News from May 2013

31 May 2013
Detroit Techno: Music That Influenced The World (Podcast)

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Detroit Techno: Music That Influenced the World provided a deeper look into the history of Techno music and its foundation in Detroit. From it's impact in Detroit and across the world, Detroit Techno is the first event of its kind to provide a detailed historical breakdown of this genre from the sources who created it.

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23 May 2013
Memorial Weekend 2013

In observance of Memorial Day, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will close on Friday, May 24 at 5 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend,

U-M Detroit Center Staff 

16 May 2013
Critical Perspectives on Media Coverage

The Semester in Detroit (SID) Spring Speaker Series kicks off Thursday, May 23 with Detroit in Crisis: Critical Perspectives on Media Coverage. This informative panel discussion will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Cass Corridor Commons (4605 Cass Ave., Detroit, 48201). Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Detroit Center and East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC), admission and light refreshments are free for all attendees.

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14 May 2013
Airplane Banana-Boat Roller Coaster

Opening Friday, May 24, the 2013 exhibition season at Work Detroit continues with the show, Airplane Banana-Boat Roller Coaster: Imaginative Collaborations With Detroit Classrooms.

Airplane Banana-Boat Roller Coaster features an array of playful and experimental projects - from imaginative drawings and photo essays to autobiographical audio stories and entrepreneurial ventures; these projects have been developed with...

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13 May 2013

In the latest episode of the U-M Detroit Center podcast series, Detroit Center Communications Director Mike Morland sits down with Detroit Free Press Education Journalist Chastity Pratt Dawsey. Take a listen as Chastity discusses her experience as the moderator of the Detroiter Hall of Fame, what it was like growing up in Detroit, how she got her start in journalism and the impact of covering Detroit's Public Schools.

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09 May 2013
Youth Theatre Fellows: A Residential Summer Theatre Camp

For the second year, the University of Michigan Detroit Center offers a unique opportunity for youth in grades 8-12 to immerse themselves into theatre arts. This one-week intensive program features:


  • Intensive workshops with professional theatre artists
  • Instructors with years of academic and professional experience in the arts
  • Professional coaching in script analysis, blocking and auditioning techniques...
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03 May 2013
The University Detroit Center Connector Survey

The University of Michigan Detroit Center and the Semester in Detroit program (SID) are recipients of a $45,000 Transforming Learning for Third Century (TLTC) Discovery Grant for the project, The University Detroit Center Connector: Linking Ann Arbor with Detroit, and Detroit...

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03 May 2013

Many people often ask "What is the University of Michigan Detroit Center?" With that in mind, this three minute slideshow video highlights all the great activities going on at the Detroit Center.

To view this video, please click here.