Archive of 2012 Events


On-going 2012 Events

  • Mark di Suvero: Tabletops
    DATES: October 8 through February 26, 2012
    LOCATION: UMMA, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor
    24-hour information hotline: 734.763.UMMA
    Preeminent American sculptor Mark di Suvero (b. 1933) is best known for his dynamic and monumental works made of industrial steel and salvaged materials that populate museum grounds, landscapes, and urban environments around the world. In addition to countless exhibitions and awards, in March 2011 di Suvero was honored with the National Medal of the Arts by President Obama in a White House ceremony. This exhibition, organized by UMMA and on view exclusively in Ann Arbor, features approximately fifteen of di Suvero's rarely exhibited smaller scale pieces, or tabletops, from the 1950s to the present. The tabletops are not maquettes of larger-scale works but an expressionistic and engaging genre all their own, an outlet for exploring ideas relating to the calligraphic nature of form, balance, proportion, and movement. Drawing from numerous private collections as well as the artist's studio, the exhibition offers the opportunity to experience this intimate work in the Museum's ground level, glass-walled Irving Stenn, Jr, Family Project Gallery, adjacent to the two di Suvero outdoor steel sculptures on the Museum's grounds: Orion (2006) and Shang (1984-85).
    SPONSORS: Office of the President of the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, and Laura Lynch and Hugh McPherson.
  • Exhibit: Sacred Hands
    TIMES: from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-7 p.m. Sundays
    DATES: through March 4th
    LOCATION: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room
    The exhibit features manuscripts with texts of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The curators say the term "sacred" is appropriate to describe the hands that wrote the manuscripts. They add that the meaning of this word travels beyond the traditional limits of the religious sphere, as sacred can designate whatever is unique, exclusive and venerable. The manuscripts reveal how a text was transmitted in a particular language and at a particular time, and also how texts were presented to readers. Curators say visitors to this exhibit will appreciate the beauty and the history behind the artifacts, as even the early bare fragments written on papyrus or animal skin reveal the subtle elegance of the scribe. All of the materials displayed in the exhibit are from the U-M Library's Special Collections Library and the Papyrus Collection Library.

  • Exhibit: Where Furrows Run Deep: Black & White Photography
    TIMES: Open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    DATES: February 13 through April 4th
    LOCATION: Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    Jeffrey Sauger has been a professional photojournalist for 22 years. In 2000, he was named Photographer of the Year by the Michigan Press Photographers Association. He was given honorable mention for the same award in 2003. Sauger, who is based out of Royal Oak, has a master's degree from the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. He also attended the Eddie Adams Workshop and Maine Photographic Workshops with William Albert Allard. His ongoing project, Where Furrows Run Deep, documents the plight of African American farmers and their disappearing lands in the rural South.

  • Exhibit: 17th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
    TIMES: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Sunday-Monday 12pm-6pm
    DATES: March 20 through April 4th
    LOCATION: Duderstadt Center Gallery
    Founded in 1990, The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is committed to original work in the arts in Michigan correctional facilities, juvenile facilities, urban high schools, and communities across the state.

  • Exhibit: Beyond The Velvet: Photography from the Czech Republic
    TIMES: Open daily from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    DATES: February 13 through April 9th
    LOCATION: Gifts of Art Gallery - Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    In classic documentary style, Michigan based photojournalist James Fassinger has assembled a collection of black and white images that span the 16 years (1992-2008) he spent living and working in the Czech Republic after the country’s Velvet Revolution and during the presidency of Vaclav Havel. These scenes depict the interesting and often overlooked lives of ordinary Central Europeans and the places that surround them during the years following the fall of communism. Fassinger’s work has been published in the Guardian, Times of London, European, National newspaper, the Czech Lidove Noviny and El Pais of Spain.

  • Exhibit: Languages of Early American History
    Language plays a central role in virtually all human activity, and it was a critical element in the encounters of peoples that form the history of the Americas. This exhibit provides a eclectic sampling of the languages represented in the Clements Library's holdings.
    TIME: 1:00 - 84:45 PM
    DATES: January 9 through May 4th
    LOCATION: William L. Clements Library
    SPONSOR: William L. Clements Library CONTACT: 734-358-9770 or annrock@umich.edu

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January 7, 2012 - Saturday

  • Mochitsuki
    CJS's 8th Annual Mochitsuki will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012. The event features mochi-making in the traditional way (using an usu and kine), mochi taste-testing, games, origami, kamishibai (Japanese storytelling), kakizome (New Year's calligraphy), manga-drawing, and live music.
    DATE: Saturday, January 7th
    TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: East Hall Math & Psych Atrium
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies
    CONTACT: 734-764-6307, umcjs@umich.edu

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January 10, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Literature Brown Bag Series:
    Antigone in 1949: A Modern Greek Tragedy
    With Professor Vassilis Lambropoulos
    DATE: Tuesday, January 10th
    TIME: noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Angell Hall, Classics Department Library, Room 2175
    SPONSOR: Classics Department
    CONTACT: 936-6099
  • Africa Workshop Series Winter 2012: When the King Renounced His Sacredness: Religion, Conversion and The New Pentecostals in Ife, Nigeria
    Jacob K. Olupona, Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
    DATE: Tuesday, January 10th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 4701 Haven Hall (DAAS Conference Room)
    SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    CONTACT: ecnirp@umich.edu or call 734-764-5517

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January 11, 2012 - Wednesday

  • MLK Symposium event:
    UNROOTED: Repairing the Divides Among Scholars and Activists
    R. L'Heureux Lewis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies, City College of New York
    This conversation will address the divides that traditionally separate activists and scholars as well as separate different communities of color. Drawing on examples of collaboration the event will go beyond diagnosis of differences by identifying strategies for moving ahead towards social justice.
    DATE: Wednesday, January 11th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: West Conference Room, Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington St
    SPONSORS: Rackham Graduate School with additional sponsorship from: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Department of Sociology, Students of Color of Rackham, Rackham Student Government, and Becoming Educators of Tomorrow.
    CONTACT: Lynne Shivers at lshivers@umich.edu
    More information.
  • Africa Workshop Series Winter 2012: When the King Renounced His Sacredness: Religion, Conversion and The New Pentecostals in Ife, Nigeria
    Jacob K. Olupona, Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
    DATE: Tuesday, January 10th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 4701 Haven Hall (DAAS Conference Room)
    SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    CONTACT: ecnirp@umich.edu or call 734-764-5517

