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Lone Star: John Sayles and the Changing Landscape for Independent Cinema

From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Date: 
June 4, 2014
Running Time: 
93:34

Sayles never sought assistance from Hollywood to create his films. His first film, produced for $60,000, helped to write the textbook of how to make a film in the contemporary age when big ideas combine with a shoe string budget. This panel of friends, cohorts and collaborators of Sayles share how their collective careers began and how the industry has changed and changed them in the process.

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Last modified: 06/18/2014

Emergent Research Series: The Library and MCubed

Date: 
April 28, 2014
Running Time: 
82:38

Librarians involved in a wide range of MCubed projects discuss their experiences, including their involvement and methods for forming a cube and their work on specific projects.

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Last modified: 05/09/2014

Engraved in Wood: The Curator's View

Block and Tools, woodcut by artist John DePol
Date: 
April 28, 2014
Running Time: 
52:07

Cathleen Baker, conservation librarian and exhibit conservator for the University of Michigan Library, speaks about her friendship with the American book illustrator John DePol and shows examples of his work currently on display in the exhibit on the 7th Floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

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Last modified: 05/09/2014

National Library Week Town Hall Discussion: The Declaration for the Right to Libraries!

"I Can Gather All the News I Need on the Weather Report," photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr, CC-BY-NC 2.0
Date: 
April 14, 2014
Running Time: 
371:55

In celebration of National Library Week, American Library Association President Barbara Stripling engages the audience in a town hall style discussion on the state of libraries in America. She shares her national and international perspectives on the greatest challenges and opportunities for libraries to be life-long learning institutions, community builders, publishing partners, collaboratories, empowerment engines, maker spaces, and much more.


 

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Coming Out Swiss: In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Self

Coming Out Swiss bookcover, University of Wisconsin Press
Date: 
April 9, 2014
Running Time: 
77:56

Anne Hermann is working on a book about Switzerland — a work of creative non-fiction that engages with questions of citizenship, cultural production and belonging, and the politics of language within a changing Europe. She engages in discussion with Helmut Puff, whose teaching and research focus on German literature, history, and culture in the late medieval and early modern period. Book sales by Common Language Bookstore.

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Last modified: 04/15/2014

Radiation mapping is too important to be left to experts: the role of maps in Japan after March 11, 2011

Japan Radiation Map from GoogleEarth
Date: 
April 7, 2014
Running Time: 
79:09

Jean-Christophe Plantin talks about how traditional "critical cartography" assumes that maps can either serve the interests of those in power or empower those seeking social justice, and how this ambivalence in cartography is present in contemporary web-based mapping applications.

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Last modified: 04/15/2014

Author's Forum: Elias Khoury

Bookcover of Sinalkul, contemporary Arabic fiction by Elias Khoury
Date: 
April 3, 2014
Running Time: 
79:59

A discussion, in Arabic, of Elias Khoury's fiction and writing, as well as his attitude toward classical and Arabic poetry. This event is supported by the Babtain Program for Arabic Language and Literature, in collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities/Author’s Forum.

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Last modified: 04/08/2014

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire

Date: 
April 2, 2014
Running Time: 
72:37

Author Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy challenges the stereotype that Britain should have won the Revolutionary War and that its failure to do so was due to the incompetence of commanders and politicians. He offers a very different explanation of why Britain lost the American War of Independence. O'Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Lecture series sponsored by the Clements Library.

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Last modified: 04/08/2014

Author's Forum: The Imperative of Integration

Detail of bookcover, The Imperative of Integration, Princeton University Press
Date: 
March 19, 2014
Running Time: 
66:03
Elizabeth Anderson, John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at U-M, reads from her recent book, The Imperative of Integration, which exposes the profoundly detrimental effects that continued segregation has had on our society. Elizabeth Hinton, a member of the Society of Fellows and a faculty member in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at U-M will join Anderson in discussion. Book sales provided by Common Language Bookstore.
 
According to Princeton University Press, “This book provides a compelling argument for reviving the ideal of racial integration to overcome injustice and inequality, and to build a better democracy.”
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Last modified: 03/25/2014

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