Diversity Events Calendar

—updated September 11, 2014

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On-going Events

  • Exhibit: Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast
    The exhibit explores the work of contemporary artists of indigenous origin working in both traditional and new media, acknowledging their long and diverse cultural legacies while overtly and simultaneously exploring, and often confronting, the many ongoing issues inherent to their cultural heritage. Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 is the culmination of a decade-long investigation and exploration into fine art created by Indigenous artists from North America, defined by their regional origins. This concluding exhibition of the three-part series presents new work by Native American, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and designers from the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United States and Canada. Curated by Ellen Taubman, this Changing Hands presentation is the third in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The exhibit was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program. Lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Native American Studies Program, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.
    DATES: May 24 - September 14, 2014
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    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: Paramodel
    Be sure to keep tabs on UMMA's Stenn Gallery throughout the month of August, as Japanese art collective Paramodel will work to transform the space into a site-specific installation derived from their famous paramodelic graffiti series, featuring a mesmerizing network of blue-colored model railroads that will fill flat surfaces in and beyond the gallery. The exhibition officially opens August 30th.
    DATES: August 30, 2014 to January 4, 2015
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    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.

  • Pan Gongkai: Melt
    is a large-scale video installation that is concerned with the relationship between Chinese and Western art forms.
    DATES: September 12 - October 11, 2014
    LOCATION: Work Gallery, 306 S State St, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Confucius Institute U-M. This presentation is cosponsored by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at U-M.

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1974-2014: Celebrating 40 Years! | Services for Students with Disabilities. 2014 marks the 40th year SSD has been serving students with disabilities on campus. To commemorate this historic occasion, SSD will host a series of events throughout the year on a disability issue as it relates to the University community. All events are free and open to the public.


September 18, 2014 - Thursday

  • CJS Noon Lecture Series:
    Ritual Song in Heian Japan: Shomyo and Shirabyoshi
    Makiko Sakurai, Songwriter/Vocalist (Tendai Ohara Chant)/Performer (Shirabyoshi Dance)
    DATE: Thursday, September 18th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
    See Makiko Sakurai in Performance, September 19, 5:30-7:30 pm, Helmut Stern Auditorium
    SPONSOR: Cosponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies, the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, the Department of Musicology, and the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
    CONTACT: 734.764.6307 or umcjs@umich.edu
  • Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series
    Performance: Punk Prayer
    Pussy Riot/Zona Prava
    Founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot and Zona Prava, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are Russian conceptual artists and political activists.
    DATE: Thursday, September 18th
    TIME: 5:10 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    Free of charge and open to the public.
    SPONSORS: Co-presented with the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and with support from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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September 19, 2014 - Friday

  • Panel Discussion:
    Educational Equity Beyond Access: Supporting Undocumented Students and Their Communities
    Panelists: Christine Robinson, Kresge Foundation Senior Program Officer; Alana Lebrón, PhD Candidate in Public Health; Keta Cowan, CEO of Synod Community Services; Daniel Morales, U-M Student and CTE Organizer; GRace Meng, U.S. Congresswoman (NY) via satellite
    Reception following the event.
    DATE: Friday, September 19th
    TIME: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: Palmers Common, Great Lakes Central room (2nd floor), 100 Washtenaw Ave.
    SPONSOR: National Center for Institutional Equity, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, Center for Educational Outreach
  • CJS Special Event:
    Special Shomyo and Shirabyoshi Performance
    Makiko Sakurai, Songwriter/Vocalist (Tendai Ohara Chant)/Performer (Shirabyoshi Dance)
    DATE: Friday, September 19th
    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street.
    SPONSOR: Cosponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies, the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, the Department of Musicology, and the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
    CONTACT: 734.764.6307 or umcjs@umich.edu

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September 21, 2014 - Sunday

  • Central Asia Film Series:
    The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)
    Aktan Arym Kubat, director. In Kyrgyz with English subtitles (80 min., 2010).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, September 21st
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre
    SPONSOR: ISP, CREES
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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September 22, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    A Short Film about Killing (Kr&pacute;tki film o zabijaniu)
    Krzysztof Kieslowski, director (86 min., 1987). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, September 22nd
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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September 23, 2014 - Tuesday

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September 24, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    The Linguistics of Music: Analyzing Chinese Musical Concepts
    Noon Lecture by Adrian Tien
    DATE: Wednesday, September 24th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Koessler Room
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public
  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    Finding Mr. Right (Electric Shadows Film Series)
    DATE: Wednesday, September 24th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public

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September 25, 2014 - Thursday

