December 12, 2019

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Coming Events

  • Dec 13

    Anthropology and Poetry Lecture

    Anthropology and Poetry Lecture

    Second in a series, led by poet Kenzie Allen based on themes raised in her graduate student class, 4-5:30 p.m., Hatcher Graduate Library

  • Dec 16

    Biosciences Initiative Community Celebration and Symposium

    With President Mark Schlissel, Interim Vice President for Research Rebecca Cunningham and Biosciences Initiative Director Roger Cone, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Michigan League, Hussey Room and Concourse

  • Dec 18

    Eclectic Jazz & Klezmer

    Dave Gitterman (piano) and Ralph Katz (clarinet), noon-1 p.m., University Hospital, Main Lobby, Floor 1

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Paul Sutherland
“I guess you never really know where you’re going to find something that really makes you happy. It’s good to stay open to that.”

Paul Sutherland, new media technician and instructor with LSA’s Department of Film, Television, and Media.

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This Week in U-M History

Yoko Ono and John Lennon perform in 1971 during a "Free John Now" rally at Crisler Arena

‘Free John Now’

On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

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Michigan in the news

    • Photo of Anne Curzan

    “People will sometimes use the judgment of punctuation as a way to judge other people or win an argument,” said Anne Curzan, professor of education, linguistics, and English language and literature, and dean of LSA. The suggestion is that “somehow you’re not smart because you misplaced an apostrophe according to standard usage. It’s a total power move. If we’re all honest about it — every single one of us have messed up our ‘its’ and our ‘it’s.’ It’s confusing.”

    BBC News
    • Headshot of Jamie Mitchell
    • Headshot of Jill Becker

    Jamie Mitchell, assistant professor of social work, and Jill Becker, professor of psychology, discussed the lack of diversity in the subjects of medical research studies and how diseases and treatment differ based on race and gender. “We don’t have a lot of confidence to be able to tell patients, yes we’ve actually tested this Alzheimer’s intervention, this depression intervention, with people who look like you, who may have a similar background and upbringing as you, who may have faced some of the same stressors — such as discrimination — as you,” Mitchell said.

    Michigan Radio
    • Headshot of Roland Graf

    “Currently, there is nothing else like iGYM, as most other accessible gaming technologies either limit it to small screens or are developed for people with cognitive disabilities. Our vision with the system is to make it as simple and affordable as possible,” said Roland Graf, associate professor of art and design, on the game system his research team developed to create a truly inclusive play environment for children — both disabled and able-bodied.

    The Associated Press