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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of November 18, 2019

Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


November 2019
 10-11:30- a.m. 

"Exit Interview with Laurita Thomas": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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A discussion with recently retired U-M human resources vice president. 2nd in a series of talks by retiring academic and community leaders.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10. 998-9351. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"LOOK 101: Seeing Art in an Instagram World": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by Institute for the Humanities arts curator Amanda Krugliak.
Osterman Common Rm. #1022. Free. 936-3518.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Collectivity, Community, and Connections in the Pursuit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion": U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity.

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Lecture by U-M psychology and women's studies professor emerita Patricia Gurin.
4-5:30 p.m., 1324 East Hall, 530 Church. Free. 764-6497. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Padnos Lecture.

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Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) Jewish American literature & culture professor Rachel Rubinstein discusses Jacobo Glantz's 1939 Mexican Yiddish epic poem Kristobal Kolon.
4 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"'Communities of Interest' and Michigan's New Approach to Redistricting Through an Independent Citizens Commission": U-M School of Public Policy Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.

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Panel discussion with Panta Rhea Foundation (CA) director Connie Malloy, legal redistricting counselor Christopher Lamar, and Elections for the State former director Christopher Thomas. Moderator: Voters Not Politicians president Nancy Wang.
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 647-4091. [map]


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean": U-M Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum.

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NPR Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and U-M American culture professor Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof discuss Hoffnung-Garskof's new book.
Thayer Bldg. Osterman common rm., 1022 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Zingerman's Southside Selects": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's co-founder Ari Weinzeig and staffers from all 3 of its southside business - the Creamery, Bakehouse, and Coffee Company - discuss and offer taste samples of their products, tell favorite food production stories, and talk about their latest ideas.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $50, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Nov. 4: "Has God Left the Building - An Hour of Honest Conversation about the Church." Nov. 11: "Zzzz - Practical Help for Getting a Better Night's Sleep." Nov. 18: "Make a Difference Now - Choose to Be Extraordinary." Nov. 25: "A Day in the Life of the Hidden Homeless - A Mother's Struggle to Keep Her Family Together."

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7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Malcom Tariq: Literati Bookstore.

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This New York-based Savannah poet reads from Heed the Hollow, his new collection of poems that explore the concept of "the bottom" across blackness, sexuality, and the American South. Also, a reading by Flint poet & sound artist Jonah Mixon-Webster. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sophie Grillet: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This local abstract painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and photographer discusses her work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Big Weeds and Tiny Microbes": Michigan Botanical Club.

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U-M ecology and evolutionary biology grad student Wesley Bickford discusses how microbes surrounding the invasive Phragmites australis (aka common reed) may be helping it expand its territory. The program begins with a short business meeting. Preceded at 5:45 p.m. by "Dinner with the Speaker" (Rappourt, 2721 Plymouth Rd.; buy your own dinner).
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


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Tuesday


November 2019
 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

%stNoon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tuesday Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Nov. 5: University of Wisconsin business professor Yongheng Deng on "Estimating the Unofficial Income of Officials from Large Asset Purchases." Nov. 12: Ryerson University (Toronto) history professor Yunxiang Gao on "Liu Liangmo (1909-1988): Transpacific Mass Singing, Journalism, and Christian Activism." Nov. 19: University of Tennessee-Knoxville history professor Charles Sanft on "The Emperor has No Voice: Imperial Utterance in Excavated Han Documents." Nov. 26: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Eloise Wright on "Periphery, Locality, and Status in Writings from 16th-Century Dali, Yunnan."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Real and Imagined: Animating the Spaces Between Us": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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U-M art & design professor Heidi Kumao discusses the elements that make animation and other figurative art forms accessible to wide audiences. Q&A.
1022 Osterman common rm, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

Guest Lecture: Jugo Kapetanovic, Filmmaker: U-M Residential College.

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Jugo Kapetanovic will speak about Zlata's Diary ("the Bosnian Anne Frank"), the Balkan flooding of 2014, and the relief concerts he organized with Luke Winslow King to raise money for the victims of this climate change disaster.
He will also be speaking about the power of the 4-minute trailer Blues for the Balkans to focus attention on current events.
Jugo is currently raising money for children at the border with the help of Luke Winslow King.
This is a guest lecture in Elizabeth Goodenough's Arts and Ideas in the Humanities course RCHUMS 337 - Children Under Fire: Narratives of Sustainability.
Classroom 1506, East Quadrangle (Northeast side of building), 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/68845-17163796.html?utm_source=Event+invitation+list&utm_campaign=a6bf779a8b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_26_02_54_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_te [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Yiddish in Poland: Past, Present, and Future": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Frankel Institute Fellows: Karolina Szymaniak
Guest Scholars: Genevieve Zubrzycki, Benjamin Paloff
Poland has witnessed a resurgence of interest in things Jewish, including a renewed attention to the history and culture of Yiddish. This trend is visible in the creation of new museums and institutes, a newfound interest in Klezmer music, new translation initiatives, and new understandings of the place and politics of Yiddish in Polish history. This panel will explore various facets of this phenomenon, offering insights and raising questions about the implications of the "Yiddish turn" in Poland today.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64984-16499298.html [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

Lecture Series: U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Nov. 5: "Ghetto: The History of a Word." Talk by George Washington University modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history professor Dan Schwartz.

