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Thursday, Jan 26, 2012

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Face of Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, Richard Misrach

Jim Goldberg, Making Fire, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2008; chromogenic print

November 12, 2011–February 5, 2012

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

Face of Our Time examines more than 100 works by five photographers—Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, and Richard Misrach—who operate within what Walker Evans referred to as the "documentary style." Sharing an interest in making pictures that capture what the world looks like, they observe the sometimes volatile civil and political transformations facing society and look reflectively at contemporary culture, recording history as it unfolds slowly over time. Aue Sobol's gentle and sculptural pictures reveal the hardships of life in the Arctic; Goldberg's multilayered series includes fragmented narratives from the migration of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe; Muholi commemorates and celebrates the histories and struggles that black lesbians face in her native South Africa; Schwartz reveals the overlapping narratives between the Silk Route's ancient history and the military and economic power struggles that it faces today; and the Richard Misrach photographs, from his recently published book, Destroy This Memory, are an informal, yet personal collection of pictures taken in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy in New Orleans.

Face of Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, Richard Misrach is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Generous support is provided by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Face of Our Time at UMMA is made possible in part by the Lois Zenkel Photographic Exhibitions Fund, the University of Michigan Health System, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund.

Image caption: Jim Goldberg, Making Fire, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2008; chromogenic print; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson; © Jim Goldberg

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/
Tags:
art
exhibition
photography
umma
visual arts

Mark di Suvero: Tabletops

Mark di Suvero, Maya 1995, steel, Collection of the artist
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

Preeminent American sculptor Mark di Suvero (b. 1933) is best known for his dynamic and monumental works made of industrial steel and salvaged materials that populate museum grounds, landscapes, and urban environments around the world. In addition to countless exhibitions and awards, in March 2011 di Suvero was honored with the National Medal of the Arts by President Obama in a White House ceremony. This exhibition, organized by UMMA and on view exclusively in Ann Arbor, features approximately 15 of di Suvero's rarely exhibited smaller scale pieces, or tabletops, from the 1950s to the present. The tabletops are not maquettes of larger-scale works but an expressionistic and engaging genre all their own, an outlet for exploring ideas relating to the calligraphic nature of form, balance, proportion, and movement. Drawing from numerous private collections as well as the artist's studio, the exhibition offers the opportunity to experience this intimate work in the Museum's ground level, glass-walled Irving Stenn, Jr, Family Project Gallery, adjacent to the two di Suvero outdoor steel sculptures on the Museum's grounds–Orion (2006) and Shang (1984–85).

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Office of the President of the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, and Laura Lynch and Hugh McPherson.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2011-suvero.php
Tags:
art
sculpture
umma
visual arts

Recent Acquisitions: Curator's Choice, Part I

Karl Struss United States, 1886-1981 Yacht Harbor, Lake Como 1909 Platinum print
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

This is the first part of a two-part exhibition introducing exciting, recently acquired works from UMMA's collections gifted to the museum during the past five years. Recent Acquisitions: Curator's Choice, Part I presents a first look at artworks, mostly prints, drawings, and photographs by artists as diverse as Annie Leibovitz, Edward Steichen, and Rembrandt van Rijn. Carole McNamara, Senior Curator of Western Art, chose works that focus on some of the enduring and compelling themes that have occupied artists in Europe and America. One is the preoccupation with the human form as an expression of ideas, feelings, and sensations. This selection begins with the tradition of the academic nude study and progresses to embrace different genres, from both secular and religious contexts. Another selection-landscapes and cityscapes-are each opportunities for artists to speak to our relationship to the natural world-both in how we experience landscape as well as how we construct our own urban environments.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2011-choice.php
Tags:
umma
visual arts

Robert Wilson: Video 50

Robert Wilson. “Video 50,” 1978. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), Ne
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
New Media Gallery

