News from October 2013

30 October 2013

Known for its insightful and moving documentaries, the Sankofa Film Series returns to the University of Michigan Detroit Center with a screening of “Black Unicorn: Dudley Randall and Broadside Press.”

The first of this four film series takes place on Friday, November 15 beginning at 6:15 p.m. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees. Following the film, a brief discussion on the documentary will be lead by Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd.


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22 October 2013

Come experience Work•Detroit at the University of Michigan Detroit Center and see why it’s one of the city’s most distinctive art venues. Opening Friday, November 8, the 2013 fall exhibition season continues with “Detroit Collective.”

Curated by Robert Mirek and featuring work from more than 30 artists, Detroit Collective highlights dedicated studio artists, writers and designers who have made significant contributions to Detroit’s cultural climate since the 1970s....

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21 October 2013

Detroit native and University of Michigan alumnus Bob Shiller has been award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2013.

Born in Detroit, Robert (Bob) Shiller graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan (1967) and earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1972)....

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16 October 2013

At the University of Michigan, education isn’t just a four-year program; it’s a life-long journey. On Saturday, November 23 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., the U-M Detroit Center continues that journey with the workshop, A Mentors Summit: Paving the Path to College. 

Aimed at adults that work or volunteer with young people, this workshop is also open to young people with an interest in pursuing a higher education. Workshop presenters will include University Admissions and Financial Aid...

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