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Digital Humanities and the Black Diaspora

Dr. Kira Thurman, Assistant Professor of German and History at U-M, explores how digital technologies such as web development and geo-spatial technologies can be effective tools in advocating for black diasporic histories.

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Date & Time
October 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Emergent Research
Event Type
Lecture

Understanding U.S. Presidential Elections

Attend this workshop to learn how U.S. presidential elections work and what the issues are. At the end of the presentation, cast your vote by secret ballot. The U.S. elects a president and vice president every four years; 2016 is an election year and Americans will elect a new president on November 8th.

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Date & Time
November 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab (Room 100)
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Event Type
Workshop

Sarah Jeong, "Access to Law for Reporters: How PACER Impedes (and Enables) Journalism"

Picture of Sarah Jeong. Image depicts a woman wearing glasses with short hair partially dyed pink. She is shown from the shoulders up, standing in front of a bookcase.

The PACER system (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is the source of many reported stories in the media, from true crime to science features to cute items about monkeys taking selfies. But its gated interface and clunky architecture throw a lot of hurdles in the way.

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Date & Time
October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Lab (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

An Eye For Others: Dorothy Day, Journalist, 1916-1917

Join us for a talk by Tom McDonough, author of An Eye For Others: Dorothy Day, Journalist, 1916-1917. Dorothy Day was a journalist and activist who lived a bohemian lifestyle before she converted to Catholicism, co-founded the Catholic Worker newspaper, and became famous.

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Date & Time
November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Active Minds Panel Discussion

Hear from a panel of U-M students about their own stories related to experiences about mental health at our university. The students, who belong to a local U-M unit of a national organization called ACTIVE MINDS, are all advocates for providing support and reducing stigma about mental health issues.

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Date & Time
October 7, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Investing in Ability Week
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Public Philosophy Reading Group: The Wretched of the Earth

Join us for a lively discussion of Franz Fanon’s "The Wretched of the Earth" (1961) and its meaning for our contemporary context. The Wretched of the Earth is Fanon’s classic analysis of colonialism and revolution.

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Date & Time
October 4, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Discussion

Reflections on Disability

Janice Fialka is the author of What Matters: Reflections on Disability, Community and Love.

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Date & Time
November 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Investing in Ability Week
Event Type
Lecture

Film: Miya of the Quiet Strength

Miya of the Quiet Strength is a documentary about the life of Miya Rodolfo-Sioson, the lone survivor of the November 1, 1991 University of Iowa shooting, 25 years ago. Following her injury, Miya became a quadriplegic.

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Date & Time
October 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Investing in Ability Week
Event Type
Film

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