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Digital Studies Research Meeting
11:00am, Off Campus Location
Li Cornfeld: The Digital Tech Expo In January 2020, more than 170,000 people traveled from around the world to the Las Vegas Strip for CES, the global tech industry’s massive annual convention. In January 2021, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic pushed the event entirely online. Drawing on research conducted both on the ground at CES in the years prior to the pandemic as well as recent research of this year’s “all digital” event, this presentation asks what these dual modes of exhibition suggest about the role of liveness in tech demonstration. This research is in development as part of a book project, tentatively titled The Theater of Invention: Live Performance in the Tech Industry, which explores tech expos and conventions as ritual practices dedicated to legitimizing the industrial imagination of emerging technology. Sarah Murray: Fashioning Intelligent Bodies: Mid-Century Smart Working Women and Wearability Before the Wearable Quick, what do Winnie the Welder, Hildy Johnson, and Claire McCardell have in common? This mix of fictional and real figures represent some of the well-dressed women anchoring the U.S. workforce in the early 20th century. In a period shaped by wartime progress, deep nationalism, and technological development, the definition of a fashionable body changed to accommodate anxieties around white working women, class, and new industrial standards. It is not uncommon to trace the history of artificial intelligence to midcentury war efforts in code-breaking, cybernetics, military computing, and early machine learning. This talk offers a different prelude to ordinary A.I., one at the convergence of fashion, women, and work. What does smart mean before it becomes associated with machine intelligence and contemporary consumer tech? What was the idea of intelligence before ‘thinking machines’ were introduced to the public and became a preoccupation of science, industry, and government? The answers are threaded, quite literally, through the design of clothes for work. Widespread connotations associated smart with neat, efficient bodies connected to work outside the home, skill with new machinery, and sensible, store-bought styles. Long before the wearable, an emergent wearability established the properly outfitted worker as a safe site for the union of technology, gender, and labor and signaled a re-coordination of bodies to accommodate shifting meanings of intelligence.
Nji Kchi-Nshinaabe’baniik Gdish-Chigemi Wi (We Do This for the Ancestors): The Basics of NAGPRA
1:00pm, Off Campus Location
Panelists: William Johnson - Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture & Lifeways, Interim Director Veronica Pasfield - Bay Mills Indian Community NAGPRA Designee Amadeaus Scott - UMMAA NAGPRA Collections Manager Register here: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_agbr9WzoQaGnCxSfAc_YQQ The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA) created a federal legal process for the return of Native American human remains and cultural items to Native American Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations. However, the work that museums and tribes complete together can also be used as an opportunity to create good and lasting relationships that extend beyond NAGPRA. How can museum best practices and traditional tribal knowledge work together in mutually beneficial ways? How can transparency and mutual respect forge productive relationships between tribes and museums? How can future collaborations emerge as a result of the personal and professional relationships that are developed? The panelists will provide a basic overview of NAGPRA compliance through a consideration of both the tribal and museum sides of the process. They will also draw from practical experience to show how indigenous knowledge and teachings can help inform and improve professional methods of care and an understanding of the best practices of museums. Sponsors: UM College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts UM Office of Government Relations UM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion UM Office of Research UM Museum of Anthropological Archaeology UM Museum Studies Program UM Department of American Culture UM Native American Studies Program Native American and Indigenous Studies Interdisciplinary Group
Virtual Michigan Medicine Community Conversation
11:30am, Off Campus Location
Community Conversation is an opportunity for faculty, staff and student to come together weekly to engage on meaningful ways to increase belonging at Michigan Medicine. We feel that it is important to carve out space for dialogue, provide support for one another, promote self-care, and share valuable resources. The sessions are designed for space to hear your voice and all are welcome! https://ohei.med.umich.edu/events
LEAD: Partnering with HBCUs Toward Racial Equity
12:00pm, Off Campus Location
LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and support DEI and social justice initiatives. Collaboration is the crux of progress, and higher education is no exception to this axiom. This month, the LEAD series will discuss what an equitable partnership between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other institution types could include. All institutions have unique demographics and histories that shape how they develop policy and act to address issues of racial inequity on their campuses and in their communities. Featured guests will discuss examples of how to form partnerships, respect the strengths and experiences that all parties bring to the conversation, and how to engender trust between institutions that may have faced turbulent relationships in the past. Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) captioning services will be available. Speakers F. DuBois Bowman, Ph.D. A renowned expert in the statistical analysis of brain imaging data, F. DuBois Bowman is dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His work mines massive data sets and has important implications for mental and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, and substance addiction. His research has helped reveal brain patterns that reflect disruption from psychiatric diseases, detect biomarkers for neurological diseases, and determine more individualized therapeutic treatments. Bowman received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Morehouse College, a Master of Science degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D. Rosalind Gregory-Bass, M.D. is the director of the Health Careers Program and associate professor in the Environmental and Health Sciences Program. After receiving a Bachelors of Science degree from Spelman College, Dr. Bass received her M.S. and M.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her passion is in developing curricula and innovative experiences that facilitate the training of the nation’s next generation of healthcare professionals. She has worked at Spelman College for 14 years and has assisted in the acceptance of over 250 students. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/yK8oP. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.
