Brainy Pleasures

You are on eastlansinginfo.org, ELi's old domain, which is now an archive of news (as of early April, 2020). If you are looking for the latest news, go to eastlansinginfo.news and update your bookmarks accordingly!


 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Family Ties Lead to Lasting Memorial

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Al Wolf and Ed Graham both taught Humanities at Michigan State, both joining the department in the mid-1960s and retiring in the early the 1990s. As the two raised their families in East Lansing, Ed and his wife Leah family became close friends with Al and his wife Emily, and their children grew up as friends.  The Graham children spent hours at the Wolf’s house exploring Emily’s dress-up trunk and staging historical dramas, and Ed famously broke his leg sliding into a base during a pickup baseball game in the Wolf’s back yard.

CITY OF THE SMARTS: Meet the Glacier That Made East Lansing

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This is Geography Awareness Week, and so MSU’s Geography Chairperson, Prof. Alan Arbogast, wants you to be aware of geography. Explains Arbogast (shown above), geographers like him “think about location—where things are—but we also think about place. By ‘place’ we mean what makes a place distinctive. What makes it funky? Unique? Different? What makes it feel the way it feels?”

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Broad Exhibit "Re-Envisions" East Lansing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Image above: DIGSAU's vision of what could replace parking lot #1, looking southwest from the corner of Albert and M.A.C.

Two events this weekend kick off East Lansing 2030/Collegeville Re-Envisioned, an exhibition at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (the Broad). This exhibit is the culmination of a year-long project sponsored by the Broad, to examine the future of East Lansing development.

CITY OF THE SMARTS: The Gear Girls gear up for Saturday competition

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Haslett Robotics Club

Saturday is a big day for the “Gear Girls”. This local, all-girl competitive robotics team is geared up to compete November 8 in a Regional Qualifier against 29 other teams for the chance to go on to the state First Lego League competition. 

Poet and Novelist Read and Offer Workshops This Week

Monday, November 3, 2014

MSU Residential College of Arts and Humanities Center for Poetry will host a husband-and-wife team of authors, poet Rick Mulkey and novelist Susan Tekulve, this week, from November 4 to 6. Events featuring the two will be free of charge and open to the community, and the schedule is set as follows:

Tuesday, November 4: Join Tekulve at 3 pm for a writing workshop, "Moments of Being and Non-Being: Finding Extraordinary Stories in Every Day Objects and First Homes,” at C210 conference room of MSU’s Snyder-Phillips Hall.

City of the Smarts: What is a Maker Studio, and What Happens at the ELPL Studio?

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Jacob Bungard, library employee, job title Technology Specialist

With the help of the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), East Lansing is offering a hot spot for creative minds to channel their artistic desires to design, create, and produce, in a collaborative space known as a maker studio or makerspace. On October 1, the ELPL hosted the Grand Opening of the ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio – a pop-up makerspace located on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.

Ann About Town: Blind Date with a Book

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Disclosure: the author of this piece is currently reading a BDWB selection labelled “LGBT overtones,” described by the clues “a very female take on comic book superheroes” and “lycanthropy.” It is nothing she would ever have chosen to read. She is, nevertheless, totally absorbed.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Dead Poets Contest at Dublin Square, Oct. 28

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Dead Poets Society

On Tuesday, October 28, a Dead Poets Contest will take place starting at 7:30 pm at Dublin Square Irish Pub and Restaurant, 327 Abbot Road in East Lansing. Contestants are invited to read one or two poems by a departed poet, reading for a maximum of 4-5 minutes, and to dress “in the spirit” of that poet (generously interpreted—anything from a hat/scarf to full costume).

CITY OF THE SMARTS: Math Beyond the Numbers

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Note: ELi is instituting new weekly features! Today is our second installment of our new Saturday feature, “City of the Smarts.” This weekly column will fill you in on geeky pleasures of and brain-enhancing opportunities in East Lansing. If you have news of a local brainy pleasure to share, use our contact form.

Romanesco Broccoli: Fractals, Fibonacci and a Feast

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Note: ELi is instituting new weekly features! Today we introduce our new Saturday feature, “City of the Smarts.” This weekly column will fill you in on geeky pleasures of and brain-enhancing opportunities in East Lansing. If you have news of a local brainy pleasure to share, use our contact form.

As Predicted by ELi, East Lansing Experiences Lunar Eclipse!

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Moon image courtesy Cindy Mielock

As predicted by ELi’s astronomy beat reporter, Aron Sousa, a lunar eclipse thrilled the City of East Lansing early Wednesday morning. A hardy group of a couple dozen celestial enthusiasts braved the pre-dawn chill to share the experience from atop the Shaw Lane parking ramp, behind the MSU planetarium.

2.0 Maker Studio Opening Today at East Lansing Marriott

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in the creative life of East Lansing, as East Lansing Public Library (ELPL)’s 2.0 Maker Studio celebrates its Grand Opening from 4-6 pm. The space is located on the second floor of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. According to Ripple Public Relations’ Tali Hylen, “the communal space includes 7 rooms providing tools, supplies, computers and software that allow community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works in a collaborative space, sharing resources and knowledge.”
 

Pages

eastlansinginfo.org © 2013-2020 East Lansing Info