+Impact Studio Zoom Open House

Are you interested in finding out more about the +Impact Studio? Well now you can learn about what happened during the Fall 2020 semester, and how the studio encourages design thinking for impact through its course, events and thought leadership.

Copy and use this Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91882408714

+Impact Studio Zoom Open House

Are you interested in finding out more about the +Impact Studio? Well now you can learn about what happened during the Fall 2020 semester, and how the studio encourages design thinking for impact through its course, events and thought leadership.

Copy and use this Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94030091558

+Impact Studio Zoom Open House

Are you interested in finding out more about the +Impact Studio? Well now you can learn about what happened during the Fall 2020 semester, and how the studio encourages design thinking for impact through its course, events and thought leadership.

Copy and use this Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/92088006930

Three MBAs Pick up 2020-21 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships

ANN ARBOR – Oct. 7, 2020 – Business+Impact (B+I) is pleased to announce that Claire Babilonia (MBA ’21), Tieranny Baker (MBA ’21) and Kevin Finnegan (MBA ’21) were chosen to receive the 2020-21 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships for outstanding commitment to solving complex social challenges through learning. These three recipients were chosen from over thirty applicants, and the announcement comes with a $5,000 award for each recipient.  Each will serve as B+I Student Ambassadors for the full 2020-21 academic year.

Claire Babilonia, MBA 2021
Claire worked in marketing at a national education nonprofit prior to pursuing her MBA. While at Ross, she has served as a Board Fellow with ArtLab J, B+I Summer Fund Recipient as an Intern with Ashoka, Careers with Impact Peer Coach, has a leadership role with Net Impact, completed an impact-focused MAP, and serves as an Admissions Ambassador. Upon graduation Claire plans to gain full time employment in the impact sector, ideally working as Chief of Strategy for a nonprofit or social enterprise.

Tieranny Baker, MBA 2021
Prior to joining Ross, Tieranny spent five years working part-time for a nonprofit in Chicago that introduced girls to STEM careers and as a project engineer in construction project management. As an MBA student, she has led Impact Projects with Detroit R&B, completed an impact-focused MAP, chose a nonprofit for her Living Business Leadership Experience class, and serves as an Admissions Ambassador, focusing on her experience with Detroit R&B. Tieranny’s long term goal is to leverage her MBA education and corporate experience to return to the Chicago STEM nonprofit with the knowledge and network gained in business school to scale the organization nationally.

Kevin Finnegan, MBA/MPP 2021
Kevin worked in a variety of roles focused on increasing equitable access to higher education prior to pursuing graduate school. Now, as a dual MBA/MPP student, he has served as a Board Fellow with Ponyride, returned as a Senior Fellow in the Board Fellowship program, been selected as Summer Fund Recipient as an Intern in the City of Detroit’s Mayor’s Office, interned with Level One Bank working on CSR efforts, is a Business+Impact Student Ambassador, completed an impact-focused MAP, and holds leadership roles with the Ross Give-A-Day Fund, Detroit R&B, Net Impact, and Education+Business. Upon graduation Kevin hopes to remain in the impact space working at the intersection of business, education, and policy.

Business+Impact is proud of all three winners, their aspirations, and all that they have already accomplished.

3rd Annual Business+Impact Showcase – 2020

Flowing from clubs to initiatives and centers, the Ross Business+Impact Initiative is an essential part of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Not only that, but through partnerships with other U-M schools and specific programs, we create multidisciplinary action-based learning opportunities across campus. New and existing students interested in poverty alleviation, healthcare access, sustainability, human rights and diversity should attend to discover opportunities to make a difference in the places where they live and work, at the school, and around the world.

This event is a virtual tabled event with multiple constituents. 

Go to the event!

