Experts to discuss "Detroit After the Super Bowl" in panel discussion at UM-Dearborn April 5

March 20, 2006

DEARBORN / March 20, 2006---Journalist and author John Gallagher and law Prof. John Mogk will discuss "Detroit After the Super Bowl: Reflections on the City's Future" in a panel discussion at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on April 5.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Room 1014 in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building at UM-Dearborn. It will be moderated by UM-Dearborn Profs. Lars Bjorn and Gloria House, who are teaching a course on Detroit this semester.

Gallagher has covered real estate, architecture and development issues for the Detroit Free Press for nearly 20 years. He studied journalism and economics at Columbia University and is the co-author of "AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture."

Mogk, professor of law at Wayne State University since 1968, teaches courses in property, land use and urban development. He has long been active in public service activities and is chairman emeritus of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity's Detroit chapter. Mogk was a candidate for mayor of Detroit twice in the 1970s and has served as consultant to the State of Michigan, Wayne County and the City of Detroit on community development matters for the past three decades.

The discussion is sponsored by the campus's Program in American Studies. For more information, contact Prof. Lars Bjorn at or (313) 593-5174.


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakersí views.

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The Office of University Relations
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