Miles Kimball, professor in the Department of Economics, speaks on the future of the economics blogosphere.
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The University Library's Engaged Learning Task Force hosts its final program for the semester with a conversation with James Holloway, Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education, and Amy Conger, Assistant Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education.
Nine songwriters perform new music, written this semester as part of the course Acoustic Songwriting for Beginners. Each student has written between seven and ten songs, many of which have been workshopped with the class, and in this final showcase concert each student plays two songs. A seven-week one-credit course that keeps expanding--eight, nine, ten weeks!--UC 170 Acoustic Songwriting for Beginners takes novice songwriters through techniques that help produce solid lyrics, beautiful harmonic progressions, and winning melodies.
Mary Sponberg Pedley, adjunct assistant curator of maps at the Clements Library, discusses how "A New and Accurate Map of the English Empire in North America by a Society of Anti-Gallicans," published in London in 1755, demonstrates how jealousy, greed, and commercial rivalry can drive foreign affairs. With this illustrated talk, Dr. Pedley looks carefully at the map's sources, publishers, and historical context of intense commercial and political rivalry between France and Great Britain both in Europe and in North America.
A panel discussion with U-M faculty who work with video games as they discuss their game-related research and how they integrate games into their teaching. Panelists include Sheila Murphy, Screen Arts & Cultures; Sean Silver, English; and Erik Hildinger, Engineering/Technical Communications.