  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    "New Sounds of Ancient Music: Multiple Interpretations of Traditional Chinese Music Culture"
    Noon lecture by Ye Guohui
    DATE: Thursday, September 25th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Koessler Room
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public
  • LACS Student Organization Recruitment Fair
    Opportunity for students to learn about the different organizations working in Latin American and/or Caribbean countries.
    DATE: Thursday, September 25th
    TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Haven/Mason Hall Entrance Area
    SPONSOR: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    CONTACT: 734.763.0553 or lacs.office@umich.edu
  • ASC Fall Welcome Reception
    Join us as we welcome our new cohort of U-M African Presidential Scholars and take the opportunity to meet faculty and students with common interests.
    DATE: Thursday, September 25th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: 1636 SSWB, 1080 S. University Ave.
    SPONSOR: African Studies Center
  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    New Sounds of Ancient Music
    Concert by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Ensemble
    DATE: Thursday, September 25th
    TIME: 12:10 - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: University of Michigan Hospital Lobby/Taubman Health Center
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public

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September 26, 2014 - Friday

  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    Confucius and Beyond
    Carillon Recital by Adrian Tien
    DATE: Friday, September 26th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Burton Memorial Tower
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public
  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    Ink Painting as Case Study: Combining Traditional Elements with Contemporary Practices
    Distinguished Lecture by Pan Gongkai, President of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts
    DATE: Friday, September 26th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public
  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    New Sounds of Ancient Music
    A Concert by Music Masters Ensemble of Shanghai Conservatory of Music
    DATE: Friday, September 26th
    TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Auditorium
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public

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September 27, 2014 - Saturday

  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    Confucius and Beyond
    Carillon Recital by Adrian Tien
    DATE: Saturday, September 27th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Burton Memorial Tower
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public
  • Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival
    In China Now
    Concert by Paul Meredith and the NOMADS
    DATE: Saturday, September 27th
    TIME: 8:00 - 10:00
    LOCATION: Mendelssohn Theatre
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes in the world, CIUM presents the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival on the U-M campus from September 24 to September 27, 2014.
    Free and open to the public

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September 29, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Jump (Salto)
    Tadeusz Konwicki, director (105 min., 1965). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, September 29th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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September 30, 2014 - Tuesday

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October 1, 2014 - Wednesday

  • CWPS Artist in Residence Lecture:
    African Culture: A Royal Perspective
    Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III and Agnes Nyantakyi
    DATE: Wednesday, October 1st
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League: Room D
    SPONSOR: Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)
  • Lecture: Why Is Chinese So Redundant?
    San Duanmu, Professor of Linguistics, University of Michigan
    DATE: Wednesday, October 1st
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Koessler Room, Michigan League (3rd floor)
    SPONSOR: Confucius Institute U-M
  • Electric Shadows: UM Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series
    Young Detective Dee (2013)
    All screenings are with English subtitles and free and open to the public. *The film series list is subject to change.
    DATE: Wednesday, October 1st
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    This inaugural film series features five of the most exciting films released in 2013, ranging from romantic comedy to science fiction.
    Free and open to the public

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October 2, 2014 - Thursday

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October 6, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    The Illumination (Iluminacja)
    Krzysztof Zanussi, director (91 min., 1972). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, October 6th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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October 7, 2014 - Tuesday

  • WCED Lecture:
    Bank Bailouts and Structural Power in the UK and US
    Pepper Culpepper, professor of political science, European University Institute
    DATE: Tuesday, October 7th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University
    SPONSOR: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) and Center for European Studies (CES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or cesmichigan@umich.edu

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October 8th, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Lecture: Labor Codes: The Construction of 'Cheap Asian Labor'
    Minh-Ha Pham, Assistant Professor in Media Studies, Pratt Institute
    DATE: Wednesday, October 8th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Koessler Room, Michigan League (3rd floor)
    SPONSOR: Confucius Institute U-M
  • Electric Shadows: UM Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series
    Journey to the West (2013)
    All screenings are with English subtitles and free and open to the public. *The film series list is subject to change.
    DATE: Wednesday, October 8th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    This inaugural film series features five of the most exciting films released in 2013, ranging from romantic comedy to science fiction.
    Free and open to the public

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October 9, 2014 - Thursday

  • CJS Noon Lecture Series:
    US-Japan Relations: An Enduring Partnership
    The Honorable Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of Japan in Detroit
    DATE: Thursday, October 9th
    TIME: 12noon
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
    CONTACT: 734.764.6307 or umcjs@umich.edu

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October 13, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie)
    Wojciech Has, director (183 min., 1964). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, October 13th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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October 15, 2014 - Wednesday

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October 16, 2014 - Thursday

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October 17, 2014 - Monday

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October 19, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Tulpan
    Sergei Dvortsevoy, director. In Kazakh with English subtitles (100 min., 2008).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Wednesday, October 19th
    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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October 20, 2014 - Thursday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Pharoah (Faraon)
    Jerzy Kawalerowicz, director (180 min., 1965). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, October 20th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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October 21, 2014 - Tuesday

