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Ted Merwin: Where Harry Met Sally

Date: 
November 20, 2013
Running Time: 
82:10
Ted Merwin, professor of Religion and Judaic Studies at Dickinson College, explores the evolution of the deli, which came from Germany and Eastern Europe, and how it developed in America into a neighborhood institution on par with (or perhaps beyond) the synagogue. He also discusses how music, film, and television have formalized the deli as an icon of Jewish experience, redefining the boundaries between Jews and non-Jews in American society.
Merwin is writing a history of delis in America, Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the New York Jewish Delicatessen, slated for release in summer 2014.
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Last modified: 01/14/2014

Deborah Dash Moore: Cooking Reform Judaism

Date: 
November 19, 2013
Running Time: 
42:53
Discover what lay inside the covers of sisterhood cookbooks assembled by Jewish women who joined Reform Temples in the 20th century. What were the tastes of "Jewish cooking"? And why did women cook? 
Deborah Dash Moore, director of U-M's Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, takes you inside the cookbooks produced by members of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, explores how Jewish women used recipes to reflect their understanding of "kitchen Judaism," and charts the changing meanings attached to food over the course of the 20th century.
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Last modified: 01/14/2014

Game On! Video Game Research & Teaching at the University of Michigan

Courtesy of flickr member Patrick hoesly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zooboing/4543757687/
Courtesy of flickr member Patrick hoesly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zooboing/4543757687/
Date: 
November 13, 2013
Running Time: 
90:13

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.

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Last modified: 11/21/2013

Daughters of Fire: Tom Peek Discusses His New Novel

Daughters of Fire bookcover
Date: 
October 29, 2013
Running Time: 
79:19
Author Tom Peek talks about his mystical novel Daughters of Fire, which illuminates how the Hawaiian islands' transformation into a tourist mecca and developers’ gold mine sparked a Native Hawaiian movement to reclaim their culture, protect sacred land, and step into the future with wisdom. A visiting astronomer falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a Polynesian world of 
volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors.
Peek, winner of a 2013 Benjamin Franklin Silver Finalist Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association, has lived for 25 years in Hawai‘i, where he has worked as a mountain and astronomy guide on Mauna Kea and an eruption ranger, wildland firefighter and exhibit writer in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. He has worked closely with Hawaiian elders and cultural practitioners and lives on Kilauea.
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Last modified: 11/15/2013

Open Access Week: Redefining Impact

Date: 
October 25, 2013
Running Time: 
89:19
The closing keynote address of Open Access Week. Mike Buschman, co-founder of Plum Analytics, reflects on two years of experience collecting, analyzing, and visualizing alternative metrics that measure academic research, showing how alternative metrics are being used today by research institutions as diverse at the University of Pittsburgh and the Smithsonian, scholarly publishers, and individual researchers.
While citation counts have long been the tried-and-true measure of academic research usage and impact, metrics can now be harvested and applied to research around usage, captures, mentions, and social media, in addition to citations, giving a much more comprehensive and holistic view of impact.
 
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Last modified: 11/05/2013

The Human Animal Bond

Date: 
October 22, 2013
Running Time: 
2:45
Hear about the health and mental health benefits of the animal-human bond. There is a live demonstration of the interaction between a Paws with a Cause dog and its client, with commentary by the dog’s trainer. See how they work together, and thus appreciate how helpful a service dog can be.
 
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Last modified: 02/04/2014

Engaged Learning: Emerging Campus Perspectives

Date: 
October 9, 2013
Running Time: 
77:58
What is engaged learning? What is happening with engaged learning on our campus? The Engaged Learning Task Force hosts the first of a series of panels and conversations exploring this issue.
 
This first panel features three campus leaders sharing their perspectives.
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Last modified: 11/05/2013

Author's Forum Presents: From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha

Date: 
October 9, 2013
Running Time: 
76:31
U-M Professor Donald Lopez reads a short excerpt from his new book, From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha, followed by conversation with Bill Zirinsky, owner of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, and ending with audience Q & A. Book sales provided by Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room.
About the book: We have come to admire Buddhism for being profound but accessible, as much a lifestyle as a religion. The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha, a figure widely respected across the Western world for his philosophical insight, his teachings of nonviolence, and his practice of meditation. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today?
The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, & Ann Arbor Book Festival.
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Last modified: 11/05/2013

American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution, 1660-2013

Date: 
September 24, 2013
Running Time: 
66:19

Exhibit opening of American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution. Jan Longone, Adjunct Curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, explores the multifaceted contributions of Jewish Americans, beginning with the first kosher butcher in America (1660) and the earliest Jewish cookbook published here in 1871. Among the topics discussed will be Butchers, Bakers and Market Men; Charitable Cooks and their Cookbooks (1888-2013); the Role of the Media; Restaurants, Delicatessens and Menus; Commercial Advertising Ephemera; A Chronology of Jewish-American Cookbook Publishing; Jewish-American Food Festivals; and more.

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Last modified: 11/05/2013

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