Calendar of Events
Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of October 21, 2019
Oct. 7, 21, & 28. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 7: UC-San Diego economics professor Joel Sobel on "Lying and Deception in Games." Oct. 21: "Exploration in Teams and the Encouragement Effect." Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki) professor Topi Miettinen discusses his research on how to motivate and manage groups working for the private and the public good. Oct. 28: "Equity Concerns Are Narrowly Framed." University of Pennsylvania business economics professor Judd Kessler discusses his research that explains some irrational behavioral phenomena.
Ehrlicher Rm., 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-7717. [map]
Oct. 7 & 21. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 7: "Libraries and Mobilities." University of Cape Town history professor Shamil Jeppie discusses the history of book buying, selling, and lending in northwest Africa. Oct. 21: Yale University Near Eastern languages and civilization professor Kevin van Bladel on "The Reshaping of Persian after the 7th-Century Arabian Conquest and Colonization."
2 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]
"Organizing for Algorithmic Accountability: Lessons from Data for Black Lives": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.more >
"Organizing for Algorithmic Accountability: Lessons from Data for Black Lives": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.< less
Talk by Data for Black Lives (Cambridge, MA) founder Max Clermont discusses his use of data tools, such as statistical modeling and crowdsourcing, to improve the lives of black people.
4 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]
Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Oct. 7: "I Lived in a Dumpster: How a Homeless Teen Rose to the Top of Her Class." Oct. 14: "Surviving the Death of a Loved One." Oct. 21: "Loving Those with Cancer." Oct. 28: "Zombies! What's the Fascination?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]
All adults invited to try out the library's virtual reality headsets, including Lenovo Mirage and Sony Playstation.
7-8:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required; session limited to 8 people. 475-8732. [map]
Best-selling YA writer Nic Stone discusses her new novel about a teen girl whose life-a daily grind of taking care of her little brother, working to help her mother pay the bills, and trying to keep up with her schoolwork-is transformed when she wins the lottery. Signing.
AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting room. Free. 327-4200.
"The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
"The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century": Ann Arbor District Library.< less
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum discusses her book about the titanic battle, led by US agriculture department chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, to make food safe in early 20th-century America.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.
"Eyes on the Forest: What You Can Do to Help Prevent New Forest Pest Invasions": Michigan Botanical Club.more >
"Eyes on the Forest: What You Can Do to Help Prevent New Forest Pest Invasions": Michigan Botanical Club.< less
Talk by MSU social forestry adjunct professor Georgia Peterson.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Oct. 1: U-M Chinese studies professor Miranda Brown "On Why Chinese Buddhists Were Not Vegans." Oct. 8: Syracuse University sociology professor Yingyi Ma on "The Ambitious and the Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates in the US." Oct. 22: Northeastern University history professor Phillip Thai on "China's War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State." Oct. 29: University of Virginia professor of media studies Aynne Kokas on "From Grindr to Cybersovereignty: The Loaded Interplay between Community, National, and Global Standards of Data Governance in China."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]
"Writing Western Nicaragua's Colonial and Post-Colonial LGBTQ Histories": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.more >
"Writing Western Nicaragua's Colonial and Post-Colonial LGBTQ Histories": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.< less
Talk by San Diego State University Chicano/a studies professor Victoria González-Rivera.
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-0553. [map]
Oct. 8 & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 8: "Curative Violence: How to Inhabit the Time Machine with Disability." Syracuse University disability studies professor Eunjung Kim discusses what the investment in curing illnesses and disabilities reveals about Korean Cold War imperialism. Oct. 22: "North Korean Art: Discovering Chosonhwa's Hidden Creativity." Georgetown University art history professor B.G. Munh discusses how to make sense of North Korean ink wash paintings and North Korean art in general.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]
Tuesdays during football season, join former Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner and WTKA Inside the Huddle host Michael Spath as they recap the Wolverines' most recent game, with film study insights, and a Q&A while enjoying the food and drink at Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-369-2990. firstname.lastname@example.org WolverineBeer.com [map]
Reading by this Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and Steiner High School grad. His speculative poetry using elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror is included in the Smithsonian's national traveling exhibit I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story. Preceded by an open mike.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
"The Unvarnished Truth": Reframing the National Narrative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture: University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.more >
"The Unvarnished Truth": Reframing the National Narrative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture: University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.< less
This presentation will explore the American story through the lens of the African American experience as displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - a museum regarded as exhibiting one of the most authoritative and trustworthy representations of this experience and a site of racial healing.
