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Michigan State alum gives $5 million to engineering school
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s College of Engineering has received a $5 million commitment to create scholarships and fellowships for students.
The East Lansing school says the gift will establish the Gary A. and Patricia A. Coffman Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship and include a discretionary fund for the dean.
Gary Coffman graduated in 1974 from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He spent 31 years with Dow Corning. He retired in 2005 as plant manager for the Dow Corning facility in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Coffman says “one of the key things in the engineering field is to establish an environment for others to leverage their capabilities” and that he hopes to “impact students with this gift.”

FBA?Book Club to meet May 26 to discuss book titled ‘Blindfolds Off’
The FBA Book Club will next meet at noon on May 26 in Room 722 of the Levin Courthouse for a discussion of “Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide,” by Joel Cohen.
“Blindfolds Off” takes a fascinating look at what judges bring to their cases and how they decide them. In 13 interviews with federal judges about significant and controversial cases that came before them, New York criminal defense attorney Joel Cohen explores the role of the judiciary in an engaging manner. The book is available for purchase at all bookstores, Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. All points of view will be welcomed and respected at the Book Club session. Cost: No charge for FBA members; $5 non-members. Lunch will be offered for $10 or bring your own.

DMBA Barristers Night with the Detroit Derby Girls at Masonic Temple
Join the DMBA Barristers section for a Detroit Derby Girls bout as the Detroit Derby Girls Allstars take on a yet-to-be-determined team. Attendees also have the chance to take part in a 50/50 raffle to support the Barristers School Partnership Program. Doors open at 4:45 p.m., and the bout starts at 6 p.m.  Up to two children 12 and under are admitted free with each adult admission. Register online at www.detroitlawyer.org. The event takes place Saturday, May 9 at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., in Detroit. Cost is $15 in advance or $18 at the door.

‘Technology Assisted Review’ part of panel

The Detroit Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists will present a panel discussion on the topic of “Technology Assisted Review” May 7 from 12-1:30 p.m. at Kelly Services, 999 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy.
Link to register: https://eventbrite.com/