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Qualcomm Inc. will open its new Thinkabit Lab in the Michigan Engineering Zone in Detroit at a private event Thursday afternoon. In collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the program's goal is to help close the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap. Officials expect the initiative to reach 1,500 Detroit-area high school students in its first year before expanding to reach 3,000 middle and high school students annually.
The Detroit Center is home to 18 University community partnerships in arts and culture, education, medical research, public health, service learning, social work, and urban planning. Help support the University of Michigan experience in Detroit by donating this Giving Blueday, Tuesday, November 28.
The U-M Detroit Center follows the official holiday and seasonal schedule at the Univerity of Michigan. The Detroit Center will be closed on the following days in November-January.
The Detroit Connector, a University of Michigan bus service connecting the Ann Arbor campus to the city of Detroit, will begin providing service seven days a week, starting Monday, October 30, to U-M faculty, staff, students, and for the first time, the general public.
In partnership with The Ginsberg Center, U-M Libraries, Office of Metropolitan Impact and Community Engaged Academic Learning, and Masters of Arts in Community Based Education, the University of Michigan Detroit Center is offering three engagement training workshops. This series provides a training program geared towards members of the university community interested in capacity building, volunteering, problem-solving, and project development in the city of Detroit.
In observance of Labor Day, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will be closed beginning Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4. The Detroit Center will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5.
In preparation for the Concert of Colors, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will be closed on July 14-16 and reopen on Monday, July 17. The Concert of Colors Wolverine Outdoor Stage (supported by the U-M Detroit Center) in the Sonick Courtyard.
Concert of Colors began as a modest, yet highly ambitious, one-day event at a single venue on Detroit’s east riverfront. Now, the popular annual event returns to multiple venues in Midtown Detroit July 12-16, 2017, for its landmark 25th-anniversary celebration of music from around the world. In recent years, attendance has reached 80,000 people.
Beginning on Friday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., the QLine transit service along Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be open to the public. For individuals riding the Detroit Connector bus, a QLine station is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Woodward Avenue, at the opposite corner of the Detroit Connector bus stop.