September 15, 2019

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

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“As a lawyer, I wanted to think about how to much more proactively help people.”

Amanda Alexander, senior research scholar and founder of the Detroit Justice Center

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This Week in U-M History

Remembering 9/11

Hundreds gathered on the Diag Sept. 11, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Sept. 9-15.

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Michigan in the news

  • “Feeling confident that you’re going to get a job is important, but we want to provide opportunities for students to develop confidence that the job matters and that the work has purpose,” said Paula Wishart, assistant dean of student development and career initiatives at the LSA Opportunity Hub, which offers resources to help place students and make sense of their internships and prepare for life after graduation.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • “Median household income today is right where it was in 1999. We’ve seen two decades with no progress for the middle class. The economy is producing more than before, but the gains aren’t being shared equally,” said Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy.

    The Washington Post
  • Research by Calista Harbaugh, general surgery resident, suggests that kids do well with alternative pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen after common pediatric surgeries: “Our study found that use of non-opioid and non-medication pain strategies results in good pain control after many children’s operations. If opioids are prescribed, parents should expect that their child should need few doses and only in the first days after surgery.”

    Reuters