Concordia University Ann Arbor names new Quantitative Business Chair
Gray stepped into her roles as Chair of Quantitative Business and Assistant Professor of Accounting at the start of this year. As department chair, Gray heads up all of Concordia University’s accounting, finance, economics, data analytics, and actuarial science programs. She is the only department chair within the School of Business who is based on the Ann Arbor campus. Her dissertation focuses on professional skepticism and emotional intelligence in accounting students and practicing auditors. Originally a Concordia, Portland student, Gray joined the 150 EdD candidates who transferred into CUW’s burgeoning program when the east-coast Concordia announced its closure in January 2020.
University of Michigan professor joins FDA medical device security team
An associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at U-M, Fu is the founder of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security. The university released the following Q&A with Fu, who discussed the medical device industry and the challenges it faces. Updating legacy medical device software is a huge challenge. A lot of medical device manufacturers have a difficult time grappling with computer security risks. The world needs five-year academic programs that combine biomedical engineering, software engineering and public policy to culminate with a master’s degree.
U-M psychologist gives tips on managing holiday stress
Losing loved ones, staying at home to protect others from contracting the virus and experiencing unemployment have made people feel less festive this holiday season. These things were designed to contribute to a festive holiday, but they can be exhausting and push us over the limit. Maybe use any extra time off of work to catch up on sleep rather than adding holiday tasks to the list. It’s a good time to rebalance expectations and openly discuss what you most value and can still enjoy this holiday. Overall, we have to remember that, at its core, this is a season for giving and for giving thanks.
Former Eastern Michigan University student files lawsuit against professor alleging sexual harassment
DETROIT – An Eastern Michigan University professor is in hot water following several sexual harassment allegations from a student. Former EMU student Destiny Hayes says she can’t get the inappropriate images of her 65-year-old professor out of her head. “Adding insult to injury, Eastern Michigan University didn’t do anything. “As of yesterday the professor’s name and his position are still listed on Eastern Michigan University’s website,” said Rand. There is no place on Eastern Michigan University’s campus for any conduct of this nature.
Ex-music professor indicted on sex charges involving minor
ANN ARBOR – A former music professor at the University of Michigan was indicted on charges that he transported a minor across state lines to engage in sexual conduct. Stephen Shipps, 67, was expected to be arraigned via video Thursday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit. The indictment alleges that on several occasions in 2002 a girl younger than 18 was transported across state lines for sexual activity. Shipps had “close interactions with many young girls who were gifted musicians,” U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said in a release. Shipps was placed on administrative leave on Dec. 7, 2018, shortly after the University of Michigan learned of the allegations involving the minor, the school told The Associated Press Thursday.
U-M law professor explains unemployment challenges in Michigan during pandemic
Kohl is the director of the University of Michigan Workers Rights Project, which helps workers get unemployment benefits free of charge. The CARES Act created the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to cover more workers who are not typically covered by many state unemployment programs (like low-income workers, part time workers, self-employed workers, independent contractors, etc.). See the above example about how receiving a pension in Michigan will reduce or eliminate that claimant's ability to collect unemployment benefits. Discuss the balance between a healthy worker not feeling comfortable with returning to a now-opened business that may want to end the unemployment benefits. Plus, the unemployment benefits from workshare programs are paid from the CARES Act's funds rather than states' trust funds.