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The Future University Community Seminars

The Presidential Bicentennial Seminars on the Future University Community bring together interdisciplinary communities of faculty to extend the conversation generated by the visit of Justices Susanna Baer and Sonia Sotomayor. Three seminars took place in January and February utilizing the Justices’ visit to generate new thinking about the future of their fields. Thank you to the faculty conveners and seminar members from across the University of Michigan community who have come together for these important discussions.

Presidential Bicentennial Faculty Seminar on Feminist Studies

Anna Kirkland, Convener
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Director of Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Literature Science and the Arts

Presidential Bicentennial Seminar on Latino Studies

Yeidy Rivero, Convener
Professor of American Culture, Director of Latino Studies, and Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Presidential Bicentennial Seminar on Place, Space, and Justice

Milton S. F. Curry, Convener
Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning


Carillon Performance

Tiffany Ng, Assistant Professor of Carillon and University Carillonist, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

January 30, 2017 | Lurie Tower, Robert and Ann Lurie Carillon, North Campus

Musical selections in honor of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer.
12:00–12:30 pm | Burton Memorial Tower, Charles Baird Carillon, Central Campus
The public was welcome to listen outside, or to observe the performer in Burton Memorial Tower.


Social Justice and the Performing Arts

Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Susanne Baer

January 30, 2017 | Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium

Presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization, the event featured a conversation with Justices Sotomayor and Baer that highlighted the prominence of the performing arts in promoting social justice, as well as scholarly work that illustrates the influence of the arts on the overall university community and society in general. The event will included Sphinx Medal winner and mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales (BM‘02, voice), performing with SMTD students and the U-M Men’s Glee Club.