  • CREES Noon Lecture:
    An Anthropology of Romania's Secret Police
    Katherine Verdery, Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 12noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for European Studies; Department of Anthropology; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu
  • Lecture: The Last Klezmer: The Life and Music of Leopold Kozlowski
    Yale Strom, Filmmaker
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: 525 S. State St., UMMA Stern Auditorium, Ann Arbor
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu
  • Concert: Grazyna Auguscik
    Polish jazz vocalist Grazyna Auguscik joins Chicago bassist and composer Matt Ulery for an evening of music at the Kerrytown Concert House. For ticket information and additional details, please visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Copernicus Program in Polish Studies and Center for World Performance Studies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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October 22, 2014 - Wednesday

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October 23, 2014 - Thursday

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October 27th, 2014 - Monday

  • New Challenges Facing Europe Lecture series: Was T. S. Eliot Ever Young?
    Robert Crawford, professor of modern Scottish literature & Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry, University of St Andrews
    DATE: Monday, October 27th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 3222 Angell Hall
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Global Scholars Program, Helen Zell Writers' Program, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or cesmichigan@umich.edu
  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od Aniolów)
    Jerzy Kawalerowicz, director (110 min., 1960). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, October 27th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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October 28, 2014 - Tuesday

  • New Challenges Facing Europe Lecture series:
    Rewriting Scotland and the United Kingdom
    Robert Crawford, professor of modern Scottish literature & Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry, University of St Andrews
    DATE: Tuesday, October 28th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Global Scholars Program, Helen Zell Writers' Program, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or cesmichigan@umich.edu

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October 29th, 2014 - Wednesday

  • CREES Noon Lecture:
    Ethnic Intermarriage and the 'Soviet People' in Central Asia
    Adrienne Edgar, associate professor of history, University of California, Santa Barbara
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 12noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for European Studies; Department of Anthropology; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu
  • New Challenges Facing Europe Lecture series:
    Poetry Reading: From Simonides to Body Bags: Poetry, the Classics, and the Contemporary
    Robert Crawford, professor of modern Scottish literature & Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry, University of St Andrews
    DATE: Wednesday, October 29th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Space 2435 North Quad
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Global Scholars Program, Helen Zell Writers' Program, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or cesmichigan@umich.edu

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October 30, 2014 - Thursday

  • CJS Noon Lecture Series:
    Characteristics of the Rebellious Youth in Japan
    David Antoine Malinas, Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Paris Diderot - Paris 7 University
    DATE: Thursday, October 30th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
    CONTACT: 734.764.6307 or umcjs@umich.edu
  • Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series
    A Conversation
    Ryoji Ikeda, Japan's leading electronic composer and visual artist.
    DATE: Thursday, October 30th
    TIME: 5:10 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    Free of charge and open to the public.
    SPONSOR: In Partnership with the University Musical Society (UMS).

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October 31, 2014 - Friday

  • Performance: Superposition
    Ryoji Ikeda, Japan's leading electronic composer and visual artist.
    DATE: Friday, October 30 & Saturday, November 1
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Power Center
    SPONSOR: In Partnership with the University Musical Society (UMS).

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November 1, 2014 - Saturday

  • Performance: Superposition
    Ryoji Ikeda, Japan's leading electronic composer and visual artist.
    DATE: Friday, October 30 & Saturday, November 1
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Power Center
    SPONSOR: In Partnership with the University Musical Society (UMS).

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November 3, 2014 - Monday

  • ASP Lecture:
    The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922
    Richard G. Hovannisian, professor emeritus of history, University of California, Los Angeles
    DATE: Monday, November 3rd
    TIME: 12noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1644 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program (ASP)
    CONTACT: 734.763.0622 or armenianstudies@umich.edu
  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)
    Andrzej Wajda, director (103 min., 1958). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, November 3rd
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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November 4, 2014 - Tuesday

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November 5, 2014 - Wednesday

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November 6, 2014 - Thursday

  • Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series
    People I Know
    Inta Ruka, Latvian photographer
    DATE: Thursday, November
    TIME: 5:10 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    Free of charge and open to the public.
    SPONSORS: With support from the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), and the River Gallery.

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November 7, 2014 - Friday

  • 21st Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
    For times and locations, see annarborpolonia.org/filmfestival/.
    DATE: Friday - Sunday, November 7 - 9
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    SPONSOR: Polish Cultural Fund - Ann Arbor, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, others. Hosted by Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES).

