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Color, Crips, Queers, and Other Idiosyncrasies: On Difference and Inclusion in Comics (Panel)

Series: 
Investing in Ability
Date: 
October 4, 2016
Running Time: 
105:00

The genre of comics and graphic narratives in America were born on the fringes of literary endeavors, and as such have served as a space where normative identities and their boundaries have been enforced, explored, and expanded. This panel of speakers will provide an introduction to and overview of how comics have address issues of difference and inclusion in works from both mainstream and independent publishing venues, and ways in which inclusion in comics can make a difference in people's lives. Moderator: PF Anderson. Panelists: Susan Brown; David Carter; Elizabeth Settoducato; Lloyd Shelton.

 

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Authors' Forum: Sharp Blue Search of Flame, A Conversation with Zilka Joseph and Lolita Hernadez

Series: 
Authors' Forum
Date: 
September 28, 2016
Running Time: 
73:48

Zilka Joseph reads from her new book of poetry, Sharp Blue Search of Flame, followed by a conversation with Lolita Hernandez. About the book: "Sharp Blue Search of Flame is an exploration in poetry of a complex network of nuanced journeys into a variety of worlds. The searingly rich poems reflect Zilka Joseph’s own history of living in Eastern and Western cultures, as well as the influences of her Jewish Indian roots. Joseph’s free verse and forms shift scenes from the real to the imagined landscapes of the mind, and search for fulfillment and solace amidst the terrifying beauty and chaos of the human condition." Joseph teaches creative writing and is an independent editor and manuscript coach. She was awarded a Zell Fellowship, a Hopwood Prize, and the Elsie Choi Lee Scholarship (Center for the Education of Women) from U-M. Hernandez, whose poetry and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of literary publications, teaches in the Creative Writing Department of the U-M Residential College.

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Emergent Research, Identification Wars: How Research Can Put Today's Documentation Controversies in Context

Series: 
Emergent Research
Date: 
September 26, 2016
Running Time: 
75:36

Cassius Adair, PhD Candidate in the English Language and Literature program, uses three slices of archival text to explore how and why the relationship between government identification and U.S. citizens has changed over the last century. From early protests against licensing rural drivers, to the mysterious removal of race -- but not gender -- from IDs at mid-century, to flame wars about anonymity and transgender life on the early internet, disagreements about the role of the government in regulating citizen's identities are a re-occurring feature of modern U.S. life. In order to understand how "undocumented" became a powerful political term, or why Voter ID laws spark such intense debate, Adair's research brings together an unlikely archive of minor "identification wars." Together, these scenes help illuminate the longer history of friction between state categorization and minority self-definition.

 

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Last modified: 09/27/2016

Michigan Library Scholars Capstone Presentations, July 29, 2016

Series: 
Michigan Library Scholars Capstone Presentations
Date: 
July 29, 2016
Running Time: 
97:48

Michigan Library Scholars Capstone Presentations, July 29, 2016

Presenters Include:
Sheila Chan - Cultural Competence 
Maggie Johnson - Artists' Books Online
Eric Morgel - Prof Gray & the Secret Life of Books
April Song - Alumni Spotlight

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Last modified: 08/19/2016

Library Diversity Celebration

Date: 
May 24, 2016
Running Time: 
11:00

Library Diversity Celebration Opening remarks: Darlene Nichols and Jacqueline Freeman, Address: Dean James Hilton, Diversity award presentation.

 

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Emergent Research: Making Sense of Twitter Data with Josh Pacek

Series: 
Emergent Research
Date: 
May 23, 2016
Running Time: 
87:36

Dr. Josh Pasek, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, at the University of Michigan, gives the Emergent Research lecture for May. He says,"Data from online social networks are increasingly applied to pressing social questions. But despite the widespread use of social media data, analyses to date have not been coupled with a clear understanding of what social media data represent. This talk provides a brief look into an ongoing research project to understand how Twitter data, in particular, relate to other forms of social measurement. In it, I discuss theoretical and practical considerations when comparing traditional forms of social analysis with social media data as well as results of some preliminary analyses. These considerations provide a basis for thinking about what social media data can and cannot currently accomplish as a tool for social measurement."

 

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Advanced Leadership Program 2015 - 2016 Library Showcase

Date: 
May 9, 2016
Running Time: 
116:24

The Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) through the Center for the Education of Women is a competitive leadership development program for U-M staff. The 2015-2016 ALP cohort includes an unusually large number of professionals from the University Library, including five staff and librarians representing four library divisions, including Collections, Learning and Teaching, Publishing, and Research. During this year-end showcase, library participants from this year’s cohort share their program takeaways and the outcomes of their respective independent change projects. Presenters Include: Merrie Fuller, Linda Knox, Carrie Luke, Renée Tambeau, and Keiko Yokota-Carter

 

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