October 17, 2019

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Coming Events

  • Oct 18

    The Community of Food, Society, and Justice Conference

    Photo of food

    Confronting race, class, and gender privileges on issues such as food justice, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., East Quadrangle, Keene Theater

  • Oct 18

    Can Marriage Save the Race?

    Ideas About African-American Marriage from W.E.B. Du Bois to Our Own Times, with Tara W. Hunter, Princeton University, 1-3 p.m., Tisch Hall, Room 1014

  • Oct 19

    Drug take-back events

    U-M’s Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network partnering on nine Washtenaw County medication take-back sites, 11 am.-2 p.m., various locations

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

“Having English students learn typesetting gives them opportunities to re-encounter language as a physical, visual process.”

Fritz Swanson, lecturer II in the Department of English Language and Literature and founder of Wolverine Press

Read more about Fritz Swanson

This Week in U-M History

Image of War Manpower Mobilization Corps at U-M in 1942

Mobilizing ‘Minutemen’

On Oct. 15, 1942, students volunteered for the War Manpower Mobilization Corps, the “Minutemen of the Campus.” Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 14-20.

Read more about U-M in History

Michigan in the news

    • Photo of Lindsay Petty

    Research by Lindsay Petty, assistant professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases, and colleagues found that more than 80 percent of patients, especially older ones, with asymptomatic bacteriuria — the presence of bacteria in the urine of a patient that has no signs or symptoms of a urinary tract infection — are given a full course of antibiotics when it is not necessary and may lead to antibiotic resistance.

    The New York Times
    • Photo of Nicholas Bagley

    “We now have good data indicating that tens of thousands of people were kicked off of Medicaid, not because they were ineligible under the work requirement program, but because they had trouble actually following through on the reporting requirements — dealing with websites, trying to figure out how to report hours effectively, and all the rest,” said Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, on a requirement by the state of Arkansas that Medicaid beneficiaries must prove they either work or go to school.

    National Public Radio
    • Photo of Lara O'Brien

    “I am sure these groups have good intentions behind their actions. However, every single one of the balloons released eventually ends up as litter polluting oceans, lakes, rivers, forests and other natural areas,” said Lara O’Brien, graduate student in environment and sustainability, who tracks balloon debris caused by people releasing balloons in the air at gatherings such as weddings, graduations, memorials and other events.

    Bridge Magazine