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Toni Morrison open mic event set

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University English Department will host an open mic reading to celebrate the life and work of Toni Morrison from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lydia Olson Library.

Morrison is the author of many novels, including “The Bluest Eye” and “Beloved,” as well as pieces of nonfiction. She taught at Texas Southern University, Howard University, State University of New York and ultimately joined the faculty at Princeton University. She won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and continued to publish books until her death last summer at the age of 88.

The open mic will be held on the main floor of the library and attendees can come to listen, share a favorite passage from Morrison’s work or read a tribute they’ve written. For more information, contact the English department at 227-2711.

Research projects to be presented

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Honors Program students and their faculty mentors will present their research projects from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Lydia Olson Library atrium.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Earlier this year, seven students were awarded one of three scholarships: the Anna and Rich Lundin Summer Research Fellowship; the Dr. James Hendricks Summer Research Fellowship; or the Honors Program Summer Research Fellowship. Students used their scholarships to accompany a faculty member as a research fellow over the summer. Student presenters, their faculty mentors and research titles are:

≤ Kaitlynn Bortz and Neil Cumberlidge, “African Freshwater Crab Systematics”

≤ Riley Jepkema and Jane Wankmiller, “Investigating the Postmortem Gut Biome”

≤ Elise Longley and Michael Broadway, “What can Location tell us about the Availability and ‘Fairness’ of Fair Trade Coffee?”

≤ Eric Pitz and Marek Haltof, “The Legacy of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator'”

≤ Natalie Strand and Josh Carlson, “Sex Differences in Error-related Electrocortical Activity and Anxiety-related Symptoms”

≤ Molly Cormier and Josh Sharp, “Rapid Identification of Pathogenic Escherichia coli via LAMP Amplification”

≤ Tyler Penrod and Diana Lafferty, “Lake Superior Coastal Restoration and Resiliency: Relocation of Lakeshore Boulevard”

‘Vice’ screening to be held Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to watch “Vice” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Library’s Community Room on the lower level.

Bring dinner to enjoy this movie in a dinner theater setting with other movie lovers.

As a wild young man, it would seem unlikely that Dick Cheney would become vice president of the United States. Influenced by Lynne who gave him an ultimatum to sober up or lose her, he changed his ways and became an intern in Congress, quietly working his way up to the top. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carell, this 2018 biographical drama is rated R and runs 132 minutes.

Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Dick Cheney, and the film won an Oscar for best achievement in makeup and hair styling. It won 28 other awards including a BAFTA for best editing.

There is no admission fee thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

‘Survivor Cafe’ author to speak

MARQUETTE — “Survivor Cafe” author Elizabeth Rosner will give a free presentation at Northern Michigan University.

As firsthand survivors of many of the 20th century’s most monumental events — the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields — begin to pass away, Rosner’s book addresses the responsibility of ensuring that their stories are carried forward so the horrors of the past are not forgotten. Her talk is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in Jamrich Hall 1100.

Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp, in 1983, 1995 and 2015. Each journey was an experience in which personal history confronted both commemoration and memorialization.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is presented by the Jewish Student Union and co-sponsored by the NMU Department of Sociology and the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom.