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Translation at Work: Promoting Translated Literature in the U.S.

Series: 
Translation at Work
Date: 
January 22, 2015
Running Time: 
85.8

This is one in a series of 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 the U-M campus. Students can come to meet people working with literature outside of academia and learn about potential alternatives to an academic career. 

Panelists Include: Esther Allen, a distinguished translator and writer, teaches at Baruch College (CUNY) and serves on the board of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). Laurence Marie is a culteral attaché at the Embassy of France in the United States and the Head of French Book Office in New York City. Jadranka Vrsalocic-Carevic, a translator and editor, is the director of the New York office of the Institut Ramon Lull, an agency responsible for the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad. Etienne Charriere moderates the discussion.

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The Components of Reputation: Searching for a Bicentennial Narrative for the University of Michigan

The Components of Reputation
Series: 
Clements Library
Date: 
January 20, 2015
Running Time: 
54.88

Francis X. Blouin Jr., U-M Professor of History and Professor in the School of Information talks about The Components of Reputation: Searching for a Bicentennial Narrative for the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan was transformed in the late nineteenth century. Scholars at a handful of universities that would include the UM systematically reconsidered the relative importance of science and religion to how we understand the world around us. This discussion broadened the idea of and the application of science beyond an interest in natural phenomena. Out of these discussions came the very idea of the modern research university that persists today.

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Cities Divided: The Persistence of Segregation in the American Metropolis

Cities Divided
Date: 
January 15, 2015
Running Time: 
108:35

In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, this open conversation examines the causes, and explores potential solutions, to the persistence of segregation in U.S. cities.
With a focus on Detroit, we welcome guest speakers from the Michigan Roundtable. Panelists include: Melba Joyce Boyd, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, Wayne State University, Margaret Brown, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center, Detroit, Alex Hill, Community Health Worker and Research Project Coordinator, Wayne State University, Harley Etienne, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, and Stacey Stevens, Manager Racial Equity Community Engagement Round Table, Detroit.

 

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Culinary collection digital exhibit reception: Jell-O

Culinary collection digital exhibit reception: Jell-O
Series: 
Culinary Collection
Date: 
January 12, 2015
Running Time: 
39:34

To kick off a new digital exhibit, "Jell-O: America’s Most Famous Dessert At Home Everywhere", Dr. Nicole Tarulevicz of the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania provides some historical perspective on Jell-O brand gelatin in America and abroad.
Using materials drawn from the culinary ephemera holdings of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at U-M Library, the exhibit explores how the Jell-O company’s early 20th century advertising used depictions of the exotic to sell the product to Americans. The ads included lavishly illustrated scenes of imagined food preparation and consumption around the world, some created by noted contemporary artists.

 

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Myths And Realities Of Youth Sport Head Injuries

Series: 
LSA Theme Semester Sport and the University
Date: 
December 8, 2014
Running Time: 
77:40

Dr. Jeff Kutcher, Director of the Michigan NeuroSport Program and Associate Professor in the U-M Department of Neurology, talks about concussion research. Sponsored by the University Library and the LSA Theme Semester Sport and the University.

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Last modified: 12/10/2014

This Is America: Jimi Hendrix’s Reimaginings Of The Star-Spangled Banner As Social Commentary

Series: 
The Star Spangled Banner, 200th Anniversary
Date: 
December 5, 2014
Running Time: 
66:59

U-M Professor of Musicology Mark Clague talks about Jimi Hendrix's version of The Star Spangled Banner, "This is America." Celebrating the bicentennial of the U.S. National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” (1814–2014), this exhibit illustrates the cultural history of the national anthem in American life. An original 1814 sheet music imprint of "The Star-Spangled Banner," one of about a dozen known surviving issues, is on display in the Audubon Room.

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Author's Forum Presents: The Infinitesimals

Series: 
Author's Forum
Date: 
December 1, 2014
Running Time: 
70:04

Author, Laura Kasischke and Megan Levad talk about Kasischke's latest book of poetry, The Infinitesimals. Laura Kasischke is Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at U-M. Recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, 2012, she has published nine novels, three of which have been made into feature films—The Life Before Her Eyes, Suspicious River, White Bird in a Blizzard—and eight books of poetry. Megan Levad is the assistant director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at U-M. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, AnOther, Denver Quarterly, among other publications and anthologies. She also writes lyrics for composers Tucker Fuller and Kristin Kuster

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The Future Of Social Science Research: Panel

Series: 
Emergent Research
Date: 
November 24, 2014
Running Time: 
80:13

Panelists offer their perspectives on the future of social science research, with attention to historical and emerging trends. The ways in which social scientists conduct, discuss, and share research is changing. Among other things, social science research is increasingly more interdisciplinary and team-based, more global, and more data-driven. Panelists include:
Nick Ellis, U-M Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
Michelle McClellan, U-M Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Residential College
George Alter, Director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), U-M Professor of History and Research Professor in the U-M Population Studies Center.

 

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Persistence Pays Off: How Women Athletes Changed The Game At U-M

Series: 
LSA Theme Semester Sport and the University
Date: 
November 20, 2014
Running Time: 
108:57

This panel celebrates the tenacious, passionate female student-athletes at Michigan, both before and after Title IX, who persisted toward equality and changed the game for the future of women’s athletics. Current female student-athletes have their chance to interview some of the women who came before them.

 

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Authors' Forum Presents: Detroit Chene Street History Project

5300 Block of Chene Street
Series: 
Author's Forum
Date: 
November 19, 2014
Running Time: 
87:06

Marian Krzyzowski, Deborah Dash Moore, and Karen Majewski talk about The Detroit Chene Street History Project. Since 2002, the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy at the University of Michigan has been conducting a study of Detroit’s Chene Street, which cuts through the east side of Detroit from the Detroit River to the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant at the Hamtramck border.

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