Events

March, 2015 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

Future Cycles Reception

Join us for a reception to celebrate the Future Cycles on display. They're hybrid vehicles that combine the weather protection, carrying capacity and visibility of a car with the low energy usage of a bicycle to create a vehicle that is half car, half bicycle. Built by Cameron Van Dyke, a graduate student at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design, Future Cycles were created as part of his master's thesis. They recently appeared at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Date
03/13/2015
Time
05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center Gallery
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Event Type
Reception

Designing Your Research Trip–Workshop

This session offers general guidance for students and scholars who are planning a research trip to archives, libraries and other cultural institutions abroad. Librarians will provide information about conducting research in specific countries and/or regions, and will focus on identifying collections and materials of interest, gathering required documents and permissions for access, and making contacts with local experts and institutions prior to travel. Followed by Q&A with librarians specialized in your destination country/region.

Event Information

Date
03/17/2015
Time
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library University Library Instructional Center (ULIC), 4th floor
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Series
Global Information Week 2015
Event Type
Workshop

Exhibit Unpacked: Learning in Real Life: Ancestral Peruvian Weaving Demonstration

Tatiana Calixto, Weaving Demonstration

Experience artifacts from the Learning in Real Life Exhibit up close and interact with the creators. Join Tatiana Calixto, lecturer in Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and GIEU teaching fellow, for a live demo/performance of an ancestral weaving technique from the Peruvian Highlands.

Event Information

Date
03/18/2015
Time
03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Open House

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)
Location Information
Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Traditional Chinese Music Performance

Traditional Chinese Music Performance

As you prepare for the end of the term, stop by the library for some beautiful Chinese music and some snacks! Five undergraduate student musicians, enrolled in the Residential College Humanities course “Chinese Instrumental Music Ensemble,” play the pipa (lute), the erhu (fiddle) and the dizi (flute).  This event is sponsored by the U-M Confucius Institute and the U-M Library.

Event Information

Date
03/18/2015
Time
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Bert's Lounge (Lobby)
Location Information
Series
Global Information Week 2015
Event Type
Musical Program

Winds, Settlers, and Farmsteads in the 19th Century

Sunnyside Farm

James E. Davis, Professor Emeritus of History & Geography at Illinois College, discusses a theoretical approach to the geography of 19th-century farmsteads and provides a working knowledge of the Wind Rose and the ability to apply it everywhere on earth.

Event Information

Date
03/19/2015
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library Instruction Space (2nd floor Hatcher)
Location Information
Series
Clements Library Brown Bag Lectures
Event Type
Lecture

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 Clark Library Instruction Space (2nd Floor Hatcher)
Location Information
Series
Learning in Real Life Event Series
Event Type
Panel Discussion

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