News from September 2012

26 September 2012
The Legislative Collaborative series, Carl Levin

*Update: Interview with Carl Levin and event video are embedded at the end of this article*

The University of Michigan Detroit will host Michigan U.S. Senator, Carl Levin (D) on Tuesday, October 9, from 9-10 a.m. as part of its Legislative Collaborative series. This invitation only event is open to the press. The Legislative Collaborative is a quarterly political forum sponsored by the Michigan State University and...

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26 September 2012
Land Abandonment, Land Development: The Future of Detroit

On Friday, October 19 from 12 – 1:30 p.m., the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy present, Land Abandonment, Land Development: The Future of Detroit.

This panel discussion on land development and the future of Detroit features John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press, Wayne State University Professor of Urban Planning, Avis C. Vidal and is moderated by Reynolds Farley, Professor Emeritus of...

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25 September 2012
School of Social Work: MSW/PhD Prospective Student Session

On Friday, November 2 from 4 – 6 p.m., the University of Michigan School of Social Work will host the MSW/PhD Prospective Student Session.

This event provides an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work's MSW & PhD programs. Topics covered will include: MSW/PhD Curriculum, Dual Degree Programs, Application Process, Social Work Faculty & Staff, Degree Requirements and Financial Aid.

Prospective MSW students will receive an...

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21 September 2012
Michigan Daily Journalism Conference 2012

The University of Michigan Detroit Center in partnership with the Michigan Daily, will host the 2012 Michigan Daily High School Journalism Conference. This free, one-day conference takes place on Saturday, November 3 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Michigan Daily High School Journalism Conference provides students with an opportunity to listen to professional...

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11 September 2012
2nd Annual Midtown Challenge: *POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2013*

*This Event has been postponed until the Spring of 2013. We are sorry for any inconvience this may cause. Check back soon for updates*

Join the University of Michigan Detroit Center and Semester in Detroit Program on Saturday, September 29 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Midtown Challenge. This team building exercise is open to the public (must at least high school age to participate) and...

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05 September 2012
Detropia: Opening September 14

Opening September 14: DETROPIA

  • Royal Oak: Main Art (filmmakers in person 9/14 & 9/15)
  • Detroit: Ren Cen 4 (filmmakers in person 9/15 & 9/16)
  • Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater (filmmakers in person 9/16)


Detroit’s story has encapsulated an iconic narrative over the last century—the rise of manufacturing and the middle class and the promise of a utopian dream. Today the city...

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