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  • Dec 2

    CLASP Seminar Series

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    Antti Pulkkinen of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will speak on “Extreme geomagnetic storm scenarios and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Heliophysics Science Division,” 3:30-5 p.m., Climate and Space Research Building, Room 2246; and virtual

  • Dec 3

    (Indian) Animals Are Good to Think With

    The Center for South Asian Studies Thomas R. Trautmann Honorary Lecture, with Stephanie Jamison of UCLA, 4:30-6 p.m., virtual

  • Dec 6

    Discriminating Data

    Wendy Chun of Simon Fraser University in conversation with Lisa Nakamura, noon-1:30 p.m., virtual

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Spotlight

Clare Croft

“All of the years of Daring Dances have been working to focus on populations and questions that feel particularly important to southeastern Michigan.”

— Clare Croft, associate professor of American culture who also has launched and curated projects to promote queer dance and open dialogue in that sphere

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U-M Heritage

Marina Oswald was left a 22-year-old widow with two young children when her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed after being accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Unable to speak much English but desiring to stay in the United States, Oswald was invited to study at U-M’s English Language Institute.

The assassin’s widow

Marina Oswald was left a 22-year-old widow with two young children when her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed after being accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Unable to speak much English but desiring to stay in the United States, Oswald was invited to study at U-M’s English Language Institute.

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Michigan in the news

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    • Betsey Stevenson

    “I think that inflation in 2022 will be at a lower rate than inflation in 2021. … Sometimes when people think about inflation, they think that the problem is the price is getting higher. But the problem is really demand outstripping supply, and inflation is a way to bring that into balance,” said Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics.

    Marketplace
    • Headshot of Reuven Avi-Yonah

    “When the American public sees giant and highly profitable corporations paying no tax, it undermines their faith that the tax code is fair. … Making companies pay at least 15 percent in taxes on the profits they report to shareholders sounds like a good idea because it is. It’s a smart policy that will improve the tax code and help finance investments in the nation’s future,” wrote Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law.

    CNN
    • Headshot of Adam Lauring

    “I don’t think there’s anything unique about Michigan,” said Adam Lauring, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, on the state’s COVID-19 surge. “This is exactly what happened in November of last year. The timing is almost exact. … Until we build up enough immunity, through vaccination or infection, we’re going to continue to have these surges.” 

    The Guardian (U.K.)