News briefs, Feb. 11

Thursday, Feb. 12

Break the JAM World Record at the REC/IM

Participate for 10 minutes in a worldwide fitness event and help to break the JAM World Record. Get healthy, have fun and help Michigan win the National Title. The event will be held in the REC/IM building on the third floor. Please contact Lindsay Grace at 734-487-1318 or at for details.

Dr. Ronald Grigor Suny: The First World War and the Origins of Modern Genocide

During the First World War, more than half a million Armenians lost their lives in a brutal campaign to eliminate them from Ottoman lands. Why did this genocide occur? How does it inform our understanding of the century's subsequent genocides? The lecture will be held in room 300 of Halle Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Contact Jesse Kauffman at 734-487-1018 or at for details.

LGBT Youth Homelessness: A Dialogue on Safe Spaces

With a dialogue with academic and community experts on at-risk kids and safe spaces, participants will examine trends and explore possible solutions to a growing problem for LGBT youth. The event will be in the Guild room in McKenny Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please go to or call Michael Tew at 734-487-3032 for more information.

Friday, Feb. 13

Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference

Join the College of Business as the Center For Entrepreneurship presents the Sesi Entrepreneurship Conference where entrepreneurs from all walks of life will share their stories with university students, faculty and staff. Organized by CEO Club students, the conference will be in the Student Center Ballroom from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Paul Nucci at 734-487-0902 or at for details. To register, go to

Saturday, Feb. 14

Valentines Day: For the Love of WEMU at Northside Grill

Grab your love and join the staff of 89.1 WEMU as they take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.”

Meet your favorite on-air personalities as they show you to your table, pour your coffee and collect tips* (wait staff are paid special rate). Northside Grill is located at 1015 Broadway St. Ann Arbor and the event will last from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. Contact Molly Motherwell at 734-487-2229 or at for details.

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