Diversity Events Calendar

—updated February 25, 2015

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On-going Events

  • Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home
    Nummer veertien, home, Dutch artist Guido van der Werve’s 54-minute film, weaves together three stories of journeys away from home: the death of Frédéric Chopin in Paris and his sister’s quest to bring the composer’s heart back to his native Poland for burial; van der Werve’s own quest to retrace, in reverse, the route of Chopin’s heart in a three-week, thousand-mile trek of biking, running, and swimming; and the story of Alexander the Great, a traveling warrior who is one of van der Werve’s personal heroes.
    The film explores themes that are common in van der Werve’s work: extreme physical and mental endurance, man’s struggle with the intensity of nature, the interplay of history and geography, the power of melancholy, and the solitary traveler. The artist’s signature sensibility—simultaneously surreal and deadpan—is accentuated in the film by the full orchestra that accompanies him on every stage of his journey. Van der Werve spent a year composing the film’s score, a classical requiem for 40 voices and 20 strings, and the film’s structure mirrors that of the requiem: three movements of four acts apiece, with each act introduced by title shots to reinforce this organizational system. The tripartite framework underscores the three legs of van der Werve’s personal triathlon and the three odysseys that intersect and inform one another throughout the film.
    DATES: December 13, 2014 through April 26, 2015
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    SPONSOR: Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment.
    Admission is free. Galleries open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm; closed Mondays. Building open seven days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

  • Francis W. Kelsey Exhibit:
    "Now or Never": Collecting, Documenting, and Photographing the Aftermath of World War I in the Middle East
    DATES: Wednesday, January 14th - Friday, April 24, 2015
    LOCATION: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
  • Re-Imaging Gender - A Juried Art Exhibition
    The Re-imaging artists, MFA students enrolled at Michigan and CIC universities (Big 10, plus Chicago), responded to an IRWG-issued Call for Art. The result is an exhibition of 17 works in a variety of media, including photography, paint, lithograph, mixed media, and video, which reflect new understandings of gender.
    DATES: Thursday, January 15th - Friday, June 26, 2015
    LOCATION: Lane Hall Gallery
    SPONSOR: Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the U-M Department of Women's Studies
  • Exhibit: Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch out For: The Comics of Alison Bechdel
    The Institute for the Humanities is pleased to present the first comprehensive, curated exhibition of the work of Alison Bechdel, cartoonist, graphic memoirist, and 2014 McArthur "Genius." Bechdel's work explores the overlap of the personal and the political, "using the interplay of word and image to weave sophisticated narratives." The musical adaptation of her acclaimed graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which originated at the Public Theater, opens on Broadway in April 2015.
    DATES: Thursday, January 22nd - Wednesday, February 25th
    LOCATION: 202 S. Thayer - Institute for the Humanities Gallery
    SPONSOR: Institute for the Humanities
  • HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography Collection
    For more than 25 years, Los Angeles-based collectors Alan Hergott and Curt Shepard have built a world-class collection of contemporary art that is focused on men and male identity as its subject matter. This exhibition features works from their vast holdings in photography. Guest curator Mario Codognato examines the lives of men in contemporary Western societies—with all their contradictions—through themes of competition and solidarity, confrontation with identity, and diverse explorations of the body and sexuality (as both sign and experience). Together, these thematic groups form a fictional, somewhat idealized, tale in 13 chapters, inviting viewers to reflect upon their own stories as well.
    Drawing upon the Hergott Shepard collection as well as select works gifted by the collectors to the Hammer Museum at UCLA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), the exhibition will include more than 60 works by some of the most important names in late 20th and early 21st century art, including Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Rineke Dijkstra, Gilbert and George, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Herb Ritts, Thomas Ruff, Andres Serrano, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
    DATES: February 14 - June 14, 2015
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    SPONSORS: Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the University of Michigan Health System. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, Department of the History of Art, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Institute for the Humanities, and Residential College, and the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund.
    Admission is free. Galleries open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm; closed Mondays. Building open seven days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

  • Hana Hamplová: Meditations on Paper
    Inspired by a story by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, Czech photographer Hana Hamplová created a memorable body of work during the 1970s based on how important paper and the written word are to civilization—including how easily writings and, consequently knowledge, can be lost. This exhibition, consisting of 19 photographs from UMMA’s collection, was inspired by the presence of the Frank Gehry chair made of cardboard in UMMA’s Design Gallery, and of and the need to address how artists from different cultures (present-day America and communist Czechoslovakia) view a commodity as common as paper.
    DATES: February 21 - August 9, 2015
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    SPONSOR: Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Center for European Studies, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.
    Admission is free. Galleries open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm; closed Mondays. Building open seven days a week, 8 am to 6 pm. Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

  • Exhibit: Photo 51: Is Corruption in Russia's DNA?
    This photography exhibit by Misha Friedman attempts to capture the pervasive culture of corruption in Russia.
    DATES: Saturday, May 9th - Saturday, June 20th
    LOCATION: Work Gallery, 306 State Street, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

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March is Women's History Month.


