MTalks: Innovation, Ingenuity, and Inspiration

Friday, October 21, 2016


9:00 AM – 10:25 AM

University Campus: Past, Present, and Future by Sue Gott, University Planner

Hear about the university campus moving into the future, built on the past!

10:30 AM – 10:55 AM

Ten Things You Didn't Know about the History of the University of Michigan by Terry McDonald, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of History, Science, and the Arts; Director, Bentley Historical Library

From the start, the University of Michigan has striven to be the "leaders and best" in many arenas. Test your knowledge about its history and learn more about its legacy as we prepare to celebrate U-M's Bicentennial in 2017.

11:00 AM – 11:25 AM

Brightmoor Maker Space by Nick Tobier, Senior Counsel to the Provost on Civic Engagement

Professor Tobier’s research and teaching focus on projects in the public realm. He actively challenges artists and designers to expand their self-definitions and scope. Professor Tobier’s interest in the potential of public places has manifested itself in built public projects and actions in San Francisco, Detroit and New York – as well as abroad. Project sites include bus stops, flea markets, but also entrepreneurial ventures such as Brightmoor Bikes and the Brightmoor Maker Space.

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

The New Rules of Entrepreneurship by Jim Price, Faculty & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

It wasn’t long ago that launching a new business entailed a lengthy, laborious and risky process of developing a business plan, endless pitching it and hoping at least one investor didn’t tell you your baby was ugly. Serial entrepreneur and business professor Jim Price will discuss how so many of today’s entrepreneurs are finding a vastly faster, lower-risk and less expensive path to success.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Warde Manuel, Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics presented by the University of Michigan Black Alumni

A three-time Michigan alumnus and two-sport athlete who played football under Bo Schembechler, Manuel returned to U-M following a nearly four-year run as director of athletics at the University of Connecticut. Manuel is Michigan's 12th athletic director in 150 years of intercollegiate athletics at the university.

1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

Helping Students Give the Talk of a Lifetime by Anne Curzan, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of English Language and Literature; Professor of Linguistics; Associate Dean, Department of Humanities, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Professor of Education, School of Education; Faculty Athletic Representative, Office of the President

Anne Curzan describes the experience of working with the TEDxUofM team to offer an entirely new LSA course that honed students' public speaking skills. Twelve undergraduate students studied how TED talks work and then turned their own passions into succinct, polished talks that they delivered to an audience of peers, family, and faculty.
The two talks following Professor Curzan will be from students of this course.

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM Talk is Cheap: The Value of Conversation by Selena Joarder, Student, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Class of 2018

The value of making meaningful connections, through conversation, and how those interactions not only help the listener learn, but help the speaker feel heard and valued.

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Engaging Detroit: Bringing the Liberal Arts to the City by Angela Dillard, Earl Lewis Collegiate of Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

"Engaging Detroit" offers an overview of some of the ways LSA has been bringing the liberal arts to the city in a variety of community-based and engaged learning activities for the U-M undergraduate population. From the Semester in Detroit program to Detroit-based and student generated nonprofits supported by the optiMize Social Innovation Challenge, LSA students, faculty and staff are working with Detroiters to transform the city of into a living laboratory for education innovation and civic engagement.

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

Interactive Simulation Teaches Screening, Brief Intervention for Adolescent Substance Use by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing; President-Elect, International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

Substance use among adolescents and young adults contributes to increased risk for physical and emotional problems, injury, and premature death. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based approach, designed to prevent and reduce risky use of alcohol and other substances before more serious problems emerge. As part of a national learning collaborative, Dr. Strobbe will describe efforts to integrate Adolescent SBIRT into the curricula of schools of nursing and social work, using a state-of-the-art, interactive, on-line computer simulation.



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