Promoting Gender Equity in the Professions: What Can We Learn from Academic Medicine?
12:00pm, Off Campus Location
RSVP to receive Zoom link: cew.umich.edu/events/cewinspire-workshop-promoting-gender-equity-in-the-professions-what-can-we-learn-from-academic-medicine Presenter: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, CEW+ 2020 Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity & Social Change Award Winner This session will provide an overview of the presenter’s journey to study the promotion of gender equity in medicine. Dr. Reshma Jagsi will discuss in detail the evidence that her research team and others have gathered to demonstrate the impact of the differential challenges that women in medicine face (unconscious biases, gendered expectations of society, and overt discrimination and harassment) and their evidence-based recommendations regarding: - how advocacy can lead both to the development of beneficial pipeline programs and policies governing work-life integration; - the cultural transformation efforts of national organizations (like AAMC, NIH, the National Academies, and TIME'S UP Healthcare) to promote gender equity and discourage sexual harassment; and - using social media to build communities where individuals might once have been isolated as "the only" one of their demographic characteristics before. Following this, Dr. Jagsi will moderate a panel of four esteemed colleagues from the medical school, Dr. Dana Telem, Dr. Eve Kerr, Dr. Jack Iwashyna, and Dr. Timothy Johnson. They will have an interactive discussion of insights that can be applied from their experiences in medicine to inform efforts to promote equity in the professions more generally. Format: An important starting point within this workshop will be an examination of our own culture and identity journey, utilizing Milner’s (2010) Culture of Power framework to engage participants in small group discussion before larger themes are brought back to the larger group – issues related to educational disparities that originate within society when students are young, yet lead into many of the inequities that are still highly visible within higher education. In addition, an integral part of the Inspire initiative is pairing advocacy, social change, and activism with skills that enhance a sense of wellbeing, focus and interconnectedness. A short guided Mindfulness Meditation practice will be incorporated into the program. Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil., is the Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. An internationally recognized clinical trialist and health services researcher in the field of breast cancer, Dr. Jagsi has co-authored over 300 publications. She has also devoted a substantial portion of her service to the institution and her scholarly effort to promoting gender equity in academic medicine. She is a frequently invited lecturer on this subject, having delivered keynote or plenary talks at the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Medical Association, and for dozens of other institutions and medical specialty organizations in the US and abroad. Her investigations of women’s under-representation in senior positions in academic medicine and the mechanisms that must be targeted to promote equity have been funded by an NIH R01 grant and grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, AMA, and other philanthropic funders. Active in organized medicine, she has served on the Steering Committee of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine in Science, which recently recognized her with its Leadership Award.
9th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony
5:00pm, Off Campus Location
Please note the change in date. RSVP online here: http://www.cew.umich.edu/events/9th-annual-shirley-verrett-award-ceremony-2 The University of Michigan Women of Color in the Academy Project will present its 9th Annual Shirley Verrett Award to Professor of Music (Voice), Daniel Washington, on May 12, 2021. Professor Washington is being recognized for his exemplary leadership and advocacy on behalf of diverse students and faculty artists at U-M. In addition, we are celebrating his innovation and impact on advancing diversity and inclusion at U-M and beyond through his performances and service. Marcía Porter, Professor of Voice, Florida State University, and the cousin & former student of Shirley Verrett, will be a special guest performer! The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is requested. Feel free to forward this invitation to those who may be interested in learning more about Shirley Verrett and Daniel Washington’s impact on academia and the Arts!