Past Events

Engineering-Only Event with Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah spoke at a Michigan Engineering-only fireside chat event in Hill Auditorium where he discussed his book Born a Crime. This event was free for Michigan Engineering students, staff, and faculty. More information can be found in this Michigan Daily article.

CoE Community Read: Parable of the Sower

As part of the College’s observance of Black History Month, and in partnership with the University Musical Society (UMS), we are excited to invite all students, faculty and staff to join us in a special Engineering Community Read of Octavia E. Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower.  Along with the Community Read, join us for an upcoming performance at the Power Center based on this novel, presented by the UMS and sponsored by Michigan Engineering. Learn more about the Michigan Engineering Community Read: Parable of the Sower

2019 PANEL: “What is Happening in Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century?”

Panel on the Michigan Engineering Common Reading Experience of Full Body Burden.

The Michigan Engineering community had a conversation with leaders from the nuclear industry to complement that year’s Common Reading Experience.

Watch the Lecture Capture here

Students around Allen school sign

2015 EVENT: Reading to Local Schoolchildren

Event organized by the Common Reading Student Advisory Board, partnered with the Ginsberg Center.

Volunteers joined in a continuous effort to read The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind to local schoolchildren in Ann Arbor. The event helps to promote literacy in Ann Arbor.

William Kamkwamba speaking

2014 KEYNOTE: “How I Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope”

Keynote event with William Kamkwamba, co-author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

In this Keynote Event, William shared a moving tale of invention that changed his life.  His achievements are a testament to the triumph of imagination and the power of human potential under the most adverse circumstances.

D. Merritt speaking

2013 KEYNOTE: “Doing Well and Doing Good

Keynote Event with on Common Reading Experience of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

David Merritt, former Michigan Basketball captain and local business owner spoke to students about how something as simple as the purchase of a t-shirt can “do good” in the world and make an impact in the lives of others.