Michigan's Economic Recovery and Forecast for the New Year
Season 5, Ep. 15
In this episode of Michigan Minds, Gabriel Ehrlich, PhD,Director of U-M’s Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE), discusses the economic recovery in Michigan as well as the economic forecasts for the US and Michigan economies. Ehrlich's research focuses primarily on macro and regional economics, and economic forecasting.
How Self Compassion Helps Leaders and Teams
Season 5, Ep. 14
Susan Ashford, the Michael and Susan Jandernoa Professorship in Management and Organization at the Ross School of Business, joins this episode of Michigan Minds to talk about her research, which aims to help people become maximally effective in their work settings, with an emphasis on self-leadership, proactivity, change from below, leadership, and its development.
NAGPRA at U-M: Learning, Growing and Building Bridges
Season 5, Ep. 13
The Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was passed in 1990 to require museums and other institutions that receive federal funding to follow a process for transferring human remains and associated objects to the Indigenous peoples that have the legal right to them. The University of Michigan has an established set of policies and procedures to guide these efforts, and for the past decade Ben Secunda has been overseeing the project’s implementation.Secunda joins Michigan Minds to explain the significance of NAGPRA, detail how transfers are conducted, and emphasize that this project is much more than federal compliance — it’s relationship building.
Collaborative and Innovative Approaches to Mental Health Care for Veterans
Season 5, Ep. 12
In this episode of Michigan Minds, John McCarthy, PhD, talks about veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention — areas in which he has done extensive research. McCarthy is a research associate professor in the Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry, director of the Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center at the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, and director of Data and Surveillance, Suicide Prevention Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor.
How Law Students, Faculty Provide Free Legal Services To Veterans
Season 5, Ep. 11
Matthew Andres, clinical assistant professor of law at Michigan Law, joined Michigan Minds to discuss the services available to veterans in Michigan through the Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC).Andres is the director of the VLC, and in this episode he outlines the ways that Michigan Law students have helped veterans with civil court cases, how tough it can be for veterans to transition out of the military, and how veterans can receive free legal assistance from the clinic.
What the 'Lyme wars' Can Teach Us About COVID-19 Controversies
Season 5, Ep. 10
This episode of Michigan Minds features Abigail Anne Dumes, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Dumes discusses her recent article for The Conversation about the 'Lyme wars' and what we can learn and how we can find common ground in the COVID-19 debates about schools reopening.
Pioneering Learning and Weather-Related Tools
Season 5, Ep. 9
In this episode of Michigan Minds, U-M professor of climate and space sciences and of engineering and 2021 Distinguished University Innovator Award winner Perry Samson, PhD, discusses the series of pioneering learning and weather-related tools and technologies he helped develop and the successful companies he launched around them.
Toward An Anti-Ableist Academy Conference & Disability Community Month
Season 5, Ep. 8
The University of Michigan Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is hosting the Toward an Anti-Ableist Academy conference throughout the month of October in correlation with Disability Community Month. Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami, assistant professor of family medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and urology, and U-M’s Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services, will give a keynote speech to kick off the conference on Monday, Oct. 4 at 10am.
Discussing the New U-M Center for Racial Justice
Season 5, Ep. 7
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and founding director of the Center for Racial Justice at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, joins this episode of Michigan Minds to discuss the CRJ’s mission and plans for its first year, engagement opportunities for the campus community, and upcoming public events. Watkins-Hayes is also the Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, and a professor of sociology.