Diversity Events Calendar

—updated August 19, 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.


September 4, 2014 - Thursday

  • 2014 Doris Sloan Memorial Program: UMMA Dialogue: Speaking of Past and Present: Changing Perceptions and Practices in Contemporary Native Art
    Join exhibition curator Ellen Taubman, U-M Associate Dean and Carroll Smith Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Native American Studies Philip J. Deloria, and a panel of artists including mother-daughter pair of award-winning contemporary black ash basket weavers Kelly Church (UM class of 1998) and Cherish Parrish (current UM LSA student), Canadian-based new media artist Skawennati, and Michigan ceramics and mixed media artist Jason Wesaw.
    Refreshments and late gallery hours after the conversation.
    DATE: Thursday, September 4th
    TIME: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
    LOCATION: A. Alfred Taubman Gallery I, Apse, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
    CONTACT: Lisa Borgsdorf, lherbert@umich.edu, (734) 615-9815

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September 10, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Electric Shadows: UM Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series
    The Grandmaster (2013)
    All screenings are with English subtitles and free and open to the public. *The film series list is subject to change.
    DATE: Wednesday, September
    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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September 15, 2014 - Monday

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September 17, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Electric Shadows: UM Premiere Contemporary Chinese Film Series
    American Dream in China (2013)
    All screenings are with English subtitles and free and open to the public. *The film series list is subject to change.
    DATE: Wednesday, September 17th
    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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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 26, 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 26th
    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
    New Sounds of Ancient Music
    Concert by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Ensemble
    DATE: Thursday, September 26th
    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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October 1, 2014 - Wednesday

  • Lecture: Why Is Chinese So Redundant?
    San Duanmu, Professor of Linguistics, University of Michigan
    DATE: Wednesday, October
    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 8, 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 17, 2014 - Monday

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October 22, 2014 - Wednesday

November 1, 2014 - Saturday

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November 5, 2014 - Wednesday

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November 6, 2014 - Thursday

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November 7, 2014 - Friday

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November 20, 2014 - Thursday

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December 3, 2014 - Thursday

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