Local Students Win Over $43,000 in 2017 U-M Hopwood Contest

Local Students Win Over $43,000 in 2017 U-M Hopwood Contest

by Jared Wadley On April 20, the University of Michigan announced the winners of the Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards during the 2017 Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Awards Ceremony at Rackham Auditorium. The awards are funded by a bequest from Avery Hopwood, a 1905 graduate and successful Broadway playwright, and Jule Hopwood, his mother. Past winners […]

Michigan’s Braille and Talking Book Library Named #1 in the Nation by Library of Congress; Wins Top Honor

Michigan’s Braille and Talking Book Library Named #1 in the Nation by Library of Congress; Wins Top Honor

by Jeannie Vogel FOR THE MORE than 11,000 patrons who use the Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL), it’s no surprise it took top honors by winning the 11th Annual Network Library of the Year Award from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. The prestigious award commends […]

Mich. Lit. — The Library of Michigan’s 2015 Notable Book List

Mich. Lit. — The Library of Michigan’s 2015 Notable Book List

by Martin Ackley DETROIT’S WORLD WAR II role as the “arsenal of democracy,” fishing the Au Sable River and Kalamazoo favorite son Derek Jeter’s dream-come-true children’s book about playing shortstop for the New York Yankees are among the wide-ranging topics of the 20 titles on the Library of Michigan’s (LM) 2015 Notable Book list. “These […]

The Foodist: Lentil Underground Author Liz Carlisle Coming to Ann Arbor April 20

The Foodist: Lentil Underground Author Liz Carlisle Coming to Ann Arbor April 20

by Ari LeVaux THE HUMBLE LENTIL is found in the earthiest of foods. Not the kind of fancy dishes that tap dance around the table atop a frozen cloud of nitrogen, but simple, nourishing foods like Indian dal or hippy mush, foods that feed villages.  It turns out that lentils come from a plant that […]

U-M Partners to Make 25,000 Early First Edition English Books Available to Public

U-M Partners to Make 25,000 Early First Edition English Books Available to Public

The University of Michigan Library, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from the first 200 years of the printed book (1473–1700). by Sydney Hawkins THE TEXTS OF the first printed editions of Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton as well as lesser-known titles from the early […]

Feb. 11 U-M Poet Lorna Goodison to Receive 4th Annual Shirley Verrett Award

Feb. 11 U-M Poet Lorna Goodison to Receive 4th Annual Shirley Verrett Award

by Eilisha Dermont CELEBRATED POET Lorna Goodison, a University of Michigan professor of English language and literature and of Afroamerican and African studies, will receive the 4th annual Shirley Verrett Award. The ceremony will take place in the Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor. The U-M Women of Color in the Academy Project presents […]

Haisley Elementary First School in City to Launch Little Free Library

Haisley Elementary First School in City to Launch Little Free Library

by Donna Iadipaolo THIS FALL, HAISLEY Elementary School became the first school in the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) to participate in the national “Little Free Library” (LFL) program. The Little Free Library movement began in 2009 by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin. He built a small model of one-room school house, filled it with […]

CULTURE VULTURE: An Interview With Bonnie ZoBell

CULTURE VULTURE: An Interview With Bonnie ZoBell

by Mary Akers TWICE IN MY life, I have flown through an airport only hours before another plane crashed there. In 1994, with my two young daughters in tow, we landed in Charlotte, NC for an extended visit. Later that evening, a band of severe thunderstorms caused USAir flight 1016 to crash on approach. Thirty-seven […]

CULTURE VULTURE: An Interview With Kodi Scheer—The Fragile Nature of Life

CULTURE VULTURE: An Interview With Kodi Scheer—The Fragile Nature of Life

Kodi Scheer is a talented storyteller with a gift for writing untraditionally about the fragile nature of life. The stories in her debut collection, Incendiary Girls, are shocking, heartbreaking, humorous, and delicate. None of them is easily forgotten. Scheer teaches writing at University of Michigan and won the 2008 Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary […]

CULTURE VULTURE: Summer Grilling Tips From Charles Dickens

CULTURE VULTURE: Summer Grilling Tips From Charles Dickens

by Paula Marcoux DISASTER CAN STRIKE even the best-prepared home cooks. In David Copperfield, Mr. Micawber Wilkins saved young Copperfield from no small amount of embarrassment using quick thinking, graciousness—and a grill. Pity poor David Copperfield. Charles Dickens created him in an era when the Western dining table was a minefield of culinary complexity and […]

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