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September 4, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Community Arts | Map
450 Reuther Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Please join us for Crocheting a Coral Reef: A Nexus of Art, Science, Mathematics and Climate Change, where we will examine how connections across multiple colleges and disciplines can be used to create new knowledge in both science to inspire and motivate adults as well as future scientists, artists, and designers. 

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Keynote speaker Margaret Wertheim, an internationally known science writer and author and creator of the crochet coral reef, and whose work has been featured in the Smithsonian, will illustrate how her work bridges science, art, and design. Join us for a reception in the Community Arts Building from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by the presentation from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.  

Friday, September 7, join us once more for All the Time in the World, a presentation by keynote speaker Rachel Sussman, an American contemporary artist and photographer who traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2000 years or older in her compilation: The Oldest Living Things in the World. A reception will be held in the Community Arts Building from 3:00-4:00 p.m. followed by the presentation from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium.     

Both events are free but seating is limited and reservations are mandatory. For more information and to make your reservation, please visit:  

As part of Wayne State University’s 2018 Sesquicentennial Celebration, President M. Roy Wilson will present a six-part symposia series featuring topics that reflect the institution’s rich legacy of excellence in academics and research. The series is proudly sponsored by Pepsi. Visit to learn more about Wayne State’s sesquicentennial. We look forward to celebrating with you!

For more information about this event, please contact Office of Special Events at 313-577-0300 or