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Dr. Farha Abbasi: Mental Health Stigma in the Muslim Community

Date: 
October 5, 2015
Running Time: 
60:00

Dr. Fahra Abbasi, of Michigan State University, delves into the stigma surrounding mental health, in the Muslim community.  
She explores the notion of how faith and mental health are deeply connected, when approaching mental health issues.
Abbasi also discusses the history of Islam, through the lens of women's rights.

 

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Last modified: 10/27/2015

Passing for Mexican: Relational Identities in Latina/o Chicago

Date: 
October 2, 2015
Running Time: 
82:55

Professor Frances R. Aparicio (Northwestern University), a former faculty member at U-M,
describes the presentation as: "Based on twenty interviews with Latina/o individuals who are of two or more Latin American national origins, I identify three modes of 'passing' that allow Intralatina/os a sense of belonging within the 'contextual dominance' of Mexican Chicago. In these relational power dynamics, second-generation Intralatina/os engage the slippages between the 'Mexican' and 'Latina/o' common in dominant discourses, their affective (dis)identifications with the larger Mexican community, as well as their own family histories that inform their personal and social negotiations as they struggle to belong in Latina/o Chicago. She proposes new 'horizontal hierarchies' that can reveal these relational negotiations among US Latina/os."
The Latina/o Studies Program has organized this event as a part of Latina/o Heritage Month and the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of American Culture.
Frances R. Aparicio is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Director of the Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University. She has previously taught at Stanford University, University of Arizona, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois at Chicago.  

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Last modified: 10/14/2015

Plurality of Love: Cafecito and Lecture

Date: 
September 30, 2015
Running Time: 
81:00

Discussion about Rolando Estévez's books and art with the artist himself and Ruth Behar, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at U-M. At 4:30pm, Behar and Estévez will speak about his current work as an independent bookmaker and how the arts are evolving in Cuba.

 

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The Author's Forum Presents: Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960

Series: 
Authors' Forum
Date: 
September 29, 2015
Running Time: 
80:24

In this Authors' Forum event, Yeidy Rivero and Ruth Behar discuss Rivero’s latest book. In Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950-1960, Rivero not only demonstrates television's importance to Cuban cultural identity formation, she explains how the medium functions in society during times of radical political and social transformation.

Yeidy M. Rivero is Professor of American Culture and Screen Arts and Cultures at U-M. Ruth Behar is Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at U-M.

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Last modified: 11/05/2015

Emergent Research: Wikipedia and Higher Education

Series: 
Emergent Research
Date: 
September 28, 2015
Running Time: 
82:48

Are Wikipedia and higher education natural allies? What are the inherent benefits and challenges of that alliance? U-M faculty members Cliff Lampe (School of Information) and Anne McNeil (Chemistry), along with librarian Ye Li, will discuss their experiences using Wikipedia in the classroom, and the relationship between the Wikipedia community and academia.
 
Cliff Lampe is an associate professor in the U-M School of Information. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. He researches the social and technical structures of large scale technology mediated communication, working with sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, Slashdot and Everything2. He has also been involved in the creation of multiple social media and online community projects, usually designed to enable collective action. One of Cliff's core values is combining top quality research with community engagement.

Anne McNeil is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor in Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Her research interests include chemical education, homogeneous catalysis, and small molecule and polymer synthesis and applications. She has incorporated Wikipedia content creation as a group project in several graduate courses here at Michigan. To date, over 150 students have made substantive contributions to the science content on Wikipedia, with several pages being highlighted on the front page of Wikipedia. This exercise provides excellent training for graduate students in communication, writing, teamwork, and literature searching. At the same time, we are increasing the quality and quantity of scientific information available to the general public.

Ye Li is the Chemistry Librarian at U-M. Besides managing chemical information resources, she provides instruction and research consultations on scientific information and data in Chemistry and related fields.  Since 2010, she and other librarians have been supporting classes using Wikipedia editing as course projects in collaboration with instructors from various disciplines, including Chemistry, Social Work, Information Science, History, Natural Resources and Environment etc. Ye is also working on research projects in developing standards and infrastructure for data and information sharing in Chemistry.  

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Last modified: 11/04/2015

Where the Light Gets In: Writing From the Margin

Date: 
September 28, 2015
Running Time: 
67:30

Leah Hager Cohen, author of five novels and five works of non-fiction, talks about sharing stories. Sharing stories – narrating our own and listening to others’ – is intrinsic to our humanity. Stories hold great power, yet the art of storytelling (and story-receiving) requires humility, vulnerability, recognition of our limits.

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Last modified: 10/13/2015

IP and DC: University of Michigan's Role in Shaping Intellectual Property Policy

Date: 
September 24, 2015
Running Time: 
58:54

Mike Waring, Director of the Washington, DC Office and Executive Director of Federal Relations for the University of Michigan, discusses his work as a lobbyist, serving as a liaison for communication between the University of Michigan and the federal government, educational associations, professional societies, and public policy organizations on a wide range of intellectual property matters of core interest to the University community.
Waring began his career as a TV/radio news reporter and producer and later served as Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters. An active U-M alum (LSA '74), he served as President of the University of Michigan Club of Washington, D.C. and later as treasurer of the University of Michigan Alumni Association.

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Celebrating a Century of Preserving Detroit's History: The Burton Historical Collection

Series: 
Clements Library Lecture Series
Date: 
September 17, 2015
Running Time: 
64:12

Since 1915, the Burton Historical Collection has served as a renowned repository of genealogical and regional history materials. Mark Bowden, Coordinator for Special Collections at the Detroit Public Library talks about the collection's origins and the treasures it houses.

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Last modified: 09/22/2015

The Secret Life of Pamphlets: A Look at How Anarchism and Creative Business Come Together

Date: 
September 16, 2015
Running Time: 
78:36

Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig draws on his in-depth studies of anarchist approaches—bringing out the best in everyone in the organization, reducing hierarchy, the import of free choice, an abundance mentality, teaching everyone to lead, creativity and caring collaboration—to show how they fit with and support the basics of good business. He will get you thinking and leave you with a wholly different view of what anarchism—and good business—is all about.
This talk celebrates the release of Zingerman’s series of “Secret” pamphlets—individual essays excerpted from Ari’s nationally recognized series of business books, Zingerman’s Guides to Good Leading. The pamphlets contain cutting edge business insight from Zingerman’s progressive and positive approach to business, while at the same time honoring the work of anarchist publications in centuries past, for whom pamphlets were one of the most typical vehicles to spread ideas in the world.
Weinzweig was inspired by anarchist pamphlets in U-M Library's Joseph A. Labadie Collection, a collection which began with a focus on anarchism and expanded to document the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present. It includes over 30,000 pamphlets along with thousands of books, posters, and other printed materials.

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Last modified: 09/22/2015

Emergent Research: Student Research - Spatial Projects

Series: 
Emergent Research
Date: 
July 27, 2015
Running Time: 
47:47

Staff and student researchers, Isaac Levine, Sean Petty, and Steffen Heise, share the history, methods and their preliminary results in real-time tracking people using acoustic and optical techniques inspired by nature and science fiction. 
The spaces we work, play, and learn in are becoming more complex but at the same time they are becoming more personalized. Imagine a space that knew where you were, what you were interacting with, and what your preferences are. Is it the next step in automation and convenience or is it entering the realm of "creepy"?
Isaac Levine is a senior in the Performing Arts Technology program driven by the creative application of technology, Sean Petty is a senior graphics programmer and Steffen Heise is the resident motion capture expert both with the UM3D Lab, DMC.   

 

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