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May 2017

Inside India – Victoria Lautman

May 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Union Ballroom, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Victoria Lautman is a freelance cultural journalist, writer, and lecturer. Her focus is on all forms of art and culture, from architecture and design to history and literature. She has a BA in anthropology and art history from the University of New Mexico and an MA in art history from George Washington University. She began her multifaceted career as an art historian at the Smithsonian Institution's renowned Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Victoria has written for dozens of international publications…

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October 2017

International Journalist and Media Consultant – Jim Laurie

October 11, 2017 @ 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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Jim Laurie is an American journalist and broadcaster. As director of the media consulting firm, Focus Asia Productions Ltd., Mr. Laurie divides his time between Hong Kong and Washington, DC. He was a global correspondent for ABC News and NBC News and is the winner of two Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and an Overseas Press Club Award. He has interviewed many historically influential Asian leaders including the Dalai Lama. Since 2004, Mr. Laurie has specialized in the development of global…

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November 2017

Elliot Engel

Author and Literary Scholar – Elliot Engel

November 9, 2017 @ 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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Elliot Engel is an author, writer, and literary scholar. He has been a freelance lecturer on humanities topics for more than 30 years. Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States, including A Dab of Dickens & A Touch of Twain, an edited collection of several of his well-known lectures. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations across the country. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all…

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March 2018

Catherine Sanderson

The Mind’s Influence on our Health and Happiness, Psychologist – Catherine Sanderson

March 28 @ 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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Catherine Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. Known on campus as the “Professor of Happiness,” she teaches full time and is among the most popular teachers. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Health and Development from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in Psychology from Princeton University. Professor Sanderson’s research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors, the development of persuasive messages and…

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April 2018

Waterman Annual Meeting

April 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Michigan Union – Parker Room, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The Waterman Alumnae Group will hold its annual meeting prior to the final Town Hall Luncheon & Lecture of the season. It will be in the Parker Room of the Michigan Union starting at 10:15 am. At this meeting we will hear a review of the year by outgoing President Cliff Sheldon and elect our new Board members for the 2018-19 year. We encourage all Waterman members to attend.

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Denise Kiernan

Bestselling Author – Denise Kiernan

April 24 @ 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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Denise Kiernan has been working as a writer for nearly 20 years. Her most recent book, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, LA Times, and NPR bestseller. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Discover, and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” during its Emmy award-winning first season, and producing for ESPN…

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October 2018

Generational Study Pioneer – Chuck Underwood

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Chuck Underwood is one of the founding scholars who pioneered the field of generational study. As founder/principal of The Generational Imperative, Inc., he travels throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe for consulting assignments, training seminars, research, and keynote speaking engagements. He also authors magazine and newspaper columns, guest lectures at colleges, and is regularly interviewed for generational news stories by national magazines, newspapers, radio, and network television. Mr. Underwood is the creator and host of the national television PBS series,…

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November 2018

Test Social Event 1

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clements Library, 909 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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vintage used bookstore stock

Here is a test social event for our page.  

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Author, Newspaper Columnist, Speaker – Rochelle Pennington

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Rochelle Pennington is an award-winning newspaper columnist and is the author of ten books including Highlighted in Yellow (available in four languages; co-authored with H. Jackson Brown), The Historic Christmas Tree Ship (featured on national television), and An Old-Fashioned Christmas (a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award nomination for outstanding non-fiction, 2009). Her work has been included in multiple bestselling series over the past two decades. Ms. Pennington has worked as a consultant providing story and quotation recommendations to several of the…

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December 2018

Fire House Museum Tour

December 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fire House Museum, Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, Michigan Thursday, December 6, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm The Museum, located in the historic district of Ypsilanti's Depot Town, features an original 1898 firehouse complete with bunk area and brass pole.  The entire Museum encompasses a total area of over 26,000 square feet. A docent led tour will showcase the exhibits that focus on the history of fire fighting in the State of Michigan and fire fighting technology. There are some lovely restaurants in Depot Town if you'd like to…

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