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Preview: Student Partnerships in Technology and Performing Arts Showcase

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December 12, 2016

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Professor Michael Gurevich is a facilitator.

As the assistant professor and chair of the Department of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, it’s Gurevich’s job to help his students make connections between seemingly disparate things, be it computer music and improvisation or tap dancing and video games.

On December 13 at 7:30 pm, the public can watch some of these collaborations at the Student Partnerships in Technology and Performing Arts Showcase, the first event from an experimental pilot course Gurevich developed to bring together artists from the tech side (electronic musicians, coders, etc.) and the traditional arts (dancers, instrumentalists, etc.) Held in the state-of-the-art Chip Davis Technology Studio in the Earl V. Moore Building, the multimedia and performance showcase promises to be a head-twisting exploration of artistic intersections.

In the video below, Pulp editor Christopher Porter interviewed Gurevich and asked him about the showcase -- which is free -- and how it all plays into the University of Michigan’s Third Century Initiative: "As U-M prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, the Third Century Initiative has been established to inspire innovative programs that enhance the student learning experience and develop creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges."

Length: 00:04:13
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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AACHM Oral History: Audrey Lucas

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September 13, 2016 at Downtown Library

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Audrey Lucas was born in 1934 and raised in Ann Arbor where she fondly recalls her school days Jones School. She talks about activities at the Dunbar Center where she had the pleasure of singing at various city events, and some of Ann Arbor's black neighborhoods and businesses. Ms. Lucas worked for the University of Michigan Health System for 47 years, the last 35 before her retirement as a human resources consultant.

Length: 01:07:03
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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AACHM Oral History: Johnnie Rush

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October 4, 2016

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Johnnie Rush was born in 1931 and was the only black person in his class at Ann Arbor High School. He recalls many fond memories of activities with the Second Baptist Church and his family, and he talks about the many challenges for African American businesses as Ann Arbor changed over the years. Mr. Rush is a licensed barber and has run his own barbershop for 55 years.

Length: 00:41:10
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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AACHM Oral History: Fred Adams

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November 11, 2016 at Downtown Library

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Please take a moment to take our Living Oral History Survey and let us know what you learned.

Fred Adams was born in 1934 and grew up in Ann Arbor. He recalls summers playing in the Huron River, youth activities with the Dunbar Center and Jones School, his work as a paperboy, and some of the black neighborhoods and businesses in the Ann St. area. Mr. Adams worked for Johnson Controls for 41 years and owned his own business as an Industrial Manager.

Length: 01:18:12
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Nerd Nite #40 - Cheese: Milk in your Pocket, Mike White on your Stage

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November 17, 2016 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Mike White from Zingerman’s slices us off a hunk of some pungent, delectable cheese knowledge.

Length: 00:23:42
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

Best-Selling Author Mary Roach Discusses Her New Book "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"

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October 15, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Much of military science is necessarily preoccupied with the study of violence, the development of strategy, of weapons and armaments, of warfare. But not all the battles of war involve drone technology and Bradley Personnel Vehicle. On a daily basis, soldiers also fight more esoteric battles against less considered adversaries—for example, exhaustion, shock, panic, disease, extreme heat, cataclysmic noise, gastrointestinal distress, and assorted waterfowl.

In Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, America’s favorite science writer, Mary Roach explores those aspects of war that no one makes movies about—not the killing but the keeping alive.

"Grunt" salutes the scientists and surgeons running along in the wake of combat, lab coats flapping, and celebrates the courage of people like Navy flight surgeon Angus Rupert, who flew blindfolded and upside down to test a vibrating suit designed to help pilots fly by feel should they become blinded or disoriented, and Captain Herschel Flowers of the Army Medical Research Laboratory, who injected himself with cobra venom to test the possibility of building immunity.

With her characteristic sense of humor, her indefatigable enthusiasm, and her sharp eye for telling detail, Roach, as always, proves to be the ideal tour guide. When it comes to military history, not all heroes carry guns, and not all heroism happens in a burst of cinematic glory. In "Grunt," the heroes engage in dizzying flights of unorthodox thinking. They experiment with flame-resistant textiles, zippers, earplugs, shark repellent, and erectile tissue. If necessary, they lob chickens at airplanes.