The tiny dramas that comprise Robert Wilson's Video 50 contain aspects of his hallmark aesthetic: surreal or dream-like imagery, the absence of a linear narrative, the conflation of seemingly unrelated characters and micro-stories, and a mesmerizingly slow pace. Video 50 consists of a randomly arranged set of 30-second "episodes," a few of which feature notable French personalities of the 1970s-perfumier Hélène Rochas stares down a mugger, culture minister Michel Guy struggles to open a dresser drawer-and Wilson thought of these as miniature portraits or character studies. The creator and director of aggressively experimental theater, Wilson first came to prominence with works from the mid-1970s such as The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin (1973) and Einstein on the Beach (1976). These lavish, unusually long productions broke and then redefined every convention of theater. In Video 50 his shorter time-based portraits explore the intersection of narrative and still-life, seductively dissolving the distance between viewer and subject.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2011-wilson.php
Tags:
art
exhibition
museum
umma
video
visual arts

Introduction to Mindfulness

Event Type:
Workshop / Seminar
Sponsor:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
3100

Each workshop will provide knowledge and experiential practice of basic mindfulness skills. Mindfulness can help to reduce daily stresses, cultivate greater awareness of the present, and accept life's difficulties. Workshops may include: introductory principles of mindfulness, sitting and walking meditations, emotion awareness, and relaxation breath work. Students are welcome to attend any week.

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Website:
www.umich.edu/~caps
Tags:
health and wellness
workshop

BFA Design and Production Portfolio Exhibition

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Duderstadt Center (Media Union)
Room:
Duderstadt Gallery

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

Conversations on Europe. "The Future of Europe—From Economic Crisis Recovery to Sustainability Leadership: A Conversation with Ambassadors."

CES Announcement
Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Center for European Studies
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
School of Social Work Building
Room:
1840

H.E. João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador, Head of Delegation Delegation of the European Union to the United States and H.E. Peter Taksøe-Jensen, Danish Ambassador to the United States.

Denmark assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the EU on January 1, and its goals include forming a more responsible, dynamic, greener, and safer Europe. Ambassadors Vale de Almeida and Taksøe-Jensen will focus on current crisis, institutional questions, presidency priorities, and the green sustainability agenda. The event is free and open to the public.

Educational Conference Center

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Website:
http://www.ii.umich.edu/ces-euc
Tags:
denmark
eu
europe

Sexpertise 2012

Event Type:
Health / Wellness Clinic
Sponsors:
University Housing
Center for Campus Involvement
Spectrum Center
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Health Promotion and Community Relations-University Health Service
University Health Service
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
Office of Greek Life
SAPAC
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
Michigan League
Room:
Michigan, Vandenberg & Hussey

Sexpertise is a free annual event that focuses on conversations about relationships, communication, sex, and sexual health. It is presented by Sexperteam, a University Health Service sexual health peer education group. We do programs all over campus and can bring sexual health and healthy relationship information to your community, via theater, games and other activities, or we can partner with your group to do a program. You can get more information about Sexperteam and safer sex supplies at the event.

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Website:
campusinvolvement.umich.edu
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Sexpertise

Sexpertise2012

Conversations about relationships, communication, sex & sexual health

Event Type:
Conference / Symposium
Sponsors:
University Housing
Center for Campus Involvement
Spectrum Center
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
University Health Service
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
Office of Greek Life
Peers Utilizing Leadership Skills for Education
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
Time:
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Michigan League
Room:
Hussey & Vandenberg Rooms

About Sexpertise: UM students have a lot of questions about healthy sexuality and relationships. They don't always know where to get the answers to these tough questions.

Sexpertise brings in local experts in the fields of sexual health and relationships for open, honest conversations and activities that give students the chance to ask these hard questions and have a little fun in the process!

All sessions are free and open to University of Michigan students, staff and faculty.

Visit the website for specific workshop times and room locations. Participants can attend any amount or combinations of events.

http://uhs.umich.edu/sexpertise

Visit the website for specific workshop times and room locations. Participants can attend any amount or combinations of events.

