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In Our Own Voice: African-American Art
Presenters: Detroit Institute of Arts
Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Zoom

Enhance your awareness of the creative contributions of African Americans from the nineteenth century through the present day. This talk from the Detroit Institute of Arts provides a lens to examine issues of race, gender, politics, and culture.

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The Truth About Global Warming
Paul Gross, Local 4 Meteorologist
Tuesday, September 14, 10:30 a.m.
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

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Life History Narratives of Detroit Auto Workers in the 1950s
Daniel Clark, Oakland University Professor
Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m. 
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Daniel Clark will talk about the lives of autoworkers in the 1950s, highlighting their resilience during a time of economic and job insecurity and instability. His most recent book, Disruption in Detroit: Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom (University of Illinois Press, 2018), argues that for ordinary autoworkers the period from 1945-60 was marked by job instability and economic insecurity, not a steady rise into the middle class.

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Robotics in Surgery
Dr. Douglas Pugmire, D.O., Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital
Thursday, September 31, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Dr. Douglas Pugmire, D.O. is board-certified in gynecological oncology and Ob/Gyn. In this presentation, Dr. Pugmire will review how advanced robotic technology is used to treat gynecological diseases. nsitioned to robotics.

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Alan Turing: Father of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence
Frank Cardimen, Oakland University Professor
Thursday, October 7, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Presented by the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Frank Cardimen will discuss the life and genius of Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the German Enigma Machine during World War II, and his impact on today's technological revolution.

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From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art, 1960-1975
Detroit Institute of Arts
Tuesday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Zoom

Explore the imagery and social commentary of pop culture in this behind-the-scenes talk from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Artists in the 1960s celebrated American modern culture while also creating artworks that conveyed the social and political commentary of the times. Explore pieces that both critique and celebrate mass media and popular culture.

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The Polio Vaccine Story
Dan Callihan, retired Director of Engineering, former Parke-Davis facility in Rochester, MI
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m.

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Founding Fathers of Industrial America
Ronald Demerino, Oakland & Macomb Community Professor
Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Multipurpose Room

Ronald Demerino will discuss the entrepreneurial spirit of the founding fathers of industrial America (Carnegie, Tesla, Rockefeller, etc.) and how their successes led to America’s growth in a competitive world.

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Art|Pride
Detroit Institute of Arts
Tuesday, November 9, 7 p.m.
Rochester Hills Public Library, Zoom

Art|Pride raises awareness of the significant contributions of LGBT artists and their impact on the art world. These artists are among modern and contemporary art leaders. In this talk from the Detroit Institute of Arts, learn how these artists have shattered stereotypes and defied prejudice and discrimination on their path to success.

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