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2A - Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Relishing Ragti me

Campus Clubs Photos of the Week


American Culture Prof. Lori Bi
says she studies the Kanye West:
Zs and Ushers of the late 19th sod
20th centuries, though most on
pus might be hard pressed to recos
names like JTames Weldon Joh:
John Rosamond Johnson and E
Hogan - the names who are the
of her work.
Brcooks said her research cente
how African-American male rai
msiscians of the mid 1890s to
1910s, addressed the situation of
can Americans at the time thi
new forms of msass culture like v,
ville and Tin Pan Alley.
"t look at how {these men
addressing the new situations
African Americans are findingt
selves in," she said. "New fort
urban racism, being dislocated
the South, being ghettoized in hi,
ies in the North:'
Brsooks said she first becamei
ested in ragtime music as an ui
elevator odor
WHERE: 1001 Hill Street
WHEN: Monday at about
10:45 p.m.
WHAT: The Ann Arbor Pire
Department responded tosa
call concerning a burning odor
coming from the Hill carport
elevator, University Police
reported. No odor was detect-
ed and no one was trapped in
the elevator.
Paper swiped
WHERE: Campus Safety Ser-
WHEN: Monday at about 4:45
WHAT: Between 12 and 15
reams of paper were taken
from a metal cabinet, Universi-
ty Police reported. Police have
no suspects.

graduate at Oberlin College, where she
majored in Black Studies and Music-
specifically piano performance.
One of her professors, Frances
Walker-Slsocum, sister of the Pulit-
zer Prize-winning composer George
Walker and an acclaimed concert
pianist in her own right, introduced
Brooks to famous ragtinme composers
and performers like James Weldon
Johnson, John Rosamond Johnson,
Ernest Hogan, Will Marion Conok,
George Walker and Bert Williams.
"She brought up these names to me
as I was studying with her," Brooks
said. "They were always sort of with
me, and I carried them with me into
grad school at Yale University where I
did more work on these figures and it
eventually blossomed to a career inter-
Brooks earned her Ph.D. from Yale
University in 2002 and came to the
University of Michigan that sanme year
after receiving the Andrew W. Mellon

Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Center
for Afroamerican and African Studies.
This semester, Brooks is teaching
CAAS 201, an introduction to African
American studies, ansd a seminar about
race, gender and immigrationsin Amer-
lean humor. Next semester, Brooks
said, she's teaching a course on black
popular culture.
Brooks said she relishes the inter-
disciplinary stature of ber work. She
told a story about one of her students
who came so her and told her bow
the poetry they were reading in class
empowered her and inspired a greater
interest in poetry.
"(My wsork is) culture and social
history, it's sociology, it's literature,"
Brooks said. "For a student to feel
so empowered talking about poetry
from a class that's interdisciplinary,I
thought thsat was a pretty strong testa-
ment from what you can learn in these

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Trespasser naps
WHERE: t500 East Medical
WHEN: Monday at about 5:15
WHAT: A 36-year-old woman
was found sleeping in the hos-
pital waiting room for the past
three to four nights, University
Police reported. The woman
was deemed a trespasser by
hospital security.

Butoh and its Anxiety
Cinematic Management

WHAT: A presentation on
the connections between
Dance of Darkness and Sac-
rifice and the butoh tradition
WHO: University Musical
WHEN: Tontght at 7 p.m.

WHAT: A seminar for Uni-
versity students on managinag
various causes of stress.
WHO: University Counseling
and Psychological services
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union

1Johnson & Johnson has
pun out a recall on Tylenol
8-hour caplets sold in the
United States and Puerto Eico
with the lot number BCM 1SS,
according to CNN Health. The
recall was caused by a reported
moldy odor.

01Students from as many
Brown BagJ as 1,8S8 high schools
enrolled i the University
Organ Series as freshmsen for the fall 2009

Wallet stolen,
spoils claimed Polar opposites?

WHERE: Computer Science
and Engineering Building
WHEN: Monday at about 8:30
WHAT: A woman said her
wallet was stolen, University
Police said. She later found her
wallet with two credit cards
and a driver's license missing.

WHAT: An exploration
of art and science at the
North and South Poles, and
a discussion of how they
determine people's place
so the world, as part of the
What Makes Life Wsorth
Living? theme semester.
WHO: Exhibit Museum
of Natural History
WHEN: Today at :30 p.m.
WHERE: Conor O'Neill's
Traditional trish Pub

WHAT: Local musician
Christopher Reynolds
perfsorms an oran solo as
part of a concert series.
WHO: School of
Public Health
WHEN: Today at 12:1S p.m.
WHERE: Schsool of
Public Health
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3As a result of illegal
downloading, the number
one album in Australia
S- from a British metal band -
sold sonly 2,600 copies in order
to reach the top spot on the
charts, according to Australia's
SHerald Sun.

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