2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture featuring Michel Martin, NPR

Topic Areas: Special Events

April 1, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Bldg, 109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Important updates and notes:

Location change: The location of the lecture has been changed to the Kahn Auditorium in the Biomedical Science Research Building. 

Valet Parking: Please allow extra time for travel and parking due to road closures and detours in the area surrounding the Kahn Auditorium at the BSRB. Due to the partial closure of Zina Pitcher, valet parking will be available on the northeast side of the BSRB on Zina Pitcher near the E. Ann intersection, which will be accessible from Glen Avenue. Zina Pitcher will be closed at the intersection nearest to Washtenaw Avenue.

Other Parking: The closest parking for this event (across the street) is the Palmer Drive Parking Structure. Click here for directions and a campus map.

Road Closures and Detours:  Please see the linked announcement from the City of Ann Arbor about lane and road closures: http://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/traffic/Pages/Road-and-Lane-Closure.aspx, as well as a PDF construction map here



Please note that seating is first come, first serve. There will be an overflow room available at the BSRB that will live-stream the lecture once the auditorium is at capacity.

Michel Martin is an American Journalist and Correspondent for NPR and ABC News. Martin came to NPR in 2006 and launched Tell Me More, a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014. She has spent more than 25 years as a journalist — first in print with major newspapers and then in television. Martin has also served as contributor and substitute host for NPR newsmagazines and talk shows, including Talk of the Nation and News & Notes.
Martin joined NPR from ABC News, where she worked since 1992. She served as correspondent for Nightline from 1996 to 2006, reporting on such subjects as the Congressional budget battles, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, racial profiling and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. At ABC, she also contributed to numerous programs and specials, including the network's award-winning coverage of September 11, a documentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy, a critically acclaimed AIDS special and reports for the ongoing series "America in Black and White." 
Before joining ABC, Martin covered state and local politics for the Washington Post and national politics and policy at the Wall Street Journal, where she was White House correspondent. She has also been a regular panelist on the PBS series Washington Weekend a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers.
Martin has been honored by numerous organizations, including the Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association and a 2002 Silver Gavel Award, given by the American Bar Association. Along with her Emmy award, she received three additional Emmy nominations, including one with NPR's Robert Krulwich, at the time an ABC contributor as well, for an ABC News program examining children's racial attitudes.  This lecture is free and open to the public.
The CEW Mullin Welch Series was established in 1989 by Frances Daseler and Marjorie Jackson in memory of their sister Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch, bringing to campus lecturers who exemplify Elizabeth's characteristics: creativity, strength of character and expansive vision. Additional support for this event is provided by the LS&A Department of Communication Studies.


The 2015 Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change will be presented before the lecture. This year's recipients are Sandra Gregerman, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Edward Goldman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  



Please note that seating is first come, first serve. There will be an overflow room available at the BSRB that will live-stream the lecture once the auditorium is at capacity. Thank you!