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Cap and Gown Countdown

Cap and Gown Countdown Details
Event Type:
Other
Sponsor:
Center for Campus Involvement
Time:
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
N/A

Best of UMix - April 11th - Union Senior Send-Off Tailgate - April 18th -Front lawn of Union Tigers Game - April 19th Craft Your Cap - April 22nd - Pendleton, Union Finals Survival Breakfast & FSB To-Go - April 24th Commencement Ceremony - May 3rd Commencement Brunch - May 3rd Michigan Memories Reception - May 3rd

Admission Varies by event.

For more details, visit our website here: https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/article/cap-gown-countdown-2014

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Website:
https://campusinvolvement.umich.edu/article/cap-gown-countdown-2014
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Stephen M. Ross School of Business Art Collection

Donald Baechler "Globe"
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Campus Information Centers
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location:
Ross School of Business
Room:
N/A

The collection is displayed throughout the school. To view the collection online, go to http://www.bus.umich.edu/rossart/collection/.

Building times vary by day and season.

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Website:
campusinfo.umich.edu
Tags:
visual arts

4,000 Years for Choice

From the exhibition, "4,000 Years for Choice: A Graphic Guide to Reproductive Ju

A Graphic Guide to Reproductive Justice

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsors:
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Women's Studies Department
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Lane Hall
Room:
Lane Hall Gallery

This exhibition combines two projects by graphic designer Heather Ault. "4,000 Years for Choice" is an exhibition of posters about the age-old practice of abortion and contraception as a means to reclaim reproductive freedom as a deeply personal and life-sustaining act existing throughout all of human history. The "Reproductive Roots" series shines a bright light on the many voices from the abortion care and reproductive justice movements, using vividly designed social media graphics and notecards to inspire conversations from a breadth of perspectives.

Heather Ault is a visual artist, pro-choice activist, and independent scholar creating artwork to shift conversations about reproductive rights and justice. She uses vibrant graphics, affirmative language, and historical accounts to transform ugly discord into visual narratives that are beautiful and empowering.

The exhibition is presented by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Women's Studies Department. It is cosponsored by the Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

The exhibition is closed weekends and university holidays.

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Website:
http://irwg.research.umich.edu/events/calendar.php
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reproductive justice
visual arts
women
women's health

Gifts of Art presents Paperweights & Studio Glass

UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Cancer Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Level B2.

The American studio glass movement started in 1962 with glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The workshops, taught by Harvey Littleton along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for working glass that made it possible for artists to work in independent studios. The studio glass movement quickly spread north to Michigan, and in 1982, a decision was made that studio glass would be the focus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn permanent art collection, which is housed at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. This exhibition is a portion of that collection, spotlighting studio glass art by major artists working in the medium, including Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Ritter.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
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health and wellness
visual arts

Exhibit: Maps and Mapmaking in India

images from India maps
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Room:
Clark Library, 2nd floor Hatcher

The Stephen S. Clark Library’s map collection contains a rich variety of historical and modern maps and atlases of India. The exhibit, which runs through April 22, highlights many of our earliest maps, including a facsimile of an Arabic manuscript from 1159 C.E. The exhibit covers the history and evolution of the mapping of India, colonialism, modern geoscapes portraying ‘Mother India,’ and maps of India today.

Maps of India are presented in conjunction with the winter 2014 LSA theme semester "India in the World."

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Website:
https://www.lib.umich.edu/clark-library/events/maps-and-mapmaking-india-exhibit
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2013-2014 Architecture Fellows

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Time:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:
Art and Architecture Building
Room:
Taubman College Gallery

Each year, Taubman College awards three one-year, resident fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate's area of interest, resources for the development of work, and possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context. In addition, the Fellows share the outcome of their fellowship work through a joint exhibition.

This year's fellows: Leigha Dennis, William Muschenheim Fellow Farzin Lotfi-Jain, Walter B. Sanders Fellow Clark Thenhaus, Willard A. Oberdick Fellow

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Website:
http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/news_and_events/exhibits/
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Gifts of Art presents K-12 Group Show

K-12 Group Show

Ann Arbor Public Schools Students

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Galleries — North & South Lobbies, Floor 1.

This exhibition presents artwork by K-12th grade students in Ann Arbor Public Schools from the 2013-14 school year. Finished pieces from students in all grades will be on display in both 2-D and 3-D galleries. Work from high school students will be presented in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1, and artwork from grades K-8 will be in the Gifts of Art South Lobby Gallery. A variety of media and styles are represented including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewelry.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Michigan Ridges & Valleys: Acrylic on Canvas

Rachael Van Dyke

Rachael Van Dyke

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Main Lobby, Floor 1.

Rachael Van Dyke is eager to search for shapes of color and light that fall on the planes of the ridges and valleys of the land. These organic movements are revealed in her landscape paintings through juxtaposing patterns and colors of the farmlands and vineyards of Michigan. She received her Masters of Arts in Education degree from Kendall College of Art and Design and has taught K-12th grade art for 13 years. She is the recipient of three fellowships including the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund, Les Tapies Art Teacher Fellowship in Southern France and the Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Van Dyke is represented by the Ann Arbor Art Center, as well as other galleries throughout Michigan.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
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health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Panoramic Delights of Leelanau: Color Photography

Ken Scott

Ken Scott

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Main Corridor, Floor 2.

Having raised his two children near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Ken Scott has found much inspiration there. A self-taught photographer, he started out with a 35mm camera, heavy tripod, either a 24 or 105 mm lens, and a slow slide film (ASA 50). He is now climbing the digital ladder! Scott’s photography is the result of 20+ years of "lots of patience, recognizing the right place at the right time, but not necessarily for the intended image…" He shoots photographs around Leelanau County, Michigan and stitches multiple images together to create vistas beyond what a single image can show.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Robots are People: Found Object Assemblage

Cre Fuller

Cre Fuller

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Main Corridor, Floor 2.

Cre Fuller lives and works in Ypsilanti Michigan where he collects random scraps of metal and old kitchen appliances to turn into his one of a kind robot sculptures. He gathers these parts from trash bins to antique shops and everything in between. Fuller enjoys taking commonplace objects and up-cycling them into something new.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Blue World/Green World: Fiber Art

Fiber Artists Coalition

Fiber Artists Coalition

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Cancer Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Level 1.

Member artists of the Fiber Artists Coalition employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art. The work has a contemporary edge, ranging from representative, to impressionistic, to abstract. The Blue World/Green World collection explores humankind's multifaceted relationship with the natural world. Mining the beauties of field and forest, sea and sky, and mountain and meadow, the work invites experiential reflection on nature's capacity for centering the spirit, healing the soul and cultivating harmony and peace.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Exhibit: A Place of One’s Own: Exploring America’s South Asian Diaspora

Students at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1892. Courtesy of Drexe
Event Type:
Other
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Room:
Gallery (Room 100)

Drawing material from the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), this exhibit explores signal events, processes, individuals, and institutions that constitute South Asian American history and diaspora--from the congealing of migration channels and emergence of community life in the early twentieth century, to the community’s contemporary presence in a radically altered epoch of American immigration and naturalization laws, capitalist globalization and post-colonial geopolitics.

Part of the U-M LSA Theme Semester, India in the World.

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Website:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/events/place-of-ones-own
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eisenberg institute for historical studies
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Everywoman

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Campus Information Centers
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location:
Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Room:
fourth floor

“Everywoman” is on display from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 23 at the Rackham Building, fourth floor. The exhibit is presented in recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Center for the Education of Women. It seeks to explore and interpret the diverse ways women’s aspirations, lives, work and families are represented and expressed in the visual arts. Women are observed gazing out and looking within. Moods and qualities of being, ideas and humor, self regard and worry wind their way visually through this wide narrative exploration.

The exhibit is presented Monday through Friday

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campusinfo.umich.edu
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Gifts of Art Call for Entries 2014-2015

Gifts of Art Call for Entries 2014-2015
Event Type:
Other
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Gifts of Art is currently accepting proposals for our Aug 2014-Aug 2015 exhibit year! As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System. Our nine galleries display over 50 exhibits a year. They include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day. Our galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state. Submission deadline is May 15, 2014. http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/submissions.htm

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/submissions.htm
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health and wellness
visual arts

2013-2014 Architecture Fellows

Architecture Fellows
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Art and Architecture Building
Room:
Room 2106

Each year, Taubman College awards three one-year, resident fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate's area of interest, resources for the development of work, and possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context. In addition, the Fellows share the outcome of their fellowship work through a joint exhibition.

