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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of October 12, 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


October 2020
 10-11:30 a.m  Free! 

U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Election 2020.

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Oct. 7, 12, & 26. Three out of 6 talks in a series concerning the upcoming general election.

Oct. 7: Michigan secretary of state Jocelyn Benson on "Safe, Secure, and Accessible Elections For All."

Oct. 12: Panel discussion with Bridge Magazine capitol reporter Riley Beggin and Politico political correspondent Tim Alberta on "Michigan and Other Battleground States." Detroit-based Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson moderates.

Oct. 26: U-M politics and journalism lecturer Robert Yoon on "A Survivor's Guide to Elections 2020."
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.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Lee van der Voo: At Home with Literati.

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This award-winning investigative and environmental journalist reads from As the World Burns, her brand-new book about the still-evolving legal case of 21 young Americans suing the federal government over climate change. Questions and commentary throughout by U-M environmental science professor Rebecca Hardin. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


 11:30-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Policy Talks": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Oct. 7, 12, 15, 20, & 21. A series of talks by U-M faculty and visiting scholars. Participants encouraged to join the conversation by using #policytalks.

Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m.): Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence Summers, National Economic Council director under Obama, on "Is the Federal Deficit Unsustainable?"

Oct. 12 (11:30-12:30 p.m.): Two senior political reporters, Vox's Jane Coaston and The Guardian's Daniel Strauss, discuss what it's like to cover the presidential 2020 campaign trail. U-M Ford School associate dean Paula Lantz and U-M health policy professor James Hudak moderate.

Oct. 15 (4-5 p.m.): International Rescue Committee president David Miliband discusses "International Politics, Humanitarian Needs, and the Global Significance of the U.S. Election." U-M Weiser Diplomacy Center director John Ciorciari moderates.

Oct. 20 (10-11 a.m.): Panel discussion on "U.S.-China Relations During Covid-19: Finding a Path Forward." With U-M political science professor Mary Gallagher, U-M public policy professor Ann Lin, and Brookings Institute foreign policy fellow emeritus Ken Lieberthal, also a U-M political science professor emeritus who served as senior director for Asia on the National security Council under President Clinton. U-M public policy faculty moderate.

Oct. 21 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics director Len Nichols on "U.S. Health Policy Directions: Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood."
Various times, for online meeting URL see FordSchool.umich.edu/events. Free. 764-3490.


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Tuesday


October 2020
 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Efforts by the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M anesthesiology, medicine, and psychiatry professor Daniel Clauw. Q&A.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 per lecture (for 10-lecture series, $80); for members, $10 per lecture and $55 for 10-lecture series. $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Noon Lectures: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Oct. 6: U-M sociology professor Xiaohong Xu on "The Great Separation: How the Cultural Revolution Has Shaped Contemporary China and Its Relationship to Global Capitalism."

Oct. 13: U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies postdoctoral fellow Jundai Liu on "Civic Solidarity: Sustaining Contention and Building Democratic Institutions in Contemporary Village China."

Oct. 20: Reed College anthropology professor Charlene Makley on "Oral History and Fugitive (Non)presence: The Afterlives of the Tenth Panchen Lama in China's Tibet."

Oct. 27: UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe on "Monumental Friendship: Chinese Ceramics in the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art."
Noon, for online meeting URL see ii.umich.edu/lrccs. Free. 764-6308.


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Wednesday


October 2020
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Effects of Weight Gain in Later Years and How to Make Positive Changes": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by U-M family medicine clinical lecturer Shenbagam Dewar.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Critical Conversations": U-M English Language and Literature Department.

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U-M faculty panelists discuss how their research relates to the theme "Politics." With American culture lecturer Sigrid Anderson, English professor Tung-Hui Hu, information professor Silvia Lindtner, and another TBA.
For online meeting URL preregister at bit.ly/criticalconversations1. Free. 764-6330.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Today's Racial Divides: How Has Education Failed Us?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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All invited to discuss personal educational experiences of racial issues and ways to bridge educational divides. Led by Federal Correctional Institution (Milan) high school teacher Judy Wenzel.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
7 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for online meeting URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Jihyun Yun & Megan Cummins: At Home with Literati.

