Diversity Events Calendar

—updated October 9, 2014

Note: To add your U-M diversity-related events to this site, CONTACT: DiversityMatters@umich.edu.


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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.


The U-M Council for Disability Concerns' annual Investing in Ability series begins Wednesday and concludes Nov. 9. All events are free and open to the public.


October 16, 2014 - Thursday

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Addiction 101
    Mark Ilgen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Research, Investigator, Department of Veteran Affairs
    This session will provide an overview of some of the leading theories for how addiction develops/progresses. Participants will also learn about available treatment options and information about the potential efficacy of these approaches.
    1.5 CE available for Nurses and OTs.
    DATE: Thursday, October 16th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Building, West Conference Room (4th floor)
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu

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October 17, 2014 - Friday

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Panel Discussion: Addiction: Understand it. Overcome it.
    • James Balmer, President, Dawn Farm
    • Matthew Statman, Program Manager, UM Collegiate Recovery Program/UHS
    • Kathleen Robertson, Manager, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Lena Gray, Educator, M-Healthy
    • Douglas Weaver, Director of Patient Financial Counseling and Registration, Facilitator
    Panelists will discuss substance abuse problems including causes, conditions, and outcomes stressing hope, healing, and recovery with U-M and local resources. There will be a question and answer period. A box lunch will be provided.
    1 CE available for Nurses and OTs.
    DATE: Friday, October 17th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Danto Auditorium, U-M Cardiovascular Center
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • Part of the LSA Theme Semester and Latin@ Heritage Month
    Latin@ Gala
    Culminating event of the Latin@ Heritage Month festivities.
    DATE: Friday, October 17th
    TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League Ballroom
    SPONSOR: Latina/o Studies Program
    CONTACT for more information: Hanna Mesa at hmesa@umich.edu
  • Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle
    American Culture Professor Stephen Berrey will be the guest speaker for the screening of "The Loving Story" (2011) at the U-M Detroit Center. "The Loving Story" is part of "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" a four-part video series made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and locally sponsored by the Detroit Public Library and University of Michigan Detroit Center.
    DATE: Friday, October 17th
    TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
    LOCATION: Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Avenue, Suite 150, Detroit, MI
    SPONSOR: American Culture Department, LSA
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@umich.edu

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October 18, 2014 - Saturday

  • CEW 50th Anniversary Dinner and Dancing Celebration
    Please note that tickets to the CEW 50th Anniversary Party will not be sold at the door, and must be purchased in advance. See link above for more information
    DATE: Saturday, October 18th
    TIME: 6:30 - 10:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, 911 North University Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    SPONSORS: TIAA-CREF and Morgan Stanley, U-M Credit Union, and Retirement Income Solutions
    CONTACT: 734-764-6005 or contactcew@umich.edu

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October 19, 2014 - Sunday

  • Central Asian Film Series:
    Tulpan
    Sergei Dvortsevoy, director. In Kazakh with English subtitles (100 min., 2008).
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Sunday, 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 - Monday