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January 13, 2012 - Friday

  • Playwright David Henry Hwang to discuss his new Broadway hit 'Chinglish'
    David Henry Hwang, winner of the Tony Award in 1988 for "M. Butterfly," will discuss his new Broadway hit, "Chinglish," a cross-cultural comedy about a U.S. businessman trying to secure a lucrative deal in China. Last month, "Chinglish" received the Jeff Award—Chicago's highest theater honor—for outstanding new play. Hwang's talk will be free and open to the public. All are invited to a reception after the talk.
    DATE: Tuesday, January 10th.
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM.
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Vandenberg Room, 911 N. University, Ann Arbor.
    SPONSORS: Confucius Institute and the Department of Comparative Literature.

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January 16, 2012 - Monday

  • MLK Symposium event:
    Annual Children & Youth Event
    Once again, the School of Education, School of Social Work, and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives invite all students throughout the K-12 school-communities to participate in another MLK Children and Youth Day filled with a range of activities planned specifically to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Modern Language Building (MLB), 812 E. Washington Street
    SPONSORS: School of Education, School of Social Work, and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives
    Registration required.
    CONTACT: 764.9470
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Keynote Memorial Lecture
    Speaker: Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, hosted NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 10:00 AM
    LOCATION: Hill Auditorium
    More information.
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Black History 101 Mobile Museum
    DRUM MAJORS FOR JUSTICE celebrates the contributions of African Americans in the field of politics with a focus on those who were inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. Included in this exhibit of over 200 artifacts are rare documents and photos signed by Daisy Elliot, Douglas Wilder, Charles Rangel, Tom Bradley, Maynard Jackson, Marion Barry, Edward Brooke, Carl Strokes, Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, John Conyers, Barbara Jordan, President Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Coleman A. Young, and many more.
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, Art Lounge (1st Floor)
    SPONSORS: Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), Center for Campus Involvement, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Division of Student Affairs (DSA)
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Your Role in Social Change
    The insights we gain from learning about others' experiences in social change are valuable. In addition, it is important for us to reflect on what role we can play in social change. This session will serve as an opportunity for insightful, personal conversations focused on exploring each of our connections to social justice and social change. Join us immediately following the keynote. Refreshments will be provided.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Koessler Room (3rd floor)
    SPONSOR: LSA Honors Program
  • MLK Symposium event:
    2012 MLK Health Sciences Program: Building Stronger Communities for Better Health: The Geography of Equity and Human Rights
    Speaker: Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., Vice-president & Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 11:45 AM
    LOCATION: Dow Auditorium, Towsley Center, U-M Medical Center
    More information.
    SPONSORS: University of Michigan Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, the College of Pharmacy, and the Hospitals and Health Centers
  • The Arab Spring: One Year In
    With the demise of Tunisia's president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on Jan. 14, 2011, the protests now called the 'Arab Spring' had scored their first success. Protests had begun in Algeria at that time, and a few days later spread to Egypt, leading to Husni Mubarak's resignation on Jan. 23rd. New forms of protest, and a new powerful demand for civil rights and dignity emerged, as the world was watching in surprise. One year later, a panel of UM experts will ask: What has really happened? What did the uprisings achieve? Where did they fail? What are the prospects for the near and distant future? Panelists: Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Vice Provost for International Affairs Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History and Director, Center for South Asian Studies Wijdan Alsayegh, Department of Near Eastern Studies Sarai Aharoni, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Lecturer, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Atef Said, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology Susanne Koelbl, foreign correspondent, Der Spiegel (Berlin), 2011-2012 Knight-Wallace Fellow
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.), Amphitheatre (4th Floor)
    SPONSOR: Center for Middle Easter and North African Studies
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Business & Finance MLK Convocation - Many Voices: A Shared Dream!
    Join us for an entertaining, educational and inspiring performance by Sarah Jones, a Tony Award and Obie Award winning playwright, performer and poet and has been called a "master of the genre" by the New York Times. Open to the public.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Auditorium
    SPONSOR: Business & Finance
    More information.
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Panel Discussion of the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
    Speakers: Miriam Aukerman, Jessica Ashmore, Sharon Brett, and more
    Over 45,000 people are listed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. In 2010 Michigan ranked third in the nation for the highest number of registered sex offenders per population. The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) presents a panel of experts—Miriam Aukerman of the ACLU, Jessica Ashmore (a juvenile sex offender probation officer), one or more survivors of sexual offense, a University law school professor, and many more—who will speak and then lead a discussion on this difficult, painful, and very complicated subject. Please join us in the Pendleton Room of the Michigan Union from 1pm to 3pm to explore this subject.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
  • MLK Symposium event:
    It's Going On in the Hood
    Panel Discussion
    One of the most pressing challenges facing Detroit is the perception that the city's neighborhoods are crumbling and there is a significant lack of community involvement. "It's Going On in the Hood" is a Panel Discussion about various efforts to aid Detroit's Neighborhoods in community development. Panelists represent a diverse grouping of community development organizations dedicated to improving the neighborhoods of the city and the quality of life of those that reside in them. Participants will learn about on-going efforts and discuss new and different approaches.
    panelists:
    • Jessica Ashmore is a Michigan Probation Officer who works in the juvenile courts with sex offenders, and will provide a perspective on the effects the sex offender registry has on juvenile offenders and their communities.
    • Miriam Aukerman joined the ACLU of Michigan in December 2010 as the staff attorney for the newly-opened West Michigan Regional Office. Miriam has litigated numerous high impact cases challenging the legal barriers preventing individuals with criminal records from obtaining housing, employment and education. She also spearheaded a multifaceted statewide campaign to achieve systemic reform on reentry issues.
    • Sharon Brett is a third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. She previously served as a student attorney in the Michigan General Clinical Law Program, working to challenge overly restrictive parole conditions for sex offenders in Michigan. Her recently published law journal article focused on the constitutionality these conditions and how some of them may increase, rather than decrease, recidivism.
