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Don't miss: 'Michelangelomania' studied in colloquium

Joseph Imorde, professor of History of Art at the University of Siegen, will present a lecture on the popularity enjoyed by Michelangelo in Germany between 1860 and 1945 in a colloquium from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 23 in Tappan Hall, Room 180.

Imorde explores what he describes as the fever pitch that "Michelangelomania" reached finally in Germany. Viewed in a larger context, this story is about Germany's intellectual encroachment on Italy, or, as Wilhelm Bode, the first director of the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in Berlin, once put it, "the framing of the German cultural self in the mirror of foreign art."

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of the History of Art.

Film, television event honors professor

Four former students will lead a panel to pay tribute to Professor Emeritus Frank Beaver and explain how he helped to guide them into careers in the film and television industry in a celebration from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday at the Helmut Stern Auditorium, U-M Museum of Art.

The Professor Emeritus Frank Beaver Teaching Career Celebration event, in connection with Homecoming Week, will feature panelists including producer Bonny Dore, screenwriter Eric Champnella, and filmmakers Christopher Cook and Fran Victor.

Beaver, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Department of Screen Arts & Cultures and Communication Studies, taught for nearly 40 years. His influence on students is described as vast and varied.

Beaver also served as film critic for Michigan's NPR radio stations WUOM-WFUM-WVGR for 25 years.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures.

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