Summit on Digital Resources for Engaged Learning
Opening remarks: Laurie Alexander
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Summit on Digital Resources for Engaged Learning
Library Diversity Celebration Opening remarks: Darlene Nichols and Jacqueline Freeman, Address: Dean James Hilton, Diversity award presentation.
Dr. Josh Pasek, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, at the University of Michigan, gives the Emergent Research lecture for May. He says,"Data from online social networks are increasingly applied to pressing social questions. But despite the widespread use of social media data, analyses to date have not been coupled with a clear understanding of what social media data represent. This talk provides a brief look into an ongoing research project to understand how Twitter data, in particular, relate to other forms of social measurement. In it, I discuss theoretical and practical considerations when comparing traditional forms of social analysis with social media data as well as results of some preliminary analyses. These considerations provide a basis for thinking about what social media data can and cannot currently accomplish as a tool for social measurement."
The Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) through the Center for the Education of Women is a competitive leadership development program for U-M staff. The 2015-2016 ALP cohort includes an unusually large number of professionals from the University Library, including five staff and librarians representing four library divisions, including Collections, Learning and Teaching, Publishing, and Research. During this year-end showcase, library participants from this year’s cohort share their program takeaways and the outcomes of their respective independent change projects. Presenters Include: Merrie Fuller, Linda Knox, Carrie Luke, Renée Tambeau, and Keiko Yokota-Carter
History Honors Symposium: Senior Honors Research Presentations, April 29, 2016
Department of Classical Studies: Commencement Ceremony, 2016
Evelyn Alsultany, Director of Arab and Muslim American Studies, interviews Jack Shaheen about his experiences researching representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. over the last four decades, tapping into his long experience in documenting media images and their connections to anti-Arab and anti-Muslim policies and perceptions. Shaheen is renowned worldwide for his lectures and published work, which illustrate the damaging consequences of stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims. Over the last four decades, Shaheen has collected and analyzed materials that depict Arabs and Muslims as the “godless cultural other.”
A panel discusses mental health in athletics. The conversation addresses mental health and stigma among college athletes, mitigating the effects of mental health related to sports, the challenges and successes of addressing mental health, and advocating for the integration of mental health and sports. Panelists include: Barb Hanson, LMSW, U-M Athletic Counselor Tom George, U-M Assistant Professor, Sport Psychology Will Heininger, Program Director of Athletes Connected and Former U-M Football Player Kent Bernard, Olympic Medalist and Former U-M Athlete/Track Coach
Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University professor and a specialist in Renaissance Literature and Culture, unearths the constitutional politics of Shakespearean comedy and considers Shakespeare’s meditation on publicness in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He says, "For all their remarkable achievements in fine arts, literature, astronomy, philology, mathematics, and engineering, Renaissance Europeans had few successes as political theorists. Or so we are told. But if we look in odd places—in the comedies of Shakespeare, and in one or two of his tragedies—we may find that a few concepts crucial to modern political theory receive sustained attention. This lecture will consider two of them briefly, and one at length."
Steven Mullaney, U-M professor of English, talks about his recent book, The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare, with Douglas Trevor, U-M associate professor of Renaissance literature and creative writing. The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. Mullaney shows that Elizabethan popular drama played a significant role in confronting the uncertainties and unresolved traumas of Elizabethan Protestant England. Shakespeare and his contemporaries—audiences as well as playwrights—reshaped popular drama into a new form of embodied social, critical, and affective thought. Examining a variety of works, from revenge plays to Shakespeare’s first history tetralogy and beyond, Mullaney explores how post-Reformation drama not only exposed these faultlines of society on stage but also provoked playgoers in the audience to acknowledge their shared differences. He demonstrates that our most lasting works of culture remain powerful largely because of their deep roots in the emotional landscape of their times.