Events Archive

Upcoming Library Events

The Years: Reflections on a Life in Letters

Nicholas Delbanco, recently retired from U-M, talks about his two most recent books, The Years (2015) and Dear Wizard (UM Press, 2014), and his lengthy and illustrious career as a prolific author and award-winning teacher and mentor. He shares tales of the writer's life, how and why he writes, and offers insight into his recent publications.

Event Information

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

Restorative Justice and the Arts: The Atonement Project

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

The Atonement Project, a collaboration between the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) and MIT Digital Media Lab, creates spaces where the arts can help bridge the divides created by crime and incarceration. Ashley Lucas and Shaka Senghor, from PCAP, lead the discussion. The Prison Creative Arts Project's mission is to collaborate with incarcerated adults, incarcerated youth, urban youth and the formerly incarcerated to strengthen our community through creative expression.

Event Information

Date
03/31/2015
Time
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location
Space 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State St.
Series
Prison Creative Arts Project 2015
Event Type
Lecture

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.

Event Information

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

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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