2021 MLK SYMPOSIUM
The 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium will feature a different format from past years, but with the same emphasis on the message and lessons of the late civil rights leader. This year’s symposium begins with a keynote at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 and is built around the theme “Where Do We Go From Here?” It is a largely virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mapping quantum structures with light
A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials and pave the way for advanced energy technologies and quantum computers, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, University of Regensburg and University of Marburg.
Lithium metal batteries, capable of doubling the capacity of today’s standard lithium-ion cells, can be built utilizing much of the current battery manufacturing system, a finding from U-M researchers that removes a major hurdle for automakers looking to embrace the next major evolution in energy storage technology for electric vehicles.
In case you missed it
During an unprecedented fall semester, many events, exhibitions and performances at U-M shifted to a virtual format. Many of these creative presentations are still available to enjoy online.
- Maize & Blueprint — Current Campus Status
COVID-19 Vaccine update
Michigan Medicine will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline essential workers at U-M who work outside the health system, as well as employees and established patients who are 65 or older, beginning Jan. 11. Any U-M employees and students who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are urged to complete the university’s Blue Queue questionnaire and create a health portal account.Learn more about vaccine distribution
Campus Maize & Blueprint
The University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan for Winter Term incorporates public health guidance, lessons learned from the fall and extensive feedback from our community. Many new safety measures and additional resources have been developed to protect and support our students, faculty and staff.
- All community members who need to enter U-M buildings are now required to show their ResponsiBLUE daily symptom checker results. Undergraduates must also display their weekly testing status.
- U-M’s free weekly COVID-19 testing program is available for all students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus and meets the mandatory testing requirements for undergraduates.
Prevention & Care
- Our COVID-19 Playbook outlines U-M’s approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and the programs and resources developed to support our community during this challenging year.
- Keeping COVID-19 in check during the winter term
- Kristina Ko named director of U-M’s office in Washington, D.C.
- Biden inherits myriad crises, great leadership challenges
- 45% of adults over 65 lack online medical accounts, which could affect COVID-19 vaccination
- Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals
- The Conversation: Big Tech's swift reaction to Capitol rioters reveals new face of corporate political power—and a threat to American democracy
- Podcast: Living with purpose by 'Reconstructing America!'
- The Conversation: Black people are 3 times more likely to experience pulse oximeter errors
- Q&A: Social media shutdown
- Commentary: For America to lead again, Biden must heal domestic fractures and address misgivings about globalization
In The News
- USA Today Is Donald Trump's brand 'radioactive' or will he reinvent himself once again after his presidency?
- WEMU Radio Biden administration to better address climate crisis
- New York Times What you can do to avoid the new coronavirus variant right now
- WIRED Vaping doesn't keep young people from smoking cigarettes later
Happening @ Michigan
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) events may have been moved online, rescheduled, or canceled. Visit Happening@Michigan for updates.
- Jan 21 EnginTalks: The Unsilenced Voices of 2021
- Mar 2 DEI Workshop: Diversity 101
- Jan 22 Become a UROP Peer Facilitator
- Jan 27 (VIRTUAL): CEW+Inspire Midweek Mindfulness-Guided Sits
- Jan 27 Sip & Stroll
- Jan 27 Total Body Strength
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All Michigan, all the time
There’s always something amazing happening at Michigan. Whether it’s on campus or around the world, our students, faculty, staff and alumni are out seizing the day. A sampling of images captured over the years is shown in the gallery below.
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