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Acoustic Songwriting Showcase

Date: 
December 2, 2013
Running Time: 
73:00

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.

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Last modified: 01/14/2014

Emergent Research: Digital Innovations in Writing Studies

Date: 
November 25, 2013
Running Time: 
81:00
Naomi Silver, Sweetland Writing Center Associate Director, and Anne Gere, Professor in the Department of English and Education, give an overview of innovations in digital rhetoric.
Focus is on the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative community website and born digital publishing collaboration between the Sweetland Center for Writing and the U-M Press/Michigan Publishing, and an eportfolio-based longitudinal study of the development of Sweetland’s Minors in Writing.
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Last modified: 01/14/2014

Mary Pedley Mapping Fear: Stoking the Fires of the French and Indian War

A New and Accurate Map of the English Empire in North America by a Society of Anti-Gallicans, London, 1755
Date: 
November 21, 2013
Running Time: 
68:27

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.

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Last modified: 01/14/2014

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

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