Nov. 12: "Jews, Genetics and the Search for Lost Ancestors." Talk by University of Pennsylvania Hebrew and Semitic languages and literatures professor Steve Weitzman.

Nov. 19: "Yiddish in Poland: Past, Present, and Future." Panel with U-M Frankel Institute fellows Karolina Szymaniakl Genevievè Zubrzycki, and Benjamin Paloff.

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4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Informal Cooperation or Failure to Cooperate? Explaining Low Levels of Formal Cooperation Between Certain Authoritarian States": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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U-M political science professor Barbara Koremenos discusses the nature of bilateral agreements made by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football 101 with Devin Gardner": Wolverine State Brewing Co.

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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. michaelspath1980@gmail.com WolverineBeer.com [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Busy People Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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A book club featuring books no longer than 300 pages.

Nov. 19: An American Marriage.Tayari Jones' 2018 novel about a wrongfully convicted black newlywed released after 5 years in jail who discovers his wife is in a relationship with his best friend.

Jan. 21: TBA.

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6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Invitation to Kabuki": UMMA.

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Lecture-demo by Japanese actor Kyozo Nakamura on this 400-year-old Japanese theater style, known for fantastically colorful staging, dramatic stories, and beautiful men and women characters played by an all-male cast. Nakamura is a veteran onnagata (actor specializing in female roles). In conjunction with the current exhibit Copies and Invention in East Asia.
7-8:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweetland Writer to Writer": Literati Bookstore.

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A U-M Sweetland Center for Writing staffer interviews a U-M faculty member TBA on their writing life.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Owls": Dexter District Library.

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Representatives from Leslie Science & Nature Center show and discuss live owls.
7-8 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Wallenberg Lecture and Medal Presentation.

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Awarding of the Wallenberg Medal to Safa Al Ahmad, a Saudi journalist and documentarian who's produced BBC and PBS films, at great personal risk, about uprisings in the Middle East. The Wallenberg Lecture honors the memory of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, a U-M alum who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis, only to be arrested by the Soviets and vanish into the Gulag.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. wallenberg@umich.edu, 764-5536. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsi Solar & the Ypsi Skate Park": Huron Valley Sierra Club Ypsi Night.

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Talks by SolarYpsi founder Dave Strenski and Tony Hawk Foundation representative Trevor Staples.
7:30 p.m., Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, 100 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free. hvg@michigan.sierraclub.org. [map]


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Wednesday


November 2019
 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"The State of the U.S. Maternity Care Industry": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Northville nurse-midwife Susan Greenlee discusses proposals for improving the maternal death rate. Lunch available ($15, reservations required). Also, a silent auction of holiday gift items to benefit Digital Divas, an EMU project encouraging young women to pursue STEM careers.
11:30 a.m. (speaker at 12:30 p.m.), Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 1:15-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Poland's Oct. 2019 Parliamentary Elections": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

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Roundtable discussion with U-M faculty: comparative literature professor Benjamin Paloff, history professor Brian Porter-Szucs, and sociology professor Geneviève Zubrzycki.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Show Your Face? The Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Technology for Our Civil Liberties": U-M Science, Technology, & Public Policy Program.

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Talk by Center for Democracy & Technology policy vice president Chris Calabrese.
Weill Hall Betty Ford Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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Talk by UC-Irvine history professor Houri Berberian.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0622. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Cats, Cows, and Cranes: How Laws Treat Animals Differently": Huron Society of Huron Valley.

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Presentation by a representative from the Canton-based nonprofit Attorneys for Animals. Refreshments & interactions with adoptable cats.
6-7 p.m., Tiny Lions Center, 5245 Jackson Rd., Ste. A1. $5. Preregistration requested at hshv.org/smartycat. 661-3575. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Climate Change in the Great Lakes": Washtenaw Climare Reality.

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Join Climate Reality Leader Kris Olsson for a presentation on the impacts of climate change in the Great Lakes, climate change solutions, and what you can do to drive action.
Presented as part of 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a global conversation on the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it. For one full 24-hour period, from 11/20 - 11/21, Climate Reality Leader volunteers will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces and more across al 50 U.S. states and countries worldwide
Jolly Pumpkin, 2319 Bishop Cir E, Dexter. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End": Literati Bookstore.

