November 20, 2019

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Coming Events

  • Nov 20

    Why Are Buddha Statues So Big?

    Flyer for Buddha lecture

    Space, Time, and Unusual Human Bodies in Buddhism, with Reiko Ohnuma of Dartmouth College, 4-5:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre

  • Nov 21

    Ripple Effect

    Communicating Water Quality Data through Art, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Duderstadt Center, includes related events

  • Nov 21

    On Freedom and Risk

    Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez, Penny Stamps Speaker Series, 5:10-6:30 p.m., Michigan Theater

More Events

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Howard Thai is a project coordinator at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
“I hope to show that not just the specific content of the class is interesting, but that, if you pay close attention, your whole world will turn out to be very, very interesting.”

Howard Tsai, project coordinator and lecturer at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Read more about Howard Tsai

This Week in U-M History

On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched "Operation Haircut" to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans.

‘Operation Haircut’

On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched “Operation Haircut” to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 18-24.

Read more about U-M in History

Michigan in the news

    • Photo of Donovan Maust

    “We really haven’t done a good job of getting the word out that there really are things you can do to lower your risk,” said Donovan Maust, associate professor of psychiatry, whose research shows that many older American adults inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia, and don’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health, and how racial differences can affect dementia risk.

    ABC News
    • Photo of Nicholas Bagley

    “As Democrats debate the best way to achieve universal coverage and lower health care costs, the Trump administration has a different approach to the challenges of our current system. It’s working overtime to make the system more fragile for the sick and the poor, even as it misrepresents to Congress and the American public what it’s up to. … That’s the ugly truth,” wrote Nicholas Bagley, professor of law.

    The New York Times
    • Headshot of William Lopez

    William Lopez, assistant professor of health education and health behavior, says that in the aftermath of immigration deportation raids, many community members begin to distrust social service organizations: “There’s this tension of like, can I trust the police if I’m this particular race or if I’m this particular immigration status? … Can I trust even local clinics with my immigration status information?”

    National Public Radio