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Ann Arbor-based Korean-American poet Yun reads from Some Are Always Hungry, her new collection that chronicles a family's wartime survival and immigration through the lens of food (or lack thereof). Also, writer Cummins reads from If The Body Allows It, her brand-new novel about a New Jersey woman suffering from a chronic autoimmune illness who meets and falls in love with a man whose grief mirrors her own. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


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Thursday


October 2020
 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.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Between the World Wars: Great Creativity and Growing Crisis": Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Todd Endelman & Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan, with Jeffrey Veidlinger, Director of the Frankel Center of Judaic Studies, and Deborah Dash Moore, editor in chief of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization
Join a conversation with Todd Endelman, Zvi Gitelman, and Deborah Dash Moore to celebrate the publication of Crisis and Creativity between World Wars, 1918-1939 edited by Todd M. Endelman and Zvi Gitelman, Volume 8 of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.
Advance Registration Required: https://forms.gle/TJzd9Z2uyRJFHsZx5
The Zoom Webinar link and password will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.
Zoom Webinar. Free. Online. 734.763.9047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/76014-19655341.html


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Policy Talks": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Oct. 7, 12, 15, 20, & 21. A series of talks by U-M faculty and visiting scholars. Participants encouraged to join the conversation by using #policytalks.

Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m.): Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence Summers, National Economic Council director under Obama, on "Is the Federal Deficit Unsustainable?"

Oct. 12 (11:30-12:30 p.m.): Two senior political reporters, Vox's Jane Coaston and The Guardian's Daniel Strauss, discuss what it's like to cover the presidential 2020 campaign trail. U-M Ford School associate dean Paula Lantz and U-M health policy professor James Hudak moderate.

Oct. 15 (4-5 p.m.): International Rescue Committee president David Miliband discusses "International Politics, Humanitarian Needs, and the Global Significance of the U.S. Election." U-M Weiser Diplomacy Center director John Ciorciari moderates.

Oct. 20 (10-11 a.m.): Panel discussion on "U.S.-China Relations During Covid-19: Finding a Path Forward." With U-M political science professor Mary Gallagher, U-M public policy professor Ann Lin, and Brookings Institute foreign policy fellow emeritus Ken Lieberthal, also a U-M political science professor emeritus who served as senior director for Asia on the National security Council under President Clinton. U-M public policy faculty moderate.

Oct. 21 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.): Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics director Len Nichols on "U.S. Health Policy Directions: Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood."
Various times, for online meeting URL see FordSchool.umich.edu/events. Free. 764-3490.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Téa Obreht: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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This Serbian-American novelist reads from Inland, her 2019 novel about a frontierswoman and a Muslim immigrant living in the Arizona territory in 1893. Chanelle Benz of the The New York Times Book Review says "Obreht's simple but rich prose captures and luxuriates in the West's beauty and sudden menace." Q&A.
5 p.m., online at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free. 764-6330.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Radical Roots, Contested Place: African American and African Studies at U-M": U-M Bentley Historical Library.

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Join the Bentley Historical Library for this "Making Michigan" webinar with U-M Professor Stephen Ward, who will discuss the impact of the Black Power movement and struggles around race, nationally and locally, at U-M during the 1960s and 1970s. You'll learn about the Black Action Movement (BAM I), an important moment in U-M's history of student activism. He'll also discuss the motivations and rationale for Black Studies as an academic discipline, and the origins of U-M's Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS). The session will be moderated by Gary Krenz of the Bentley Historical Library.
Bentley Historical Library (Zoom webinar). Free. Online. gdkrenz@umich.edu https://bentley.umich.edu/news-events/making-michigan-series/



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Art Talks: Jewish Community Center.

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Oct. 15, 22, & 29. Illustrated talks by WSU art history instructor Wendy Evans.

Oct. 15: "How to Look at Art With the Eyes of an Artist."

Oct. 22: "Musée du Louvre, Paris." See some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures sans crowds.

Oct. 29: "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women in Art." Learn about how male artists have historically rendered the female form and explore the differences in how women artists represent themselves.
For online meeting URL email Noemi Herzig at NoemiHerzig@jccAnnArbor.com or see jccAnnArbor.org. Free. 971-0990.


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Friday


October 2020
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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Clements manuscripts curator Cheney Schopieray hosts a livestream conversation about Civil War soldier and war correspondent William H. Busbey, later a newspaper editor in Toledo and Chicago. With historian Linda Zimmermann, author of Civil War Memories: The Collected Writings of Sgt. William H. Busbey (1839-1906), and Busbey descendant Ted Young.
10 a.m., for online meeting URL preregister at myumi.ch/gjgzR. Free. 649-3370.


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Real-World Perspectives Speaker Series": U-M Poverty Solutions.

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Every Fri., Sept. 25-Nov. 6. Virtual lecture series.

Sept. 25: LA-based writer Michael Arceneaux discusses his nervy new autobiography I Don't Want to Die Poor, about his life as a young gay black man in a country that is crushing him with debt.

