January 26, 2021

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Coming Events

  • Jan 25

    Attend at Home — Week of Jan. 25

    Photo of North Campus carillon

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

    This week includes: Books for Social Justice; “MLK, Agency and Action” North Campus carillon concert; talk on African Diasporic Modernism; Story, Word, Sound, Sway exhibition.

  • Jan 26

    COVID-19: Treatments and Long-Term Effect

    U-M experts share their research on novel treatments and therapeutics for COVID-19, noon-1 p.m.

  • Jan 27

    Donia Human Rights Center Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

    U.S. Race Relations and Foreign Policy with Susan Page of the Ford School and Law School, 4-5:30 p.m.

  • Jan 27

    Equity in Science

    Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education, with Julie Posselt of the University of Southern California, 4-5 p.m.

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Adam Mael and his dog Maple
“I was happy to bring a little bit of joy and spark some of those happy memories everybody else has about campus.”

— Adam Mael, a graduate coordinator in the College of Engineering who recently completed a LEGO model of part of Central Campus

Read more about Adam Mael

This Week in U-M History

On Jan. 25, 1990, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spoke to law students about Supreme Court appointments. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 25-31.

Biden on campus

On Jan. 25, 1990, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., spoke to law students about Supreme Court appointments. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 25-31.

Read more about U-M in History

University COVID-19 briefing

U-M’s video briefing on issues related to COVID-19 routinely is scheduled for 1 p.m. this Friday. The briefings alternate every other week with a town hall hosted by Michigan Medicine. 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

    • Photo of Marcus Collins

    “I think we can probably all ubiquitously say that before the presidency, the name Trump stood in for wealth. It stood in for business, and for being business savvy,” said Marcus Collins, lecturer of marketing. “In the last two years of his presidency, his brand has stood for other things: the divisiveness, the misogyny, the xenophobia and the racism — all of these things that he’s demonstrated in his time in office.”

    Vox
    • Headshot of Michelle Segar

    “We’ve been socialized to have a very limited definition of the right space for fitness. And if we couldn’t make it to that gym or studio we signed up for, we’re conditioned to think of that as a failure,” Michelle Segar, director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, on the rapid growth of at-home fitness.

    The Wall Street Journal
    • Photo of Kenneth Warner

    “This is the most fraught, controversial issue in my 45 years in tobacco control, it has torn the field asunder,” said Ken Warner, dean emeritus of public health, regarding the debate in which some researchers see vaping as a useful way to reduce harm to existing smokers, while others argue it is too dangerous and will lead a new generation to start smoking.

    WIRED