Student 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. In this final showcase concert, students each perform some of their original songs.
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Cognitive Psychologist Brian Nosek, University of Virginia, discusses his perspectives on the future of social science research, with attention to his experiences working within his discipline as well as his work with the Center for Open Science, Project Implicit, and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS).
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.
A panel discussion about how researchers, developers, and publishers can partner as distinct yet closely connected communities of practice to improve and promote alignment between scientific practices, data management, and research dissemination. Panelists include:
Brian Nosek, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia; Co-Founder, Project Implicit; Co-Founder & Director, Center for Open Science
Jerry Davis, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management; Professor of Sociology; Co-Director, ICOS (Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies)
Jon McGlone, Front End Developer and UI Designer, Michigan Publishing
Amy Pienta (moderator), Associate Research Scientist and Acquisitions Director, ICPSR (The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
Saturday Morning Sessions Rodney Fort - What Can We Know About College Sports Financial Data? Lawrence Kahn - The Economics of the NCAA: Cartels and Amateur Sports. Stephen F. Ross - The Contested Values of College Sport: How Economists Can Help Lawyers and Policymakers
Rebecca Hasson - Sport: An Investment in Human Health, Well-Being, and Capital Billy Hawkins - Collegiate Spectator Sports and Institution Building Jane Ruseski - Exploring the Role of University Sponsored Sport on Health and Well-Being: An Economic Perspective
Yago Colás - Fan, Scholar, Teacher: Ambiguities of Value Where Sport Meets the Classroom Jimmy King - The Politics of Sport and Higher Education: A Player's Perspective Rob Sellers - Opportunity or Exploitation: The Case of African American Student-Athletes and Intercollegiate Athletics
Bruce Berglund - Big-Time Sports and Student Recruiting: Enrollments, Budgets, and Social Justice at the Public University Jack Hamilton - Young Men, Old Money: Professional Sports' Amateurism Problem William Morgan - Markets and Intercollegiate Sports: How Not to Solve an Ethical Problem Closing Comments
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.
Lecture by Amy Perko, Executive Director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Amy has served as Executive Director since 2005. In 2010, the commission released its third major report - "Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values and the Future of College Sports." The NCAA Board of Directors adopted one of the report's key recommendations requiring teams to be on track to graduate 50% of their players to be eligible for post season championships. She has published commentaries on college sports issues, including two published by the New York Times: "Promoting Academics in College Sports" and "Colleges Can Take Action Without an Athletes' Union."
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