This year's fellows: Leigha Dennis, William Muschenheim Fellow Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Walter B. Sanders Fellow Clark Thenhaus, Willard A. Oberdick Fellow

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Website:
http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/news_and_events/exhibits/
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No-Touching Zone: An Exhibition by Chris Hyndman

Mizuno
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Institute for the Humanities
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
202 S. Thayer
Room:
Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 1010

Chris Hyndman’s installation, “No-Touching Zone,” presents exciting new paintings that prompt us to think about the active surface of images in an age of digital saturation. These highly inventive textured and patterned pictorial surfaces explore the way we see things, from the inside and outside of paintings. They also allude to Hyndman’s hard to extrapolate personal experience of being a Canadian living in the United States.

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Website:
www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities
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visual arts

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

OLLI at U-M (50+)

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
Clarion Hotel, 2900 Jackson Ave.

Speaker: David M. Lick, J.D.

What has been the Michigan experience with public-private partnerships?  What are the requirements for a public-private partnership and what type of financing is  needed?  What are the attributes of the public and private sectors and how do they influence these partnerships? What are the benefits for the partners and what is the power of the contract between the partners?  Among the examples given will be the much discussed New International Trade Crossing. The presenter will draw on more than 30 years experience in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, public-private partnerships, administrative law and alternative dispute resolution.

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Cost:
$30 for the 6-lecture series (or $10 per lecture, payable at the door) $20 for the Annual Membership
Website:
www.olli-umich.org
Tags:
lifelong learning
public-private partnerships
retirement

Engraved in Wood Exhibit: The Work of John DePol

Self-portrait of John DePol on a wood engraved block, ca. 1990
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Room:
Special Collections, 7th Floor

This exhibit serves as an introduction to the incredible wood engravings of the American master John DePol (1913–2004), one of America’s most prolific book illustrators. His dramatic images often feature bold, dominant black backgrounds from which the image appears in white.

Exhibit curated by Cathleen A. Baker, Conservation Librarian and Exhibit Conservator, University of Michigan Library, from materials held in the Special Collections Library and the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Website:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/events/engraved-wood-work-john-depol
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Three Michigan Architects: Part 2—Robert Metcalf

Robert Metcalf
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

Robert Metcalf’s domestic and commercial buildings represent some of the most important and recognizable modern architecture in Michigan. Born in 1923, Metcalf is a native of Ohio. He began his education at the University of Michigan in 1941 but his studies were halted during World War II. After serving in Europe, Metcalf returned to Ann Arbor and finished his degree in 1950. Upon graduation, he worked as an apprentice to George B. Brigham and began teaching Architecture at the University of Michigan. Metcalf began his own practice in 1953 and completed over 120 projects Ann Arbor and the Detroit Metro area. This exhibition presents 13 domestic projects that span his six-decade-long career from 1953-2008, highlighting his straightforward design aesthetic, featuring many of his iconic flat-roofed houses. Each project selected exemplifies Metcalf’s mid-century modern architectural vocabulary that results in functional, minimalist spaces for living.

This exhibition presents 13 domestic projects that span his six-decade-long career from 1953-2008, highlighting his straightforward design aesthetic, featuring many of his iconic flat-roofed houses. Each project selected exemplifies Metcalf’s mid-century modern architectural vocabulary that results in functional, minimalist spaces for living.

Three Michigan Architects: Part 2–Metcalf is the second in a series of three consecutive exhibitions, with subsequent presentation of domestic work by George Brigham (July 19–October 12, 2014). Part 1 of the series presented the work of David Osler (December 21, 2013–March 30, 2013). The series will culminate in Fall 2014 with a symposium, as well as the publication of Three Michigan Architects: Osler, Metcalf, and Brigham—both of which will explore the importance of this circle of Ann Arbor-based architects, situating their regional body of domestic work into the larger context of modern architecture in the U.S. that developed on the East Coast and West Coast from the 1930s–1980s.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/
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Gifts of Art presents Contemporary Dance

U-M Freshman Touring Company

U-M Freshman Touring Company

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Main Lobby, Floor 1

Over 25 years ago, U-M Professor of Dance Bill DeYoung founded the Freshmen Touring Company with the intent to provide first year dance majors with the opportunity to learn and perform repertory around southeastern Michigan. The 2014 season, under the direction of Robin Wilson, features works by U-M Dance alumni Jennifer Harge; guest choreographers Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello; current U-M Dance students Hillary Kooistra, Ambika Raina and Alexis Turner; and U-M Dance faculty Robin Wilson. Led by these choreographers, the students explore and develop their artistry within the practice of modern dance.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/performances.htm
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dance
health and wellness

Michigan IT Town Hall

Town Hall Registration is Now Open!