    • JJ Prescott is a professor of law here at the University of Michigan. His research interests include criminal law, sentencing law and reform, and employment law. Current projects include an examination of the effects of sex offender registration and notification laws on the frequency and incidence of sex crimes, and an empirical evaluation of the effects of prosecutor race and sex on charging and sentencing outcomes.
    • Martin Whitkin is an attorney from Massachusetts and was the legal adviser for the creation of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry in the 1990s. Early in his career he worked within Massachusetts prisons, and presents a complex view about the creation of sex offender registries, and the decisions involved in creating the registry.
    The panel will also feature a formerly incarcerated individual who is listed on the sex offender registry. He will share his experiences and perspective and the challenges he perceives in creating an effective registry. Two survivors of sexual offense will also speak on the panel, each sharing her experiences and attitudes towards the registry.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: UM Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 150, Detroit
    SPONSOR: U-M Detroit Center
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Fordson Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
    Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football is a feature-length documentary film follows a predominantly Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during Ramadan, a month when Muslims traditionally fast every day from sunrise to sundown, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith and the American Dream while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9/11 America. It is an inspirational story of an immigrant community's resilience, that attempts to answer the question, "Who is an American?"
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union Ballroom, Free to the Public
    SPONSORS: The University Library, University Housing, The Law Library, The School of Information, The Bentley Historical Library, OAMI
  • MLK Symposium event:
    An Afternoon with Adrian Fenty
    Speaker: Adrian M. Fenty: Former Mayor, Washington D.C.
    One of the youngest mayors of a major metropolitan U.S. city, rising political figure Adrian Fenty captured the nation's attention during his term as Mayor of the District of Columbia. Celebrated for his leadership in urban education reform, the public school system in the D.C. had been troubled for years with poor student test performance scores and graduation rates among the lowest in the nation.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Blau Auditorium, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
    SPONSOR: Stephen M. Ross School of Business
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Round Table Discussion—Wellness and Social Justice: Community Self-Definition of Emotional Well-being and Resiliency
    Join staff at U of M's Counseling and Psychological Services for a round table discussion of the crucial nature of social justice objectives to the realization of both individual and collective emotional well-being. Discussion will involve an examination of how traditionally underrepresented communities define their own emotional well-being and resiliency narratives, including resiliency to intergenerational/historical oppression and present "day-to-day" micro-aggressions related to one's social identity group membership. Particular focus will be placed on the necessary integration of these diverse voices and narratives into overall student wellness initiatives in a higher education setting.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 2:00 PM
    LOCATION: MSA Chambers, 3909 Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • MLK Symposium event:
    The Call to Sacrificial Services (Performance Art)
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 2:00 PM
    LOCATION: Power Center for the Performing Arts
    SPONSOR: School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Dr. King's Vision for Economic Justice: Focus on Detroit
    A Panel Discussion with leaders from Detroit City government and nonprofit sectors
    Join us for a panel discussion with Charles Pugh (President, Detroit City Council), Shirley Stancato (CEO, New Detroit), Bankole Thompson (Senior Editor, Michigan Chronicle), and Daniel Varner (Executive Director, Excellent Schools of Detroit); Moderated by Prof. Angela Dillard (Director, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies). Also including Professor Dana Thompson (Law School, Director of Entrepreneurship Clinic and professor with the Urban Communities Clinic). Discussion will conclude with a Q&A period. Open to the public.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: UM Law School, Aikens Commons, first floor Hutchins Hall
    SPONSOR: UM Law School
  • MLK Symposium event:
    MLK Circle of Unity
    The Michigan Community Scholars Program is hosting their annual Circle of Unity on the Diag to give the University and surrounding community an opportunity to reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr's Dream, where that Dream has come, and what still needs to be done. Participants will watch and engage in the event through various performances and have an opportunity to share their own dream for the future.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: the Diag
    SPONSOR: Michigan Community Scholars Program
  • MLK Symposium event:
    The Connection Between Policy and Practice, Lessons Learned by an Urban Superintendent on the Road to the Broad Prize for Urban Education
    Peter Gorman, Senior Vice President of Education Services for News Corporation
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: School of Education, Schorling Auiditorium
    SPONSORS: U-M Business and Finance
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Advancing Environmental Health & Justice: A Community Perspective
    Peggy M. Shepard, executive director and co-founder of WE ACT For Environmental Justice (WE ACT), has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy and environmental health research to becomea national leader in advancing the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment extends to all. Shepard was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Smith College last May for two decades of leadership in environmental justice and urban sustainability.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Dana Natural Resources Building, Room 1040
    SPONSORS: Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Center for the Education of Women
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Film: Brother Outsider: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin - with reflection and discussion
    During his 60-year career as an activist, organizer and "troublemaker," Bayard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American civil rights movement. In 1963, Rustin brought his unique skills to the crowning glory of his civil rights career: his work organizing the March on Washington, the biggest protest America had ever seen. But his open homosexuality forced him to remain in the background, marking him again and again as a "brother outsider."
    A reflection and dialogue facilitated by UM students with a personal friend and colleague of both Dr. King and Bayard Rustin follows the viewing of the film.
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Educational Conference Center (ECC) School of Social Work - 1080 S. University
    SPONSORS: School of Social Work and University of Michigan Spectrum Center
  • MLK Symposium event:
    A Tribute to MLK Jr.: Bringing the Dream to Life (Performance Art)
    In an effort to pay homage to the memory of Brother Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is our desire to construct and implement a program that seeks to "recapture" the dream that Dr. King once envisioned. A Tribute to Reverend Dr Jr.: Bringing the Dream to Life will consist of artist of various forms using their talents to show appreciation for the vision of Brother Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Performers will range from local and campus artist of numerous cultures, showing that the vision of Dr. King reached far beyond just African-Americans. The evening will conclude with our headline performer(s) (TBA).
    DATE: Monday, January 16th
    TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Stamps Auditorium

