A benefit concert by Bill Bolcom and Joan Morris to support the Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00pm at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI. Continue reading
Nicky Newton left her home and “a very grounded upbringing” in Christchurch, New Zealand, at 17 to study flute. Years of intense work, including study with the principal flute player of the Vienna Philharmonic, Wolfgang Schulz, eventually landed Newton a job with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. But in her early 30s, something went badly wrong. Continue reading
The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan recently awarded $137,000 in fellowships intended to support innovative social science research at the university.
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To help put herself through Florida International University while earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Rona Carter took a job at the Miami-based PACE Center for Girls, a non-profit school targeting 12- to 18-year-old at-risk girls. Carter was an administrative assistant, but she got to know some of the students well—students who were struggling with truancy, depression, delinquency, and other problems. Continue reading