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Michigan IT
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
Pendleton Room

Members of Michigan's IT community are invited to attend one of two upcoming Town Halls. We will discuss the university's first-ever IT Strategic Plan and how you can play a role in its success.

REGISTRATION The Town Halls will take place on Monday, April 14 (10am-noon)and Thursday, April 17 (1-3pm) at the Michigan Union. Register online at: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1XP7AplEnOQe8Q9Bjk1kC5miMo2Hl8YAVDtaLuGpSW_w/viewform

WHAT IS MICHIGAN IT? Michigan IT is a university-wide community of IT professionals who further the university's missions through the innovative use of technology. Michigan IT events are a great way to meet and learn more about the evolving community of IT professionals, groups, and services on all of our campuses.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? -- IT Strategic Plan overview: http://cio.umich.edu/strategic-plan/overview/ -- Michigan IT Final Report: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/document/d/1LzG1blyXLJedjwAVoNAXSOqdVoM2Qh02UMpSy0Jn_GQ/edit -- Brief History of IT at U-M (video): https://cio.umich.edu/strategic-planning/history-it-um.php

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Website:
http://it.umich.edu/
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Research Through Making

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
Liberty Gallery (305 W.Liberty St.)

This year's projects:

"City of Nights: Detroit Illuminated": Karl Daubmann, Osman Kahn (UM Art and Design) and Catie Newell "PneuSpaces": Kathy Velikov, Geoffrey Thun, and Santinder Singh Baveja (UM College of Engineering) "In Reflection": Wes McGee, Catie Newell, and Brandon Weiner (UM library) "Carbon Fiber Architecture": Glenn Wilcox and Anca Trandafirescu "Knit Architectures": Sean Ahlquist, Wes McGee, Anthony Waas (UM Engineering), and Georg Essl (UM Engineering)

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Research Through Making

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
Liberty Gallery, 305 W. Liberty St

Historically, research and creative practice have been constructed as "opposites." This is not an unusual struggle in architecture schools, particularly in the context of a research university. This perceived tension between design and research is indicative of age-old anxieties within the architecture field to understand its nature as an "applied art." Design can be a purely creative activity not unlike creative practices in music and art. In other cases, design can be a purely problem solving activity, not unlike research in engineering and industrial production.

In its fifth year, University of Michigan Taubman College's Research Through Making (RTM) Program provides seed funding for faculty research, worked on by faculty, students and interdisciplinary experts. The exhibition presents tangible results of their collaborative work. This year's projects:

"City of Nights: Detroit Illuminated": Karl Daubmann, Osman Kahn (UM Art and Design) and Catie Newell "PneuSystems": Kathy Velikov, Geoffrey Thun, and Santinder Singh Baveja (UM College of Engineering) "Displace": Wes McGee, Catie Newell, and Brandon Weiner (UM library) "Carbon Fiber Architecture": Glenn Wilcox and Anca Trandafirescu "Knit Architectures": Sean Ahlquist, Wes McGee, Anthony Waas (UM Engineering), and Georg Essl (UM Engineering)

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Website:
http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/news_and_events/exhibits/
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architecture
design
liberty annex
research through making
taubman college

AMNOG: The New Legal Procedure of Market Access for Drugs in Germany: First Results and Reactions

Germany Flyer
Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Office of Global Public Health
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Thomas Francis Jr. School of Public Health Building
Room:
2610 SPH I

DANIEL BAHR

• Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC • former Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Germany

PROF. DR. NORBERT KLUSEN

• CHERH, Center for Health Economics Research, Leibniz University, Hannover • former CEO,Techniker Krankenkasse (Public Health Insurance Corporation)

Sponsored by the Department of Health Management & Policy and Center for Law, Ethics, and Health

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Website:
http://www.sph.umich.edu/hmp/
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european studies
german studies
global health
health management
health policy

ISIS-Interdisciplinary Seminar on Islamic Studies. Localizing Islam through Transnational Influences

Jessica Winegar Public Lecture

Event Type:
Other
Sponsor:
Islamic Studies Program
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
School of Social Work Building
Room:
Room 1644

Jessica Winegar is a sociocultural anthropologist whose work investigates how people articulate understandings of history and political-economic change through cultural production and consumption, in particular through competing notions of culture and culturedness. She is primarily concerned with the multiple ways that culture projects create social hierarchies and modern subjects while frequently hiding the mechanisms of these processes, thereby contributing to their durability.

