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‘Jeopardy!’ champion Ken Jennings to visit U-M-D
Ken Jennings, the all-time champion of the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” will visit U-M-Dearborn at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 for a lecture, question-and-answer session, and to play Quiz the Whiz against a student and professor from the campus.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Mardigian Library, Student Activities Office and the Student Activities Board.

Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on “Jeopardy!” His winnings were $2,520,700 during his original run on the show, and $500,000 in the “Jeopardy!” Ultimate Tournament of Champions.

For more information: visit

IPL symposium examines public service demand

How digital libraries can change to meet the public’s demand for online information and ensure their own survival will be discussed at an Internet Public Library (IPL) symposium Sept. 23-24 at the School of Information (SI).

The free symposium, “A Global Standard for Digital Librarianship,” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the world’s first public library of the Internet. It is open to anyone with an interest in creating or managing digital libraries.

Joseph Janes, founding director of the IPL and University of Washington associate dean and faculty member, will be a featured speaker.

Additional programs will include discussions of current IPL projects, including Web accessibility; book recommender systems; the Spanish version of the IPL in Monterrey, Mexico; collection development; and how to attract teenagers.

The IPL is used by more than 7 million patrons a year worldwide.
Registration information is available at or by calling (734) 647-7652.

Conference to address plagiarism, originality
Writing experts will participate in “Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Writing” at the Michigan Union Sept. 23-25. The Sweetland Writing Center is sponsoring the international conference amid ongoing debates about what constitutes originality, imitation and plagiarism.

Participants will explore questions about teaching writing, student learning, copyright law and the ownership of work, the appropriate dissemination of innovative ideas, and the authority and role of the writer/author.

Topics will include the ethics of science writing, creativity and copying, copyright law for authors, literary forgeries, anti-plagiarism software, institutional policies in regard to academic cheating, and more.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: or call (734) 936-6480.

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