Octavia Butler's Kindred is a ground breaking work of speculative fiction that tells the story of a woman mysteriously transported from the Twentieth Century to an antebellum slave population. In this panel discussion, literary scholars, historians, and creative writers will discuss the legacy of Butler's vision and the ongoing significance of this work.
The second year of a lecture series on the technologies we make and how they affect our lives will begin next month at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. The “Humanity + Technology Lecture Series” event will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Room S100 in LTU’s Science Building.
Lawrence Technological University has received a $6,800 grant from Michigan Humanities to support the “Humanity + Technology Lecture Series,” a continuing series of public presentations on the human implications and effects of technology—past, present, and future.
The way U.S. Sen Debbie Stabenow sees it, today’s society faces many challenges stemming from constant, chaotic change—from a changing climate, to wrenching economic upheavals, to the effects of modern technology, to increasing levels of misinformation and political division. But giving a Commencement address at Lawrence Technological University Saturday afternoon, Stabenow expressed confidence that LTU graduates are up to the challenge.
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