April, 2014 Events

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April, 2014 Events

UpsART Festival: The Library as Creative Partner

Laurie Alexander, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching, participates in the inaugural U-M UpstART Festival. Her presentation, "Learning and the Arts: The Library as Creative Partner," explores how libraries are engaging with and increasingly collaborating with the arts in the teaching and learning context.

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Date & Time
April 1, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Location
Mendelssohn Theatre
Event Type
Lecture

Science Covers Reception 2014

photo of science covers in the library
Photo by Shannon Szalay

Join us to honor faculty, staff, and students in the LSA Natural Sciences departments and the School of Natural Resources and Environment who have recently authored a book or have had a research article featured on the cover of a journal.

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Date & Time
April 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Shien-Ming Wu Current Periodicals Reading Room, 3rd floor
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Event Type
Reception

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire

image of bookcover

Author Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy challenges the stereotype that Britain should have won the Revolutionary War and that its failure to do so was due to the incompetence of commanders and politicians. He offers a very different explanation of why Britain lost the American War of Independence.

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Date & Time
April 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Novelist Elias Khoury in Conversation, in Arabic, with Anton Shammas

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Bookcover of Sinalkul, contemporary Arabic fiction by Elias Khoury

U-M Professor of Middle Eastern Literature Anton Shammas joins Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury in a conversation about Khoury’s fiction and writing, and his attitude toward classical and modern Arabic poetry.

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Date & Time
April 3, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Radiation mapping is too important to be left to experts: the role of maps in Japan after March 11, 2011

Japan Radiation Map from GoogleEarth

Jean-Christophe Plantin talks about how traditional "critical cartography" assumes that maps can either serve the interests of those in power or empower those seeking social justice, and how this ambivalence in cartography is present in contemporary web-based mapping applications. Light refreshments.

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Date & Time
April 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Instruction Space, Clark Library, 2nd Floor
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Event Type
Lecture

Coming Out Swiss: In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Self

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Coming Out Swiss bookcover, University of Wisconsin Press

Anne Hermann is working on a book about Switzerland — a work of creative non-fiction that engages with questions of citizenship, cultural production and belonging, and the politics of language within a changing Europe.

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Date & Time
April 9, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

National Library Week Town Hall Discussion: The Declaration for the Right to Libraries!

"I Can Gather All the News I Need on the Weather Report," photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr, CC-BY-NC 2.0

In celebration of National Library Week, American Library Association President Barbara Stripling engages the audience in a town hall style discussion on the state of libraries in America.

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Date & Time
April 14, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

What is Sex For?

U-M Professor David M. Halperin examines the argument that it is not love which aims at sex or which seeks to express itself through sex, but sex which aims at love. He connects it with forms of contemporary gay male eroticism. Light refreshments.

Event Information

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

National Library Week: Why Libraries Are Here To Stay

Library Sign, photo by Flickr user anthonylibrarian

Head over to the Ann Arbor District Library for a National Library Week event where American Library Association President Barbara Stripling discusses the current state and future of libraries in a presentation titled “Why Libraries Are Here To Stay.”

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Date & Time
April 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location
Multi-Purpose Room, Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown
Event Type
Discussion

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