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Substance Use and Nurses: Risks, Rights, and Responsibilities
    Professor Stephen Strobbe, U-M School of Nursing
    Substance use and related disorders can have devastating consequences for anyone, including nurses. This session will discuss the risks, rights, and responsibilities of all nurses as they relate to substance use and addictions.
    1 CEU available for Nurses and OTs.
    DATE: Monday, October 20th
    TIME: 12 noon
    LOCATION: U-M Hospital Ford Auditorium
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Hidden (dis)Abilities in the Classroom
    Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Players
    In this session, the CRLT Players present a series of vignettes designed to prompt conversation around a range of issues related to learning disabilities--and student disabilities more generally--in college classrooms. Following the performance of each vignette, participants are challenged to identify strategies by which they can create more inclusive learning environments. This event is free but registration requested.
    DATE: Monday, October 20th
    TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • 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
  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Animal-Human Bond, a Conversation and Demonstration
    Kristine Siefert, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Social Work
    Deb Davis, Community Engagement Manager of Paws with a Cause
    This event features a discussion on the importance of our connection with animals and includes a short video and a presentation by service dogs and client from Paws with a Cause.
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: U-M Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Gentle Yoga
    Wendy Dolan-Morawa, Educator, M-Healthy
    This is a workshop for individuals who prefer seated or gentle yoga. Persons with physical challenges are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 2:00 PM
    LOCATION: Location: Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • Law's Preoccupation with the Muslim Psyche
    Speaker: Sherene Razack, professor in the Department of Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: NQ Space 2435
    SPONSOR: American Culture Department. Co-sponsored by Arab and Muslim American Studies, Program in International and Comparative Studies, the Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@umich.edu
  • Lecture: Law's Preoccupation with the Muslim Psyche
    Professor Sherene Razack, Department of Social Justice Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: 3448 Mason Hall
    SPONSOR: Co-sponsored by Arab and Muslim American Studies, Program in International and Comparative Studies, the Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
    CONTACT: 734.936.2777 or IslamicStudies@umich.edu
  • Introducing SEA Lecture Series:
    The Khmer Rouge
    Nick Rine, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3448 Mason Hall
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    CONTACT: cseas@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

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Recovery - A Personal Story
    Eric Hipple, U-M Depression Center (former Detroit Lion)
    Eric tells the true story of his playing career with the Lions, his bouts with depression and details the warning signs of teens who have died from suicide. Hipple's son died by suicide when he was 15 years old, which is why Eric is so dedicated to talking and teaching about this subject.
    DATE: Wednesday, October 22nd
    TIME: 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR), Room 6050 (elevator available)
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu

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October 23, 2014 - Thursday

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Film screening: The Anonymous People
    The Anonymous People is a 90 minute feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. The film has closed captions and is shown free of charge.
    Registration is required
    DATE: Thursday, October 23rd
    TIME: 12 noon
    LOCATION: U-M School of Social Work, Education Conference Center (ECC)
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Knox Adaptive Technology Redidication Ceremony
    The Knox Center is the University of Michigan's computer lab designed to meet the computing and information technology needs of people with temporary or permanent disabilities, which recently moved to an expanded location on the second floor of the Shapiro Library. It is named for Jim Knox, the Center's founder and first director. This event will feature short presentations by some of Jim's family members and representatives of the U-M community, and an opportunity to tour the Center. Refreshments will be served.
    DATE: Thursday, October 23rd
    TIME: 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Shapiro Library, in front of Room 2064
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • Abortion Speak Out
    The event will be opened by feminist slam poet Sonya Renee. Renee's powerful performances address themes including racial justice, body positivity, and reproductive rights.
    DATE: Thursday, October 23rd
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Department of American Culture
    CONTACT: Emma Maniere emaniere@umich.edu

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October 24, 2014 - Friday

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    James T. Neubacher Award
    and Certificates of Appreciation Presentation Ceremony

    Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation followed by Neubacher Award presented by U-M Regent Julia Darlow. Refreshments at 9:30 AM.
    DATE: Friday, October 24th
    TIME: 9:30 AM - 12 Noon
    LOCATION: Rackham Building, Assembly Hall 4th floor
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu

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October 26, 2014 - Sunday

  • 2014 Worldwide Lecture Tour: 2014 Creating a World Full of Hope
    Ven. Pomnyun Sunim
    DATE: Sunday, October 26th
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies.
    CONTACT: 734.764.1825 or ncks.info@umich.edu

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October 27, 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
  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    U-M Students in Recovery Panel
    Facilitated by Matthew Statman, Program Manager of the University Health Service Collegiate Recovery Program, U-M students in recovery will tell about their experiences with addiction and recovery.
    DATE: Monday, October 27th
    TIME: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Building, Assembly Hall 4th floor
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@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
  • Introducing SEA Lecture Series:
    Engaged Anthropology in Papua
    Stuart Kirsch, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
    DATE: Tuesday, October 28th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3448 Mason Hall
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    CONTACT: cseas@umich.edu

