagpole

A flagpole from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is Chicago was installed on the Diag on June 23, 1898. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 22-July 19.

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Michigan in the news

    • Headshot of Alvita Akiboh

    “I hope at least that the questioning that has started with monuments, because they’re visible, because they’re large and because they’re easy to remove, will continue to happen as we start to re-evaluate the symbols on money, on our stamps. The flags and other symbols that we use. The songs that we sing for our patriotic anthems. And that definitely, we will get to re-evaluate our K-12 curriculum,” said Alvita Akiboh, assistant professor of history and postdoctoral fellow.

    The Guardian (U.K.)
    • Headshot of Avik Basu

    “Think about ADHD, think about overwork and overstress. Is there a relationship here to the kinds of places that we’ve built for ourselves? And how different it is from the environments that our brains evolved in?” said environmental psychologist Avik Basu, lecturer of environment and sustainability, who believes even small doses of nature are better than none at all.

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    • Headshot of Kao-Ping Chua

    “Families are facing a challenging decision regarding whether to send their children to school for in-person classes in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Some families simply don’t have a choice because they need to go to work,” said Kao-Ping Chua, assistant professor of pediatrics, whose research shows that a third of parents are unsure whether they will send their kids to school this fall.

    U.S. News & World Report
    • Photo of Tony Reames

    “Many of the opportunities to improve energy efficiency are connected to rebates and loans. For various reasons these options are unattainable, particularly for low-income Black households,” said Tony Reames, assistant professor of environment and sustainability and director of the Urban Energy Justice Lab. “We need to be more strategic and geographic in how we implement our energy efficiency programs.”

    Energy News Network
    • Headshot of Eugene Rogers

    “We had people in the audience rip up their programs and throw them in the trash, right in front of the choir, and walk out,” said Eugene Rogers, associate professor of conducting, who in 2015 led the Men’s Glee Club in the premiere of alumnus Joel Thompson’s “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” a musical composition of the final words of seven unarmed Black men who were killed during encounters with police.

    The New York Times