President Mark Schlissel moderated a panel at the annual meeting of the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The council includes corporate CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and national lab directors, and works to highlight policy direction for the nation to keep the U.S. economy strong. The panel focused on how to promote manufacturing competitiveness using technology, research and workforce development. From left are William Goldstein, director of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Schlissel. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
24 hours of giving
Graduate student Anthony Castaneda hands a sticker to a Giving Blueday participant at the Diag location for U-M’s 24-hour day of giving. Students stopped by locations at the Diag and Pierpont Commons to nominate U-M causes to be funded with the more than $3.6 million that was donated on Tuesday. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)
A foxtrot from Auschwitz-Birkenau
While conducting research at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum last summer, Patricia Hall, professor of music, became interested in a manuscript arranged and performed by prisoners in the Auschwitz I men’s orchestra. This video explores “The Most Beautiful Time of Life,” a foxtrot likely performed as dance music for the Auschwitz garrison, will be performed in a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in North Campus’ Moore Building.
Giving Blueday 2018
The fifth annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour fundraising campaign for hundreds of different programs and U-M causes, will be Nov. 27. Anyone who uses the hashtag #GivingBlueday to share this video, which explains the community spirit behind Giving Blueday, will be entered in a drawing with one person randomly selected to receive $1,000 for the fund of their choice.
Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added restrictions on sales of flavored vaping products in convenience stores and gas stations to keep them out of the hands of minors. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Clifford Douglas, program manager and adjunct professor of health management and policy, explains that while e-cigarettes provide a less harmful alternative to people trying to quit cigarettes, they also can be a gateway to nicotine addiction for young people.