Detroit Economic Club Hosts U.S. Senate Debate Between Sen. Debbie Stabenow and John James. Today, Monday, October 15 @ 12:25PM, Located in the Library on the Main Floor at the Screen by the Academic Success Center Desk.

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Detroit Public TV is partnering with the Detroit Economic Club to provide live coverage of a debate between the two main candidates for one of Michigan’s U.S. Senate seats.

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) will face her challenger, John James (R), in a one hour, in-depth discussion of the issues of importance to the state. During the debate, the candidates will answer questions from a panel of local journalists:

  • Chad Livengood, senior reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Chuck Stokes, editorial director of WXYZ-TV
  • Vickie Thomas, city beat reporter for WWJ-AM

The debate will take place today, Monday, Oct. 15, at 12:35 p.m. during a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club. The event will be streamed live by Detroit Public TV at

Sen. Stabenow, who was raised in Clare, MI, is seeking a fourth term in office. Her opponent, John James, from Farmington Hills is the president of James Group International.

DPTV will also be carrying the live-stream on our One Detroit Facebook page. We’d love to hear your comments, which you can share there.

Michigan voters will decide who goes to Washington – James or Stabenow — on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

University Colloquium Welcomes Dr. Masoud Zarapoor Friday, October 12th @ 4PM in the Library Learning Commons

Title: Morphing Structures and Piezoelectric Materials
Abstract: In this presentation, I will be talking about the morphing structures and its application, such as aircraft wings and wind turbine blades. The main focus of this presentation will be on a specific type of morphing structures, called bistable structures. Bistable structures have two stable positions. Bistable structures have a unique feature of snap-through motion, which is a rapid motion from one stable position to another. Bistable structures can be integrated with piezoelectric materials for both actuation purposes and vibration energy harvesting. Piezoelectric materials convert mechanical energy to electrical energy and vice versa. They generate an electric charge when applied to mechanical stress (direct effect), and they deflect when they are applied to electric voltage (converse effect). As a result, piezoelectric materials can be utilized to harvest vibrational energy or to actuate structures.
University Colloquium meets every other Friday in the Library Learning Commons.
colloquium talk is a faculty presentation about their research or other scholarly activity that they’re engaged with, designed for a general audience.  Attending a talk like this is a great way to learn about something that’s deeply interesting to a faculty member.