Environmental Awareness and Compassionate Action

Environmental Awareness and Compassionate Action - Tibetan Buddhist Scholar and Teacher - Demo Rimpoche

Environmental Awareness and Compassionate Action - Tibetan Buddhist Scholar and Teacher - Demo Rimpoche

Earth Day Forum presented by Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, U-M EEB & U-M Psychiatry

With the existential crisis of our time, climate change, bearing down upon us, there is a need to develop constructive and sustainable solutions. Great strides have been made in generating awareness about climate change, overpopulation, mass extinction of species and other stressors on the environment. In 2019, the City of Ann Arbor declared a Climate Emergency. But how can we as individuals make a difference? Buddhism has always emphasized the interdependence of all living beings and the benefit of interacting compassionately.

The inaugural Jewel Heart Annual Earth Day Forum will present a dialogue between Tibetan Buddhist scholar and teacher, Demo Rinpoche, and eminent scientists and activists. The Forum will address the human and spiritual dimension of sustaining life on this planet.

Participants
Demo Rinpoche – Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center
Mark Hunter – UM Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Anthony King – UM Department of Psychiatry
MaryCarol Hunter – UM School for Environment and Sustainability
Avik Basu – UM School for Environment and Sustainability
Rebecca Hardin – UM School for Environment and Sustainability
Isabelle Osawamick – Native American Anishinaabemowin Language Specialist
Jonathan Rose – The Garrison Institute

Learn more on event website

CANCELED-25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners

The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is one of the largest exhibitions of art by incarcerated artists in the country. Each year, faculty, staff and students from the University of Michigan travel to correctional facilities across Michigan and select work for the exhibition while providing feedback and critique that strengthens artist’s work and builds community around art making inside prisons.

March 18-April 1, 2020
Art sales begin: March 18, 6pm
Opening reception program: March 18, 7pm

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday-Monday: 12pm-6pm
April 1, 2020: 10am-5pm

CANCELLED – Innovation in Action Final Showcase

This event was cancelled due to concerns associated with Covid-19.

On March 16 @ 4pm five U-M student interdisciplinary teams will pitch on stage for the chance to win in the Innovation in Action program. Students are excited to share their ideas with a live audience. From an aggregator platform to battle fast fashion & address clothing waste to providing reproductive support for adolescents to addressing Detroit’s housing needs by informing contractors of resources, the competition is fierce and it would not have been possible without your help! This event will take place in the Robertson Auditorium in the Ross School of Business and a reception will follow in the atrium to celebrate all Innovation in Action participants.

Come cheer your favorite team as they compete for a $10,000 first price, a $7,500 second prize, and a $5,000 third prize, plus a unique $2,500 Poverty Solutions Award.  Attendees can get in the mix by selecting a $1,000 Audience Choice award, chosen live during the event.

The featured speaker is Alisyn Malek, Co-founder of May Mobility, a company that uses technology to create a better, cleaner and more accessible way to get around.  Alysin was named a top automotive professional under 35 to watch by LinkedIn, and worked in electronic technology with General Motors.

This event is co sponsored by The Center for Socially Engaged Design and B+I’s +Impact Studio.

Marcus Collins Chats about Cultural Contagion in Social Impact Marketing

 

March 11, 2020 – Ann Arbor, Michigan – In one of the final public Ross events before its closure to the coronavirus pandemic, the Impact Studio brought together faculty director Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Marcus Collins for a lively discussion about the ironically named “Cultural Contagion” that forms the basis of Collins latest research.  The event took place at Ross School of Business on Wednesday, March 12th from 5-7 pm, and was live streamed.

Why do some things catch on and others don’t? How do ideas get adopted and become a part of culture? The interactive conversation focused on how brands propagate and become ingrained within cultures. He shared insight on how we can use these same levers to influence people to do good and have a positive impact on society.

Mr. Collins is parttime U-M LEO professor in Marketing and Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner. Previously, he led the Social Engagement practice across Steve Stoute’s New York advertising agency, Translation. There, Marcus leveraged the psychological motivators that drive what we do, say, and share to create contagious marketing programs that extend across both the online and offline world of ‘social.’