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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

Why Winning Isn't Everything: Procedural Meritocracy and Gaming's Cruel Optimism

Prof. Lisa Nakamura

Prof. Lisa Nakamura

Lisa Nakamura Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor American Culture Department, University of Michigan Professor Nakamura will address the idea that the best strategy for stigmatized players to avoid harassment while playing games is to create habitable spaces for themselves by displays of superior skill, by proving their worth by dominating other players—in other words by using procedural meritocracy—and how this is problematic in an environment that does not offer a level playing field to women and people of color.

Event Information

Date
04/03/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Gallery 100
Event Type
Lecture

Music with Dance

Music with Dance is the culmination of a year-long series of recitals performed by Erika Boysen (D.M.A. candidate, Flute Performance) dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations across the musical, literary, visual, media, and choreographic arts. This final recital features music with media-based arts and dance; commissioned choreography, original video art, and lighting design combine to provide multiple entry points into the musical landscape.

Event Information

Date
04/03/2015
Time
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center Video Studio
Event Type
Musical Program

Michigan Animation Club Mini-Workshop: ZBrush

Calling all artists and enthusiasts! Join us to learn some useful animation tricks. The focus for this workshop is ZBrush, a tool for quickly creating 2D and 3D models. The Michigan Animation Club is offering a series of mini-workshops to introduce interested students, from any background, to some of the simple concepts surrounding animation production.

Event Information

Date
04/04/2015
Time
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Duderstadt Duderstadt Center, Vis Lab 1 (Room 1401)
Series
Michigan Animation Club
Event Type
Workshop

Archiving the Digital Ephemeral: Social Movements, Community Groups, Artists, and Web-based Content

Howard Besser, Director of Moving Image Archiving & Preservation at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Information Studies at UCLA, discusses issues and challenges around archiving ephemeral content such as flyers, leaflets, artist drafts, schedules, and photographs, which lie at the heart of how scholars have studied social movements, community groups, and artists. 

Event Information

Date
04/06/2015
Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Emergent Research Series
Event Type
Lecture

Jail Guitar Doors: Changing Lives through the Power of Music

Detail from "The Way It Is!"
by Rafael DeJesus

Wayne and Margaret Kramer from Jail Guitar Doors USA talk about how prisoners provided with the musical tools to create songs of their own can achieve a positive change of attitude that can initiate the work necessary to successfully return to life outside prison walls. Allow time to view the 20th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners.

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Date
04/07/2015
Time
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center Gallery
Location Information
Series
Prison Creative Arts Project 2015
Event Type
Lecture

Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Symposium

The Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Symposium (EPI) is a culmination of the year-long program that supported graduate fellows from multiple disciplines as they designed community-based courses. The Fellows will present on a variety of topics that highlight key learnings and the ways they integrate theory and practice.The EPI Fellows present from 1:00-4:30 in Rackham Common Room-Lower Level West:

Event Information

Date
04/08/2015
Time
01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Rackham Building
Event Type
Symposium

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

Sola: Dances by and for Women

photo of woman leaping in dance
Sola brings together six women choreographer/performers from across the U.S. to perform original works in five cities in 2014-15. As a creative enterprise launched by and for women dance artists, it confronts the limitations that exist for professional women working in the field of contemporary dance and academia.

Event Information

Date
04/09/2015 to 04/10/2015
Time
April 9th - 10th, 2015
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center Video Studio
Event Type
Musical Program

Library Job Fair for Students

The library offers flexible work schedules in multiple locations and has a variety of work-study and non-work-study positions available for Spring/Summer and Fall 2015. Gain valuable experience and skills working in a friendly, multicultural environment. Stop by to find out more! To see available jobs and complete an application, please visit the Library Student Job page.

Event Information

Date
04/10/2015
Time
12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Open House

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