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John Ellis

“I feel like it’s important … that children feel that they own the space, it’s theirs and that they can be artists here.”

— John Ellis, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, who helps administer two community engagement programs that teach piano to young people

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U-M Heritage

From the late 1800s through World War II, university students and the people of Ann Arbor liked to walk through a deep, green ravine that led from the heights near Forest Hill Cemetery down to the Huron River. Schoolgirls’ Glen featured greenery and wildflowers that attracted birds and inspired poetry.

The vanishing of Schoolgirls’ Glen

From the late 1800s through World War II, university students and the people of Ann Arbor liked to walk through a deep, green ravine that led from the heights near Forest Hill Cemetery down to the Huron River. Schoolgirls’ Glen featured greenery and wildflowers that attracted birds and inspired poetry.

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    “I think the Kansas vote reflected an important statement on what the broader will of the people of the United States is. I think this vote really reflects what the center-of-the-road, middle America wants,” said Siobán Harlow, professor of epidemiology, and obstetrics and gynecology, on the rejection of a state constitutional amendment that would have banned abortion rights for women in Kansas.

    Michigan Advance
    • Chad Ellimoottil

    “The headline says telemedicine, but in reality there was actually no telemedicine going on. It was just a corrupt practice that was occurring, obviously targeting seniors and the Medicare program,” said Chad Ellimoottil, assistant professor of urology, on alleged kickback schemes totaling more than $1 billion in which telemedicine companies got providers to order unneeded tests and equipment.

    Politico

    Kevin Boehnke, research investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, says cannabis tends to be safer than anti-inflammatories and opioids for chronic pain: “That doesn’t mean it’s without risk (but) at this point, there’s not really a good justification from at least a pain-management standpoint of why that should not be an available tool.”

    The New York Times
    • Michelle Segar

    “Flexible thinking drives creativity and resilience in the face of challenges and unexpected sudden change. Studies generally find that when it comes to eating and exercise, being overly restrictive often backfires. However, flexible thinking enables us to better manage our food consumption and physical activity,” wrote Michelle Segar, research investigator at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and health policy fellow at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation.

    Thrive
    • Robert Fishman

    “The reason that urban design keeps coming back to the linear city is that it really does have a functional logic,” said Robert Fishman, professor of architecture and urban planning, of Saudi Arabia’s proposal for a 105-mile, high-tech, energy-efficient building in the desert where millions can live and work.

    Fast Company