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Website:
http://uhs.umich.edu/sexpertise
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disability
free
health and wellness
lgbtq issues
multicultural
peer education
relationships
sexual health
sexuality

CGIS Info Session

Summer 2012 Italian Studies in Rome, Italy Info Session

Event Type:
Workshop / Seminar
Sponsor:
Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Time:
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Angell Hall
Room:
G155

Extended Deadline and Upcoming Info session: It’s not too late to GO GLOBAL! If you are interested in spending a summer abroad the CGIS Summer 2012 Italian studies program in Rome has extended its deadline to February 1, 2012 ! This program does not require any background in Italian and students take 2 U-M courses in English in a program center near the Piazza dell'Orologio in Rome. The courses will be taught by two U-M instructors in subjects focusing on Italian Studies such as History, Cinema, Gender, and Literature. Each course will be worth 3 credits : https://mcompass.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10342 If you are interested in applying for this program and would like to learn more information please attend our info session on Thursday January 26th from 2:15-3pm in G155 Angell Hall. At this session you will be able to meet both Professors Paolo Squatriti and Professor Joshua Miller who will be teaching the courses offered this summer. You will also be able to speak with the program advisor Elizabeth Mekaru and ask any specific questions you may have. If you are unable to attend this session but would still like to learn more please contact cgis@umich.edu or (734) 764-4311 with any questions.

CGIS Office

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Website:
www.lsa.umich.edu/cgis
Tags:
global engagement
multicultural

Knitting as Meditation

Event Type:
Workshop / Seminar
Sponsor:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
3100

Knitting workshop for beginners and those who want to share their skills. Let the act of “making” bring you into the moment and into a community of knitters.

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Website:
www.umich.edu/~caps
Tags:
health and wellness
workshop

"Visualizing Mobility in the Work of Eadweard Muybridge"

Tim Cresswell, University of London

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
History - Eisenberg Institute
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
Tisch Hall
Room:
1014

Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer in the capture of motion through photography in the last decades of the Nineteenth Century. Through both a close examination of selected Muybridge images and a general account of changing “constellations of mobility” in the United States in the Nineteenth Century, this talk places Muybridge’s photographic practice within a the theorization of mobilities in the modern world. By tracing Muybridge’s influence forward it is possible to see how elements of the past erupt into our present understanding of mobiity and vision.

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Website:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eihs/
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history

Michael Frank: Language and Thought

Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Room:
Gallery Room 100

What is the relationship between language and thought? Traditional approaches to this question have staked out extreme positions: either that language determines the shape of the thoughts you can entertain, or else that natural language is only a thin overlay on top of a more basic “language of thought.” Work in the domain of numerical cognition supports a middle view: that language is a tool that can help with complex cognitive tasks by supplementing core non-linguistic numerical abilities. But if number systems are tools, then the way these tools are structured should make a big difference to how they are used and what they are good for. In this talk, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural evidence from Brazil, India, and Papua New Guinea, will be described showing some of the incredible variation in number representations across the world and how these representations affect the cognition of their users.

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Website:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/events/frank
Tags:
language
theme semester

EEB Thursday Seminar Series

All roads lead to urban ecology: theoretical ecology in the city, presented by Dr. Fred Adler, University of Utah

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

In the great experiment humans that are conducting on the biosphere, urban areas are the "preliminary data," where everything from biogeochemical cycles to evolutionary processes have been rapidly and profoundly transformed. These changes are the endpoints of long chains of unintended consequences initiated by human actions designed, in almost every case, for an unrelated purpose. In the pristine world of the mind, theoretical ecologists seek to deduce how processes at one level (generally one deemed less interesting like the spatial distribution of habitats) alter results at another (usually one thought to be more interesting like species richness and abundance). Urban areas challenge ecologists to develop a more unified view of the field and ecological theory plays a central role in this unification. Through models of urban biodiversity, invasive species, trophic dynamics, diseases, physiology, evolution and human health, Dr. Adler will seek to illustrate this unified view. Given that current urban environments are windows into the future of the entire planet, this unified view can provide the framework for better understanding the results of the great experiment.

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Website:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/news_events/events/eventDetail.asp?ID=140
Tags:
ecology
evolutionary biology

2011 CGIS Photo Contest Reveal and Reception

Event Type:
Reception / Open House
Sponsor:
Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
North Quad
Room:
Media Gateway

The winners of the 2011 CGIS Photo Contest will be revealed as well as all other submissions. Meet the winners and hear about the inspiration behind their photos and their experience abroad.

