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15 June 2015

A pilot program of bus service between the Ann Arbor Campus and U-M Detroit Center will continue uninterrupted through the summer and throughout the coming academic year.

The MDetroit Center Connector bus service was scheduled to end June 21 with the expiration of a two-year Transforming Learning for the Third Century grant. The Office of the Provost has agreed to fund one more year of the pilot program designed to connect students, faculty and staff in Ann Arbor with programs in...

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15 June 2015

In this episode of Detroit Discussions, host Mike Morland sits down with Dyrel Johnson of the band HotSauce to discuss their upcoming performance at the Concert of Colors. Formed in 2001, Detroit R&B band HotSauce was built around the concept of pushing the boundaries of today’s Top 40 sound. Influenced by the legendary band, Earth Wind & Fire and pop superstar Prince, HotSauce serves up inspirational vocals and memorable melodies at shows across the country.

12 June 2015

In this episode of Detroit Discussions, host Mike Morland sits down with Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke to discuss their upcoming performance at the Concert of Colors. In the three-year collaboration of Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke, the duo has created a sound that’s powerful and unique in the world of acoustic music. After a...

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11 June 2015

With the summer art exhibition season in full swing, the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present “The Artistry of Timothy Orikri,” a brilliant collection of diverse pieces at Monts Hall with an opening reception on Friday, July 17, from 6-8 p.m. As a bonus to the evening event, Mr. Orikri will provide a brief talk on his creative process and artworks at 7 p.m.. Light refreshments and complimentary parking will also be available for the reception.

Orikri carefully...

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11 June 2015

Peter Allen, who's shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 University of Michigan students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls "one of the most undervalued big cities in the world with billions of dollars of real estate opportunity."

Allen, an adjunct lecturer at U-M's Ross School of Business, started a summer class recently at U-M's Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue, teaching 18 students who come from all corners of the city and want to...

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11 June 2015

SATURDAY JULY 11, 2015

Annamaria Austin – 1 p.m. (R&B)
Local artist Annamaria Austin has toured with the historic Kentucky State University Concert Choir. After spending time as a featured vocalist with Detroit rappers Jae Retch and Kid Tef, Annamaria steps into the spotlight as a solo artist. With her powerful vocals and inspiring sound, Annamaria makes the stage come alive. 

Muruga and the Cosmic...

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11 June 2015

Entering its 23rd year, Detroit’s annual diversity festival, the Concert of Colors, returns July 4, and 9-12 for five days of free music and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will host the Wolverine Outdoor...

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09 June 2015

After a careful overall analysis of the current system, the MDetroit Center Connector (MDCC) will conclude pilot operations following its final run on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

On October 5, 2013, the University of Michigan Detroit Center in partnership with the Semester in Detroit program launched the MDetroit Center Connector pilot shuttle service. Primarily funded by a Transforming Learning for the Third Century grant, the Connector was established as a transit service between the Ann...

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08 June 2015

As the University of Michigan rapidly approaches its bicentennial anniversary, Voices of Detroit: Life at U-M, serves as an ongoing oral history project that captures the life experiences of U-M alumni who grew up in Detroit. 

These individuals have a unique perspective on the relationship between the University and city, and how it has shaped their lives. Through this project, participants are...

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18 May 2015

The summer art exhibition season kicks off in Monts Hall on Friday, May 29 with the show, “Selected Works of the 20th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners.”

The exhibit, which runs through June 26, aims to strengthen the community through creative expression while working with currently and formerly incarcerated adults and youth. Beginning in 1996, this annual exhibition,, features artwork by prisoners in the state of Michigan and aims to shed light on talents found behind...

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