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April 2020

CANCELLED Town Hall: Andrew Och – Television and Multimedia Producer

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been cancelled. Andy Och, an award-winning television and multimedia producer, has traveled the world with his pen, paper, and camera. A University of Maryland graduate, Och began his production career in music, later adding his camera to the mix. A storyteller from a young age, he will go anywhere in the world for knowledge, greater understanding, and a good story. Och is a true documentarian of life. For C-SPAN’s First Ladies: Influence and…

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May 2020

Waterman Annual Meeting

May 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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For all Waterman members.  Election of new board and review of the year.

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CANCELLED Town Hall: Kara Cooney – Egyptologist

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been cancelled. Kara Cooney, a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, specializes in craft production, coffin studies, and economies in the ancient world. Dr. Cooney earned a Ph.D. in Egyptology from Johns Hopkins University. She was co-curator of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She also produced a comparative archaeology television series, Out of Egypt, which aired on the Discovery Channel,…

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June 2020

Waterman Board Meeting

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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First meeting of newly elected board.

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October 2020

Town Hall: Colin Woodard

October 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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"American Nations: The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America" - An award-winning author and journalist whose books include American Nations: A History of The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, which was named a book of the year by The New Republic and The Globalist and won the Maine Literary Prize for Non-Fiction, and The Republic of Pirates: Being The True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down, a New York…

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November 2020

Town Hall: Joseph Luzzi

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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"From Twain to Toni Morrison: A Literary Journey Through America" - Joseph Luzzi is an award-winning author and widely sought after speaker whose recent books include My Two Italies, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, History, and the Mysteries of Love, a Vanity Fair “Must-Read” selection. He received his PhD from Yale and is Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College.  An active critic and cultural commentator,…

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April 2021

Town Hall: Carol Berkin

April 14, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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"Revolutionary Mothers" - This former Presidential Professor of History brings the early days of our country to life as she examines the times, the issues and the personalities of our Founders.  She explodes myths of the American Revolution, examines the evolution of the US Constitution from concept to passage, and sheds light on some early crises that actually put our new republic in peril.  By gaining a better understanding of our country’s birth, audiences can extrapolate that knowledge to gain…

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May 2021

Town Hall: Sean Hartley

May 19, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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"Musicals That Changed Broadway" - Sean Hartley is the director of Theater@Kaufman, the musical theater division of the Kaufman Music Center. He curates, produces and often hosts the series Broadway Close Up and Broadway Playhouse. As a lyricist, composer and/or playwright his productions include Cupid and Psyche, Little Women (Syracuse Stage, Village Theater), Love and Real Estate  (written with composer Sam Davis) and Snow, which won the ASCAP Harold Arlen Award for Best New Musical. He is currently writing lyrics for…

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