November, 2018 Events

11/2018 Events

Dialogues in Contemporary Thought IV | On Literature

Join us for lectures by two humanities scholars. Prof. Jonathan Culler (Cornell) presents "Some Problems Concerning Narrators of Novels and Speakers of Lyrics," and Prof. Yopie Prins (Michigan) presents "Sapphic Stanzas: How can we read the rhythm?"

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Date
11/01/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Teaching Visual Communication Today

Join U-M faculty members Barry Fishman, Phoebe Gloeckner, Melissa Gross, and Omar Sosa-Tzec in this lightly moderated conversation with special guest Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics). Please register to guarantee your admission!

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Date
11/07/2018
Time
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center Gallery
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Criminalization and the Carceral State

This roundtable discussion is part of the University of Michigan Carceral State Project, a year of dialogue about criminal justice, policing, imprisonment, inequality, and what we can do about it.  Speakers will address the theme, Criminalization and the Carceral State, and discuss their own experiences and understandings of the carceral state. The chair will then moderate a discussion among the audience and the speakers, soliciting questions, comments, and ideas prompted by the remarks.

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Date
11/07/2018
Time
05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
The Carceral State Project
Event Type
Symposium

White Monastery Fragments in the University of Michigan Collection

Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465). Content: Canon 7. Acephalos work A13: 79: i.1-ii.32. Is Ecclesiastes Not Wise: 80: i.2-ii.33. Parchment, 1 leaf, 380 x 288 mm. Verso. Origen: White Monastery (Atripe, Egypt). 8th AD. Mich. Ms. 158. 14 b: White Monastery Codex YR 79/80

The Monastery of Apa Shenoute, commonly known as the White Monastery, situated in Upper Egypt near Sohag, once possessed the largest Coptic library in Egypt. Unfortunately, none of the books that belonged to this monastery have survived intact. As the manuscripts were torn to pieces and sold to various individuals, fragments of them are scattered today in different collections around the world. The University of Michigan features prominently as one of the most significant repositories of White Monastery fragments.

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Date
11/12/2018
Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery Lab
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Event Type
Workshop

GIS Day Events

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. The U-M GIS Community of Practice is hosting a number of GIS talks and workshops in honor of GIS Day (these events take place on Tuesday, while GIS Day is technically on Wednesday). Joining us to lead the activities, and to share their wisdom from many years of teaching and discussing GIS in higher-education are:

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Date
11/13/2018
Time
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library, 2nd Floor
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Series
GIS Day
Event Type
Workshop

Special Collections After Hours: A Feast to Behold

Melinda Russell. "A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen." Paw Paw, MI: 1866. Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan Library.

Visit the Special Collections Research Center for a taste of some of the highlights from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes the first American cookbook (published in 1796), the earliest and only extant copy of an African-American authored cookbook (published in 1866), and a diverse assortment of community cookbooks, restaurant menus, and food-related advertising ephemera.

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Date
11/13/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections, 6th Floor
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Series
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

Student Development of Information Literacy Skills during Problem-Based Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiments: Research applied to Classroom Practice

Ginger Schultz, Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, describes an investigation of student information-seeking behaviors during problem-based organic chemistry laboratory experiments. This study used discourse analysis of student planning sessions and student work to understand how students apply information literacy skills when solving organic chemistry problems. She then describes how their findings were used to inform the design of a set of online learning modules developed in collaboration with Dr.

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Date
11/14/2018
Time
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Discussion

Mental Health While Abroad

Mental health concerns are increasing amongst college students around the country, with many students at U-M experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges on a daily basis. Yet, mental health is so often an unspoken part of the study abroad experience. This panel is geared toward students going abroad and the educators supporting their travels. Learn about resources, get advice, and listen to study abroad alumni share their personal experiences.  

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Date
11/14/2018
Time
05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Trans Awareness Week 2018 Keynote Speaker: Reyna Ortiz

Reyna Ortiz is a Trans Resource Navigator in Chicago working directly with the Trans/GNC community. As an activist and educator since 2000, she is committed to connecting trans women and youth to housing, medical and legal services, helping them to thrive. She will share her knowledge and experiences as a Latinx trans woman who works to empower Trans and gender non-conforming people in her community.   

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Date
11/14/2018
Time
06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
School of Social Work Building, Room 1840 (ECC)
Series
Trans Awareness Week 2018
Event Type
Lecture

Situating Daoist Medicine: Digital Tools to Track Materia Medica in the Daoist and Buddhist Canons

Michael Stanley-Baker

The recent rise of medical history as an analytical lens to study the history of early religions raises new questions: What is medicine? In what sources can we find it?

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Date
11/15/2018
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library, 2nd Floor
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Series
Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies
Event Type
Lecture

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