On November 6, 2008, the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit program dedicated and celebrated four new wall panels that will be on permanent display near the corner of South University and East University, and South University and Forest Avenue. Speakers at the event include Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje; Dennis Tice, President of South University Area Association; Sandy Odell, daughter of Fred Ulrich; Maggie Ladd, Executive director, South University Area Association; Cynthia Shevel, owner of Middle Earth; and Ray Detter, Street Exhibit coordinator. The panels cover the following topics: "The Corners of South University and East University Avenues," "Like a Small Village," "Houses to High Rises on South University Avenue," and South University and Forest Avenues."
Polio: America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade
On the 60th anniversary of the announcement of a successful Polio vaccine, the U-M Center for the History of Medicine presents the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities featuring David Oshinsky, Ph.D. After a brief introduction by University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Dr. Oshinsky will reflect on the 60th anniversary of the polio vaccine, approved for widespread public use in April 1955. Professor Oshinsky’s Pulitzer Prize winner Polio: An American Story influenced Bill Gates to make polio eradication the top priority of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A reception will follow the program, which begins at 3 pm on Sunday, April 12 at the Downtown Library.
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