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

Comics and the Art of Visual Communication

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Scott McCloud

“Comics” is finally coming of age as an artistic and literary form. Now this once-maligned medium of expression is poised for new opportunities, thanks to a mutating media environment and a potential revolution in visual education. Author and comics artist Scott McCloud shines a light on these and other fascinating trends—and demonstrates why every visual choice we make matters—in a fast-moving cascade of images and ideas. Seating is limited! Please register to guarantee your admission!

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Date
11/06/2018
Time
07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Location
Duderstadt Center, Video Studio
Event Type
Lecture

Veterans Week - Annual Veterans of Color Symposium and Reception

The Veterans of Color Symposium recognizes and reflects on the experiences and contributions of Veterans of Color, with this year's symposium focusing on the experiences of Arab-American veterans. Join us for a documentary screening and panel discussion followed by a reception. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Association of Black Professional Faculty, Administrators, and Staff (ABPFAS) and the University of Michigan Veterans Week Committee

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Date
11/07/2018
Time
11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Symposium

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

Opening Lecture and Reception: Written Culture of Christian Egypt

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

To celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection, we invite you to join us for short lectures from our two guest curators, followed by an opportunity to explore the exhibit. Refreshments will be provided.

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Date
11/12/2018
Time
04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Exhibit Opening

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
Location Information
Series
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

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
12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

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