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Maker Spaces

This panel explores the ways in which the University Library and the Ann Arbor community maker spaces are serving the local DIY culture. Rebecca Price and Linda Knox talk about the maker spaces on U-M's north campus and Emily Puckett Rodgers talks about the Ann Arbor maker community and the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire.

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Date & Time
August 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Party for your Mind

Welcome, Class of 2018! All are invited to the library's Welcome Week event. Join us for pizza, mini golf in the stacks, palm reading, a photo booth, prizes, and more.

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Date & Time
August 31, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
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Event Type
Open House

United States of Paranoia with Author Jesse Walker

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Jesse Walker discusses his book, The United States of Paranoia, which presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.

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Date & Time
September 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

The Book in Graeco-Roman Egypt: Evidence from the Papyri

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Small papyrus codex used as an amulet, with magical symbols and drawings. P.Mich.6632, 1st-2nd century CE.

Join this discussion about the evolution of the book in later ancient Egypt, with particular emphasis on the transition from the bookroll (scroll) to the codex form and the role of Christian communities and their literary productions.

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Date & Time
September 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Discussion

Poets and Patriots Recital: A Musical Celebration in Honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner

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Detail from The Star Spangled Banner, transcribed for the piano by Ch. Voss, 1861. Courtesy of the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University.

Join us for a concert in honor of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner on its 200th anniversary, performed by voice students of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and conducted by Jerry Blackstone of the University Musical Society.

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Date & Time
September 14, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Musical Program

Caught in the Cross-Publics of the "Muslimwoman"

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Professor Lila Abu-Lugho, 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

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.

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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

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

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