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Games for Research and Education

Join our panel of speakers as they dive into the various ways researchers, educators, and librarians are using video games to not only entertain but transform the user's experience into something more meaningful.

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Date & Time
September 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Caught in the Cross-Publics of the "Muslimwoman"

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Professor Lila Abu-Lughod, professor of anthropology and gender studies at Columbia University, reflects on the unanticipated passionate and polarized responses to her attempt to intervene in debates about Muslim women and their rights, through her book, Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

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Date & Time
September 22, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Banned Books Week: Conversation About Comics & Censorship

A Child's Life and Other Stories by Phoebe Gloeckner

Jim Ottaviani, librarian and author of non-fiction graphic novels, most recently Primates, interviews noted comics creator and Associate Professor Phoebe Gloeckner about her work in comics and the role of comics in personal artistic expression and in society

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Date & Time
September 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Gallery, 100
Event Type
Panel Discussion

The Map Thief with Author Michael Blanding

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Award-winning investigative journalist Michael Blanding told the true-life story of map-dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III in his book The Map Thief. Blanding talks about Smiley's thefts and the rare maps that were stolen. Copies of a few of the maps will be on display. Free and open to the public, but registration is requested via email or 734-647-0864. 

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Date & Time
September 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Banned Books Week Read In

Join us for our annual Banned Books Week event on the Diag! This year we're celebrating comics and graphic novels at the Read In. Bring a comic or graphic novel to read, learn more about the censorship of comics, and meetup with other readers.

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Date & Time
September 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library steps, Diag
Event Type
Discussion

Film Forward: Dancing in Jaffa

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Still from the film Dancing in Jaffa

Join us for a screening of Dancing in Jaffa followed by discussion with director Hilla Medalia.

In this documentary, renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and applies it to 11-year-old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis. What occurs is magical and transformative.

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Date & Time
September 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Video Studio, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Film

Stretching Time: Quantum Legacies in Analog and Digital Media

Jonathan Sterne, Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, examines the lesser-known work and legacy of Dennis Gabor, a physicist famous for inventing holography. 

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Date & Time
September 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Film Forward: Valentine Road

Join us for a screening of Valentine Road followed by discussion with director Marta Cunningham.

On February 12, 2008, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head. With keen insight, the film connects the human wreckage of Larry's and Brandon's troubled lives—both bullied and both searching for a sense of belonging.

Film Forward is an international touring program that offers film screenings, workshops and discussions with filmmakers, designed to foster dialogue and greater cultural understanding.

Film Forward is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanitities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for Humanitities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Film Forward Michigan is brought to you in collaboration with U-M Library.

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Date & Time
September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
Event Type
Film

Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman in Conversation with One Pause Poetry's Sarah Messer

Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman

Poets Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman are both active in the Ecopoetry movement which searches for ways to use language to better appreciate/understand the interconnectedness of human, animal, mind, matter and nature. Language not as an object but as a motion.

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Date & Time
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

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