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Monday, Feb 20, 2012

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U-M Library Celebrates Language

Language: The Human Quintessence

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Room:
Gallery, Room 100

We invite you to browse panels about the scripts of ancient Egypt, indigenous languages of Central and South America, languages of Southeast Asia, and more – including the English language and language used in graffiti and comics.

This exhibit highlights the possibilities for exploration and discovery within the library’s collections, which are impressive on many levels. The sheer number of materials, including more than 8.5 million volumes in locations all over campus, and access to millions of digital books, journals and images, makes it one of the largest university library systems in the United States. The collection encompasses ancient documents written on papyrus, electronic journals reporting on the latest advances in science and medicine, and materials from nearly every period, culture, and way of thought in between.

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Website:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/gallery/events/u-m-library-celebrates-language
Tags:
language

North Campus Photo Competition

Deadline March 5

Event Type:
Recreational / Games
Sponsor:
Living Arts Programming Board
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Bursley Hall
Room:
N/A

Photo Competition Rules and Criteria

Criteria for entries: -must be a two dimensional image -submitted as a jpeg, gif, or pdf file -resoultion must be at least 300 dpi -image must depict or represent any or all parts of North Campus -Short description of the content and how it represents North Campus

examples of entry:

photograph, photograph/mixed media (2D), photoshop etc..

How to submit entries: -deadline for submission: March 5, 2012 by 11:59pm EST -One entry per person. Up to 3 images per entry, they shall be judged together.

-Submit entries to: NorthCampusPhoto@gmail.com

-add as a jpeg, gif, or pdf file attachment -include Submission Form with entry

Judging Process: The winners shall be selected by a diverse panel of judges. The judges shall select “Honorable Mention” pieces first. Then, from the “Honorable Mention” pool, the judges will select first, second, and third place winners.

Winners/ Prizes: Winners will be notified via email. All Honorable Mention Pieces will be up for display in the Duderstadt connector from March 12 - 16.

Prizes will be as follows:

First Place: $300

Second Place $150

Third Place $75

Honorable Mention will receive a small gift

North Campus

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Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/northcampusphotocompetition/
Tags:
competition
north campus
visual arts

Joints 4tet for Ensemble video installation

Joints 4tet for Ensemble
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

Video installation by Charles Atlas exploring time-based portraiture, the body, fragmentation, and movement of Merce Cunningham.

Related events: Film Screening of The Legend of Leigh Bowery by Charles Atlas: Monday, February 13, 7pm, UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. (Presented in conjunction with UMS)

Brown Bag Lecture by Charles Atlas: “Video in Performance and Video as Performance,” Tuesday, February 14, 12:30pm, 202 S. Thayer, room 2022

Gallery Reception with Charles Atlas: Wednesday, February 15, 4:30-6pm, U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer, room 1010

The gallery is open Saturday 11am-3pm and closed Sunday.

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Website:
www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities/events
Tags:
dance
film
visual arts

Mardi Gras Sale

Computer Showcase | my computer store

Computer Showcase

Event Type:
Reception / Open House
Sponsor:
Information and Technology Services (ITS)
Time:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
Ground Level

Celebrate Mardi Gras all week at Computer Showcase. Get great deals on an 11" MacBook Air or Dell Latitude or take advantage of everyday low pricing on any iPad in stock. Special prices also available for printers, cases and covers.

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Website:
http://showcase.itcs.umich.edu/news/mardigras
Tags:
computers
laptop
mardi gras
sale
technology

Mardi Gras Sale

Computer Showcase | my computer store

Computer Showcase

Event Type:
Reception / Open House
Sponsor:
Information and Technology Services (ITS)
Time:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:
Pierpont Commons
Room:
Main Concourse

Celebrate Mardi Gras all week at Computer Showcase. Get great deals on an 11" MacBook Air or Dell Latitude or take advantage of everyday low pricing on any iPad in stock. Special prices also available for printers, cases and covers.

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Website:
http://showcase.itcs.umich.edu/news/mardigras
Tags:
computers
laptop
mardi gras
sale
technology

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

Career/Academic Co-Advising at Psychology Department

Event Type:
Meeting
Sponsor:
The Career Center
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
East Hall
Room:
Psychology Undergraduate Office

Sign up for a co-advising session with a Career Advisor and a Concentration Advisor - meet with 2 advisors at the same time. By appointment only, scheduled through the Psychology Department.

