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Copyright and Your Dissertation: Don’t Get Spooked!

Copyright symbol: a black C surrounded by a black circle.
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between copyright infringement and plagiarism? Do you know when it’s okay to use copyrighted works without permission or how to get permission when you need it? Explore these and other questions about copyright and dissertations in a workshop facilitated by Melissa Levine, Director of the U-M Library Copyright Office. This workshop is primarily designed for students in the Rackham Graduate School, but all are welcome.

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Date
10/31/2019
Time
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library Presentation Space, 2nd Floor
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Series
Copyright Workshop Series
Event Type
Workshop

African American Literature and Culture Now Symposium: Keynote Lecture by Stephen Best

Professor Stephen Best

Stephen Best, UC-Berkeley, delivers the keynote lecture, titled The End of Black Studies. The goal of the African American Literature and Culture Now symposium is to bring together a group of leading scholars in African American humanistic fields to identify and discuss the central questions that animate 21st century black studies. Over the course of two days, our conversations will range across a number of vital topics including: nation/diaspora; historicity; gender/sexuality; sound/quiet; and cross-media cultural production.

Event Information

Date
10/31/2019
Time
04:15 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Lecture

Copyright and Coffee: Publishing Contracts

Copyright symbol: a black C surrounded by a black circle.
Please join us for coffee and to learn about how to negotiate common terms in scholarly publishing agreements in a workshop facilitated by Yuanxiao Xu of the U-M Library Copyright Office. This workshop will focus on publishing contracts for journal articles. After a brief discussion of negotiation techniques, some fun negotiation exercises, and an overview of the law in this area, participants will have the option to negotiate a mock publishing contract.

Event Information

Date
11/11/2019
Time
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Turkish American Friendship Room (Room 4004)
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Series
Copyright Workshop Series
Event Type
Workshop

Special Collections After Hours: Indigenous Identity and Resistance in the Archives


500 Years of Indigenous Resistance by Gord Hill. Joseph A. Labadie Collection.
 

Visit the Special Collections Research Center to see a collection of documents related to the histories, identities, and resistance to colonization of the indigenous peoples of North America. This event is part of Special Collections After Hours, a monthly open house series sharing highlights from the many books, documents, and artifacts in our collections. Each event is open to everyone and will offer a new group of themed materials for visitors to explore. Open houses are held on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Date
11/12/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections Research Center, 6th Floor
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Series
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

Can artificial intelligence hold copyright in the EU?

The new EU Copyright Directive is bringing lots of changes to European copyright law. We have invited a Slovenian scholar who has been closely involved with the reform to talk to us about EU copyright law, specifically, if machines could be copyright holders under the new Directive.

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Date
11/13/2019
Time
02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library Presentation Space, 2nd Floor
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Event Type
Lecture

Critical Conversations: Media Studies at the Intersection of Theory and Practice

Join us for a conversation about documentary filmmaking practices in domestic and international settings and the association of documentary with political and social causes. Participants include documentary director Rayka Zehtabchi (winner of the 2018 Oscar for Best Documentary Short, "Period. End of Sentence.") and Hendrix College Assistant Professor Joshua Glick, who writes about documentary (and who, in 2018, published "Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977").

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Date
11/14/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Series
Department of Film, Television, and Media’s speaker series
Event Type
Discussion

My Brothers Empowerment Series

My Brothers is a monthly dialogue series for men of color at the University of Michigan.  The goal of the program is to empower self-identified men of color around issues of identity, intercultural competency, health, and wellness in an open, spirited atmosphere. The program welcomes all self-identified men of color at the University of Michigan — undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Academic Initiatives (OAMI), Center for Psychological Services, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Event Information

Date
11/19/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Talk

Stamps Scholars Colloquium

The Stamps Scholars Colloquium features a TED talk-style series of faculty and student speakers from the Stamps Scholars Society of Michigan on a variety of topics, ranging from STEM academia, to the humanities, to the arts. The talks are designed to pique the interest of those not necessarily versed on the topic being discussed. The speaker listing will be provided at the event, and pizza and soft drinks will be served. 

Event Information

Date
11/20/2019
Time
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Lecture

The Fall of the Berlin Wall & the Iron Curtain: Mapping the Cold War

On November 9, 1989, the world celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall, dividing East and West Berlin. This November we mark the 30th anniversary of the wall’s collapse and the fall of the Iron Curtain. Explore the Clark’s collection of Cold War maps, as well as the occupied zones in Germany. The open house will also feature plans with the locations of nuclear missiles in the United States and maps of the countries behind the Iron Curtain. Join us as we mark this momentous anniversary.

Event Information

Date
11/21/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library, 2nd Floor
Location Information
Series
Third Thursday in the Clark Library
Event Type
Open House

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Library Events are open to the public. If you have a disability and require an accommodation to attend or participate in an event, please notify the Event Contact at least two weeks in advance of the event.