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January 18, 2012 - Wednesday

  • The U.S. Job Search: A Guide for International Students
    International students have a lot to offer employers, including cross-cultural skills, diversity, a global perspective, and language skills. However, conducting a job search in the U.S. can be quite challenging. This workshop is designed to give international students the knowledge and resources they need to conduct an effective job search. At this workshop, you will learn the possible differences between your home country and the U.S. with respect to resumes and interviews. You will also hear some tips on how to find companies who are open to sponsoring visas. Finally, a representative from the International Center will discuss the various work visas available to international students.
    DATE: Wednesday, January 18th
    TIME: 5:00 - 6:15 PM
    LOCATION: 1200 EECS
    SPONSOR: U-M Business and Finance
    CONTACT: Please RSVP through ENGenius.Jobs if you plan to attend this event.

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January 19, 2012 - Thursday

  • MLK Symposium event:
    Innovative 'Jobs not Jails' with Inner-city Youth
    Speaker: Rev. Gregory Boyle, Founder and CEO, Homeboy Industries
    Reverend Boyle started Homeboy Industries, an innovative nonprofit corporation in L.A. that runs several smaller businesses that employ former gang members and at-risk youth. With taglines like "nothing stops a bullet like a job," revenue generated through the profit enterprises offset free community services such as mental therapy for gang members, housing assistance, job counseling, and tattoo removal. The businesses range from a multimillion dollar silkscreen business to a bakery and a café.
    DATE: Thursday, January 19th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business
    SPONSORS: Nonprofit and Public Management Center, Ross School of Business, Ford School of Public Policy, School of Social Work, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Michigan Vice Provost's Office, King•Chavéz•Parks Visiting Professors Program and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost, The Skillman Foundation, Detroit Hispanic Development Consortium, and Thomas Firestone Lecture Fund at St. Mary's Student Parish.
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Hey Activists, What's Your Beat?
    Music moves movements! Bring along a song whose lyrics inspire you about some form of social justice activism. Come to tell the story of your experience as an activist, or to hear others, all of whom are building a new generation of activism. Wherever you're an activist, that's your "beat."
    DATE: Thursday, January 19th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Northwood Houses Community Center, 1588 Cram Circle
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Step Afrika Dance Performance
    Step Afrika is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. In stepping, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. The tradition grew out of the song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities in the early 1900s. Stepping comes from a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group. The company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Free and open to the Public.
    DATE: Thursday, January 19th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Lydia Mendelssohn Theater located in the Michigan League
    SPONSORS: University Library, School of Music, School of Information, Bentley Historical Library, OAMI

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January 20, 2012 - Friday

  • MLK Symposium event:
    F.O.K.U.S. Presents…Michigan's Second Annual Beat Battle
    Beat battles began shortly after the birth of hip-hop, providing a Coliseum for DJs to scratch and spin against other DJs in hopes of winning local recognition. The beauty of the battle is that anyone can enter, regardless of skill or fame. F.O.K.U.S. sees the beat battle as an ideal venue for local artists and members within a specific community—namely, the University of Michigan community—to come together and experience a culture that celebrates innovation and collaboration in conjunction with competition. The purpose of this year's Beat Battle is to produce a platform for individuals to explore the way musical genres have interacted and influenced one another historically to create the music we listen to today. Under the blanket categories of electronic music and hip-hop, DJs will mix their own beats using songs F.O.K.U.S. has dubbed transformational from genres such as soul, funk, pop, classical, jazz, and world. Judges will vary in musical experience and will give historical and social background for the songs being remixed.The audience will listen, dance, and judge the beats together. By creating an inclusive and fun environment, F.O.K.U.S. aims to start conversations and create links between communities that might not normally be in the same room. The guy you imagine to be a hip-hop head is actually nodding along to Cher while the woman you would never imagine to see at an Immortal Technique concert is singing all the words. The idea of the Beat Battle as a part of the the Symposium is a fresh take on continuing the legacy of Dr. King; one of Dr. King's messages to the nation, and the world, was to promote diversity and open spaces for all people. Hip-hop has consistently promoted and maintained this openness in its fan-base and in its creators. Its MC's and beatmakers speak almost every language and reach every point of the globe, to the small housing projects of Sweden to the villages of Africa to the cities of Japan and Seoul and to the corn-growing communities in Iowa. No longer is hip-hop confined to the American city. The Beat Battle places emphasis on skill and ability, rather than style of dress, faith or ethnicity. With such participation, a natural conversation and recognition of the true essence of community and diversity will develop.
    DATE: Friday, January 20th
    TIME: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union Ballroom

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January 21, 2012 - Saturday

  • Film: My Dear Enemy, (2008) 123 min, Dir. Lee Yoon-ki, Cast: Jeon Do-youn, Ha Jung-woo
    As the fourth film of Lee Yoon-ki (This Charming Girl), My Dear Enemy is a charming romantic comedy and one of the rare films that portray the city as another character, similar to what Lost in Translation had achieved years ago.
    DATE: Saturday, January 21st
    TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theatre, 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies
    CONTACT: ncks.info@umich.edu

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January 23, 2012 - Monday

  • Diversity Talks: A Seminar Series on Policy and Race
    Muslims as Moving Targets: External Scrutiny and Internal Critique in Detroit's Mosques
    Lecture by Sally Howell, Assistant Professor of History and Arab American Studies, University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The FBI's use, or attempted use, of informants, agent provocateurs, and agent intimidation in Detroit's mosques is shaping the representation of Arabs, and Muslims in the city in distinctive ways. This essay will look at the dialogical processes this focus has set in motion between the city's mosques and other institutions of Muslim (self) representation and evolving structures of public scrutiny and federal power. It is in its close, working relationships with Arab/Muslim American organizations that the U.S. government reveals its most phobic assumptions about its Arab/Muslim citizens. Distrust and a desire to control permeate and direct the power of the state vis-á-vis Arab/Muslim Detroit. Yet the city's mosques are thriving. This paper explores how Detroit's mosques actively (and often effectively) resist state power by disciplining themselves, by creating a powerful and effective Muslim establishment, by building schools and seminaries, by educating the young, and by encouraging their imams and members to speak English and to speak out. It will also discuss the unacceptably high cost of failure.
    This event is free and lunch is provided. Space is limited, please RSVP to afarivar@umich.edu.
    DATE: Monday, January 23rd
    TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 3rd Floor Seminar Room
    SPONSOR: Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP) in partnership with the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

