January, 2014 Events

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January, 2014 Events

People of the River Opening Reception

photo of a river in Brazil
Photo by Marcin Szczepanski

Join us for the exhibit opening of People of the River, which captures in photographs and video the life of so-called ribeirinhos (river people) that inhabit the Pantanal region in Brazil.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Gallery, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Exhibit Opening

Translation for Vulnerable Times: Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid

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Bookcovers: Iliad & Aeneid

Stanley Lombardo, professor of classics at Kansas University, reads from his translation of Homer's Iliad (1997), and Sarah Ruden, poet and translator, reads from her translation of Virgil's Aeneid (Yale 2008). They discuss the creative process of translating classical epic poems from ancient Greek and Latin into English for modern readers.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Being Nuclear: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Elizabeth Roberts

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bookcover of Being Nuclear, by Gabrielle Hecht

Gabrielle Hecht, U-M professor of history, and Elizabeth Roberts, U-M associate professor of anthropology, discuss Hecht's latest book, Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 15, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Discussion

UM3D Lab Winter 2014 Open House

Curious about new technologies, or have a project in mind but not sure where to start? The UM3D Lab Winter Open House will feature demonstrations of Virtual Reality, Rapid Prototyping, Motion Capture, 3D Scanning, Mobile Development, Animations, and more.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
UM3D Lab, First Floor Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Open House

Building your Online Identity Workshop

Jonathan McGlone and Meredith Kahn (Michigan Publishing and U-M Library) cover how to create an effective and professional presence online, an essential tool for graduate students and faculty at all stages in their careers.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 21, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location
Room 1002, U-M Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer
Series
Publishing Practice Series
Event Type
Workshop

War on Poverty Panel

image of Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto

Martin Luther King's final book, "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community," articulated a critique of the War on Poverty and related programs. Pointing to the inadequacy of funding and the lack of coordination among federal programs aimed at eradicating poverty, he argued for guaranteed income for all Americans.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 22, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
MLK Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Can a Plantation Be Fair? Fair Trade and Darjeeling Tea Production

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Bookcover of The Darjeeling Distinction

Sarah Besky, author of The Darjeeling Distinction, explores the frictions between fair trade and the plantation system and highlights how, in India, fair trade undermines existing state welfare structures.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Lecture

Evolutionary Biology in a Big and Open Data World

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Stephen A. Smith

Stephen Smith, U-M assistant professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, talks about how Big Data can be used to address questions in evolutionary biology and how Open culture in data sharing and software sharing contribute to these endeavors.

Event Information

Date & Time
January 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab (Room 100, up the ramp and to the right)
Location Information
Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Lecture

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