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Bright Nights Community Forum: Understanding Electroconvulsive Therapy

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September 20, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression is a brain disease that is pervasive in our population, affecting over 20 million American adults. When detected early, it can have high recovery rates.

However there remain a small percentage of patients with serious psychiatric illnesses for whom typical medication or psychotherapy treatments are not effective. One potential treatment option for patients with severe depression who fail to respond to medications or who are unable to tolerate the side effects associated with the medications is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Developed over 75 years ago, use of ECT declined in the 1960s and 1970s due to misperceptions about the treatment and the advent of modern antidepressant medications. ECT, however, never went away because of the profound effect it has on the most severe mental illness syndromes. Due to significant improvements in the way the treatment is administered, it is safer and more tolerable for patients as modern strategies help cut down on memory side effects. Depression is the most common condition treated with ECT, but other syndromes such as bipolar mania, psychosis, or catatonia symptoms also respond well to ECT.

To learn more about ECT and how it may be used to treat severely ill patients, the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Ann Arbor District Library present this Bright Nights forum. Daniel Maixner, MD, Associate Professor and ECT Program Director at the University of Michigan, will give a brief overview presentation outlining the current research, advancements, and the benefits and side effects of the procedure. This will be followed by questions and discussion with a panel of experts including Tricia Suttmann, a retired attorney who had successful ECT treatment at U-M over the course of almost a year; Wael Shamseddeen, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry; and David Belmonte, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry.

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

Length: 01:16:13
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An Evening With Lesley Stahl As She Discusses Her New Book "Becoming Grandma: The Joys And Science Of The New Grandparenting"

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May 16, 2016 at Michigan Theater

AADL is honored to host an evening with Journalist Lesley Stahl as she discusses her new book Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting.

The event, which will include a book signing, will be held at The Michigan Theater. Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Nicola’s Books. There is no charge to attend this special evening event, which is cosponsored by Michigan Radio.

After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother.

She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to “investigate” it—as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman’s life, interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, including Tom Brokaw), as well as the proverbial woman next door. Along with these personal accounts, Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren; anthropologists about why there are grandmothers, in evolutionary terms; and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers.

Throughout "Becoming Grandma," Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, about how her relationship with her daughter, Taylor, has changed, and about how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron.

In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that re-defines a cherished relationship.

Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most recognized and experienced broadcast journalists. Her career has been marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting. She has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since 1991; the 2015-16 season marks her 25th on the broadcast.

Prior to joining 60 Minutes, Stahl served as CBS News White House correspondent during the Carter, Reagan and part of the George H.W. Bush presidencies. She also hosted Face the Nation from 1983-91 and co-anchored American Tonight from 1989 to 1990. She is married to author and screenwriter Aaron Latham. They have one daughter and two granddaughters.

Join us for this fascinating evening with Lesley Stahl.

Co-sponsored by Michigan Radio

Length: 01:08:03
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The Ann Arbor City Tennis Tournament: 97 Years & Counting

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June 7, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

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To celebrate the historic 97th edition of the annual Ann Arbor City Tennis Tournament, presented by Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association (AAACTA), this event looks back over the history of the event.

The panel discussion includes historians, participants and organizers from tournaments past, including Bill Godfrey, Jo Darlington, Barbara Wasneski, Jason Kerst, Kai McKenney, and Wes Dunnick, and is moderated by Michael G. Nastos.

The Ann Arbor City Tennis Tournament is one of the oldest city tennis tournaments in the country, established in 1919, and run by AAACTA since 2000. The USTA named the AAACTA and the tournament one of the “Best In The Midwest,” and its history goes back further than many major ITA, WTA or ATP Pro events, including Wimbledon. Hundreds of athletes from the Ann Arbor area, Metro Detroit and Midwestern states participate.

Length: 01:01:06
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Nerd Nite #36 - Memory Systems and Motor Learning

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July 21, 2016 at Live! 102 S. First St.

As we learn motor skills we use two memory systems. These systems are separate and can compete with each other. My talk will go over some evidence of this interaction within the brain.

About Lorraine: Lorraine is a PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Genetics from the University of Western Brittany (Universit de Bretagne Occidentale. She now works on understanding how learning new motor skills affects brain networks.

Length: 00:15:31
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.