UM Museum of Art, 525 South State Street. Free. 936-6678. email@example.com http:
Portland (ME) writer Clara Parkes, a bestselling author on knitting and wool, discusses her new memoir, a fast-paced account of the year Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.
Talk by a representative from WomanSafeHealth (Ann Arbor) women's health clinic.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
University Hospitals of Geneva obstetrics and gynecology physician Jasmine Abdulcadir discusses female genital mutilation.
7 p.m., IHAA, 921 Church. Free. 662-5529. [map]
Talk by U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Angela Dillard. Lunch.
11:30 a.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25); includes lunch. Reservations required by Oct. 18. Annarborcityclub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]
"The Due Process of Cruelty: Trump's Immigration Policy and the Rule of Law": U-M Donia Human Rights Center.more >
"The Due Process of Cruelty: Trump's Immigration Policy and the Rule of Law": U-M Donia Human Rights Center.< less
Talk by University of Nevada law professor Michael Kagan.
4 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-8482. [map]
"'In the Future, Robots will Speak Chickasaw': Indigenous Language Futurism and the Temporalities of Language Reclamation": U-M Institute for the Humanities Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture.more >
"'In the Future, Robots will Speak Chickasaw': Indigenous Language Futurism and the Temporalities of Language Reclamation": U-M Institute for the Humanities Marc and Constance Jacobson Lecture.< less
Talk by University of Illinois Native American and Indigenous Languages Lab director Jenny Davis, a Chickasaw Nation member.
4-5:30 p.m., Michigan League Michigan Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. Free. 936-3518. [map]
"Andean Space and City Modified by New Social and Economic Bolivian Actors": U-M Romance Languages & Literatures Department.more >
"Andean Space and City Modified by New Social and Economic Bolivian Actors": U-M Romance Languages & Literatures Department.< less
Well-known Bolivian architect and urban planner Gastón Gallardo discusses the ways the emergence of a Quechua/Aymara black market in La Paz in the 2nd half of the 20th century disrupted traditional symbolic and physical spaces.
MLB 4th-fl. Commons Rm., 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-5344.
St. Joe's would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for our annual Vanden Belt educational lecture. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Wendy Ellis, from George Washington University for a free community talk entitled: Building Community Resilience: Addressing Adversity, Fostering Equity. Light refreshments will be served. Join us for this provocative conversation and learn what you can do as we work to build a more Resilient and Equitable community for our children.
St. Joe's Ann Arbor - Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Free. 844-237-3627. stjoeshealth.org
"Torn Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson Family During the Civil War": U-M Clements Library.more >
"Torn Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson Family During the Civil War": U-M Clements Library.< less
Butler University history instructor Jason Lantzer discusses this Indianapolis family as a microcosm of Civil War America.
6 p.m., 1580 U-M Ross School of Business Blau Hall, 700 East University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/65kRE. 764-2347. [map]
Chicago bonsai artist Jennifer Price discusses the ancient Chinese practice of creating miniature landscapes that often display a more natural or wild aesthetic than bonsai.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
Featured Reader: Dennis Hinrichsen served as the first Poet Laureate of the Greater Lansing area from May 2017 to April 2019. His poetry collection, Skin Music, won the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. His most recent work is [q / lear], a chapbook from Green Linden Press.
All writers welcome to read their own or other favorite poetry or short fiction afterward at open mic.
Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
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Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. email@example.com www.crazywisdom.net [map]
This Topeka-born, Brooklyn-based writer reads from and discusses The Topeka School, his new novel, set largely in 1997, about a high school golden boy who brings a loner into his social scene to disastrous effect. Complicating matters is his parents' work at a psychiatric clinic where the loner is a patient. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
All invited to share their spiritual and metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices. Q&A. Also, socializing.
Meditation Hall, 3455 Charing Cross Rd. Free, but donations are accepted. 477-5848. [map]
Poetry readings by College for Creative Studies instructor Fordon and local writer Joseph. Fordon's Goodbye Toothless House, her debut full-length collection, features poems that critique the idealizations of marriage and motherhood. Joseph's Sharp Blue Search of Flame is a collection of dark, brooding poems that reflect her Jewish Indian roots and her experiences in Eastern and Western cultures. Signing.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]
This Australian writer, author of the bestselling novel The Book Thief, reads from and discusses Bridge of Clay, his new novel about 5 brothers who, after their father's diappearance, bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
Former Lansing poet laureate Dennis Hinrichsen reads from q/lear, his new chapbook of poems about the 60s cultural revolution from a housewife's viewpoint. Poet Gerry LaFemina calls it "part Mad Men, part King Lear, part Whitman, all fractal." Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
Local writer Michelle Tuplin leads this series of 8 monthly workshops (Sept.-Apr.) for creative writers. Topics: "What Is Show Don't Tell, Anyway?" (Sept. 25) and "Why Does Point of View Rule All?" (Oct. 23).
