Monday, Aug 6, 2012
- 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
This exhibit shows the different levels of literacy that existed in the ancient world, from people barely able to write to professional scribes able to produce the most beautiful books. It also demonstrates the role of writing in a society where not many people were literate. Orality and Literacy in Greek and Roman Egypt brings together original documents from the University of Michigan Papyrus Collection that illustrate how written documents can help us reconstruct a spoken world.
One of the ways we can learn about the ancient world is to read the texts left behind. These texts give first-hand insight into what these ancient peoples did, planned, and thought, and we are lucky that the dry sands of Egypt have preserved for us thousands of them, written on papyri and other perishable writing materials, allowing us an unparalleled look into day-to-day life. Papyri preserve the written world of ancient Egypt but also provide glimpses of what the spoken world was like.
This exhibit coincides with the conference “Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World X: Tradition, Transmission, and Adaptation” hosted by the Department of Classical Studies, June 27-30, 2012.
- 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
- Literature Science and the Arts
Arts At Michigan and UMMA are seeking student film and video shorts for the Artscapade 2012 Student Film Festival! As part of Artscapade, our yearly kickoff event on August 30th, we’re looking for student films and videos to screen in the Helmut Stern Auditorium in UMMA throughout the night. Submissions will be reviewed by Arts At Michigan and UMMA staff, and a selection will be chosen and featured at Artscapade! All films and videos screened at Artscapade will receive a $20 Selection Award, and one submission will then be selected for the Artscapade Best of Show Award. The student whose film or video gets named Artscapade Best of Show will be awarded an exciting prize package that includes $200 plus other cool stuff! The deadline for submissions is August 10th. Please consider passing this along to any Michigan students who may be interested in this great opportunity!
- 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
- Faculty Exploratory, 206
This intermediate Photoshop workshop will demonstrate how to produce more visually striking images. It takes you through the steps of editing and enhancing a photo using touch-up techniques and tools, such as tone and color adjustments, layer masks, blending modes, and more. Additionally, you will learn how to produce several artistic photo effects and perform realistic photo manipulations.
Basic familiarity with Photoshop is required for this session.
All sessions are free, but registration is required.
Muslim Students' Association
- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
- 4th Floor- East Conference Hall
The Muslim Students' Association invites incoming freshmen to our New Student Orientation where we will be giving them information on the Muslim Community present on campus as well as the community Michigan offers its students. Along with the many resources we will provide on this day we will also give everyone the opportunity to meet one another and start to form their communities.
Rackham- 4th Floor East Conference Hall September 6th 6:00pm-7:00pm