Mary Roach is the New York Times best-selling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Packing For Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, and Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. She lives in Oakland, California.

Length: 01:06:28
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Best-Selling Author Mary Roach Discusses Her New Book "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"


 

Mystery Hole Walkthrough with Jason Shiga

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2016 at Downtown Library 3rd floor Gallery

Jason Shiga, California cartoonist best known as the creator of the interactive comic Meanwhile, visited AADL in June to create his most ambitious interactive comic yet! Jason's 150+ panel installation allows you to make choices that will affect the outcome of the story. The protagonist, Jimmy, encounters a mystery hole and hear's someone calling from inside. Would you choose to help or walk away? Come visit the 3rd floor gallery and explore the many story paths.

Jason is known for incorporating puzzles, mazes, mathematics, and unconventional narrative techniques into his work.

Length: 00:02:37
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Mystery Hole: Interactive Art Exhibit by Jason Shiga


 

Improving Cognitive Functioning

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November 17, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Fluid intelligence is often defined as the ability to reason about and solve novel problems. What are some factors that influence this ability? Can it be enhanced?

In this talk, Dr. John Jonides, Edward E. Smith Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, reviews wide-ranging research that examines the effects of exercise, drugs, cognitive training, and brain stimulation as possible interventions to enhance cognitive abilities, including intelligence.

This program was part of the Fall "Exploring the Mind" series cosponsored by The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Length: 00:43:05
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Travel to Cuba With Journeys International

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September 12, 2016 at the Pittsfield branch Program Room

Travel to Cuba is complicated and evolving. Creating a unique and personal experience while navigating the rules can be tricky.

Journeys International Senior Director Joan Weber, who recently accompanied groups in Cuba, and Cuba Specialist Joslin Fritz provide insights into what to expect on a trip to Cuba. They share trip planning advice, their experiences in Cuba, and a slideshow featuring images from their trips.

Joslin Fritz is the Cuba Specialist at Journeys International and has an extensive background in guiding all over the world, Joslin chose to make Cuba her second home in 2012. She has led over thirty-five trips to the Caribbean island and is constantly amazed by the warmth of the Cuban people, the richness of the culture, and the beauty of the natural environment. She has cultivated many relationships and close contacts with locals all over the island, which help to provide her guests an inside look at everyday life in Cuba, something that many never get to do.

Joan Weber is the Senior Director and Co-Founder of Journeys International. She and her husband Will Weber launched the company with a trek in Nepal in 1978. Together, they developed a vision of small-group travel that would contribute to environmental and cultural preservation. Over more than three decades, they expanded their reach to dozens of countries while maintaining their commitment to innovation and personal connection.

Ann Arbor's Journeys International is the longest standing family-owned global eco-tourism company in the US, offering full-service exotic, guided cross-cultural explorations, nature safaris, treks, and eco-tours in remote corners of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific.

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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Bright Nights Community Forum: An Opioid Crisis in Washtenaw County: What Can We Do?

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November 15, 2016 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The U.S. Surgeon General recently sent a call out to health practitioners and public health leaders to ask for help in addressing what he describes as “an urgent health crisis facing America”—the prescription opioid crisis.

Washtenaw County is not immune. As the rest of the country, our community is the midst of an opioid epidemic, with dramatic increases in the number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths from prescription medications and heroin. In fact, between 2000 and 2014, the number of opioid related overdose deaths in Washtenaw County increased 1525%, from 4 deaths in 2000 to 65 deaths in 2014.

The Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) Opioid Project was formed as a community-based, volunteer organization to help address this problem in Washtenaw County. The success of this initiative depends on community knowledge, support, and involvement.

To learn more about the WHI Opioid Project, the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Ann Arbor District Library present this Bright Nights community forum. Dr. Stephen Strobbe, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing, and Department of Psychiatry, will give a brief presentation, followed by a panel discussion, to raise and respond to the following questions:

· Is there really an opioid epidemic in Washtenaw County?
· What is the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) Opioid Project?
· What can I do in my own home—and community—to help?

For more information on the U-M Depression Center, visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org , or contact Stephanie Salazar, 232-0330, or sawaters@umich.edu.

Length: 01:20:52
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