November 25, 2020

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Coming Events

  • Nov 23

    Attend at Home — Week of Nov. 23

    UMS Digital Presentation: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite

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

    This week includes: Film screening of “Village of Women”; UMS Digital Presentation: The Democracy! Suite; Artists Sunday; Ark Family Room Series; Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: Randal Stegmeyer, Exposing the Past.

  • Dec 1

    Cybersecurity, Technology and Government

    With Javed Ali, former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, and Ravi Pendse, U-M vice president for information technology and chief information officer, 5:30-7 p.m.

More Events at Happening@Michigan

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Monica Adams
“I learned a lot about the cultures, and to me one good gateway into a community, into a culture, is just learning how they cook food.”

Monica Adams, head of user services at UM-Dearborn’s Mardigian Library

Read more about Monica Adams

This Week in U-M History

On Nov. 25, 1952, university cooks prepared turkeys to serve to students staying on campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 23-29.

Thanksgiving on campus

On Nov. 25, 1952, university cooks prepared turkeys to serve to students staying on campus. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 23-29.

Read more about U-M in History

Weekly COVID-19 briefing

Due to the Thanksgiving break, the next COVID-19 briefing will be Dec. 4. 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 for those who cannot view it in real time.

View the briefing live via Zoom

Michigan in the news

    • D. André Green

    “It’s interesting to think about how this would potentially impact the survival of these caterpillars, when they’re crowded onto plants. The amount of milkweed is decreasing. This may become a bigger issue,” said D. André Green, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, commenting on research that found that before metamorphosis, monarch butterflies will aggressively head butt each other for access to their favorite food.

    The New York Times
    • Daphna Stroumsa

    Research by Daphna Stroumsa, clinical lecturer in obstetrics and gynecology, and colleagues found that close to 1 in 10 of the estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the U.S. are likely using hormones that weren’t prescribed because they’re uninsured or their insurance won’t cover it: “Health care systems and physicians and health care providers have so often failed trans people, either with direct discrimination or ignorance of trans people’s health care needs. We need to fix that.”

    CNN
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    • Kara Zivin

    The number of women with suicidal thoughts after giving birth has dramatically increased since 2006, with the biggest spikes among mothers who are Black, lower income or younger, according to research by Lindsay Admon, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and Kara Zivin, professor of psychiatry, and health management and policy, and colleagues. “This is more important than ever in the COVID-19 era. The postpartum isolation people feel will have been compounded by this epidemic,” Admon said.

    USA Today