October 19, 2019

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Coming Events

  • Oct 19

    Drug take-back events

    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

  • Oct 21

    Agrippina: “I, Me, Mine”?

    A lecture and discussion with Mary T. Boatwright, professor in department of classical studies, Duke University, 4:30-5 p.m., Angell Hall, Room 2175

  • Oct 22

    The Causes and Consequences of Human Obesity

    Taubman Prize keynote by Sir Stephen O’Rahilly of the University of Cambridge, 10 a.m.-noon, Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, Kahn Auditorium

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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

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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 Cindy Schipani

    Having more women role models in the automotive industry would encourage young females to apply for jobs traditionally held by men, says Cindy Schipani, professor of business law: “I also think that Mary Barra’s leadership at GM, with her background in engineering, serves as a terrific role model for women engineers, and may influence the career choices of some women.”

    ABC News
    • Photo of Huei Peng

    Huei Peng, director of Mcity and professor of mechanical engineering, says that while the technology is advancing, even low-speed self-driving cars have severe limitations. He compared them to the Wright brothers’ early airplanes: “They flew a very short distance: not very high, not very far, not very fast. They were not very exciting. They were not very useful.”

    The Washington Post
    • Photo of Alicia Ventresca Miller

    “Their finding that wealth was inherited, rather than achieved, has real impacts for research on inequality and will likely change our understanding of ancient Europe,” said Alicia Ventresca Miller, assistant professor of anthropology, commenting on an archaeological discovery that humans have a history of status division stretching back at least 4,000 years.

    Scientific American