Oct. 2: Dignity + Debt Network director Frederick Wherry on "The Weight of Debt, the Dignity of Debtors."

Oct. 9: Michigan Health and Human Services director Joneigh Khaldun and Michigan lieutenant governor Garlin Gilchrist on "Life During Covid-19."

Oct. 16: U-M social work professor H. Luke Shaefer on "Understanding Communities of Deep Disadvantage."

Oct. 23: University of Chicago public policy professor Ariel Kalil on "Behavioral Insights and Parental Decision-Making: A New Framework for Supporting Low Income Families."

Oct. 30: New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope." With a response by Michigan Health & Human Services chief medical executive Joneigh Khaldun.

Nov. 6: South Bronx-based urban revitalization strategist and community-oriented real estate developer Majora Carter on "Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America."
Online at poverty.umich.edu/news-events. Free. PovertySolutions@umich.edu.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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Every Fri. Livestream talks by various artists. Oct. 2: Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns, a former Ann Arborite, and journalist Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism, on "The Complexities of the American Narrative." Moderated by journalist and U-M employee Lynette Clemetson. Oct. 9: product designer Bilge Nur Saltik, artist & designer Aaron Blendowski, and curator Alison Wong on the concept and development of Never Normal, Detroit-based design collective Form&Seek's current exhibition about our personal relationships to domestic landscapes. Oct. 16: D.C.-based artist and cultural strategist Philippa Hughes on "Dismantling the Polarization Industrial Complex." Oct. 23: U-M Institute for the Humanities curator Amanda Krugliak, UMMA Contemporary Art curator Ozi Uduma, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit) president Neil Alan Barclay, and Ghanaian installation artist Ibrahim Mahama discuss the significance of public art in times of crisis. Oct. 30: MTV World founder Nusrat Durrani screens and discusses An American Prayer, his film about the magic and loss of the American dream.
8 p.m., online at stamps.umich.edu/stamps or dptv.org. Free. 936-0671.


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Saturday


October 2020
 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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Oct. 3, 10, 17, & Nov. 14. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences. Q&A.

Oct. 3: NASA astrophysicist and U-M astrophysics prfessor Ann Parsons on the latest NASA mission to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan, set to launch in 2026.

Oct. 10: U-M physics professor Fred Adams on the fundamental constraints necessary for the universe to support life.

Oct. 17: U-M naval architecture and marine engineering professor Julie Young on "Smart Maritime Propulsion and Energy Harvesting Concepts."

Nov. 14: U-M physics professor Alec Thomas on the power of pulses of intense light.
For livestream URL see SaturdayMorningPhysics.org. Free. 763-2588, crabuck@umich.edu.


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Apple Showcase": MacTechnics Video Conference.

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Apple systems trainer Chris Anderson discusses the latest Apple products, including AirPods headphones, AirTags tracking tags, new versions of the iPhone, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch, and more. Q&A.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., for meeting URL email Contact@mactechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.org. [map]


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Getting Real About Race in Washtenaw County": Survivors Speak Community Forum,.

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Talks on various related topics by a host of speakers, including congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Democratic Washtenaw County prosecutor nominee Eli Savitt, and many others.
2-6 p.m., Lillie Park, 4365 Platt Road. Free. sspeaksec@gmail.com. 252-6075. [map]


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Sunday


October 2020
 11 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

Livestream Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun.Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche reflects on and discusses how to implement in ordinary life Tibetan Buddhist teachings on such matters as wisdom, generosity, patience, and enthusiasm.
For livestream URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 12:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Faith and Race": First Presbyterian Church Exploring The Faith Series.

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All invited to watch various prerecorded videos from the film series Covenantal Restoration: The Work of the People.
Oct. 4: "A Beloved Community with René August," about the history of South African apartheid.

Oct. 11: "Restoration of Relationship with Reggie Williams," about how the church has promoted white supremacy and idealism.

Oct. 18: "The Idol of Whiteness with Jim Wallis," about how multiculturalism is changing America for the better.
For online meeting URL see FirstPresbyterian.org. Free. 662-4466.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Endangered species biologist Barbara Barton, a U-M LS&A Biological Station affiliate, discussed her 2018 Michigan History Award-winning book about the rich tradition of wild rice in Michigan, and its past and present importance to the Anishinaabek people who live here.
4-5 p.m., for Zoom URL, preregister at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_IHm6zSvlAbTIZVNbWCK1V31uyTmNXzNBajif--YaSSle6Q/viewform.





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