 

Living Competently in a Global World

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October 20, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

We live in an increasingly global world where people live, work, and study in countries other than their own. Even when living in our home countries, we interact with people from all over the world.

What are the skills that are needed to succeed in this global world? How do we develop and learn these skills? Recent research has shown that the answer to these questions are not as intuitive as one would suspect. Exposing yourself to other cultures does not always help and can sometimes backfire.

However, there are also many things you can do to develop your global competence skills, even if you have never left your home country!

In this talk, Professor Fiona Lee of the U-M Department of Psychology discusses some of this research, and provides concrete strategies you can use to increase your global competence. Professor Lee's research focuses on 3 main topics under the broad topic of social behaviors in organizational and work contexts: Identity Integration: How do people negotiate between their multiple identities? Power: How does having power (or not) affect the way people behave? Culture: When do cultural differences affect people and organizations?

This program was part of the Fall "Exploring the Mind" series of talks, and was co-sponsored by The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Length: 01:05:01
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Nerd Nite #39 - Talking to the Dead: A History of Spirit Communication Technologies

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October 20, 2016 at Live! 102 S. First St.

From the telegraph to mobile apps, from Poltergeist‘s televisual ghouls to Unfriended‘s possessed Skype sessions, from EVPs to spirit photography, this talk explores the history of attempts to communicate with the dead using electric and electronic technologies. You’ll see and hear terrifying and not-so-terrifying evidence of spectral messages, and examine what exactly constitutes evidence for investigators of the paranormal. GHOSTLY CAT VIDEOS ARE INCLUDED!

About Jen: Proctor is a filmmaker, media artist, and Associate Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at UM-Dearborn. She is currently working on a documentary about the relationship between technology, the paranormal, and spiritual belief. In her spare time, she studies abnormal feline behavior.

Length: 00:25:48
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Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.


 

New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Castillo Discusses Her New Mystery “Among The Wicked”

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July 19, 2016 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

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The Ann Arbor District Library and Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Book Shop presented an evening with mystery author Linda Castillo as she discussed her new mystery Among The Wicked.

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence which was recently was adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie titled "An Amish Murder" starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder.

Originally from Ohio where her Amish thrillers are set, Linda penned her first novel at the age of thirteen. She's published thirty books for three New York publishing houses and won numerous industry awards, including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.

In this newest page-turner in the series, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. She travels to New York where she's briefed and assumes her new identity as a lone widow seeking a new life.

Kate infiltrates the community and goes deep under cover. In the coming days, she unearths a world built on secrets, a series of shocking crimes, and herself, alone... trapped in a fight for her life.

Length: 00:37:20
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Nerd Nite #38 - Bonkers Borders: Crazy Ex(clav)es, Drunken Surveyors, and Uzbeki Seas

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September 15, 2016 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Borders are all around us, literally! These days, too many people struggle to place Poland on a map and even have trouble identifying West Virginia. If we paid more attention to our geopolitical frontiers, we’d find not only fascinating shapes but also rich histories behind them! Was moonshine consumption involved in delineating the Carolinas? Could poker have been a driving factor in demarcating India? Is there still unclaimed land out in the world? Let’s explore these and other intriguing cases of bonkers borders!

About Alex: Alex is a Michigan alum from New York and Bulgaria who loves the borders of all three. He looks to be a neuroscientist by day and a geography hobbyist by night, a sort of “Doctor With Borders”.

Length: 00:23:31
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AACHM Oral History: Evelyn Payne

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May 5, 2016

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

Evelyn Payne was born on November 3, 1924, and although she was an only child, she went on to have 8 children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Evelyn grew up in Tennessee where she remembers segregation and walking 10 miles to school. In 1945, at 20 years of age, she moved to Ann Arbor where she is proud to have raised all her children while working as a nursing assistant - for 25 years at St. Joseph Mercy and 16 years at the University of Michigan.

Length: 00:29:32
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AACHM Oral History: Robert Fletcher

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April 7, 2016

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

Robert Fletcher was born on December 2, 1932. He worked for 15 years for the Veterans Administration, then Sears, eventually retiring from the City of Ann Arbor. Robert went into the service in 1950 and, after engaging in a police action in Korea, was captured and spent 33 months in a prison camp, an experience that deeply affected his personal life and work - eventually leading to his serving on an advisory board for former prisoners of war in Washington, D.C.

Length: 01:28:20
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