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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of September 14, 2020

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


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cold Case Discussion": Nicola's Books.

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Investigative journalist Cheyna Roth discusses popular true crime cases and reads from her brand-new book Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection.
7 p.m., for livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Yaa Gyasi: At Home with Literati.

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This Brooklyn-based Ghanaian-American novelist reads from Transcendent Kingdom, her brand-new novel about a neuroscience student searching for a scientific basis for the suffering she sees around her. Questions & commentary throughout by novelist and U-M creative writing professor Julie Buntin. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL preregister at LiteratiBookstore.com. $32.10-36.25, includes hardcover book copy. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home": U-M Clements Library.

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University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell discusses his 2019 book, which recounts the struggles of five boys trapped in the "reverse underground railroad" in the 1820s.
7 p.m., for meeting URL preregister at myumi.ch/7ZexZ. Free. 649-3370.


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Tuesday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Health Perspectives on Covid-19": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute The Lasting Impact of Covid-19 Series.

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Panel discussion on medical professionals' experiences caring for Covid-19 patients.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 1 & 15. Club members show their projected digital images (Sept. 1) and prints (Sept. 15) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Flora." Presentations include club member Awni Hafedh on "Astrophotography" (Sept. 1), and U-M College of Engineering visual communications director Marcin Szczepanski on documenting the effects of climate change on nature, with a focus on human adaptability (Sept. 15).
For online meeting URL, email a2camClub@gmail.com. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.


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Wednesday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Know Your Voting Rights and How to Protect Them": League of Women Voters Ann Arbor Area.

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Talk by Jaffee Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC (Southfield) family lawyer Diana Raimi, who's involved in ACLU voter protection efforts.
For online meeting URL, preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu6uqzgqGNKJikzjZ4T4fxv3ZmMdiHB6.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Jamie K. McCallum: At Home with Literati.

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This Middlebury (VT) College sociology professor reads from his brand-new book Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work is Killing the American Dream. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"What's New With AAUW? A Virtual Open House": American Association of University Women.

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Members discuss the club's work empowering women through education and community engagement. 18 of their 29 Interest Groups continue meeting this year on Zoom. A brief introduction to each of these will be presented during the Zoom Open House.
7-8:30 p.m., for meeting URL see AnnArbor-MI.aauw.net. Free. Facebook.com/AAUWAnnArbor. [map]


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Thursday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Poverty, Inequity, and Disparity": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 10-Oct. 15. Talks by various speakers.

Sept. 10: MSU economics professor Charles Ballard on "Poverty: Causes, Consequences, and Cures."

Sept. 17: U-M public policy and social work professor H. Luke Shaefer on "The Questions We Don't Know to Ask: Studying Poverty in 21st Century America."

Sept. 24: U-M instructional design for seminars and special programs director Simona Goldin on "Access and Equity in U.S. School Systems."

Oct. 1: U-M public policy professor Sarah Miller on "The Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of Health Care Access for Low Income Americans."

Oct. 8: U-M urban and regional planning professor Lan Deng on "Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in the United States: Federal Resources and Local Efforts."

Oct. 15: U-M sociology, Afroamerican & African studies, and public policy professor Alford Young Jr. on "From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism."
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 per lecture (for 6-lecture series, $60); for members, $10 per lecture and $35 for 6-lecture series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Learn-In With Chef Ji Hye Kim": Miss Kim.

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Every Thurs. Chef Kim discusses topics related to cooking TBA.
1 p.m. Online at Facebook.com/MissKimAnnArbor. Free. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Eduardo C. Corral: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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This North Carolina State University English professor reads from Guillotine, his brand-new poetry collection that explores the lives of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers. The New York Times praises Corral for "nimbly [bridging] the personal and political" in poems that switch between Spanish and English, explore themes of migration, and connect rejection from the US with unrequited love. Followed by a Q&A.
5 p.m., online at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free. 764-6330.


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Friday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Clements Bookworm Online Event": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements Library graphics curator Clayton Lewis and Lynch Archives collector/archivist Kevin Hugh Lynch discuss rare and unique music title-pages from the archive established by Lynch's father, one of the premier private collections of American sheet music.
10 a.m., for online meeting URL preregister at myumi.ch/gjgzR. Free. 649-3370.


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Saturday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Photo Editing Software": MacTechnics Video Conference.

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Group members discuss and compare photo editing software such as Affinity Photo, Luminar, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., for meeting URL email Contact@mactechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Currently Reading Cocktail Hour": Nicola's Books.

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Every Weds. Nicola's booksellers discuss their favorite summer reads and make cocktails over livestream.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


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Sunday


September 2020
 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 12:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Exploring Faith: Racism and White Privilege": First Presbyterian Church Adult Education Series.

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Sept. 20 & 27. Two-part discussion on the "Theological Introduction to Racism." Talk leader TBA.
For online meeting URL, preregister at www.firstpresbyterian.org. Free.






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