Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. He has returned to civil rights history in his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (2013). His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape. His cover story for the October 2011 issue of The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” touched off continuing national debate. Aside from writing, Taylor speaks before a wide variety of audiences. He began his career as a magazine journalist for The Washington Monthly in 1970, moving later to Harper’s and Esquir.
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Comprising the panel "Exploring American Patriotism” are:
Wayne Baker, U-M professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business, and author of United America
Kristin Hass, U-M associate professor in American Culture and author of Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall
Nadine Hubbs, U-M professor of women’s studies, music, and american cultures, talks with Paul A.
This roundtable discussion focuses on publishers—including major publishing companies, small presses, and online media—who engage in translation. Students (both undergraduate and graduate) can come to meet people working with literature outside of academia and learn about potential alternatives to an academic career.
Campus professionals who engage with foreign literature in the United States in various capacities highlight the ways in which, beyond the work of translators themselves, a variety of professionals deal with the material implications of promoting foreign literature in this country.
This is one in a series of three panels on the practice of literary translation presented by the Department of Comparative Literature as part of its ongoing effort to promote translation in all its forms across campus. Each event consists of a roundtable discussion devoted to a specific professional field and brings together three speakers.
Panelists include: Dwayne Hayes (Founder, Absinthe Magazine) , Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books) and Emily Goedde (Moderator)
The uniquely American story of college football, why it matters, and what the future looks like. Best-selling author, college instructor, and University of Michigan graduate (honors degree in history) John U. Bacon shares his thoughts on the history of college football and why it helped fuel the growth of major state universities like U of M.
University of Michigan Press celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Academic Writing for Graduate Students by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak.
Among the many featured speakers are: James Hilton, University of Michigan Dean of Libraries, Ann Johns, Professor Emerita at San Diego State University, who will discuss the book’s impact worldwide, Yu-Shiang Jou, PhD Student, UM School of Education, who will talk about how the book influenced his decision to attend graduate school at Michigan and the Authors of the book, John Swales and Christine Feak.
Cartoonist Jerzy Drozd and writer Dan Mishkin speak about their recent book, The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination.
Andrea Joyce, longtime sportscaster for CBS Sports and now NBC Sports and UM alum, sits down with fellow journalist Joanne Gerstner for a discussion of her pioneering work as a woman in the world of televised sports.
Clements Library's Curator of Maps and Associate Director, Brian L. Dunnigan, and Curator of Manuscripts, Cheney J. Schopieray, discusses the recent acquisition of military papers and maps of General Henry Burbeck (1754-1848).
Members of the Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student group (gEECS) share their thoughts on how the group supports the research and education of women at U-M and some benefits they experience by participating in gEECS. They also share their thoughts on how gender affects research and education, specifically in technology areas.
The gEECS group is dedicated to encouraging the professional, academic, and social development of women in technology-related fields of study.