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. $20; $140 for the series. Preregistration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 475-7148. [map]
Edward Jones financial advisor Mark Mazur gives investment advice. Themes: "Rules of the Road" (Sept. 25), "Fixed Income Investing" (Oct. 9), "The Nuts and Bolts of Stocks" (Oct. 23), & "Mutual Funds" (Nov. 6).
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
Talk by Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers.
AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.
All invited to discuss Patrice Debré's 1988 biography Louis Pasteur.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. Onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]
Mary Tolan of Chicago Pacific Founders to Headline WWF 2019! As the Founder and Managing Partner of a leading provider of comprehensive healthcare management services, Tolan opens this year's forum with an inside perspective on investing in healthcare and industry opportunities. More than 150 women in alternative investments will gather to share industry experiences, identify leads for sourcing capital and network! The program includes lunch and features panels on "The Rise of Investors Supporting Health Innovators" and "The Spectrum of Deal Sourcing and Post-Deal Governance." Please join us for our 5th annual event!
U-M Golf Course Clubhouse, 500 E Stadium Blvd. $95. 734-615-4424. MNickson@umich.edu http:
Oct. 3, 17, 24, & 31. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 3: University of Toronto law and politics professor Keisuke Iida on "Is Japanese Trade Policy Finally Proactive? Japan's Multilateral Leadership in TPP." Oct. 17: Bard College (NY) human rights and journalism professor Ian Buruma on "Reeking of Mud: Japanese Counter-Culture in the 1960s and 70s." Oct. 24: University of Tokyo Institute of Social Science professor Yukio Maeda on "The Prime Minister and Public Opinion in Japan." Oct. 31: Yale University East Asian languages and literatures professor emeritus John Treat on "Put to the Test: HIV/AIDS, Japan, and Sexual Citizenship."
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]
What a Diary Confers: Children in the Zambezi Valley with Pamela Reynolds: U-M Residential College and U-M African Studies Center.more >
What a Diary Confers: Children in the Zambezi Valley with Pamela Reynolds: U-M Residential College and U-M African Studies Center.< less
Pamela Reynolds will speak about her book The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-85 (Duke 2019). Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, Reynolds is author of War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State. As U-M Presidential Professor she conducted the 2001-02 Mellon Seminar: Contested Childhood in a Changing Global Order.
Following her talk, she is available for further conversation at a reception and book signing held in her honor. Reception RSVP at email@example.com
East Quadrangle Classroom 1506, 701 East University Ave. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
"POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Politics of History in Today's Poland": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies Lecture.more >
"POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Politics of History in Today's Poland": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies Lecture.< less
Polish Academy of Sciences history professor Dariusz Stola discusses the museum's involvement in 2 hot-button topics: its public program for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 "anti-Zionist campaign" in communist Poland, and its opposition to Poland's proposed law to make it illegal for anyone to accuse the nation of complicity with the Nazis during WWII.
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]
Oct. 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Visiting artists discuss their work.
Oct. 3: English milliner and fashion icon Stephen Jones, whose avant-garde hats have attracted celebrity clients from Princess Diana to Lady Gaga.
Oct. 8: Well-known feminist art critic and activist Lucy Lippard is joined by multidisciplinary artist and feminist art theory expert Faith Wilding in a discussion of Lippard's work and the current creative-political climate in the U.S. 5:30 p.m., UMMA (525 S. State).
Oct. 10: Japanese artist Mari Katayama, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.
Oct. 17: Lauren Bon, an L.A.-based artist whose public art projects include a 32-acre field of corn she grew in a downtown L.A. brownfield and a project in which 100 mules walked along the L.A. aqueduct to illustrate the city's dependence on rural water sources.
Oct. 24: Marilyn Minter, a New York-based painter whose photorealistic works critique contemporary beauty and sensuality ideals and the hyper-feminization of pop culture and marketing.