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January 24, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Never Far Away
    Bright Sheng, Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Composition at University of Michigan, and the Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College, CUNY
    Professor Sheng presents a self-survey on what is considered 'Chinese-ness' in his compositions.
    DATE: Tuesday, January 24th
    TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
    SPONSORS: Center for Chinese Studies

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January 25, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Sacred Hands, a multimedia talk
    Three exhibit curators (Pablo Alvarez, outreach librarian and curator for the Special Collections Library; Evyn Kropf, Islamic manuscripts project cataloguer, U-M Library; and Arthur Verhoogt, acting archivist, Papyrus Collection) will explore the background of the manuscripts presented in the current exhibit Sacred Hands that features manuscripts with texts of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
    DATE: Wednesday, January 25th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
  • The Classical in Modern Times: A Year on China and Greece
    Olympic Imaginations of the Classical
    Screenings of the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games
    DATE: Wednesday, January 25th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Angell Auditorium D
    SPONSORS: Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan and the Department of Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu

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January 26, 2012 - Thursday

  • U.S. Job Search for International Students
    The U-M International Center and the SI Career Development Office staff will collaboratively present on job search strategies for international students. An International Center advisor will discuss U.S. work authorization topics for students in F-1 and J-1 status, including internship (CPT) and post-graduate (OPT) authorization. Career Development staff will discuss key elements of a strong internship recruiting strategy for international students.
    DATE: Thursday, January 26th
    TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: 2245 North Quad
    SPONSORS: Career Development Office
    CONTACT: si.careers@umich.edu
  • MLK Symposium event:
    Lecture: Revisioning the Life of Coretta Scott King
    Speaker: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of English, Spelman College
    Professor Guy-Sheftall is founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College. Her lecture will focus on Coretta Scott King's vision of "the beloved community" which Martin Luther King Jr. articulated so eloquently as a civil rights icon. Repositioning Coretta Scott King, mostly known as Dr. King's widow, as a warrior for social justice, this talk will provide a fuller portrait of her extraordinary and largely invisible life, especially her political activism around a broad range of social issues: peace, racism, gay and lesbian rights, sexism, and militarism.
    DATE: Thursday, January 26th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union Pond Room
    SPONSORS: Women's Studies Department & Institute for Research on Women and Gender

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January 28, 2012 - Saturday

  • False Starts: Native Americans, Representation, and Museums
    Professor Steven Conn, Professor and Director of the Public History Program, Ohio State University
    DATE: Saturday, January 28th & Sunday, January 29th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Saturday Lecture)
    TIME: 12:00 - 2:00 PM (Sunday Lecture)
    LOCATION: 1014 Tisch Hall
    SPONSOR: UM Native American Studies Program and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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January 29, 2012 - Sunday

  • False Starts: Native Americans, Representation, and Museums
    Professor Steven Conn, Professor and Director of the Public History Program, Ohio State University
    DATE: Saturday, January 28th & Sunday, January 29th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Saturday Lecture)
    TIME: 12:00 - 2:00 PM (Sunday Lecture)
    LOCATION: 1014 Tisch Hall
    SPONSOR: UM Native American Studies Program and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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January 30, 2012 - Monday

  • The Non-Profit Role in Urban Revitalization
    Richard R. Buery, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Aid Society
    DATE: Saturday, January 28th & Sunday, January 29th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom
    SPONSOR: The Ford School of Public Policy

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January 31, 2012 - Tuesday

  • ASP Public Lecture: Democratization in Azerbaijan: Challenges and Opportunities
    Mr. Hikmet Haji-Zade is a Reagan Fascell Democracy fellow (National Endowment for Democracy) in Washington, DC.
    DATE: Tuesday, January 31st
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program (ASP)
    More information.
    CONTACT: 734 763-0622, armenianstudies@umich.edu

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February is Black History Month, a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

Women's History Month 2012 presented by Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs MESA & Trotter Multicultural Center. For more information email Erica Williams at ericadw@umich.edu or BlackHistoryMonth2012@umich.edu.


February 2, 2012 - Thursday

  • Film: No Regret, (2006) 114 min, Dir. Leesong Hee-il, Cast: Lee Yeong-hun, Jo Hyeon-cheol
    Although it is not the first gay film produced in Korea, No Regret is by far the most successful one and it ignited public discourses on homosexuality in Korea. Leesong Hee-il provides insight into a gay subculture that most heterosexual directors would have a difficult time conveying. Warning: Contains frontal adult male nudity and graphic sex.
    DATE: Thursday, February 2nd
    TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theatre, 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies
    CONTACT: ncks.info@umich.edu

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February 3, 2012 - Friday

  • Title IX lecture series:
    The Social Costs of Falling Short of Gender Equity in High School Sports
    Don Sabo, director of Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health

    DATE: Friday, February 3rd
    TIME: 12 noon
    LOCATION: 2239 Lane Hall
    SPONSOR: Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy, a U-M center for research on girls' and women's participation in sports and physical activity.
  • Black History Month 2012:
    Midwest Hip Hop Summit Conference
    The Hip Hop Congress will host its 8th Annual Midwest Summit at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from February 3rd to 4th, 2012.
    Midwest Hip Hop Summit Concert featuring Big K.R.I.T., Narcicyst, Maimouna Youssef, OneBeLo & The Foundation All-Stars
    The Summit will bring together a diverse group of individuals encouraging participants to educate themselves on issues, organize action, and recognize how hip hop can be used to create positive change. The goal of this year's summit is to connect those interested in Hip Hop with youth empowerment, education, social justice and community action. Activities will include concerts featuring renowned Hip Hop artists as well as workshops, panels and discussion on Hip Hop Youth empowerment and education and Women in Hip Hop. Scheduled guests include renowned Hip Hop artists Big K.R.I.T., Narcicyst, Maimouna Youssef, OneBeLo, Tree City, The Foundation All-Stars and more. There will also be workshops teaching Graffiti Art, Breakdancing, DJ'ing, and MC'ing.
    DATE: Friday, February 3rd (see Saturday, February 4th)
    TIME: 8:00PM - Midnight
    LOCATION: Michigan League Ballroom
    Purchase tickets for $15 at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    SPONSOR: Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

