December, 1969 Events

04/2019 Events

Betty Ch'maj Distinguished American Studies Lecture

Emily Lordi, associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, gives the inaugural Betty Ch’maj Distinguished American Studies Lecture, an annual event established to honor the legacy of Ch’maj, the first Ph.D. of the American Culture program at the University of Michigan. Her talk will draw from her forthcoming monograph "Keeping On: Soul, Black Music, Resilience."

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Date
04/01/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Ann Arbor Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join us at the U-M library for this year’s Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and be part of a global campaign to improve representation of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. This year’s communal editing event will focus on recognizing the accomplishments of women and non-binary people and collectives in arts and activism.

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Date
04/02/2019
Time
11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library PIE Space, First Floor
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Event Type
Workshop

Mini Grant Momentum, 4/02

Join the U-M Library Student Engagement Program for the second-to-last week of the Winter 2019 Mini Grant Momentum Series! Every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm in ScholarSpace, students give a short presentation on their innovative projects. This week’s presenters are part of the Library Engagement Fellows. Projects range widely, though many focus on community partnerships, global scholarship, and diversity and inclusion. Light refreshments will be served. This Tuesday, 4/2/19, we are excited to hear from Stephanie Afshar, Henny Tasker, Tansy Massey-Green, Jordyn Kreucher, Jierui Liu, Haiyan Hu, and Lynsey Wall.  

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Date
04/02/2019
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library ScholarSpace, 2nd Floor
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Series
Mini Grant Momentum
Event Type
Lecture

It’s Not [Rocket] Library Science: Reconceptualizing American Librarianship as a Design Field

Rachel Ivy Clarke discusses the implicit role of design in librarianship and its effects on user services and professional values, culminating in a provocative reconceptualization of contemporary librarianship as a design field, with recommendations for explicitly incorporating this new perspective into library research, education, and practice.

Event Information

Date
04/04/2019
Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Emergent Research & Bookmarks
Event Type
Lecture

How Disasters Begin: The Little Ice Age of 14th-Century China and Data Collection in the Long Durée

Dagmar Schäfer, Director of Department III (Artefacts, Action, & Knowledge) at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, tackles the historical construction of weather as disaster.

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Date
04/04/2019
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

RED: Animal, vegetable, mineral. A study of the red colors used for painting in manuscripts

Cheryl Porter examines the massive Mamluk Qur'anic manuscript DAK Rasid 9 (National Library of Egypt)
 

One of the great pleasures in examining manuscript illumination is the joy of experiencing the colors on the page and the wonder at the extraordinary technical skills employed by the artist in realizing the image. These masterpieces demonstrate a refinement of technique and a great mastery of materials, some used only for manuscript painting and some used in standard practice at different times and in different localities.

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Date
04/04/2019
Time
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Lecture

Sarah Vowell Envisions "The Future of Libraries"

photo of Sarah Vowell
Sarah Vowell is the New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on utopian dreamers, pop music, and the odd cranky cartographer. Her most recent book is titled Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.

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Date
04/04/2019
Time
05:15 PM to 06:30 PM
Location
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.
Series
Bookmarks: Speculating the Futures of the Book and Library
Event Type
Lecture

Michflix and Chill at the Library! presents The Princess Bride

Take a break before exams! Come drink tea and eat Insomnia Cookies at Michflix & Chill at the Library! We'll be watching Rob Reiner's classic film, "The Princess Bride." It's not inconceivable — movies are what bring us together! We hope to see you there! Doors open at 7:30 pm. The film will begin at 8:00 pm.  

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Date
04/04/2019
Time
08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Screening Room (room 2160)
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Event Type
Film

Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Brownness in Southeast Michigan Exhibit Opening

Join us for the opening of the Being Brown: South Asian Narratives of Brownness in Southeast Michigan exhibit! Come hear from these panelists: Gunalan Nadarajan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Leela Fernandes, Womens’ Studies Akil Kumarasamy, English and Creative Writing Aliyah Khan, Department of English Swarnavel Pillai, English and Media & Information, Michigan State University  

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Date
04/05/2019
Time
03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Exhibit Opening

Material Conversations Brownbag

Modeled Geometry Clay Vessel with Strontium Glaze; Mark Meier

This is the final installment of the Winter Semester Brownbag Series, Material Conversations highlighting material research at the university. Professor Mark Meier and his students will present their work with robotic design of extruded clay vessels. They will also present work on foam models for slip-casting of vessels. This will be of interest to those interested robotic digital fabrication, scripted geometric modeling, digital sculpting, and 3D printing.  

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Date
04/08/2019
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library Materials Collection (2nd floor)
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Event Type
Discussion

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