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Week of November 19, 2012

Don't miss: Women leaders offer inspiration

The U-M Women Leaders Making a Difference 2012: Stories to Inspire Your Path event from 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 5 in Rackham Auditorium will give participants a chance to learn from the career paths of a group of diverse and successful leaders.

Participants are opening speaker Lisa Rudgers, vice president for global communications and strategic initiatives; Mona Munroe-Younis, administrative and project coordinator, UM-Flint; Kristen Storey, director, Human Resource Development; Tiffany Marra, program director, UM-Dearborn; Karen Downing, librarian and library research, University Library; Joel Slemrod, Paul W. McCracken Professor of Business Economics and professor of business economics and public policy, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; and Mary Ceccanese, research process coordinator, Ross School.

For cost information and to register, go to For more details, call 734-764-7410 or email The event is co-sponsored by Human Resource Development and the Center for the Education of Women.

Slavery and emancipation studied in panel program

Panelists will discuss aspects of translation in the context of slavery and emancipation, ranging from Haitian-Creole language translation to understanding legal questions of the time, in the presentation “Translating Slavery, Translating Freedom,” from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 28 in The Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library.

The event coincides with the “Proclaiming Emancipation” exhibit in the Gallery of Hatcher Graduate Library.

The panel will feature Françoise Massardier-Kenney, co-author of “Translating Slavery;” Martha S. Jones, associate professor of history and co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law and History; Jean M. Hebrad, visiting professor and co-director of The Law in Slavery and Freedom Project; and Christi Merrill, co-director of the LSA Translation Theme Semester and associate professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial theory.

The event is sponsored by the Fall 2012 LSA Translation Theme Semester and several U-M departments.


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