Her first book Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2006) focused on these processes in the realm of the visual arts. It is an ethnographic study of the intense debates over cultural authenticity and artistic value that occur in a postcolonial society undergoing market liberalization. It examines how cultural elites reckon with the legacies of colonialism, socialism, and modernism in order to produce meaningful, yet competing, versions of national and elite visual culture in a context where “culture” itself is becoming increasingly globalized and commodified.

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Website:
http://www.ii.umich.edu/isp/
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Conversations on Europe

Can Nationalism be Multicultural? Comparative Insights from Contemporary Scotland and Catalonia

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsors:
Center for European Studies
Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:
School of Social Work Building
Room:
1636

Jean-Thomas Arrighi, European University Institute Visiting Scholar, U-M

A referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent state will take place in September 2014, and a similar consultation is set to be held in the Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia before the end of the year. Whilst the right of people to self-determination is enshrined in international law, the membership and territorial boundaries delimiting the space over which this right can be exercised are almost always contested. Protracted migrations, shifting frontiers resulting from the break-up of multinational states, and the intermingling of nationalities across a single geographical space have often meant that one nation-building project could not be achieved without undermining another. Historical precedents as well as recent events in Crimea have given some credence to those who see minority nationalism as a fundamentally ethnic phenomenon, essentially prone to subjugate internal minorities and hostile to immigration. This widely held view, however, is at odds with contemporary developments in Scotland and Catalonia, where nationalists have increasingly couched their national claims claims in multicultural terms, seeking to accommodate immigration-induced pluralism into their own imagined political community. In this lecture, Jean-Thomas Arrighi compares the evolving relationship between nation-building and immigration in Scotland and Catalonia from a historical perspective and identifies the conditions under which nationalists came to embrace a predominantly territorial and multicultural conception of citizenship. He attributes this outcome to a combination of two factors, namely nationalists’ vested interest in using migration-related policies and discourses as a means to enhance their internal and external legitimacy, and contrasted dynamics of party competition at a sub-state level.

Jean-Thomas Arrighi is a visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of Michigan and a research fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI). He earned his PhD and MRes in political and social sciences at EUI, as well as an MA in contemporary European studies from the University of Bath. While in residency at the University of Michigan, he has taught a course in the Department of Political Science entitled “Migrations and the Transformations of Citizenship in Europe.” His research interests lie at the crossroads of territorial politics, comparative politics, migrations, and nationalism studies.

Sponsors: CES, WCED

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www.ii.umich.edu/ces
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ELPP Lecture Series: Jedediah Purdy

After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Michigan Law Environmental Law and Policy Program
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
South Hall
Room:
Room 1225

Please join us for the final installment of this year's Environmental Law and Policy Program lecture series. Jedidiah Purdy, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University, will provide a preview of his next book, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Professor Purdy is perhaps best known for his first book, For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today, which he wrote at the tender age of 24. He “writes at the intersection of law and social and political thought” with a keen interest in our relationship to nature.

This lecture will be immediately followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public.

This lecture is co-sponsored by CLOSUP, the Erb Institute, the Graham Sustainability Institute, the Program in the Environment, the University of Michigan Energy Institute, the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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https://www.law.umich.edu/centersandprograms/environmentallaw/Pages/default.aspx
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elpp
environmental awareness
environmental law
environmental law and policy program
law school

Jerome Lecture Series: Ancient and Modern Equality

Jerome Lecture Series
Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Department of Classical Studies
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Palmer Commons
Room:
Forum Hall

Aldo Schiavone is a Professor in Roman Law at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane - Scuola Normale Superiore.

The idea of equality is one of the constituent features of Western identity. Bound up within it in an almost inextricable fashion are the legacy of the classical world and modern thought, the ancient polis and industrial society.

The aim of my lectures is to outline a genealogy of this character, beginning with two elements that made its birth possible: the invention of politics and democracy by the Greeks, and the invention of law by the Romans. These were the two paradigms that enabled the modern construction of equality through the great revolutions of the eighteenth century, in America and France. And it is still from them that we must begin if we wish to ask ourselves what the future of this decisive experience will be.

