Music Expert Richard LeSueur Discusses The Opera "The Rake's Progress"

Sunday March 11, 2012: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

Love music? Frequent the opera and theatre much? Join us for a music-listening and learning session.

In anticipation of the upcoming performance of Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress" (performed by the University Opera Theatre on Sunday, March 25 at Hill Auditorium), Richard LeSueur, opera lover extraordinaire, will discuss the plot and the music of this classic opera.

This lecture will include recordings of some highlights of this morality opera.

Presentation By The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Deadly Medicine: Creating The Master Race, Insights from the Exhibition

Friday March 9, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for an informative presentation by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in conjunction with their traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (now on display at the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library through April 13).

Dr. Dieter Kuntz, historian at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, DC, will discuss the theme of the exhibit, which illustrates how Nazi leadership enlisted people in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good to legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately genocide. This event is co-sponsored by The Taubman Health Sciences Library and the UM Center for the History of Medicine.

Dental Health And Wellness: New Findings And Research

Monday March 5, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Poor oral health impacts diet and nutrition and can affect social activities, such as school and work. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are also important associations between poor oral health and diseases, such as diabetes.

Join us for a discussion about the importance of dental health in overall wellness, and learn about the latest research that provides new information about dental health practices. Experts from the UM School of Dentistry will share new knowledge gained from the latest research - and how it makes its way into new clinical therapies, while supporting the evaluation of existing therapies in order to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health.

This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library.

UMS Night School: Explore Pure Michigan Renegade Session 3

Monday February 20, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This 90-minute UMS Night School class features discussions The Tallis Scholars and Random Dance. The 60-minute introduction portion of this event will center on the Hagen Quartet.

Each session includes a presentation by a genre expert, an interactive exercise to draw you into the themes behind the UMS Renegade Series performances, and a takeaway reading to enjoy on your own. Sessions are designed to engage you both with the performances and with other audience members.

This series is hosted by Prof. Mark Clague, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Research at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event: An Evening With Author Stephen G. Bloom: Making Sense Of The World

Wednesday February 15, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The theme for Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads 2012 is "Language: How We Communicate." Award-winning journalist Stephen G. Bloom, the UM Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, will discuss how he communicates through non-fiction writing - including his December piece "Observations From 20 Years of Iowa Life" in The Atlantic which set off a firestorm of controversy placing him in the national spotlight. Bloom will also discuss the role of journalists today, touching on the future of journalism and nonfiction writing.

Since 1993, Bloom has been on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa, where he is Professor and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professional Scholar.

UMS Night School: Explore Pure Michigan Renegade - Session 2:

Monday February 6, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Session 2 of this UMS Night School series will feature discussions of the January performances of "Einstein on the Beach" and The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. The 60-minute introduction portion of this event will center on two upcoming UMS Renegade events:

The Tallis Scholars, scheduled to perform on February 16 at St. Francis Of Assisi Church, have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world.

Random Dance, appearing February 18 at the Power Center, is famous for incorporating animation, digital film, 3-D architecture, electronic sound, and virtual dancers into the live choreography.

This series is hosted by Prof. Mark Clague, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Research at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

826michigan Hosts Writing Workshop with Author V.V. Ganeshananthan


Are you a fiction writer? Have you ever wondered about the writing techniques of a journalist? Well, now is your chance to get your questions about journalism answered! 826michigan’s “How to Write Like I Do” writing workshops presents: The Reported Imagination: Journalism Techniques for Fiction Writers. Heading up this workshop is none other than V.V. Ganeshananthan, Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Michigan and author of the critically acclaimed 2008 novel, Love Marriage. Topics of discussion will include how fiction writers can use journalism techniques, such as interviewing and arduous editing, in their craft.

This fun event is for adults only, and takes place on Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 826michigan. Participants will be treated to Zingerman’s coffee and pastries.

Cost for this event is $25 per participant. However, 826Michigan is running a Bring-a-Friend special that allows you to purchase two tickets for $40! All proceeds from the event go to support 826michigan’s free creative writing program for youth ages 6-18 in Washtenaw County. So, get out your pen and paper or computer, and come join V.V. Ganeshananthan in a discussion about incorporating journalism techniques in your fiction writing!

Date: February 4, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: 826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: $25 for 1 person
$40 for 2 people (the Bring-a-Friend special)
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

Bright Nights Community Forum - Mood, Food, And Attitude: Metabolic Syndrome In Depression With The UM Depression Center

Tuesday January 24, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Learn about the connection between physical and mental health during this talk about the correlation between metabolic syndrome and depression.

Metabolic syndrome encompasses conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, and abdominal obesity - and place an individual at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Individuals with metabolic syndrome are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and tension, and those who are depressed, anxious, and stressed are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome.

The UM Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Gregory Dalack, Chair of the U-M Department of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview describing the relationship between metabolic syndrome and depression. Dr. Amy Kilbourne, Associate Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, will then describe innovative interventions to help improve both conditions. A panel discussion will follow.

UMS Night School: Explore RENEGADE - Session 1: "Einstein On The Beach" & Hamburg Symphony Orchestra

Monday January 9, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

UM's University Musical Society has scheduled a musical series titled "Renegade" for this season. The series focuses on thought-leaders and game-changers in the performing arts. The AADL is hosting three sessions of UMS Night School that will examine the musical pieces featured in the "Renegade" program.

This Session 1 of UMS Night School will focus on the upcoming "Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts" and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra's version of Messiaen's "From the Canyons to the Stars."

Participants will be provided a presentation by a genre expert, an interactive exercise to draw the audience into the themes behind the performance, and a takeaway reading to enjoy.

This session will be hosted by Prof. Mark Clague, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Research at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

UMS Book Discussion for Teachers * Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

University of Michigan Musical Society has one of the largest K-12 education initiatives in the State of Michigan, dedicated to making world-class performance opportunities and professional development activities available to educators and students. Tuesday, November 29, 4:30 -6:30 pm the group will be discussing, Made to Stick Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Written by Chip and Dan Heath this book is a look at how we can improve our chances of getting worthwhile ideas to stick. Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.”
Call UMS 734-615-0122 or email UMSYOUTH@UMICH.EDU to register.
Event will take place in the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room.

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