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Website:
N/A
Tags:
career advising
psychology department
the career center

Career Advising at Communications Department

Event Type:
Meeting
Sponsor:
The Career Center
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
North Quad
Room:
N/A

Schedule an appointment through the Communications Department to meet with a Career Advisor from The Career Center at North Quad

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Website:
N/A
Tags:
career advising
communications department
the career center

Chinese—Greek Comparisons in Archaeology and Popular Culture

Courtesy of Li Min.
Event Type:
Lecture / Discussion
Sponsor:
Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan
Time:
4:00 pm
Location:
Michigan League
Room:
Vandenberg Room

"Archaeology and Popular Culture in the Confucian Landscapes" Talk by LI MIN (PhD '08), Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Archaeology and popular culture often intersect through tourism. By visiting ruins and historical landscapes, the past was experienced and imagined by the visitors. Since early imperial China, visiting the places where Confucius and his disciples lived constituted an important cultural activity of understanding the classical world. With the current revival of traditional cultures in China, journeys through the Confucian landscape once again became important means of embracing the classical tradition. With the development of site parks, museums, performances around the Bronze Age city site, a vibrant popular culture of classical tourism emerged with archeology/ancient world as backdrops. What does archaeology have to contribute to this creation and recreation of cultural experience centered around the Confucian classics? The archaeological inquiry not only illustrates the past through material culture to enrich the popular imagination of the classical world, but also reveals hidden narratives left out by the idealized representation of the past in classical tourism.

"Hellas Essentialized: The Gr€€k Economic Crisis, Political Cartoons, and Classical Greece" Talk by LAUREN TALALAY, Curator of Education, U-M Kelsey Museum

While the study and interrogation of modern Greek identity has taken many forms over the years, one subject that invariably surfaces in these discussions is the deployment of Greece’s antiquity in framing that identity. As many scholars have noted, images from Classical archaeology and mythology are omnipresent in modern Greek culture; they comprise a major part of its symbolic and cultural capital. This talk provides a case study of one aspect of that symbolic capital, exploring how the Western press has drawn from Greek images and associated ideas of antiquity and manipulated them in political cartoons to provide a view of Greece’s current failure in the world marketplace. Political cartoons, sometimes referred to as the “art of ill will,” provide an ideal laboratory for exploring the stable of images that political satirists believe effectively summarize a culture’s heritage, identity, or what might be deemed its “essence” for a popular audience.

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Website:
http://confucius.umich.edu/
Tags:
archaeology
architecture
china
chinese
environmental
greece
greek
literary
multicultural
visual arts

Managing Anxiety

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

Whether you worry too much about school, relationships, or anything else, these sessions are designed to help you manage your stress and anxiety.

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

Michigan Political Union: Full Union Meeting

Event Type:
Meeting
Sponsor:
Michigan Political Union
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Michigan Union
Room:
Parker Room

We will be debating the following resolution:

Resolved: The U.S. federal government should have the power to mandate religious institutions provide their employees with a health insurance plan that includes contraception, abortions, and other family planning services

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Website:
http://www.michiganpoliticalunion.com
Tags:
current events

Gaelic Storm

Image Gaelic Storm
Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
The Ark- 316 S. Main St.

Gaelic Storm's last album, "Cabbage," held the number-one position on the Billboard World Music album chart for three consecutive weeks in 2010. As many hundreds of thousands of album buyers and live music lovers know, Gaelic Storm tours over two hundred days per year, playing high-energy, foot-stomping, feel-good music. This band combines influences from rock, bluegrass, Jamaican, African and Middle Eastern music that may surprise those expecting purely traditional Celtic music. They make new Celtic music for today's world! And they've been at work on new music, so come on down and join the ruckus!

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Cost:
General Admission $22.50, Reserved $29.50
Website:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=9294004109350f7b755e441d8567dece&t=tix
Tags:
concert
gaelic storm
music
the ark

Third Dissertation Recital: Dan Graser, saxophone

Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Walgreen Drama Center
Room:
Stamps Auditorium

PROGRMA: Mead - 12 Caprices for Solo Soprano Saxophone; Debussy - Syrinx; Stravinsky - Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet; Messiaen - Abîme des oiseaux from Quatuor pour la fin du temps; Denisov - Sonate for Solo Clarinet

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