The uniquely American story of college football, why it matters, and what the future looks like. Best-selling author, college instructor, and University of Michigan graduate (honors degree in history) John U. Bacon shares his thoughts on the history of college football and why it helped fuel the growth of major state universities like U of M.
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University of Michigan Press celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Academic Writing for Graduate Students by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak.
Among the many featured speakers are: James Hilton, University of Michigan Dean of Libraries, Ann Johns, Professor Emerita at San Diego State University, who will discuss the book’s impact worldwide, Yu-Shiang Jou, PhD Student, UM School of Education, who will talk about how the book influenced his decision to attend graduate school at Michigan and the Authors of the book, John Swales and Christine Feak.
Cartoonist Jerzy Drozd and writer Dan Mishkin speak about their recent book, The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination.
Andrea Joyce, longtime sportscaster for CBS Sports and now NBC Sports and UM alum, sits down with fellow journalist Joanne Gerstner for a discussion of her pioneering work as a woman in the world of televised sports.
Clements Library's Curator of Maps and Associate Director, Brian L. Dunnigan, and Curator of Manuscripts, Cheney J. Schopieray, discusses the recent acquisition of military papers and maps of General Henry Burbeck (1754-1848).
Members of the Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student group (gEECS) share their thoughts on how the group supports the research and education of women at U-M and some benefits they experience by participating in gEECS. They also share their thoughts on how gender affects research and education, specifically in technology areas.
The gEECS group is dedicated to encouraging the professional, academic, and social development of women in technology-related fields of study.
Gayle S. Rubin, U-M professor of anthropology and women's studies, reads from her collection of writing, Deviations. U-M Professor Valerie Traub, whose research concerns gender and sexuality in early modern England, joins her in conversation.
Rubin has been a pioneering theorist and activist in feminist, lesbian and gay, queer, and sexuality studies since the 1970s. Deviations features insightful writing on subjects such as lesbian history, the feminist sex wars, the politics of sadomasochism, crusades against prostitution and pornography, and the historical development of sexual knowledge.
The keynote address is focused on theoretical issues and challenges surrounding software and web history presented by Megan Ankerson, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.
Introductory Remarks and Overview of the Archive with Alexa Pearce, Librarian for History and American Culture, Hatcher Graduate Library Justin Joque (MSI '10), Data Visualization Librarian, Clark Library , Main presentation by Michael Shallcross (MSI '10), Assistant Archivist, Data Curation Division, Bentley Historical Library.
Poet Peg Boyers reads from her latest collection of poems, To Forget Venice, and then dives into conversation with U-M Professor of English Language and Literature Nicholas Delbanco.
Venice is the site of several unforgettable years of Boyers' adolescence, and the place she has returned to more frequently than any other city. It is both adored and reviled by the speakers in her poems.