Events

April, 2015 Events

Caravana 43: State Violence in Mexico

Image of Caravana poster
On September 26, 2014, 43 students from a rural teacher training school were disappeared by the Mexican State. Their parents and classmates took up the fight to demand that they be returned alive. Join us to hear the parents and student survivors share their stories and struggle for justice. This event will be in Spanish with English translation. Press conference to follow.    

Event Information

Date
04/11/2015
Time
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Michigan Animation Club Mini-Workshop: Rotoscoping

Join us to learn some useful animation tricks. The focus for this workshop is Rotoscoping, where an animator traces over video footage frame by frame to use in animated film. 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
04/11/2015
Time
07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Duderstadt Duderstadt Center, Vis Lab 1 (Room 1401)
Series
Michigan Animation Club
Event Type
Workshop

The Body in the Library: Lord Lansdowne and his Nursery for Reform

David Hancock

David Hancock, U-M professor of history, talks about the important private collection of books and manuscripts assembled by William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquis of Lansdowne (1737-1805), Britain’s first Irish-born prime minister, and housed at his palace in London. He examines the design, decoration and furnishing of a space to house them in, their acquisition, use and disposition between 1761 and 1805, and the tastes and thoughts they reflected.

Event Information

Date
04/14/2015
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

Going Blind

Image depicting Going Blind in Braille dots
Join us for a screening of the 2010 documentary film, Going Blind, which explores vision loss and blindness in the United States. Allow time to stop by the Hatcher lobby exhibit cases to view an exhibit about the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, created in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library.

Event Information

Date
04/15/2015
Time
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Film

Without Cassini – Colbert and the Administrative Cartography of the French Provinces, 1661-1683

Jean Boutier, Directeur d’Etudes at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Marseille) and visiting scholar in the U-M Department of History, discusses new research on a little known project to map France, initiated by Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), the powerful minister to Louis XIV.

Event Information

Date
04/16/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher North Clark Library Instruction Space (2nd floor Hatcher)
Event Type
Lecture

Dogs in the Library

dog photo

Ahhhhhh. In the library, 2013

Shake off end-of-semester stress while relaxing with a furry friend. Therapy dogs await your attention, courtesy of Therapaws of Michigan. Join us at the Browsing Collection on the first floor of the Shapiro Library:      Monday, April 20, 2:00-5:00 p.m.      Thursday, April 23, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Dogs being dogs, they might need to leave early!

Event Information

Date
04/20/2015
Time
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Browsing Collection, First Floor
Location Information
Event Type
Open House

The Birds and The Beasts: Audubon's Masterpieces at the University of Michigan

Audubon's Wolverine

Join the University of Michigan Library and the Clements Library to celebrate the acquisition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America with a viewing and panel discussion. Each volume of this fabulous publication will be on display in the Audubon Room from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again, after the discussion, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Panelists will include:

Event Information

Date
04/22/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

More Dogs in the Library

photo of two golden retrievers
We've got what you need to shake off end-of-semester stress: therapy dogs, courtesy of Therapaws of Michigan. Join us at the Browsing Collection on the first floor of the Shapiro Library to feel the love.

Event Information

Date
04/23/2015
Time
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Browsing Collection, First Floor
Location Information
Event Type
Open House

Microscope Exhibit Reception

Left: Engraving depicting the coffee plant and tools to make coffee from Philippe Sylvestre Dufour's Traitez nouveaux & curieux du café, du thé et du chocolate, 1688  Right: Engraving of a louse from Robert Hooke's Micrographia: Or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon, 1665

Coffee and old lice? Join us to celebrate a new exhibit, Through the Magnifying Glass: A Short History of the Microscope. Exhibit curators Pablo Alvarez and Gregg Sobocinski will be on hand to chat. There will be coffee, other refreshments, and plenty of old specimens to admire.

Event Information

Date
04/24/2015
Time
03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library 7th Floor Exhibit Space
Location Information
Event Type
Reception

Performing Arts Technology: Master’s Thesis Performances

Simon Alexander-Adams engages the topic of Tangible Graphic Scores, which are musical compositions rendered as interactive three dimensional objects that simultaneously direct the performer's actions and serve as performance interfaces. Exploration of this concept has culminated in an instrument design that embodies musical composition through modular textured touch surfaces and dynamic animated visuals, concluding in a performance that blurs the lines between musical score and instrument.

Event Information

Date
04/24/2015
Time
08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center Video Studio
Event Type
Musical Program

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