June 20, 2021

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Coming Events

  • Jun 14

    Attend at Home — For the Week of June 14

    Artist, Educator and Curator Tylonn J. Sawyer working on his mural "First Man: Samuel Codes Watson (Acrylic)" in the U-M Modern Languages Building. The mural is dedicated to Samuel Codes Watson, the first African-American student admitted to U-M. Sawyer will be speaking at the 2021 Juneteenth Symposium this Tuesday.

    Each week, U-M’s Arts & Culture website highlights selected virtual events or exhibitions around the university. This week includes: 2021 Juneteenth Symposium; Center for Social Solutions presents 20 Things Everyone Should Know about Slavery; WCTF 2021 Juneteenth Celebration; UMMA Virtual Family Art Studio: Kusudama.

    The Record is suspending most daily Coming Events and its print-edition events calendar for the summer. All submitted campus events can be found at Happening @ Michigan.

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Spotlight

Building facilities manager uses running, music to inspire
“My goal with running and life is to inspire, and I feel like running has provided me that platform to motivate and inspire.”

— Joshua Burd, building facilities manager with Student Life Housing Facilities

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This Week in U-M History

The university celebrated its centennial in Ann Arbor with a June 14, 1937, community dinner at the Intramural Building.

Centennial celebration

The university celebrated its centennial in Ann Arbor with a June 14, 1937, community dinner at the Intramural Building. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 7-20.

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Michigan in the news

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    Julian Davis Mortenson, professor of law, who begins his constitutional law course with the infamous Dred Scott case, says that ruling unwittingly “conveys the essence of Critical Race Theory to a person encountering these ideas for the first time: This is the Supreme Court explaining how the United States has been super racist forever and endorsing the racism. It’s a powerful way for students to confront the racism that has been central to the United States.”

    The New Yorker

    A. Oveta Fuller, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, says that as the country opens up, she fears that unvaccinated children who have been largely insulated from the virus would begin to bear the burden of disease: “We haven’t seen it for the children because they have been isolated, or there are other mitigations. I think we are in an emergency situation, and we will be going into winter.”

    The Washington Post
    • Lan Deng

    “If it was in trouble, it clearly would have a significant impact on the Chinese housing market and the general economy,” said Lan Deng, professor of urban and regional planning, of Chinese billionaire Hui Ka Yan’s flagship property company. “Not only would it expose its lenders to greater financial risk, there could also be possible chain effects spreading across the different sectors of the Chinese economy.”

    Bloomberg

    Omolola Eniola-Adefeso, professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, says a new plan by the National Institutes of Health to address funding disparities by increasing support for health equity research is itself siloing. “Health care disparities are important, but Black P.I.s are also interested in robotics, gene therapy and CRISPR. … That’s saying you should tell a young Black girl who wants to study nanotechnology to study health disparities instead.”

    STAT