Dennis Powers

Rent-A-Rotaractor Is Back!

Last fall, the Rotaractors raised more than $3000 from Rent-A-Rotaractor to support their spring trip to Honduras and their other service projects. Fall cleanup projects are now a distant memory. Spring cleanup projects were upended by Covid-19, but “shelter in place” is beginning to be relaxed. Are there now landscaping projects on your horizon? Do you […]

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Expanding Our Knowledge During the Siege of Coronavirus

The Penny Stamps Lecture Series that the School of Art & Design puts on at the Michigan Theater every Thursday during term time videotapes all its presentations and posts them for viewing on the School’s website. They run between 60 and 90 minutes in length — Here’s the link for viewing them: https://stamps.umich.edu/stamps/past  — “Art” […]

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Going “Live” on March 26

Like the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design, which has long videotaped speakers presented by the Penny Stamps Series and posted them on line approximately three weeks after the live presentation at the Michigan Theatre, the University of Michigan Lifelong Learning Institute makes videotapes of its lectures. They were available for viewing on its website […]

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Going to the Movies While Sheltering-In-Place

Going to the movies is a great way to relax and be entertained at any time; it’s even a better idea in this time of coronavirus, but with physical cinemas all closed for the time being, streaming is our only option. Locating a streaming service or “pay per view” service that carries the flic you […]

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Courtney McClellan & “Witness Lab”

Courtney McClellan, our now cancelled speaker for May 6, was to tell us about her installation “Witness Lab” at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. This courtroom setting was envisioned by her as a lens through which to examine what it means in today’s society to bear witness to the truth. On Thursday, January […]

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Program Committee Suspends Receiving Speaker Nominations

Once we resume weekly luncheon meetings, the Program Committee will need to reschedule the speakers listed for all the cancelled meetings. It also has a queue of approved but as yet unscheduled speakers. For these reasons, the Program Committee decided at its March 18 meeting that it WILL NOT accept additional speaker nominations until such […]

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Classical Music Redux

President Schlissel’s decision to cancel all large gatherings on campus led the University Musical Society, and the School of Music Theatre & Dance, to cancel performances through the end of the spring semester. However, if you are a fan of classical music, all is not lost. Try out the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall: full […]

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A New Version of “March Madness”

Perry Sampson, our now-cancelled speaker on March 25, has come up with a substitute for the NCAA Tournament to stoke your competitive urges: THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN “WEATHERDANCE” OFFERS A REPLACEMENT FOR “THE DANCE” Sadly, the NCAA has canceled the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. Nonetheless, thanks to the Department of Climate and Space […]

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Porgy & Bess

Our speaker on February 12, Mark Clague, Editor-in-Chief of the Gershwin Initiative at the School of Music Theatre & Dance, will tell us about the current staging of Porgy & Bess at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. That staging utilizes the new critical edition of the score that was given a “test reading” […]

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