March 6, 2015 - Friday

  • 2015 Women of Color Task Force (WCTF) 33rd Annual Career Conference
    Attendees may select from workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development. This event is open to all U-M personnel (staff, faculty, and students) and to the general public.
    Registration required.
    DATE: Friday, March 6th
    TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Hill Auditorium, Alumni Center, and the Modern Languages Building (MLB)
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women

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March 10, 2014 - Tuesday

  • Lecture/Discussion:
    U.S.-Russia Relations since the Ukraine Crisis
    David Kostelancik, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States, is the State Department Advisor to the Helsinki
    DATE: Tuesday, March 10th
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: 216 Pray-Harrold, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
    SPONSORS: Eastern Michigan University's Department of Political Science, International Affairs Program; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University Symphony Orchestra
    • The Marriage of Figaro, Overture
      — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Taiwan Folk Song Suite
      — Liu Yuan
    • Reba Dance
      — Fang Kejie
    • Symphony No.8 in B Minor, D.759
      — Franz Schubert
    • Medea's Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a
      — Samuel BArber
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 10th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Hill Auditorium
    SPONSOR: Confucius Institute
    CONTACT:

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March 11, 2014 - Wednesday

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March 13, 2015 - Friday

  • Seminar in honor of Patsy Yaeger
    Speakers: Joseph Boone, Susan Gubar (via video), Marianne Hirsch, Arlene Keizer, Nancy Miller
    Reception follows.
    DATE: Friday, March 13th
    TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3222 Angell Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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March 14, 2015 - Saturday

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March 16, 2015 - Monday

  • Center for European Studies (CES) Symposium
    National Languages in the Globalized University
    Organizer: Karla Mallette, CES director and professor of Italian and Near Eastern Studies, U-M
    DATE: Monday, March 16th
    TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: School of Social Work Building, Room 1636
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies; Department of Ramance Languages & Literature, Weiser Cener for Emerging Democracies, German Department

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March 17, 2015 - Tuesday

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March 18, 2015 - Wednesday

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March 19, 2015 - Thursday

  • Symposium: Black Feminist Think Tank
    Keynote Speaker: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies, Spelman College
    This symposium will bring together a range of scholars to map key questions, comcepts and debates regarding Black feminism's theoretical breadth and political and social praxis. See March 20.
    DATE: Thursday, March 19th
    TIME: 5:30-7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Hussey Room, Michigan League
    SPONSOR: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    CONTACT: ecnirp@umich.edu

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March 20, 2015 - Friday

  • Symposium: Black Feminist Think Tank
    This symposium will bring together a range of scholars to map key questions, comcepts and debates regarding Black feminism's theoretical breadth and political and social praxis.
    DATE: Friday, March 20th
    TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
    LOCATION: Keunzel Room, Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    CONTACT: ecnirp@umich.edu

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March 22, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Luna Papa
    Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, director. In Russian and Tajik with English subtitles (107 min., 2000).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, March 22nd
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES. Hosted by Islamic Studies Program.
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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March 23, 2015 - Monday

  • STeMS Colloquium. TBA
    Speaker: Lisa Gitelman, New York University
    DATE: Monday, March 23rd
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1014 Tisch Hall
    SPONSOR: Co-sponsored by Digital Studies Workshop and the Department of American Culture.
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@umich.edu
  • Wieseneck Family Israel Symposium
    Jews, Arabs & Colonialism
    This year, the symposium looks at the Jewish experience in Mandate Palestine and the state of Israel in the broader colonial framework by exploring the complexity of social and cultural relationships between Jews and Arabs in the French and the British imperial contexts. The papers will discuss the effects of colonial modernization on Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, on migration and urbanization, as well as the ways in which French and British cultures were appropriated in different colonial and post-colonial settings.
    DATE: Monday, March 23rd
    TIME: 2:00 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Graduate School, Assembly Hall
    SPONSOR: Judaic Studies

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March 24, 2015 - Tuesday

  • The Cherokee Rose (Book Launch Event)
    by Dr. Tiya Miles, Professor of American Culture, Afroamerican & African Studies, History, Native American Studies and Women Studies; University of Michigan
    A reception and book signing will follow this program.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 24th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St., Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women
  • WCED Lecture:
    Art and the State
    Organizer: Irina Aristarkhova, associate professor of art and design, history of art, and women's studies, U-M
    DATE: Tuesday, March 24th
    TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100
    SPONSORS: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design

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March 25, 2015 - Wednesday

  • Film and Discussion: We Are Here
    We Are Here documents the revival of Jewish life in Poland seen through the eyes of five subjects whose own families are microcosms for the larger Polish society today.
    The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Francine Zuckerman, director. In English and Polish with English subtitles (82 min., 2013). DATE: Wednesday, March 25th
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: UMMA, Stearn Auditorium
    SPONSORS: Judaic Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

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April 1, 2015 - Wednesday

  • 2015 CEW Mullin Welch Lecture featuring Michel Martin, NPR
    Exact lecture time TBD, and more details to be announced!
    DATE: Wednesday, April 1st
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: U-M Center for the Education of Women

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April 3, 2015 - Friday

  • Workshop: From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: The Foundations of Modern Human Rights
    This workshop will bring scholars of humanitarian movements, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and human rights together in a common discussion of scholarly papers to illuminate connections between the events of the two World Wars and the subject of human rights.
    DATES & TIMES:
    • Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
    Organizers:Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, U-M; and Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies, U-M.

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April 4, 2015 - Saturday

  • Workshop: From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: The Foundations of Modern Human Rights
    This workshop will bring scholars of humanitarian movements, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and human rights together in a common discussion of scholarly papers to illuminate connections between the events of the two World Wars and the subject of human rights.
    DATES & TIMES:
    • Friday, April 3rd, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 4th, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program
    Organizers:Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, U-M; and Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies, U-M.

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April 8, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Lecture: Gender & Feminist Psychology
    Speaker: Charlotte Tate, Psychology, San Francisco State University
    DATE: Wednesday, April 8th
    TIME: 12 Noon
    LOCATION: 4448 East Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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April 13, 2015 - Monday

  • Honors Colloquium
    Women's Studies Honors Students
    DATE: Monday, April 13th
    TIME: 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
    LOCATION: Lane Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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April 20, 2015 - Monday

  • CPPS Lecture:
    A Country With No Exit? Migrations From Poland 1949-89
    Speaker: Dariusz Stola, professor of history, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; director, Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
    DATE: Monday, April 20th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100
    SPONSORS: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

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