If you would like more information regarding the event, please contact the CGIS office at 734-764-4311 or by email at cgis@umich.edu.

Enter building off of Washington

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Website:
www.lsa.umich.edu/cgis
Tags:
global engagement
visual arts

Assertiveness Workshop

Daily Common Concerns Meeting

Event Type:
Workshop / Seminar
Sponsor:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Time:
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
3100

Improving effective communication with friends, colleagues, family or supervisors often involves learning how to be assertive. This group will focus on defining assertiveness, understanding how it can change your relationships, and building skills to become more assertive in real-life situations.

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Website:
www.umich.edu/~caps
Tags:
health and wellness
workshop

Disability Culture: "An Ingenious Way to Live"

Disability Culture Flyer

Global Scholars Program Monthly Lecture Series

Event Type:
Presentation
Sponsors:
Asian/Asian American Psychology Students Association
Global Scholars Program
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Room:
Rackham Auditorium

This event will feature aspects of lecture and performance. ASL and CART services provided. All are welcome!

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist and a community artist. She teaches in performance and disability studies at the University of Michigan. She is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Series, and Olimpias workshops, installations, performances and exhibitions have been created and shown in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia. The Olimpias projects are community-based, collaborative, and deal with disability culture issues (more info at www.umich.edu/~petra). Petra’s books include Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge (Routledge, 2003), The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art (Minnesota, 2007) and Community Performance: An Introduction (Routledge, 2007). She has also co-edited with Gwen Robertson The Community Performance Reader (Routledge, 2007).

Neil Marcus writes, "Disability is an art — an ingenious way to live". This award-winning playwright, actor, poet, and performance artist earned national acclaim when he crafted his experiences as a man living with dystonia, a severe neurological disorder, into a powerful staged work. Storm Reading, first produced in the late eighties, challenged audiences to reevaluate conventional ideas about disability and set a standard for performing artists with disabilities. Voted one of Los Angeles’ top ten plays of 1993, it enjoyed a nearly decade-long run. Since then, Marcus’ passionate stance toward life has infused his artistic choices. Believing that "life is a performance," he has cast his creative net wide, participating in a range of diverse projects.

ASL & CART services provided

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Website:
www.lsa.umich.edu/globalscholars
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global scholars program
gsp
lecture
performance
presentation
social justice

Preparing for the Medical School Interview

Event Type:
Presentation
Sponsor:
The Career Center
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location:
Student Activities Building
Room:
The Career Center Program Room, 3200 SAB, 515 E. Jefferson

Gather helpful tips and insights on what to expect and how to prepare for your interviews. Bring your questions too! Whether you have a medical school interview in the next few weeks or are gearing up for application this summer, you will benefit from this presentation. The session is presented by Mariella Mecozzi, Senior Asst. Director of Pre-Professional Services, in the Career Center, and is co-sponsored with MESO.

All students welcome.

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Website:
http://careercenter.umich.edu
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interview preperation
pre med
the career center

Addiction Incorporated

Event Type:
Film Screening
Sponsor:
UM Substance Abuse Research Center
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location:
Angell Hall
Room:
Auditorium A

Please join us for a showing of a newly released feature-length documentary called "Addiction Incorporated."

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Website:
http://www.addictionincorporated.com/
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film

U-Club Poetry Presents: Grand Slam

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Center for Campus Involvement
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
University Club

It all comes down to this: the Grand Slam! Outstanding student poets have been competing all year for a spot in this week's event. The top 5 winners will represent the University of Michigan at the 2012 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, the national championship for college poets, at the University of La Verne in California.

Come out to the University Club on the first floor of the Michigan Union to help select the winners! It all happens this Thursday, January 26, at 8pm.

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Cost:
$3 to support the team's attendance at the National ChampionshipS
Website:
campusinvolvement.umich.edu
Tags:
center for campus involvement
poetry
poetry slam
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