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Event Announcement: Archival Practice Brown Bag Talk "Free Money: Basic Skills of Grant Writing for Archives"

A brown bag presentation series highlighting archival practice continues on May 15 with Reuther Library director Erik Nordberg’s presentation "Free Money: Basic Skills of Grant Writing for Archives." The one-hour session will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Woodcock Conference Room at the Walter P. Reuther Library. Nordberg has experience both awarding and managing grant-funded archives projects, having served as both executive director of the Michigan Humanities Council and director of the University Archives and Historical Collections at Michigan Technological University.

Open to students, alumni, and interested professionals and educators, future events in this series are scheduled on the last Fridays of the month. Contact Kim Schroeder for more information at 313-577-9783 / or Erik Nordberg at 313-577-2013 /

Event Announcement: Dr. Michelle Rodino-Colocino Speaks on Photography and Worker Productivity

Dr. Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will provide an overview of her research into the role that media has played in labor-management relations. This brown-bag presentation will take place at noon on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the Reuther Conference Room of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs. Her book-length project, Making Media Work: A Cultural History of New Media and Labor Management, explores how new media from film to smart phones has figured in management’s promotion of, and workers' resistance to, so-called “speedup” practices that intensify work for less return. The presentation is free and open to the public.  read more »

Event Announcement: Dr. Philip Mason at the Walter P. Reuther Library

Join the staff of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs for an informal gathering with founding director Dr. Philip Mason at 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 24. Dr. Mason will share personal reflections on the 40th anniversary of the Reuther Library building’s initial construction in 1975. Following Dr. Mason’s remarks, attendees will be invited to visit the Reuther Library’s reading room, which has recently received a significant renovation with the support of an anonymous donor. The event is free and open to the public.

Reuther Library Announces Fishman Travel Grants to Visiting Scholars

The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University is pleased to announce the awards from the Sam Fishman Travel Grant program for 2015. These annual grants provide up to $1,000 to support travel to the Reuther Library to access archival records related to the American labor movement. The award is named in honor of Sam Fishman, a former UAW and Michigan AFL-CIO leader.  read more »

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