Accessing the Public Domain

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Date & Time
March 28, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Panel Discussion

Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

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bookcover of Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Paulina L. Alberto, U-M associate professor of history, Spanish, and Portuguese, talks about her latest book — a history of black thought and racial activism in twentieth-century Brazil.

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Date & Time
January 29, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Discussion

Being Nuclear: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Elizabeth Roberts

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bookcover of Being Nuclear, by Gabrielle Hecht

Gabrielle Hecht, U-M professor of history, and Elizabeth Roberts, U-M associate professor of anthropology, discuss Hecht's latest book, Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade.

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Date & Time
January 15, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Discussion

Can a Plantation Be Fair? Fair Trade and Darjeeling Tea Production

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Bookcover of The Darjeeling Distinction

Sarah Besky, author of The Darjeeling Distinction, explores the frictions between fair trade and the plantation system and highlights how, in India, fair trade undermines existing state welfare structures.

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Date & Time
January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Lecture

Evolutionary Biology in a Big and Open Data World

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Stephen A. Smith

Stephen Smith, U-M assistant professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, talks about how Big Data can be used to address questions in evolutionary biology and how Open culture in data sharing and software sharing contribute to these endeavors.

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Date & Time
January 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab (Room 100, up the ramp and to the right)
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Lecture

People of the River Opening Reception

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Photo by Marcin Szczepanski

Join us for the exhibit opening of People of the River, which captures in photographs and video the life of so-called ribeirinhos (river people) that inhabit the Pantanal region in Brazil.

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Date & Time
January 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Gallery, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Exhibit Opening

People of the River

photo of a river in Brazil
Photo by Marcin Szczepanski

Through photography and video, Marcin Szczepanski, senior multimedia producer in the College of Engineering, captures the life of so-called ribeirinhos (river people) that inhabit the Pantanal region in Brazil. Pantanal, located roughly in the center of South America, is one of the largest wetlands in the world, with a wonderfully diverse ecosystem.

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Dates
January 8th through January 25th
Location
Gallery, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Exhibit

Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol

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Self-portrait of John DePol on a wood engraved block, ca. 1990

This exhibit serves as an introduction to the incredible wood engravings of the American master John DePol (1913–2004), one of America’s most prolific book illustrators. His dramatic images often feature bold, dominant black backgrounds from which the image appears in white.

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Dates
March 3rd through June 5th
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, 7th floor, Special Collections Library
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Exhibit

Translation for Vulnerable Times: Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid

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Bookcovers: Iliad & Aeneid

Stanley Lombardo, professor of classics at Kansas University, reads from his translation of Homer's Iliad (1997), and Sarah Ruden, poet and translator, reads from her translation of Virgil's Aeneid (Yale 2008). They discuss the creative process of translating classical epic poems from ancient Greek and Latin into English for modern readers.

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Date & Time
January 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Panel Discussion

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