Marina Whitman’s father, John von Neumann, the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century, was a key figure in the Manhattan Project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment.
October, 2012 Events
The Stephen S. Clark Library will be hosting their regular Third Thursday exhibit this Thursday, October 18th, entitled "Perils at Sea." The event will feature maps of 17th century sea monsters, Great Lakes shipwrecks, treasure maps, pirates, more modern threats such as U-boats, and much, much more!
Join us for a public exhibit and reception to honor urban expressionist painter Sam Karres who recently donated sketchbooks, dating from 1975-1996, to the University of Michigan Library. The collection will support the study of both Greek America and Detroit.
This two-day interdisciplinary symposium on the cultural history of cartography intends to facilitate discussion among scholars of history, art history, literary criticism, area studies, and architecture and urban planning. To develop comparative modes of inquiry, each panel will address specific concerns across geographical spaces and temporal periods.