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October 29, 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
  • Reboot: Feminist Interventions at Ann Arbor
    Join us for videotaped student-lead dialogue sessions with invited speakers that build on academic and creative resources for feminist studies of technology and culture.
    DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
    TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: UMMA, Multi-Purpose Room
    SPONSOR: Department of American Culture, and Digitalstudies
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@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
  • Lecture: The Last Klezmer: The Life and Music of Leopold Kozlowski
    Yale Strom, Filmmaker and a world leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer & Rom music and history.
    Prof. Yale Strom will speak about how the history and influence of the Stoliner Khasidim of Detroit. The Stoliner Khasidim were known for being innovative composers and Strom will speak about the musical influences of Motown and the Stoliner melodies he heard while as a child growing in Detroit. Both had pumping rhythms and catchy melodies which have influenced Strom's klezmer ensemble HOT PSTROMI until today.
    DATE: Wednesday, October 29th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

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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
  • Building Our Future, Together
    Presentation lead by Eric Hernandez, a UM alumnus currently working for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
    DATE: Monday, November 3rd
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3512 Haven Hall
    SPONSOR: Latina/o Studies Program
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@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

  • Introducing SEA Lecture Series:
    Economic Development in Southeast Asia
    Linda Lim. Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
    DATE: Tuesday, November 4th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3448 Mason Hall
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    CONTACT: cseas@umich.edu

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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 6th
    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

  • Investing in Ability Week Event:
    Army vs Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game
    Including: UM Dance Team, UM Tri-Service Color Guard, UM Men's Glee Club, 338th Army Band, and Grand Marshall: Mike Lantry. Free admission; open to all.
    DATE: Sunday, November 9th
    TIME: 6:30 PM
    LOCATION: U-M Crisler Center
    SPONSOR: U-M Council for Disability Concerns
    CONTACT: disability@umich.edu
  • 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
  • Introducing SEA Lecture Series:
    Flood Mitigation Strategies in Jakarta
    Meredith Miller, professor of architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban
    DATE: Tuesday, November 11th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: 3448 Mason Hall
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    CONTACT: cseas@umich.edu

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November 12, 2014 - Wednesday

  • 33rd Hayward Keniston Lecture:
    Why Epistemologies of the South?
    Speaker: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    DATE: Wednesday, November 12th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Hussey Room
    SPONSOR: Latina/o Studies Program
    CONTACT: 734.763.1460 or ac.inq@umich.edu
  • 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 14, 2014 - Friday

  • CSAS Scholarly Lecture Series:
    Urdu Cinema During the 1940s and 50s
    Iftikhar Dadi, Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University
    DATE: Friday, November 14th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 1636 School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art, the Islamic Studies Program, and Screen Arts & Cultures.
    CONTACT: 734.936.2777 or IslamicStudies@umich.edu

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November 16, 2014 - Sunday

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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 2, 2014 - Tuesday

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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 5, 2014 - Friday

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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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December 10, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Nam Center for Korean Studies Colloquium Series:
    Diasporic Koreans and the Military, 1930-1960
    Speaker: Ji-Yeon Yuh, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University
    DATE: Wednesday, December 10th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies.
    CONTACT: 734.764.1825 or ncks.info@umich.edu

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January 14, 2014 - Wednesday

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January 16, 2015 - Friday

  • Concert: Dobet Gnahoré
    Tickets: $10 students / $20 public
    DATE: Friday, January 16th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater
    SPONSOR: Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)
    CONTACT: 734.936.2777 or or CWPS.Information@umich.edu

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January 21, 2015 - Wednesday

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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 11, 2014 - Wednesday

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March 20, 2015 - Friday

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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

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April 8, 2014 - Wednesday

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