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November 8, 2014 - Saturday

  • 21st Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
    For times and locations, see annarborpolonia.org/filmfestival/.
    DATE: Friday - Sunday, November 7 - 9
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    SPONSOR: Polish Cultural Fund - Ann Arbor, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, others. Hosted by Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES).

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November 9, 2014 - Sunday

  • 21st Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival
    For times and locations, see annarborpolonia.org/filmfestival/.
    DATE: Friday - Sunday, November 7 - 9
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    SPONSOR: Polish Cultural Fund - Ann Arbor, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, others. Hosted by Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES).

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November 10, 2014 - Monday

  • 7-Day Workshop: African Studies in the Digital Age
    The African Studies Center is organizing a seven-day workshop on African Studies in the Digital Age, the second installment in our ongoing Mellon Foundation-funded collaboration with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research in Johannesburg.
    DATE: Monday, November 10th
    TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Erlicher Room, North Quad
    SPONSOR: African Studies Center
    CONTACT: asc-contact@umich.edu
  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    The Hour-Glass Sanatorium (Sanatorium pod Klepsydra)
    Wojciech Has, director (124 min., 1973). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, November 10yh
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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November 11, 2014 - Tuesday

  • LRCCS Noon Lecture Series:
    Deng Xiaoping and his Legacy
    Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
    DATE: Tuesday, November 11th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Center for Chinese Studies
    CONTACT: 734.764.6308 or chinese.studies@umich.edu

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November 12, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Concert: The Waclaw Zimpel Quartet
    Polish jazz musicians The Waclaw Zimpel Quartet perform at the Kerrytown Concert House. For ticket information and additional details, please visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
    DATE: Wednesday, November 12th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Copernicus Program in Polish Studies and Center for World Performance Studies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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November 13, 2014 - Thursday

  • CES Workshop:
    Toward a Comparative History of the Modern Mediterranean
    Edmund Burke III, professor emeritus and research professor of history, University of California, Santa Cruz
    DATE: Thursday, November 13
    TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: 1644 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University
    SPONSOR: CES, CMENAS, Mediterranean Topographies Interdisciplinary Workshop
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or cesmichigan@umich.edu
  • Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series
    Design for Anxious Times
    Anab Jain, designer, filmmaker and founder of the London-and-India-based design studio Superflux
    DATE: Thursday, November 13
    TIME: 5:10 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    Free of charge and open to the public.
    SPONSOR: With support from the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
    Additional Presentation at MOCAD: November 14, 6:00 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

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November 17th, 2014 - Monday

  • CES Symposium:
    Crusade, Jihad, and the Multi-sectarian State
    Speakers: Asma Afsaruddin, chair and professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures, and adjunct professor of religious studies, Indiana University; Christopher MacEvitt, associate professor of religion, Dartmouth College; Stuart A. Wright, professor of sociology and chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, Lamar University. Organizer: Karla Mallette, CES director, U-M.
    DATE: Monday, November 17th
    TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham East Conference Room
    SPONSOR: Center for European Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Islamic Studies Program, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or cesmichigan@umich.edu
  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Austeria
    Jerzy Kawalerowicz, director (107 min., 1982). In Polish with English subtitles
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, November 17th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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November 18, 2014 - Tuesday

  • LRCCS Noon Lecture Series:
    Pollution, Institution and Street Protest in Urban China
    Yang Zhong, Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee; Distinguished Changjiang Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University
    DATE: Tuesday, November 18th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Center for Chinese Studies
    CONTACT: 734.764.6308 or chinese.studies@umich.edu

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November 19, 2014 - Wednesday

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November 20, 2014 - Thursday

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November 24, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Black Cross (Krzyzacy)
    Aleksander Ford, director (173 min., 1960). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, November 24th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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November 25, 2014 - Tuesday

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December 1, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana)
    Andrzej Wajda, director (170 min., 1974). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, December 1st
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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December 3, 2014 - Wednesday

  • CREES Noon Lecture:
    Pluralism from Below: Negotiating Religious Diversity in Catholic Poland
    Agnieszka Pasieka, assistant professor of anthropology, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
    DATE: Wednesday, December 3rd
    TIME: 12noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: 1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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December 4, 2014 - Thursday

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December 8, 2014 - Monday

  • Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema:
    Man of Iron (Czlowiek z zelaza)
    Andrzej Wajda, director (153 min., 1981). In Polish with English subtitles.
    The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.
    DATE: Monday, September 22nd
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St
    SPONSOR: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
    CONTACT: 734.764.0351 or crees@umich.edu

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January 25, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Student
    Darezhan Omirbayev, director. In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles (90 min., 2012).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, January 25th
    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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February 22, 2015 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Song from the Southern Seas (Pesn' Juzhnykh Morej)
    Marat Sarulu, director. In Russian with English subtitles (80 min., 2008).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, February 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 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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