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Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics (NYC) director & psychiatrist Tia Powell discusses her new cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Soups, Chilis, and Chowders": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses types of soups, proper storage, and the difference between chilis and chowders. Recipes.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Matt and Ted Lee's 2019 book Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding in Belize": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Talk by club member Keith Dickey, an avid international birder. Preceded at 7:10 p.m. by snacks and socializing.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. washtenawaudubon.org. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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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]


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Thursday


November 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Voting in America: Perennial Issues, Current Developments." U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except Nov. 28), Oct. 31-Dec. 12. Six weekly lectures by various speakers.

Oct. 31: U-M political science professor Jenna Bednar on "From Vote to Government: A Short Guide to the Complexity of the American Electoral System."

Nov. 7: U-M political science and statistics professor Walter R. Mebane, Jr., on "Election and Voting Security in the United States."

Nov. 14: U-M political science professor Ken Kollman on "Why Do We Have the Electoral College? Should We?"

Nov. 21: Bridge Magazine Capitol reporter Riley Beggin moderates a panel discussion with League of Women Voters of Michigan vice president Susan Smith and Washtenaw County clerk Larry Kestenbaum on "Implementing Michigan's Proposal 3 (Promote the Vote)."

Dec. 5: WSU political science professor Kevin Deegan-Krause on "Dragon Slaying Takes Time: The Complex Process of Ending Gerrymandering After the Passage of Proposition 2."

Dec. 12: U-M political science professor Vincent Hutchings on "Race, the Party System, and Elite Incentives in American Elections."
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Individual lectures $35 (members, $10). Memberships are $25 a year. 998-9351. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Nov. 7, 14, & 21. Talks by visiting scholars. Nov. 7: "History of Furigana." Seisen University (Tokyo) Japanese professor Shinji Konno discusses the Japanese system of using small symbols next to kanji or other characters to indicate pronunciation. Nov. 14: Texas Christian University political science professor Michael Strausz on "Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan." Nov. 21: "On Listening: Murakami Haruki and the Prejudices of Global Literature." UCLA Japanese literature professor Michael Emmerich discusses the influential Japanese novelist.
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 12-1 p.m.  Free! 

"African Chemistry: Science with an African Totem": U-M Science, Technology, & Society Program.

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Talk by MIT STS professor Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga.
1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. 763-2066. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Better Off Read" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss fiction and nonfiction books TBA.
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of the American Quilt": Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Talk by local quilter Barb Kilbourne.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Between Life and Death: The Cultural Politics of Modern Spanish Medicine, 1700-1808": U-M Romance Languages & Literatures.

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Talk by Penn State University Spanish & philosophy professor Nicolás Fernández-Medina.
MLB RLL Commons (4th floor), 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-5344. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"The U.S., Iran, and Security in the Persian Gulf": U-M Ford School Weiser Diplomacy Center.

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Panel discussion with former deputy assistant Secretary of State for Iran John Limbert, Middle East Institute think tank senior vice president Jerry Feierstein, and American Academy of Diplomacy president Ronald Neumann. Moderator: Transnational Strategy Group consultant Deborah McCarthy.
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 615-9691. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Nov. 7, 11, 14, & 21. Visiting artists discuss their work.

Nov. 7: Marina Willer, a British graphic designer and filmmaker who's worked on branding for the Tate museum (London), Oxfam, and Amnesty International. Followed by a screening of her 2017 film Red Trees.

Nov. 11 (5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State): Artur Żmijewski, a multimedia Polish artist who uses photography and film to explore displacement, trauma, power structures, and otherness, discusses "Working Around, Against, and Without: An Artist's Excursion on Shifting Political Ground." The annual U-M Copernicus Lecture.

Nov. 14: Suzanne Lacy, an LA-based multimedia artist who uses installations, videos, and performances to address sexual violence, rural and urban poverty, incarceration, gender identity, and other issues.

Nov. 21: Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban American illustrator who's done covers for Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, and other publications. His bold, figurative works are inspired by religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia.

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5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater (except Nov. 11). Free. 668-8463. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Continual Raving: A History of Meningitis and the People Who Conquered It": Bookbound.

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U-M epidemiology professor emerita Janet Gilsdorf discusses her new book about the serendipitous events, misplaced assumptions, and flawed conclusions that led to a cure for meningitis. The program begins with a reception. Signing.
6:30 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7:00 p.m.  Free! 

"Climate Change: The facts. The fiction. The solutions": The Climate Reality Project & Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Do you feel unclear about what's really happening with climate change? With the competing points of views being presented on climate change from different types of media, it's time to cut through the clutter and discuss the facts on climate change in a non-partisan way.

