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Transportation Forum

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The Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS) will host a Transportation Forum in the Library Gallery.  As the number of transportation initiatives in Washtenaw County continue to grow, it can be difficult for the public to differentiate or to track progress of these projects. This event brings together many of the project leaders advancing a comprehensive vision for an integrated transportation system. 
 

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Date & Time
November 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Location
Gallery, Room 100
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Event Type
Open House

Acoustic Songwriting Showcase

photo of an acoustic guitar
Morris W-25, by Shunichi kouroki via Flickr, CC-BY

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 will each perform some of their original songs.

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Date & Time
November 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Musical Program

Analyze This: A Panel Conversation on Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics

With the growing importance of learning analytics in higher education, the ethics and privacy issues around learning analytics have become important for instructors and students to consider. What ethical requirements do researchers and institutions have for protecting student data?

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Date & Time
November 19, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Gallery, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library North
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Series
MLibrary Learning Analytics Series 2013-2014
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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A collection of American culinary history: cookbooks and other materials from the 16th through the 20th century

We are not just what we eat, but how we eat — not to mention when, where and with whom. Cookbooks, menus, advertisements, manuals of table etiquette and the like may not be written to preserve the history of everyday life, but that’s exactly what they do.

And this is what makes the library’s Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive so valuable. Containing more than 15,000 items, it paints a rich and unique portrait of American life over the centuries.

“On one level, the collection is about what people cooked and ate — but that’s just a doorway to explore how people saw themselves and their neighbors,” says collection curator JJ Jacobson.

Through the culinary archive one can explore changing attitudes towards diet and health, homemaking, commercial dining and the industrialization of food production. It also reveals historical ideas about race, class, and gender.

“This is the kind of history that’s not concerned so much with empires, kings and battles, but with where the wheat comes from, how the bread is made, how ethnic groups adopte each others recipes, and what their cultures tell women and men they should be like,” Jacobson adds.

And food continues to be an important part of our culture — contemporary discussions about organic produce, fast food, Atkins and other diet fads, concentrated feed lots, vending machines in schools and the merits of vegetarianism all stem from historical contexts chronicled in the archive.

The collection is shaped by the donation of a rich assemblage of cookbooks, menus, and other material collected over many years by Jan Longone, an adjunct curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, and her husband Dan.

Not so long ago, even the concept of American culinary history was met with skepticism.

“[Critics] said America had no cuisine or culinary history to speak of; all we ate were hamburgers,” Jan Longone wrote of attitudes at an Oxford University food symposium in the 1980s. Yet today the archive is recognized as a premier collection for the study of American culture as it relates to food and home life.

Writing in the Boston Globe, renowned chef James Beard called an exhibit of works from the collection “an unequaled feat of culinary scholarship.”

“Not all the cookbooks are good cookbooks, but they are all interesting and the authors, mainly women, were an amazing group who did a great deal to influence American history,” Beard wrote in the 1984 column.

And the collection has only continued to grow and evolve since then. Formerly held at U-M’s William L. Clements Library, it was transferred to the U-M Library in 2013 where its potential for teaching and scholarship can be fully realized.

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Last modified: 06/30/2014

Maps and Geospatial Revolution MOOC - Discussion Sections Sponsored by Clark Library

Professor Anthony Robinson from Penn State’s Geography Department is teaching the world’s first MOOC* about geospatial technology!

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Date & Time
Repeats every week 5 times .
July 22, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location
Gallery Instructional Lab
Series
Maps and Geospatial Revolution MOOC Discussion Section Series July to August 2013
Event Type
Discussion

Copyright Camp 2013: Who owns research data, and who cares?

Copyright Camp 2013 image

Join the University of Michigan Library for a community conversation that explores how copyright impacts our professional lives.

Note: This event is free, but for planning purposes we encourage you to register.

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Date & Time
June 20, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Hatcher Gallery
Event Type
Talk

Altmannerisms: Opening Remarks

Robert Altman on the set of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Frank Beaver, U-M Professor Emeritus, kicks off the Robert Altman Symposium Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive with opening remarks. We invite you to take part in any or all of the events.

Event Information

Date & Time
June 7, 2013 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Location
Gallery in Room 100
Series
Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive
Event Type
Symposium

Altmannerisms: American Maverick

Robert Altman on the set of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Family members, scholars and close colleagues offer their personal and professional reflections on a prolific and versatile master: Robert Altman. Altman remains a titan in the rich American tradition of "maverick directors."

Event Information

Date & Time
June 8, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location
Gallery in Room 100
Series
Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive
Event Type
Discussion

Altmannerisms: Altman in the Archives

Robert Altman on the set of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

This roundtable promises a vibrant, lively discussion among students and international film scholars and film makers who have already enjoyed hands-on study of resources in the Robert Altman Collection at the University Library.

Event Information

Date & Time
June 8, 2013 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location
Gallery in Room 100
Series
Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Altmannerisms: Public Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Robert Altman on the set of McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Paul Courant, Dean of the University of Michigan Library, and Mrs. Kathryn Altman, widow of famed director Robert Altman, lead the official public unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Robert Altman Archive at the University of Michigan. Brief remarks.

Event Information

Date & Time
June 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Gallery in Room 100
Series
Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive
Event Type
Exhibit Opening

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