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February 4, 2012 - Saturday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    Midwest Hip Hop Summit Conference
    The Hip Hop Congress will host its 8th Annual Midwest Summit at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from February 3rd to 4th, 2012.
    Midwest Hip Hop Summit Concert featuring Big K.R.I.T., Narcicyst, Maimouna Youssef, OneBeLo & The Foundation All-Stars
    The Summit will bring together a diverse group of individuals encouraging participants to educate themselves on issues, organize action, and recognize how hip hop can be used to create positive change. The goal of this year's summit is to connect those interested in Hip Hop with youth empowerment, education, social justice and community action. Activities will include concerts featuring renowned Hip Hop artists as well as workshops, panels and discussion on Hip Hop Youth empowerment and education and Women in Hip Hop. Scheduled guests include renowned Hip Hop artists Big K.R.I.T., Narcicyst, Maimouna Youssef, OneBeLo, Tree City, The Foundation All-Stars and more. There will also be workshops teaching Graffiti Art, Breakdancing, DJ'ing, and MC'ing.
    DATE: Saturday, February 4th (see Saturday, February 3rd)
    TIME & LOCATION:
    • 12noon - 6:30 PM, Workshops in the Michigan Union
    • 6:30 - 9:00 PM, Free dinner & screening of "Ghetto Physics" in the Michigan League Underground
    • 9:00 PM - Midnight, Hip Hop Concert in the Michigan League Underground
      Register for the FREE conference.
    SPONSOR: Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
  • Black History Month 2012:
    Black History 101 Mobile Museum
    The mini exhibit of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is called "And the Legacy Continues" featuring 50 plus artifacts that celebrate the contributions of Detroit legends Proof and JDilla.
    DATE: Saturday, February 4th
    TIME: 12noon - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, Room 2202
    SPONSOR: Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center

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February 5, 2012 - Sunday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    MESA/Trotter Affiliate Program (MAP) Demands Planning Session
    Join together with a diverse group of students from across a range of cultural and political organizations attempting to foster a better sense of diversity on our campus.
    DATE: Sunday, February 5th
    TIME: 12noon
    LOCATION: Mason Hall (on the third floor)
    SPONSOR: MESA/Trotter Affiliate Program (MAP)

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February 7, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Building China: Migrant Workers in China's Construction Industry
    Sarah Swider, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wayne State University
    This talk presents three prevalent employment arrangements among migrant workers in the informal sector of China's construction industry. It shows how each employment arrangement is characterized by specific mechanisms that channel migrants into a segmented informal labor market and shapes their lives on and off the jobsite.
    DATE: Tuesday, February 7th
    TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
    SPONSOR: Center for Chinese Studies
  • Black History Month 2012:
    NAACP History Meeting
    Throughout the history, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has greatly assisted African Americans and other oppressed groups in their struggles for civil rights, equal treatment, and social justice. One of our initial purposes was to eliminate legal segregation and the various forms of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and education. We intend to educate our community on the impact the NAACP played in the past for the advancement of our community, and to do this in a way that is interactive and engaging. We will explore the litigation history of the NAACP and will also explore its history of protests and coalition building.
    DATE: Tuesday, February 7th
    TIME: 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Trotter Multicultural Center
    SPONSOR: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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February 9, 2012 - Thursday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    Cupid Don't Know @#$& About Me: A Black/Gay/Trans Perspective on Heartbreak
    Recently described as one of the most highly sought after slam poets in Philadelphia, J Mase III is a BLACK/TRANS/GAY/ROWDY-AS-H...ELL performance artist who has rocked the house from venues in San Francisco to New York City. Now he's coming to Ann Arbor to bring us his perspective on life, love and heartbreak. J Mase has the power to draw in ANY crowd with his style, wit and in-your-face performance. You definitely don't want to miss out.
    DATE: Thursday, February 9th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League Underground
    SPONSORS: rXs, The Coalition for Queer People of Color, H.E.A.D.S., and the LGBT Issues Commission

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February 10, 2012 - Friday

  • Tales of the Evolution of Female Orgasm and Adaptationist and Sexist Biases in Research
    Elisabeth A. Lloyd, Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science. Professor of Biology, Indiana University
    The evolution of human female orgasm remains an open question in biological research. Twenty-one theories have been proposed, and all of these were examined in her 2005 book, The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution. In the talk, Prof. Lloyd will review the most recent theories and evidence concerning female orgasm, and shall discuss the male bias and adaptationism in the available explanations. She will also respond to the feminist critiques of my work and the byproduct view itself, demonstrating that the deepest feminist critiques are themselves unfortunately adaptationist, and therefore unpersuasive.
    DATE: Friday, February 10th
    TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: 2239 Lane Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies
  • Black History Month 2012:
    Tribute to Dr. MLK Jr.: Bringing the Dream to Life
    The Tribute to MLK: Bringing the Dream to Life is scheduled for Friday, February 10th, 2012 in the Apse of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. This event will be hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. - Epsilon Chapter and the U-Club Poetry Slam.
    DATE: Friday, February 10th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Apse of UMMA
    SPONSORS: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Chapter and the U-Club Poetry Slam
  • Concert: Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
    The 20 members of the Chamber Ensemble are drawn from the first large-scale modern orchestra of traditional instruments in China. They perform on the zheng, dizi, erhu, pipa, and other Chinese instruments seldom featured in the West, providing a window into the traditional Chinese classical music that dates back many centuries.
    Ticket information.
    DATE: Friday, February 10th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Auditorium
    SPONSORS: University Musical Society, the Confucius Institute, Arts Midwest, the Chinese Ministry of Culture, and the U.S. Major University Presenter's consortium

