Wolverine Caucus members are University of Michigan alumni including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors working in and around State of Michigan government. They meet with U-M experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session. Our mission is to provide diverse forums at which U-M friends can meet one another, enjoy fellowship, exchange views and learn from the world-class talents of U-M faculty and administrators.
The Caucus is informal, with no dues, no elections, no organizational chart. Please join us at a Wolverine Caucus event soon! A delicious lunch is provided, prepared with locally grown produce. Vegetarian meals are available.
To receive announcements of upcoming programs, call the U-M Lansing Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to add your name or the names of associates.
2021 Wolverine Caucus Events
- Wolverine Caucus: The Great Lakes Water Levels and Where We Go From Here -
Friday, April 30th, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am
Overview of the short-term and long-term changes in the Great Lakes water level variability, including pathways through which climate change impacts the major components of the Great Lakes water balance. Outlining a long-term conservation-based public policy argument for certain and specified uses of Great Lakes water during periods of high water levels in the Great Lakes.
- Wolverine Caucus: Moms and their Kids – Identifying disparities in care and Supporting Better outcomes -
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
9:30am - 11:00am
Discussion on the critical periods from pregnancy through early childhood is an especially sensitive time for mitigating the multi-generational effects of inequity, trauma, and adversity and promoting mental health. A collaboration across the University of Michigan and the State of Michigan communities to outline a portfolio of research, treatment, training, and advocacy initiatives.
- Wolverine Caucus: Loneliness Among Older Adults -
Friday, February 26, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am
The National Poll on Aging taps into the perspectives of adults age 50-80 from throughout the United States and communicates the public’s voice on a variety of topics, including loneliness, that affect the health and well-being of older Americans and their families. The COVID-19 Coping Study reviews the estimated prevalence of loneliness among US older adults during the early phase of the pandemic, and identifies key sociodemographic characteristics, employment factors, living circumstances, and health-related factors that are associated with loneliness.