"Ah, Lisu," Nujiang State Nationality Song and Dance Ensemble, 1993
By Lynne Raughley
Dance has been an important aspect of Chinese life since ancient times. A new collection at the University of Michigan Library provides a unique resource for the study of Chinese dance and its integral and shifting role in Chinese history, culture, and politics.
The U-M Library hosted library leaders from the top universities in China. The group, which consisted of nearly 40 members of the Chinese Association of Social Sciences and Humanities Library (CASHL), a national academic library consortium established in 2003, visited U-M in order to learn about how a top research library in the United States operates.
How can educators and concerned citizens address the disparity in the quality of education in different communities? This is just one of the questions that will animate an upcoming conversation featuring experts from both the academy and the local community.
Veronica Sikora, a junior at Grand Blanc High School, works with a University of Michigan librarian during a recent visit to the U-M Library. About 100 students visited the library for instruction on academic research.
By Alan Piñon
A few busloads of about 100 students from Grand Blanc high school rolled onto the University of Michigan’s campus for what their teacher described as the most anticipated day of their junior year. They didn’t come for athletics, or a run-of-the-mill tour; these advanced placement students came to the library to do some serious work on their semester-long research projects.