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February 12, 2012 - Sunday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    NAACP Sunday Dinner and Church
    Throughout our history, "The Church" has been a pillar for the black community, and served as the foundation from which many of our most prominent leaders have ascended. Sunday dinner is also a significant tradition in the black community. We have combined both of these traditions together as part of this Black History Month program.
    DATE: Sunday, February 12th
    TIME: 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Trotter Multicultural Center
    SPONSOR: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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February 14, 2012 - Tuesday

  • ASP Public Lecture: Gregory of Narek and the Narekian Fathers: The Mystery of Love from the Commentary of Song of Songs to the Book of Lamentations
    Levon Petrosyan, Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow
    DATE: Tuesday, February 14th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program (ASP)
    CONTACT: 734 763-0622, armenianstudies@umich.edu

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February 15, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Artist Demonstration with Khaled Al-Saai
    Khaled Al-Saai (born 1970) grew up in a household of scholars and artists, surrounded by painting, music, and calligraphy, and by eighteen years of age he already had a reputation as a calligrapher. Al-Saai works in an astonishing range of styles, from decorous classical modes—which he often uses for quotations from poetry—to radically inventive compositions, in which lettering is fragmented into fantastical, almost pictorial compositions. He has an MA in Fine Art from the University of Damascus (1998), and was nominated one of the ten best international calligraphers at the first International festival of Calligraphy in Teheran, Iran, a year before receiving his MA. More recently, Al-Saai has been awarded first prize of Jaly Diwani script at the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture's Seventh International Competition of Calligraphy in Istanbul, Turkey (2007), and first prize in modern calligraphy in the International Festival for Calligraphy in Algeria (2009).
    We welcome him back to the University of Michigan, where he taught an introduction to Arabic calligraphy in 2002, and where his work is included in UMMA's collection. The breathtaking beauty of his work makes it accessible to all and this demonstration will be an exciting introduction to his practice.
    DATE: Wednesday, February 15th
    TIME: 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: Multipurpose Room, UMMA, 525 South State Street
    SPONSOR: Organized and cosponsored by the UM Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
  • Black History Month 2012:
    Film: Chisholm '72 Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed
    The Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA) will host a series of film screenings, sponsored by MESA/Trotter, that center on Black history. The films will be a mix of documentaries and cinematic dramas to bring about discussions of justice, race, education, civil rights, and cultural practices relevant to people of African descent. The film screening is following by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
    About this week's film Chisholm '72 Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed:
    In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she's supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. This film recounts her bid for President of the United States.
    DATE: Wednesday, February 15th
    TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: East Hall, Room 4448
    SPONSOR: Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA)

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February 17, 2012 - Friday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    Black History Month Dinner Celebration
    Join us as we celebrate Black History Month to recognize those who paved the way so that we can be here today. This event includes catered soul food, an African dance performance, and much more!
    RSVP requested, email: blackhistorymonth2012@umich.edu
    DATE: Friday, February 17th
    TIME: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
    LOCATION: Trotter Multicultural Center
    SPONSOR: Support for the Incoming Black Students (SIBS)
  • Black History Month 2012:
    A Night at the Set Talent Show
    The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Sigma Chapter will host a talent showcase that acknowledges winners of our essay scholarship contest. The Talent Show includes singing, musical displays, spoken word and other artistic performances from various multicultural communities. During intermission, the Black Student Union will make a presentation on Black History Month in order to create awareness of historical figures and its importance to the community.
    Purchase tickets at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO).
    DATE: Friday, February 17th
    TIME: 7:11 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union Ballroom
    SPONSOR: Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Chapter

February 18, 2012 - Saturday

  • Double Feature Films
    DATE: Saturday, February 18th
    TIME: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Theatre, 603 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • The Housemaid, (1960) 111 min, Dir. Kim Ki-young, Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Ju Jeung-ryu, Lee Eun-sim
    • The Housemaid (2010) 106 min, Dir. Im Sang-soo, Cast: Jeon Do-youn, Lee Jung-jae, Yoon Yeo-jeong
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies
    CONTACT: ncks.info@umich.edu

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February 20, 2012 - Monday

  • The Classical in Modern Times: A Year on China and Greece
    Archaeology and Popular Culture Talks by Laurie Talalay (U-M Kelsey Museum) & Min Li (Anthropology and Asian Languages, UCLA)
    DATE: Monday, February 20th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Vanderberg Room (2nd fl)
    SPONSOR: Modern Greek Program
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu

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February 21, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    Hierarchy of Color...is it Real?
    The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will host a dialogue, sponsored by MESA/Trotter, about the differences amongst African Americans and determining if color matters in the 21st Century. This will be an open dialogue for all individuals.
    DATE: Tuesday, February 21st
    TIME: 8:30 - 10:00 PM
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons
    SPONSOR: Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) & Trotter Multicultural Center

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February 22, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Black History Month 2012:
    Film: Skin

    About this week's film "Skin": Ten year-old Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra's mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as their 'white' little girl. Skin tells the story of a brown girl and her white biological parents.
    DATE: Wednesday, February 22nd
    TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: East Hall, Room 4448
    SPONSOR: Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA)
    The Black Psychological Student Association (BPSA) will host a series of film screenings, sponsored by MESA/Trotter, that center on Black history. The films will be a mix of documentaries and cinematic dramas to bring about discussions of justice, race, education, civil rights, and cultural practices relevant to people of African descent. The film screening is following by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Theme Semester Pizza and a (Language) Movie:
    Film: The Linguists

    Scientists estimate that of 7,000 languages in the world, half will be gone by the end of this century. On average, one language disappears every two weeks. The Linguists joins David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. David and Greg's 'round-the-world journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake. The Linguists world premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The only film funded by the National Science Foundation ever at Sundance, The Linguists has since screened at more than thirty festivals worldwide.
    DATE: Wednesday, February 22nd
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: North Quad - Space 2435 (South Entrance to Building)
    SPONSOR: Language Theme Semester
    CONTACT: languagetheme@umich.edu

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March is Women's History Month.


