The Services for Students with Disabilities office will celebrate their 40th Anniversary with an all-day conference entitled,
Honoring the Past and Exploring the Future
Friday, October 17, 2014
Please RSVP to Jill Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10th
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100
Schedule of Events
(Schedule will be updated in the coming weeks)
9-9:30: Coffee / Breakfast / Register
9:30-10: Opening Remarks
10-11: History of Disability Law
11:15-12:30 Driverless Cars
Lawrence D. Burns, PhD
Dr. Burns has served as Senior Executive at the General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning/Strategic Planning, reporting to CEO/President. He is a member of top decision boards for global operations and products and responsible for advanced technology development, product portfolio planning, capacity planning and strategic planning. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Burns was Director of the Program on Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University. He is a major voice for the “reinvention of the automobile” and the diversification of transportation energy. He championed vehicle electrification, “connected” vehicles, driverless vehicles, fuel cells, bio-fuels, advanced batteries, innovative concept vehicles, and operations research. Dr. Burns is a leading advocate for design and technology innovation focused on the total customer experience. He received his Master’s of Science in Engineering and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Burns also studied Mechanical Engineering at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan.
John Greden, MD, Director of U-M Depression Center
Dr. Greden is Executive Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry, and Research Professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute. He joined the faculty at the Medical School in 1974 and served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 1985 to 2007. In 1999, Dr. Greden proposed establishment of the University of Michigan Depression Center. The Regents of The University of Michigan endorsed the concept in 2001 and the Center has made major strides in becoming a multidisciplinary national prototype for integrated research, clinical care, education and public policy formulation. Under Dr. Greden’s leadership, the National Network of Depression Centers, catalyzed in 2007, has integrated more than 20 member institutions to transform the field of mood disorders nationwide, and Dr. Greden serves as the NNDC’s founding chair.
3:45-4: Closing Remarks