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Distinguished Lecture Series Session 2
The OLLI Distinguished Lecture Series Session 2 consists of the second five lectures (February through June) in the ten lecture Distinguished Lecture Series. The lectures are held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., once per month from February to June. The speakers are well-informed experts from town and gown who share their specialized knowledge in an engaging manner. Each lecture is just the beginning; a stimulating question-and-answer period follows most sessions, and frequently there is an opportunity to join the speaker at a dutch-treat lunch afterwards. This event includes the second five lectures in the Distinguished Lecture Series. These five lectures are also included in the All Lectures Package (10 Distinguished Lecture Series lectures + 30 Thursday Morning Lecture Series lectures + 3 Summer Lecture Series lectures). These five lectures are also included in the Distinguished Lecture Series (10 lectures, September through June). The five Session 2 lectures (February through June) are: February 13, 2018 Getting into Michigan Musical Theater Vince J. Cardinal, Chairman of the University of Michigan Musical Theater Department March 13, 2018 You are the “Public” in Public Radio Steve Schram, Michigan Radio’s Executive Director/General Manager overseeing Michigan Radio WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan April 10, 2018 Cochlear Implants: New Technology, Applications, and Outcomes H. Alexander Arts, Ph.D., Medical Director of the UM Cochlear Implant Program, Director of the UM Neurotology Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the Children’s Ear and Hearing Center of Michigan May 8, 2018 Albert Kahn in the Second Industrial Revolution Claire Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Architecture, UM’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and of History of Art at the College of Literature, Science, and Arts June 12, 2018 Stem Cell Therapy for Neurological Diseases: Where Are We Now Eva Feldman, M.D.,Ph.D., Russell DeJong Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan Detailed Descriptions February 13, 2018 Getting into Michigan Musical Theater Vince J. Cardinal, Chairman of the University of Michigan Musical Theater Department Mr. Cardinal was previously the artistic director of the Connecticut Repertory Theater and the chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut. Prior to that he was Associate Dean of Performance Arts at Adelphi University and the chair of theater at the University of Miami. Mr. Cardinal is a graduate of playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored with the ASCAP-Cole Porter award for best collected work. March 13, 2018 You are the “Public” in Public Radio Steve Schram The new Chairman of the University of Michigan Musical Theater Department will speak about the path that brought him to Michigan, as well as the journey a high school student takes to be accepted into the Department, which is regarded as one of the top Musical Theater training programs in the world. Only 22-24 freshmen are admitted from about 1000 applicants annually. More than 700 artists have graduated from the program over its 32-year history. Mr. Schram will present a lively presentation about the state’s most listened to-public radio station, a charter member of NPR. Steve will share insights into the history and highlights of the stations 70 years of service to its listeners, discuss current issues in public radio at large, its role in communicating news, and the future direction of news journalism and public media content in the digital space. Steve Schram is Michigan Radio’s Executive Director/General Manager overseeing Michigan Radio WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan. WUOM serves over 530,000 listeners weekly from its statewide broadcast signals and online audio streaming. The stations local journalism news team has won multiple Edward R. Murrow journalism honors, a National Scripps Award and the prestigious DuPont-Columbia national journalism award during Schram’s 11 year tenure. April 10, 2018 Cochlear Implants: New Technology, Applications, and Outcomes H. Alexander Arts The cochlear implant is an engineering marvel that has changed the lives of nearly 500,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and children worldwide. The device and patient outcomes have steadily improved over the last 30 years. There have been some dramatic advances in technology that can profoundly affect the world of hearing impairment. Dr. Arts is Medical Director of the UM Cochlear Implant Program, Director of the UM Neurotology Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the Children’s Ear and Hearing Center of Michigan. Initially a mechanical engineer, he learned in medical school about the newly-developed cochlear implant, an electronic device placed in the inner ear to enhance the hearing of the severely hearing-impaired. He knew immediately that he wanted to work on combining engineering and medicine to restore people’s hearing. He is now a neurotologist, his research focused on cochlear implants and other applications of engineering for the treatment of ear diseases. May 8, 2018 Albert Kahn in the Second Industrial Revolution Claire Zimmerman This lecture will discuss architect Albert Kahn’s important role in the “Second Industrial Revolution” of the twentieth century. Touching on themes of mass production, factory design, and architectural history, the lecture assesses Kahn’s influence in the history of the built environment, and his troubled place in architectural history after WWII. Claire Zimmerman is Associate Professor of Architecture at UM’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and of History of Art at the College of Literature, Science, and Arts. She received a masters from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Prof. Zimmerman teaches courses on 19th and 20th century architecture with emphasis on architectural media, Weimar Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She is the author of numerous articles and books. June 12, 2018 Stem Cell Therapy for Neurological Diseases: Where Are We Now Eva Feldman Dr. Feldman received her M.D. and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan, completed a neurological residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and returned to U of M for a Neuromuscular fellowship. In January 2008, Dr. Feldman was named the first Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, which was created to support fundamental research into a wide range of human diseases. Under her leadership the Taubman Institute funds scientists in a diverse spectrum of diseases-adult and childhood cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cardiovascular disease and hearing loss. In her own work, Dr. Feldman is on the forefront of applying stem-cell research to human disease. Most notable she is the Principal Investigator of the first clinical trial of intraspinal transplantation of stem cells in patients with ALS.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 02/13/2018 - 06/12/2018
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $25.00
Event Status : OPEN