News from April 2014

29 April 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center will hold the second annual induction ceremony for the University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s inductees include Judge Paul D. Borman, United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan; and Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press.

The University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame honors the distinguished career...

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28 April 2014

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, electronic dance music will be at the forefront of Detroit’s music scene once again. On Tuesday, May 20 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., the University of Michigan Detroit Center, in partnership with the Detroit Techno Foundation and Paxahau is proud to present, Electronic Dance Music: What Spins Detroit? 

Open to the...

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28 April 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is not directly associated with this event. Please direct any questions or request to the Learning From Detroit event page.

This event is one of the Michigan Meetings, a series of annual interdisciplinary meetings on topics of national and international significance sponsored by the Michigan’s...

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22 April 2014

Back around 2009, when Michigan was hemorrhaging jobs and the future looked bleak for The Mitten, I remember asking one of Michigan's leading CEOs what single action the state could take to pack a big economic punch.

"I'd ask Mary Sue Coleman what she wants and give it to her," he said, not missing a beat. And this guy was an alum of Michigan State.

The University of Michigan president officially retires July 1. Her accomplishments — raising more than $3 billion in a major...

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02 April 2014

As part of its UpstART Festival, the University of Michigan Detroit Center hosted an essay contest for high school students on the topic – “The Transformative Nature of Art.” Interpreted in the broadest sense, entries included literary, performing and visual arts (e.g., theatre, writing, film, dance, painting, sculpture, or architecture).

The 2014 upstART Festival Essay Contest Winners are:

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