May 31, 2020

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  • May 25

    Attend at Home — Week of May 25

    The Annual Student Show held by Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning is online now. Pictured is work from “SEEDS," created by first place winners Yixin Miao and Shourya Jain.

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

    This week includes: Clements’ Book Circle for History Lovers, SMTD Excel Lab’s Virtual Visionaries Series, Clements’ Photography Collectors and Their Collections, and the Taubman College’s Annual Student Show Online.”

    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

Sally Oey
“It’s really a fundamental change to the environment. It’s a complete change to the ecosystem. It’s saying that the nighttime ecosystem will soon no longer exist.”

Sally Oey, professor of astronomy and founder of Michigan Dark Skies

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This Week in U-M History

On June 3, 1950, the World War II memorial eagle statue outside Michigan Stadium was dedicated. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 26-June 7.

Memorial dedication

On June 3, 1950, the World War II memorial eagle statue outside Michigan Stadium was dedicated. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 26-June 7.

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Michigan in the news

    • Headshot of Samuel Bagenstos

    “It’s pretty clearly not a thing that he’s allowed to do. The president doesn’t just get to decide that he’s not going to spend appropriated funds because he doesn’t like what states are doing. The federal government can impose conditions on states who receive federal funds, but it’s Congress who does that,” said Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, on whether President Trump has the authority to unilaterally hold up federal funding to states.

    • Headshot of Fred Conrad

    “The large numbers of ‘don’t know,’ especially if you have to volunteer it, is huge. That’s a red flag — that this is just not something about which there’s agreement, even within political ideologies,” said Fred Conrad, professor of psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, on polls that show 40 percent of Democrats and nearly half of independents aren’t sure whether to believe sexual assault claims against presumptive Democratic president nominee Joe Biden.

    The New York Times
    • Photo of Susan Douglas

    Susan Douglas, professor of communication and media, said gender-based attacks on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other female political leaders are rooted in fear. “This certainly stems from a fear and hatred of women; an anxiety and anger that a woman might be able to tell you what to do and have control over government policies,” she said. “It violates the notion that men and only men can be decision-makers and leaders.”

    • Headshot of Bhramar Mukherjee

    Research conducted by Bhramar Mukherjee, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, and colleagues estimates that between 630,000 and 2.1 million people in India — out of a population of 1.3 billion — will become infected by the coronavirus by early July: “The increasing trend has not gone down. We’ve not seen a flattening of the curve.”

    • Photo of Julian Davis Mortenson
    • Photo of Nicholas Bagley

    “Most government activity in the United States rests on a simple idea: that it’s okay for the legislature to authorize the executive branch to regulate basically anything the legislature itself could reach — working conditions, pollution, elections, financial products, mask wearing, you name it. … Relying on a so-called nondelegation doctrine, conservative originalists insist that the Founders never intended for government to work this way. … For those suspicious of agency authority and centralized government, it makes for a comforting story. But it’s just not true,” co-wrote law professors Julian Davis Mortenson and Nicholas Bagley.

    The Atlantic