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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
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Living Competently in a Global World


 

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
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.


 

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
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Castillo Discusses Her New Mystery “Among The Wicked”


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

AACHM Oral History: James Anderson, Jr.

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May 7, 2015

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

James Anderson, Jr., was born on October 23, 1937 and lived on Miner Street where he attended Mack School. James built a career in real estate and recalls the few blocks in the Mack school area where African Americans could live at that time, and how housing has changed over the years, from segregation through today. He remembers the bond drives during WWII and some of the businesses in town. James also worked on behalf of the JCs to establish Washtenaw Community College and was a trustee for 19 years.

Length: 00:52:50
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

AACHM Oral History: Shirley Beckley

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May 5, 2015

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

Shirley Beckley was born on July 30, 1942. She was raised by her mother on Wall St. and attended Jones School, Mack School, and Bach Schools in Ann Arbor. Shirley started as a housing manager for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, later becoming housing director in Lansing and Muskegon. She reminisces about working at Jacobson’s, dances at the Dunbar Center, businesses on Fourth Avenue and Ann Streets, and tense racial incidents in the schools. Shirley continues to be deeply involved in social justice issues at the local level.

Length: 01:33:40
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

AACHM Oral History: Phase Three of the Living Oral History Project

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2016

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Compilation video from Phase Three of the Living Oral History Project, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. With James Anderson, Jr., Shirley Beckley, Robert Fletcher, and Evelyn Payne.

Length: 00:17:11
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
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The African American Cultural & Historical Museum Of Washtenaw County Living Oral History Project


 

Participatory Budgeting

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September 29, 2016 at the Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, A2Ethics, and the CivCity Initiative hosted an informative session on participatory budgeting, one of the fastest growing democratic innovations occurring in the U.S. and Canada today. It is a new way for residents to have direct involvement in government by deciding how designated parts of a city budget will be spent.

There are 60 cities in the U.S. and Canada with participatory budgeting initiatives, however, the movement has both proponents and critics. This program introduces and discusses the concept through an objective forum.

Jeana Franconi and Michelle Monsegur, directors of the Participatory Budgeting Initiative in Cambridge, Massachusetts conduct this session. They describe the Cambridge Participatory Budgeting project; outline how it works; what it funds; their experiences; and what has worked and what has not. The Cambridge project includes youth and noncitizens in the process and also has a very strong evaluation component. For more information on Participatory Budgeting from A2 Ethics, visit their website.

Length: 00:57:50
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library
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Participatory Budgeting