Virtual Space 2435

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Live Panel Discussion with UMDPSS Special Victims Unit Experts

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Join us Tomorrow Tuesday, April 28 at 1 PM for a 1-hour live panel discussion with UMDPSS Special Victims Unit experts talking about sexual assault and domestic violence during a pandemic followed by Q&A. Panel will feature:

Lead Police Officer Maureen Burke – Outreach Coordinator
Lead Police Officer Margie Pillsbury – Investigations Coordinator
Marlanna Landeros – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student Programs

Observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month During A Pandemic

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North Quad Programming had planned to host a variety of in-person events in Space 2435 this month for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In lieu of these physical gatherings we will be hosting a live panel discussion in this space next Tuesday, April 28 at 1 PM, mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details to come! In the meantime, click on the images below to access useful resources, some of them particularly relevant content because they focus on sexual assault awareness during the current pandemic and what resources are still available even during lockdown and stay-at-home orders.

Link to DPSS Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the COVID-19 pandemic page
Link to DPSS Sexual Assault Awareness Safety Tips Page
Link to DPSS safety tips for domestic violence page
Link to DPSS information page on reporting sexual assault.
Link to DPSS information on the U-M Police Special Victims Unit

The 2020 UMSI Virtual Student Exposition was a success. Thank you!

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On behalf of the UMSI Engaged Learning Office we would like to thank you for registering/attending the 2020 UMSI Virtual Student Exposition.

The projects are still available for viewing on the Exposition website. If you did not get the chance to vote yet, please do so today. The UMSI Engaged Learning Office will announce the winners the week of April 27.

A resume book of student participants is available by contacting the UMSI Engagement Office, which is currently working with employers to develop virtual internships or project work for summer 2020 due to COVID-19. If you are an employer and have now seen what UMSI students can do, consider a virtual internship or project this summer. You can visit the Virtual Space 2435 UMSI Student Exposition page for tips on how to develop a successful virtual internship.  If this is of interest we encourage you to contact the UMSI Career Development Office (CDO) at

UMSI Virtual Student Project Exposition

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UMSI Virtual Student Project Exposition 2020

This Friday, April 17, 2020 you are invited to join the UMSI Virtual Student Project Exposition where School of Information students will share their projects from course and co-curricular experiences, internships, and research. Students will present posters or videos in virtual booths and answer questions via live group chat.
Please register to attend here. You may choose to attend all or part of the event. If you can’t make it on the 17th, the projects will also be available at this virtual space for at least two weeks after the event , though the opportunity to chat in real-time with the students will only be available during the event time.

Social Distancing Quickly Leads to An Increased Use of Innovative Technology

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Multiple computer displays for setting up the Ann Arbor Film Festival online

When all university operations moved online as a result of the pandemic, our Shared Spaces closed and with the closing came the cancellation of many events. One of the bigger events that we were about to host in Space 2435 was the Off The Screen of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. The festival quickly, and successfully, moved its entire event to a live stream format, making the Ann Arbor Film Festival not only the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, but now also the first film festival to ever go entirely online, currently getting consultations from many other film festivals around the world on how to make this shift, including those at Tribeca. Who would have known!

Do you want to know what it took to move this complex film operation of endless logistics to stream online within just a week? Tom Bray, Converging Technologies Consultant and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Design at UM, who also serves as the Technical Director for the AAFF and with whom we work closely in Space 2435 during this event, shows us the behind the scenes:

Streaming the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Women’s History Month Exhibit

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March would have found North Quad Programming celebrating Women’s History Month in Space 2435 with a physical retrospective photo exhibit to highlight important milestones by women at the University of Michigan, among other activities. In an effort to still showcase these impressive achievements we have created this virtual gallery of groundbreaking female students, faculty, and staff who have helped shape the University’s history in a major way.