Oct. 31: Joe Caslin, an Irish illustrator and street artist whose massive murals address suicide, drug addition, economic marginalization, sexual consent, and other contemporary issues.
5:10 p.m. (except Oct. 8), Michigan Theater (except Oct. 8). Free. 668-8463. [map]
Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program representative Kris DeLong gives a talk geared toward new Medicare beneficiaries and pre-enrollees.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
This Hungarian writer reads from and discusses Dead Heat, his debut novel, translated by Ildikó Noémi Nagy, about Hungarian teens on a competitive swim team who occupy their free time with drinking, fast cars, video games, meaningless sex, and increasingly violent behavior. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
All invited to discuss books by or about feisty women. Sept. 19: Susan Page's 2019 book The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. Oct. 24: Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's classic 1938 Gothic novel.
7 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
Panel discussion with University of Windsor political science professor Stephen Brooks and Canadian American Business Council CEO Maryscott Greenwood. U-M public policy professor Barry Rabe moderates. Opening remarks by Canadian consul general Joe Comartin. Reception follows.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]
A2AI is a new conference hosted in downtown Ann Arbor focusing on how machine learning and applied artificial intelligence enable businesses to make more informed and actionable decisions with their data TODAY.
Through a series of speaker and panel sessions, industry leaders will share how applied AI, predictive analytics, and data visualization are changing how they tackle complex business challenges. A networking event is open to all attendees after the conference.
A2AI will host leaders and entrepreneurs from across the nation. Attendees will have the opportunity to ignite new conversations in the artificial intelligence space with experienced veterans and learn from them through our speaker series.
Ann Arbor SPARK, 330 E Liberty St. Free. 888-294-1512. email@example.com a2.ai [map]
"Last Flight to Bangkok: Reflections on 60 Years in Southeast Asia": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.more >
"Last Flight to Bangkok: Reflections on 60 Years in Southeast Asia": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.< less
U-M sociology professor emeritus Gayl Ness discusses how Vietnam's geography affects its politics, the independence of women, and other phenomena.
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0352. [map]
All adults invited to discuss murder mysteries. Bring a lunch; dessert (to die for) provided. Sept. 27: Still Life, the 1st in Louise Penny's popular series about the small Quebec village of Three Pines and its chief inspector, who this time investigates the death of a woman in a remote forest. Oct. 25: The Alienist, Caleb Carr's 1994 novel, set in 1896 New York, about a reporter and psychologist who try to profile a murderer based on the details of his gruesome crimes.
1 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
This popular NYC writer reads from Olive, Again, her new novel reprising the protagonist from her Pulitzer-winning short story collection Olive Kitteridge. Prickly, wry, odd, and resistant to change, Olive continues to struggle to understand herself and those around her in small-town Maine. Strout is also joined by Literati podcast host Sam Krowchenko to discuss the book. Signing.
7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 120 S. State. Tickets $30 (includes a copy of the book) in advance at literatibookstore.com
Talk by Tibetan Buddhist scholar Khenpo Ugyen.
7 p.m., KTC, 614 Miner. Free. 678-7549. [map]
Representatives from area colleges give info on financial aid and scholarships and discuss how to write an admissions essay. Lunch. For all middle and high school students and their parents.
9 a.m.-noon, Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required at firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
"Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
"Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian": Ann Arbor District Library.< less
OverDrive ebook/audiobook app marketer Jill Grunenwald discusses her memoir about her experiences as a librarian in an all-male minimum security prison in Cleveland.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
Talk by Detroit-area Ford Genealogy Club president Alexander Tolksdorf. Followed by a talk by club member Nancy Howard on "Techniques for Genealogists and Family Historians."
St. Joseph Mercy Women's Health Center rm. 1AB, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off E. Huron River Dr. at Clark Rd). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799.
Ping's Dojo instructor Steve Hollis introduces teens and adults to self-defense techniques and awareness exercises. Wear comfortable clothes.
2-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
"Living the Lessons of History: German and American Responses to Refugee Crises in the Wake of Genocide": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.more >
"Living the Lessons of History: German and American Responses to Refugee Crises in the Wake of Genocide": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.< less
This talk looks at how German efforts to deal with
their country's sordid past have stimulated a variety
of humanitarian efforts since World War II -
including support for mass groups of refugees
fleeing genocidal regimes across the globe.
Mediterrano, 2900 S State St. $25. email@example.com https:
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