Events Archive

Upcoming Hatcher Graduate Library Events

Food Chain$: The Revolution in America's Fields

photo of a hand holding a ripe tomato
This documentary focuses on a highly-lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida — the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. Harriet Teller, who recently traveled to Immokalee as part of a delegation to meet with the tomato workers, will introduce the film. Related materials from U-M Library collections will be on display. Light refreshments.

Event Information

Date
03/03/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Film

The World Health Organization: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

In this participatory powerpoint presentation, Dr. Els Nieuwenhuijsen covers three key topics related to the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), which is the World Health Organization (WHO) framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels.

Event Information

Date
03/10/2015
Time
01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

New Stories of Old Times: Restoring Detroit’s Early History, One Image at a Time

Karen Marrero

Karen Marrero, Wayne State University Assistant Professor of Colonial North American History, considers two works of art created in the 19th century to depict two moments viewed as pivotal in Detroit’s history. How can we turn these images inside-out and use them to guide us to fresh insights that reflect Detroit’s early status as a central political, economic, and cultural meeting ground for European and indigenous communities?

Event Information

Date
03/11/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Clements Library Lecture Series
Event Type
Lecture

My Beautiful Hook-Nosed Beauty Queen Strut Wave and Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems

Local authors Jeff Kass and Scott Beal read from and talk about their recently-published books—Kass's "My Beautiful Hook-Nosed Beauty Queen Strut Wave" and Beal's "Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems." Book sales provided by Bookbound. The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan Library, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Event Information

Date
03/18/2015
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Researching in Real Life: Publicly Engaged Scholars Share Their Stories

Journaling above Plaza de Armas; Peru, Summer 2013; photo by Sachi Gianchandani

Three U-M scholars share their research and answer questions about engaged scholarship and how this work brings together academy and community. Barbara Israel conducts community-based participatory research in collaboration with partners in diverse ethnic communities. She is Principal Investigator of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, which involves multiple funded research and intervention projects aimed at increasing knowledge and addressing factors associated with health disparities and quality of life in Detroit, Michigan.

Event Information

Date
03/19/2015
Time
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Learning in Real Life Event Series
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Famous/Infamous: Exploring Reputation in Early Modern Spain Conference


Painting: ​Magdalena Ventura with Her Husband and Son by Jusepe de Ribera

This conference brings together seven exciting and cutting-edge scholars working in the domains of literature, aesthetics, performance, and cultural history. The goal is to shed new light on a neglected side of an epoch in which failure mattered greatly.

Event Information

Date
03/21/2015
Time
09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Symposium

The Years: Reflections on a Life in Letters

Nicholas Delbanco, Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at U-M, talks about his life and work. The exhibit Nicholas Delbanco: A Literary Life, displayed on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library, includes items from Delbanco’s papers, which are held at U-M Library. They span decades and continents and illustrate the extensive range of Delbanco's life and work.

Event Information

Date
03/30/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Making Callaloo in Detroit: A Conversation with Lolita Hernandez and Laura Thomas

Author Lolita Hernandez reads from her new collection of stories, Making Callaloo in Detroit, and is then joined in conversation by Laura Thomas. The daughter of parents from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent, Lolita Hernandez gained a unique perspective on growing up in Detroit. In Making Callaloo in Detroit she weaves her memories of food, language, music, and family into twelve stories of outsiders looking at a strange world, wondering how to fit in, and making it through in their own way. Book sales provided by the Michigan Union Barnes & Noble.

Event Information

Date
03/31/2015
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Crossing the Gulf: Cuba, Louisiana, and the Diaspora of Saint-Domingue/Haiti

Rebecca Scott, U-M Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law and co-author of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, explores the itinerary of one woman – Adélaïde Métayer/Durand – whose journey in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution illuminates the thin line between slavery and freedom. As she moved from one jurisdiction to another, Adélaïde’s status crossed and re-crossed that thin line, amidst great dangers for the children whose status was contingent upon hers.

Event Information

Date
04/02/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Clements Library Lecture Series
Event Type
Lecture

Merce Cunningham's Diaries: A Conversation with Laura Kuhn and Peter Sparling

Writer, director and performer Laura Kuhn talks with Peter Sparling, U-M dance professor, about the diaries of the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham kept a daily diary, both personal and chronicling the doings of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, from the early 1970s until he died in 2009.   The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan Library, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Event Information

Date
04/08/2015
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

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