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, email@example.com by October 10th
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100
Schedule of Events
9-9:30: Coffee / Breakfast / Register
9:30-10: Opening Remarks
10-11: History of Disability Law
Jack Bernard, Associate General Counsel
Jack has been with the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President and General Counsel since 1999. His primary areas of responsibility include intellectual property, academic freedom and speech, privacy, security, computing and cyberlaw, media rights, student rights, affiliation agreements, and disability law. He teaches at the University of Michigan’s Schools of Law, Education, and Information, as well as at the Ford School of Public Policy. He is currently Chair of the University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns. In 2009, Jack received the American Library Association’s “L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award,” as well as the First Decade Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He has also been a Spence Fellow and a researcher at the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement. He received his J. D. from the University of Michigan Law School and Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Jack studied neuroscience at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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.
2:45-3:45 On Purpose: Lessons on Life and Health
Victor J Strecher, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education
Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Strecher has been a Professor in the UM School of Public Health since 1995. He founded the Center for Health Communications Research and has been leading investigator on over $45 million in grant-funded studies. With the University, Dr. Strecher founded HealthMedia Inc. in 1998, an Ann Arbor-based company that develops and disseminates award-winning tailored health interventions to millions of users. In 2008 HealthMedia Inc. was purchased by Johnson & Johnson. Currently, as Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Dr. Strecher is helping the University of Michigan disseminate research to the real world, improving the public’s health nationally and globally.
3:45-4: Closing Remarks