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13th ANNUAL Academic symposium

Arrivals, Departures, and the In/between

Friday, March 23rd 2012

8:30 a.m.  •  Continental Breakfast

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  •  Lunch on your own

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  •  Reception

Everyone is invited to attend.

Madame Cadillac Building Denk Chapman Hall

(313) 927-1452 or (313) 927-1435 or (313) 927-1291

Session Topics

SESSION 1

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Denk Chapman Hall

“Journeys Near and Far”

Moderator:  Loretta Woodard, Ph.D.

                        Associate Professor of English

“Experiences in Collecting Detroit Oral Histories”

Dena Scher, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Students from PSY 436: Clinical Perspectives: Interviewing

“The Spaces in-between: Meanings of Home and Place in Age-Segregated Public Housing in Detroit, Michigan”

Mary Byrnes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

“Mapping Diasporic Identities”

J.P. Song, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Denk Chapman Foyer

SESSION 2

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Denk Chapman Hall

“Rediscovering Race through Journey”

Moderator:            Maureen Orsini ‘11

                             Graduate Student, Social Work

                        University of Michigan

“Exploring the Myth(s) of Race: A Difficult but Essential Senior Seminar Journey”

Jann Hoge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work

and Barbara Harvey ‘11

“Just Departing: Africans and their Descendants in Mexico”

Lourdes Torres, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Modern Languages

“Bound by Slavery: A Journey to Georgetown, Kentucky for Healing and Reconciliation”

Kalimah Johnson, LMSW, ACSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch on your own

SESSION 3

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Denk Chapman Hall

“The Transformative Role of Open Access: Upheavals and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing”

Moderator: Christine L. Malmsten, M.L.I.S

Reference & Electronic Services Librarian

“Information Freedom and the Moral Purpose of Scholarship: Some Arguments in favor of the Open Access Movement”

Steve Patterson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

“A Scientist’s Perspective: Broadening Access to Critical Information”

Meghann Murray

Stockroom Manager

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

University of Detroit Mercy

“Increasing our Impact: Grand Valley’s

Case for Open Access”

Lee Van Orsdel

Dean of University Libraries

Grand Valley State University

SESSION 4

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Denk Chapman Hall

 

“Arrival, Aspiration, Success, and Progress in Detroit Poetry”

Moderator: Frank D. Rashid, Ph.D.

Professor of English

“‘No Fresh Start and No Bird Song’: Detroit, Have We Arrived?”

Danyelle Knight

Undergraduate Student, English

“‘What Am I Doing Here?  Will it Ever Get Better?’ Searching for the Promised Land in the Poetry of Philip Levine, Robert Hayden, Dudley Randall, and Jim Daniels”

Vanessa Rivers

Undergraduate Student, English

“‘We Burn This City Every Day’: Fire in the Poetry of Philip Levine and Lawrence Joseph”

Lisa Wancket

Undergraduate Student, English

“‘Shut’ from Sight: Marginalized Residents, Otherized City in Detroit Poetry”

Santrea Bush

Undergraduate Student, English

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