Anti-Semitism, Resurgent Fascism Discussion

November 9, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 8, 2018 – Canadian political theorist Ronald Beiner will present “Dangerous Minds in Dangerous Times” at Northern Michigan University. His talk is scheduled from 7-9 pm on Thursday, November 15 in the Ontario Room of the University Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Beiner will explore themes from his latest book, Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right.

Beiner is chair of the political science at the University of Toronto, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and author of many books on political theory. His talk will cover topics including the rise of the alt-right and the role of political philosophy in educating citizens. NMU professor Jonathan Allen will present a short response, followed by a Q&A, discussion and debate

This event is supported by a grant from the Institute for Humane Studies, in cooperation with the NMU Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom.… Read the rest

Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Jobs with Bob Stefanski

November 8, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 8, 2018 – Northern Michigan University alumnus Bob Stefanski will present “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs.” He is co-founder and managing director of eLab Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and Ann Arbor that invests in technology startup companies at the forefront of artificial intelligence development. His talk is scheduled for 3 pm on Monday, November 12 in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Stefanski and NMU Business School Dean Carol Johnson will discuss the impact of rapid advances in artificial intelligence, including the disruptive changes it is likely to cause in the workplace and how it will influence the future jobs of today’s college students.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Stefanski was co-founder and executive vice president of TIBCO Software, a Silicon Valley based software company that provides intelligent infrastructure software to many of the world’s leading business, government and nonprofit organizations.… Read the rest

Project Presentation of Search for Elusive Lake Superior Shipwrecks

November 7, 2018

Houghton, MINovember 7, 2018 – On November 23, 1918, two 143-foot French minesweepers went down in a Lake Superior storm. Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows is at the helm of a crowd-funded project to find the Cerisoles and Inkerman. Meadows shares the historical research and advanced technologies that will guide the mission at a talk from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 13, at the Great Lakes Research Center, in Room 202. The public is welcome.… Read the rest

Patent and Trademark Official Gives Informational Talk at NMU

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – James McPherson of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will visit Northern Michigan University on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss how intellectual property applies to students and small businesses. The program will focus on how to protect ideas through the patent process and how to protect branding through trademarks. He will discuss USPTO and local resources for pro se applicants and how to navigate the USPTO without an attorney. The presentation and question-and-answer session is scheduled from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in room 1706 of the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

McPherson is a primary examiner for USPTO and currently serves as assistant to the Regional Outreach Officer and regional director for the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO (MWRO) located in Detroit. He received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, from Wayne State University in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University in 2005.… Read the rest

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

October 20, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 20, 2018 – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will present a three-part tapestry weaving workshop as part of its upcoming exhibition, Ancestral Women. Award-winning weaver Mary Burns, whose work resides in private homes across the nation and reflects her love of northern woodlands and waters, will lead the workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 26.

Sessions are scheduled as follows: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. Total cost of the workshop is $10 for NMU students and $25 for the general public.

Burns creates tapestries and felted work that reflect the hues and patterns of the natural world. Her Ancestral Women Exhibit is currently on a U.S. tour. She gathers inspiration from many places and cultures, including the natural world, ancient rock art, the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the arts and crafts movement.… Read the rest

Spooky Science Night!

October 19, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 19, 2018 – Spooky Science Night is brought to you by Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum and NMU science clubs. Spooky Science Night will take place at the Children’s Museum in Downtown Marquette on October 26, 2018 from 6pm-8pm. The event is open to kids of all ages and admission is free!… Read the rest

Marquette Regional History Center Will Hold Archaeology Fair

October 13, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 13, 2018 – The Archaeology Fair will be held Saturday October 20, 2018 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at the Marquette Regional History Center.

International Archaeology Day is celebrated throughout the world on this day. Spend a fun
afternoon learning all about archaeology through hands-on activities, demonstrations,
artifacts and displays at many interactive booths throughout the entire museum. Meet
regional experts and see what is being discovered in the Upper Peninsula region.
2018 will be our 6th annual fair! Come see what’s new! This year we will feature two
outdoor demonstrations.
Fair included with the cost of general admission.
A great event for families, clubs, scouts, and all ages.
This is an open-house event. Come anytime 12-3:00. Allow yourself an hour to enjoy if you can!

Museum admission prices:
adults: $7, seniors: $6, students: $3, youth 12 and under: $2
145 W.… Read the rest

Exhibit About History of U.P. Healthcare at Marquette Regional History Center

October 9, 2018

Marquette, MI October 9, 2018 – The Marquette Regional History Center has a special exhibit called The Changing Face of Medicine – A History of U.P. Healthcare. The exhibit began on September 15th and runs through December 31st. Guests will learn about the evolution of regional medicine. The Marquette Regional History Center is open Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm.

Visit their website for more details.… Read the rest

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