[NOTE: This is an archived event and is kept here for informational purposes so you can see information about past events and have an idea of what future events might be held. For those interested in current and upcoming events, see our Upcoming Library Events page.] March 31, 2015. 5:30pm - 6:15pm. Salmon Library 111. Comics have long been considered a "lesser literacy" by those not in the know, but this epithet fails to take into account their power to explain, teach, and combine visual and textual elements to great impact. Comics, Graphic Novels, and related material span a gamut from just a few, funny panels to complex plots across many volumes, from simplistic to artistic. Michael Manasco's talk will explore the current and potential applications of graphic novels in higher education, whether as one-off supplementary materials or as core teaching tools in many disciplines. Michael will tell you some popular ways people have used graphic novels in their instruction and learning, and will share tips on how you can use it in your own. This talk is open to all! Anyone with questions can feel free to contact Michael Manasco at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 256.824.6965. This talk is part of our Spring 2015 Refined Researcher series. For other talks in the series, see this flyer: These, and other upcoming events, can be seen at our "Upcoming Library Events" page.