Come spend 90 minutes, and we'll share the basic science of how and why the climate is changing, how it's affecting the world, the US and Michigan, and what we can do, both personally and collectively, to limit the effects of climate change.
Ann Arbor District Library- Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood Drive. Free. 7342779669. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org https://citizensclimatelobby.org/chapters/MI_Ann_Arbor/ [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nerd Nite Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly series of fun, informative talks on everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla. Speakers TBA at annarbor.nerdnite.com.

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7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), LIVE, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"A History of Jewish Name Changing in America": Jewish Community Center Book Fair.

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MSU history professor Kirsten Fermaglich discusses her latest book, a recipient of American Jewish Historical Society 2019 Saul Viener Book Prize. Signing.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $8; preregistration recommended at book.jccannarbor.org. 971-0990. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Books @ the Bar" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All young adults with a love of books and beer or wine invited to discuss The People We Hate at the Wedding, Grant Ginder's 2017 novel about a dysfunctional blended family and a series of over-the-top disasters they weather while attending a destination wedding in England.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Feisty Women Book Club": Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by or about feisty women.

Nov. 21: Bad Feminist. Roxane Gay's essay collection exploring being a feminist while enjoying pop culture products at odds with feminism.

Dec. 19: Little Women. Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1869 novel about 4 sisters growing up in Concord (MA) during the Civil War.

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7 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Olive, Again": Literati Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Elizabeth Strout's 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.
7-8:30 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Protecting the Great Lakes."

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National Wildlife Federation One Federation vice president Andy Buchsbaum discusses such current concerns as water diversions, drinking water, climate change, and the major oil pipeline passing under the Straits of Mackinac, Line 5.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 717-7476. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Love Prison Made and Unmade": Ann Arbor District Library.

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#BeyondPrisons program director Ebony Roberts reads from her new memoir about falling in love with a man while he was serving time for second-degree murder.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


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Friday


November 2019
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Three || Eight: Korean Literature and the Division System": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Lecture Series.

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Nov. 22 & 23. Two-day conference exploring the effects of the 2-Korea system and the prospects of its demise on Korean language and literature.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Do Philosophical Arguments Influence Moral Behavior? Data on Meat Ethics and Charitable Giving": U-M Philosophy Department.

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Talk by UC-Riverside philosophy professor Eric Schwitzgebel.
1171 Angell Hall. Free. 764-6285. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for South Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Nov. 1: "World Literature, the Global South and Indian Oceans Worlds." Talk by University of Virginia English professor Debjani Ganguly.

Nov. 22: "The Indian State that Fails and Delivers." Talk by Johns Hopkins South Asian Studies professor Devesh Kapur.

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4:30-6 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


  4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Conversation on Muslim Identity with Aymann Ismail": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center.

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All invited to join a discussion with Slate staff writer and Man Up podcast host Aymann Ismail.
Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 615-9558. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"The B-Boys and Voguers of Bandung: Hip-Hop, Conflict, Queerness, and International Diplomacy": U-M School of Music Musicology Lecture Series.

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University of North Carolina music professor Mark Katz discusses a 2016 U.S. State Department-funded hip-hop workshop in Indonesia that inadvertently generated conflict between 2 artistic groups.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teaching Robots Through Natural Interactions": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M computer science & electrical engineering professors John Laird and Joyce Chai discuss how their labs are building AI systems that can learn new tasks.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


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 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

"Sacred Space and Art: Encountering the Divine in Orthodox Iconography": St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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Talks by Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church priest Teodor Petrutiu, retired U-M art professor Michael Kapetan, and Troy-based artist Dianbe Plaskon Koory, an expert on the history of Christian icons.
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. $10 (includes lunch). Preregistration required atstnickaa.org/symposium. 332-8200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Nov. 2, 16, & 23. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M and visiting scholars. Nov. 2: "Who Ordered That? The Marvelous Mysterious Muon." U-M physics professor Tim Chupp discusses this particle that's a heavier version of an electron. Nov. 16: MSU physics professor Megan Donahue on "Supermassive Black Holes and You." Nov. 23: "Scientific Publishing: How Wrong Is It to Publish in the Right Journals?" University of North Carolina librarian Elaine Westbrooks discusses strategies for making scientific publishing more equitable.
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]


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November 2019
 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Diverging Jewish Identities: Israel and America": Jewish Cultural Society Book Fair.

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Talk by University of California Jewish & Israel studies professor and social activist Tomer Persico.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning French-Canadian Genealogy": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Talk by Lineage Journeys (Milford) genealogist Judy Nimer Chipps Muhn. Followed by a talk by a club member, "There Are No Dumb Questions in Genealogical Research."
Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd. Free. 483-2799. [map]





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