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April 29, 2013

Enriching Scholarship

The Teaching and Technology Collaborative here at the University of Michigan is offering this year's Enriching Scholarship from May 6-11! Offered free to all UofM instructional faculty and staff, this annual event comprises over 120 workshops, discussions, seminars, a keynote speech and a poster session, all addressing the role of technology in effective teaching, learning, and research.

A number of sessions cover topics related to images, such as Images for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Copyright Basics, Omeka.net: Creating Online Exhibits in the Cloud, Drawing with Illustrator, Images for Sciences, Visualization in Virtual Reality, and more!

Register for courses now, at the Enriching Scholarship site.

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April 15, 2013

Albert Kahn Autochromes

© Musée Albert-Kahn

Autochrome was the earliest commercially successful color photography process. Presented in 1904 by the Lumière brothers, it dominated the market until around 1935. One of the largest collections of autochromes was created by the French banker Albert Kahn, who sent photographers out across the world to document life in the early 20th century. The collection is held in the Musée Albert-Kahn in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb west of Paris. Check out their website here; the images illustrating this post are drawn from there.

© Musée Albert-Kahn

More of this collection of over 72,000 images can be seen in the books The wonderful world of Albert Kahn and The dawn on the color photograph: Albert Kahn's archives of the planet available in the AAE Library. Also available to check out is a DVD at Imageworks, The civilians' story: Albert Kahn's archive of the planet which documents the impact of WWI on French civilian life.

© Musée Albert-Kahn

For more autochromes, check out the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog and search "autochrome".

© Musée Albert-Kahn

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April 08, 2013

Go Blue!

Michigan players including Tim Hardaway Jr., right, and Nik Stauskas (11) celebrate after defeating Syracuse in their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. Michigan won 61-56.
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Michigan Men's Basketball is playing for the National Championship Monday evening! To find photos of their recent tournament games - and even from their last appearance in the Final in 1993 - check out AP Images, our source for news photos across the globe!

Michigan's Mitch McGary (4) dunks the ball against Syracuse's Jerami Grant (3) and Syracuse's C.J. Fair (5) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Michigan's Trey Burke, right, and Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. walk down the court during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Syracuse, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Syracuse's Brandon Triche (20) charges into Michigan's Jordan Morgan (52) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. Triche was called for charging.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

And from 20 years ago:

Kentucky's Dale Brown, left, tries to cut off Michigan's Jalen Rose (5) during a national semi-final game at the Final Four in New Orleans, April 3, 1993
© AP Photo

Michigan's Fab Five from left, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson pose in Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 31, 1991
© AP Photo

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