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Website:
http://lsa.umich.edu/classics
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greek life

EEB Thursday Seminar Series

Beyond the 'Age of Fishes': assembling the other half of vertebrate biodiversity, presented by Matt Friedman, University of Oxford

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Chemistry
Room:
1200

The modern day is often caricatured by vertebrate biologists and paleontologists as the ‘Age of Mammals,’ remote from the ‘Age of Fishes’ of the Devonian Period more than 350 million years ago. This reinforces a common perception that living fishes, which collectively constitute half of all living backboned animals, have exceptionally deep evolutionary roots. However, a substantial fraction of diversity in this other half of the vertebrate tree of life was generated on a timescale comparable to that in birds and mammals. Drawing on the clues locked in genomes, skeletons, and rocks, I will explore the origins of diversity in fishes at phylogenetic scales ranging from individual specialized lineages to hyperdiverse radiations containing several thousand species. I will show how quantitative approaches to evolutionary questions in ‘deep time’ highlight potential effects of major events in earth history on the assembly of the modern fauna, and illustrate how cutting-edge techniques are providing us with an unprecedented view of diversity deep within the geological record.

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Website:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/events/ci.thursdayseminarbeyondtheageoffishesassemblingtheotherhalfofvertebratebiodiversitythu17apr2014_ci.detail
Tags:
ecology
evolutionary biology

Conflict Management- A Relationship Management Series

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Common Concerns Meeting, No appointment Needed

Event Type:
Other
Sponsor:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
CAPS Annex

Thursdays- Relationship Enhancement Series. Dealing with difficult people in your life can be extremely stressful. Unfortunately, few people ever learn the high-level skills needed to manage difficult relationships. This series will help you do just that.

Conflict Management. Learning to effectively manage disagreements with others can help you improve your relationships, be more successful, and feel better about yourself. In this workshop you will learn strategies for successfully managing conflict with others in both your personal and professional/academic life.

Dates: 9/12, 10/10 11/7, 12/12

Each Thursday from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. you and other interested students will meet with a counselor and focus on one of the most frequent concerns of U-M students. These are the very issues that U-M students have told us are the most common issues they deal with every day. The counselor will share some helpful information, talk about strategies and clinical resources, and she or he will also make time for you to share a little bit about your concerns (if you wish to do so).

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Website:
caps.umich.edu
Tags:
common concerns
conflict
conflict resolution
handling difficult relationships
health and wellness
mental health
relationship
relationships

Beginning Meditation

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Drop-In Workshop; No Appointment Needed

Event Type:
Health / Wellness Clinic
Sponsor:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
CAPS Office 3rd Floor of Union

This group is for individuals who are interested in learning some basic meditation skills and who would benefit from incorporating meditation into their lives. Meditation is an effective way to manage stress, anxiety, and to increase focus and productivity. The group will be open weekly on a drop-in basis; each week the basic instructions for meditation will be presented. No pre-group screening is required. Starts 1/24

Contact Person, Jerry Dowis, Ed.D Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

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Website:
caps.umich.edu
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health and wellness
managing anxiety
meditation
mental health
productivity
relaxation

Neo Latinidad: La Fuerza Imparable

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Mendelssohn Theatre
Room:
N/A

Come experience and enjoy a wide array of Latin@ performances at the 14th Annual Latin@ Culture Show! All are welcome! As a student-run program, LCS provides the opportunity for University of Michigan students, faculty, and Ann Arbor residents to learn and share in a variety of experiences brought to life on stage by community participants.

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Cost:
General: $7 in advance, $8 at the door; Children under 7: Free
Website:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=83c90289b6f52c09582d3aef87fcdbea
Tags:
culture show
latin@ culture show
lcs
student show

Playfest: I Deal World

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Walgreen Drama Center
Room:
Studio Two

by Moe Koltun When Eitan, an intelligent but naive aspiring college basketball player, is arrested and charged with cocaine dealing, he must keep his dream of college alive despite his impending court case, abusive uncle and abandoning mother.

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Cost:
Free - no tickets required
Website:
http://www.music.umich.edu/
Tags:
music
theater

14th Annual Latin@ Culture Show

Neo Latinidad: La Fuerza Imparable

Neo Latinidad: La Fuerza Imparable

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Latin@ Culture Show
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
Mendelssohn Theatre
Room:
N/A

The Latin@ Culture Show, LCS, serves to broaden awareness of the spectrum of Latino culture through artistic expression. As a student run program, LCS provides the opportunity for University of Michigan students, faculty, and Ann Arbor residents to learn and share in a variety of experiences brought to life on stage by community participants. 

Featuring: Mariachi Cora Lola Von Miramar GROOVE

Since it’s founding in March 2001, the mission of LCS has been  to promote and embrace the often overlooked Latino presence at the University of  Michigan. Since then the show has grown tremendously in its production and attracted large numbers of community members to both participate in and attend the celebration. Staying true to its promise, students work collectively to help coordinate this innovative event as LCS continues to demonstrate the limitless contributions of Latinos to our local university community and in mainstream society.  The Latin@ Culture Show provides a space to analyze, critique and appreciate a culture that most are unfamiliar with while also providing the opportunity for the students involved to share their insights, talents and creativity in a production that gives voice to a marginalized people.

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Cost:
$8 at MUTO
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/UMLCS?ref=hl
Tags:
dance
multicultural
music
social justice
student org

Culture of Medicine Club Discussion Series

Unresolved Exposure: Nuclear Test Veteran’s Battle for Health Reparations

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Program in International and Comparative Studies
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Mason Hall
Room:
3460

The Culture of Medicine Club discussion series looks at the relationship between ethics, culture, and medicine, and awareness about cultural competence in health-related professions.

Dr. Catherine Trundle, is a medical anthropologist on sabbatical at U-M from Victoria University of Wellington. She studies British and New Zealand nuclear test veterans claims to health and financial reparations for health impacts they attribute to radiation exposure.

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Website:
http://www.ii.umich.edu/pics
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catherine trundle
culture of medicine club

Les Misérables

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Room:
N/A

Dept. of Musical Theatre A new production of the musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil Directed by Joe Locarro • Music Direction by Catherine Walker Adams Join us beyond the barricade for a decisively U-M take on this contemporary masterpiece. League Ticket Office 745-764-2538

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Cost:
Reserved seating $28/$22/$10 with student ID
Website:
http://www.music.umich.edu/
Tags:
dance
music
theater

Opera Studio “Green Opera” Presentation

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
Walgreen Drama Center
Room:
Stamps Auditorium

Green operas are produced with a focus on minimizing the resources required to produce a theatrical performance by using recycled materials for scenery and costumes, projected scenic elements, LED lights and other measures which can reduce the carbon footprint of a typical production by as much as 95%. The works themselves also focus on environmental themes: Rusalka’s Tale is a one act adaptation of the Dvorak opera presented in English, and L’enfant et les Sortileges by Maurice Ravel, presented in French with English supertitles both have plots that lend themselves to interpretations that illuminate the delicate relationship between man and nature. Both works are produced and directed by Robert Swedberg, collaborating with Timothy Cheek and Steven McGhee, Music Directors

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Cost:
Free - no tickets required
Website:
http://www.music.umich.edu/
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music

Howie Day

Howie Day
Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Citing the likes of Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and Dave Matthews among his influences, Howie Day used their music as a basis for his own original direction. Howie, like Patty Griffin, was a product of Bangor, Maine, who made a splash in Boston's coffeehouse scene. He released his first album, "Australia," in 2000. A lot has happened since then. Howie's music went in a rock direction, and he got the attention of industry heavyweight Chris Blackwell and was signed to the major Epic label. He got a gold record for his album "Stop the World Now," and he's been romantically linked to Britney Spears. What hasn't changed is that he writes songs imbued with a wide-eyed sense of boundless emotion, and clothes them in gorgeous arrangements that include innovative looping techniques.

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Cost:
General Admission: $20, Reserved: $27
Website:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=b452703a918ff96f9735ca01a76ee06d
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howie day
music
the ark

Masters Recital:Michael Gaertner, collaborative piano

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Moore Building (Music, Theatre, and Dance)
Room:
Britton Recital Hall

PROGRAM: Schoenberg - Vier Lieder, op. 2; Strauss - Drei Lieder der Ophelia, op. 67; Berg - Sieben frühe Lieder; Ravel - Cinq mélodies populaires grecques; Selections from L\&##39;enfant et les sortilèges; Poulenc - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, FP 43.

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Cost:
Free - no tickets required
Website:
http://www.music.umich.edu/
Tags:
music
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