March 6, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Turntable Takeover: Musical Alliances Among Queer Women of Color
    DATE: Tuesday, March 6th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons, Forum Hall, 4th floor
    SPONSORS: Spectrum Center, SCOR, LGQRI, DAAS, IRWG, LACS, Department of Women's Studies, DQSN, and OAMI
    CONTACT:

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March 8, 2012 - Thursday

  • 2012 Motorola lecture on gender and the media:
    Can the Revolution Liberate Women Too?
    Bothaina Kamel, the first woman presidential candidate in Egypt, well known television anchor and pro-democracy activist
    DATE: Thursday, March 8th
    TIME: 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: Helmut Stern Auditorium, U-M Museum of Art

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March 9, 2012 - Friday

  • Workshop: Women, Turn the Tables!
    This workshop was originally developed for women. It will be open to anyone, but will focus on how women can become DJ's. The purpose is to de-mystify the art of DJ-ing since popular culture tends to define DJ-ing as an exclusively male art form. The workshop will introduce participants to the art of DJ-ing, providing hands on information and experience. For instance, participants will learn about DJ terminology, equipment, and instructions for when one first gets offered a gig.
    Workshop Instructors: DJ Emancpadion (rjemancipacion.com) daws inspiration through sound from people's movements for freedom and liberation. She takes you on a journey through Africa (her homeland) via Chicago (her birthplace), tracing tribal roots, future dubs, and lots of soul. She will dance you through deep African house to cumbia and dancehall to classic R&B, all the while paying homage to the liberation songs of the people.
    DJ Rumorosa's sound is Tropical and Nuevo Latino with an emphasis on the Cumbia dissemination from Colombia to Peru, Argentina, Chicano, and Mexican Cumbia. She also focuses on electronic/ soulful house, international and classic hip hop, reggaeton, dancehall, salsa, disco and funk and music that moves the body and soul.
    *Registration is required for this event. Please register here.
    DATE: Friday, March 9th
    TIME: 3:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Haven Hall - G634
    SPONSOR: Spectrum Center, SCOR, LGQRI, DAAS, IRWG, LACS, Department of Women's Studies, DQSN, and OAMI
  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Girlz Rock! Awards
    GirlZ Rock! Awards is a program dedicated to honoring exceptional women, who serve as inspirational and positive role models, as well as, organizations that uplift their community. The event will consist of awards, recognitions, and performances that showcase and celebrate the talents of various groups and artists.
    DATE: Friday, March 9th
    TIME: 7:20 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
    SPONSOR: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

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March 12, 2012 - Monday

  • Lecture: Urban School Reform: The State of the Debate
    Charles M Payne, PhD, Frank P Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
    His interests include urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history. His most recent books are So Much Reform, So Little Change which examines the persistence of failure in urban schools, and an anthology, Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education for Liberation which is concerned with Freedom School-like education. With the support of the Carnegie's Scholar's Program, Payne is doing a study of how school reform dialogue in other countries compares to the American situation. He is the co-founder of the Duke Curriculum Project, which involves university faculty in the professional development of public school teachers and also co-founder of the John Hope Franklin Scholars, which tries to better prepare high school youngsters for college. Payne holds a bachelor's degree in Afro-American studies from Syracuse University and a doctorate in sociology from Northwestern University. He also served briefly as Interim Chief Education Officer for Chicago Public Schools.
    DATE: Monday, March 12th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1322 - Tribute Room, School of Education
    For more information and to RSVP your attendance.
    CONTACT: 734 647-1402, umceo@umich.edu

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March 13, 2012 - Tuesday

  • My Brothers: A Lunch Series for Self-Identified Men of Color
    A safe, open space for ALL Men of Color to converse over free lunch provided.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 13th
    TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan, MSA Chambers, 3rd floor
    SPONSORS: Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), Spectrum Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs (DSA)
  • Screening of Charents: In Search Of My Armenian Poet
    Director: Shareen Anderson
    DATE: Tuesday, March 13th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program (ASP)
    More information.
    CONTACT: 734 763-0622, armenianstudies@umich.edu

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March 14, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Korean Tea Bowls in the World of Japanese Wabicha in Premodern Times
    Nam-lin Hur, Professor, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia
    For more than two centuries from the mid-sixteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries, one particular item dominated the fashion of wabicha, a form of tea ceremony, in Japan. This item were tea bowls imported from Korea, commonly called Korai chawan, or Korean tea bowls. Korean tea bowls held the key to the evolving aesthetic of wabicha which was much fostered by Sen no Rikyu (???, 1522-1591) and inherited by other eminent tea masters in Tokugawa Japan. Despite their prominence in the world of wabicha, Korean tea bowls have not often been studied. In this talk, Hur explores the cultural trajectory of Korean tea bowls in the world of Japanese wabicha within the framework of trade and piracy, border-crossing cultural flow, war and diplomacy, diaspora, acculturation, and ethnocentrism in premodern East Asia.
    DATE: Wednesday, March 14th
    TIME: noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies and the Center for Japanese Studies
    CONTACT: 734-764-6307, umcjs@umich.edu
  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Uncovered: Sexual Identity in South Asia
    "Uncovered" features a discussion about the construct of gender in India and its neighboring countries. The program seeks to educate the public on the various sexual identities in South Asia by exploring the ways that gender construction has changed over the years in South Asia and how this has affected South Asians abroad and in the Bollywood film industry.
    DATE: Wednesday, March 14th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: East Hall, Psych Auditorium
    SPONSOR: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
  • Annual Dimitri and Irmgard Pallas Lecture in Modern Greek:
    Ethnicity Beyond the Ethnic Enclave: Greek Americans in Brooklyn Professor Alexander Kitroeff (Haverford College)
    Fee: $5.
    DATE: Wednesday, March 14th
    TIME: 8:00 PM, Reception follows.
    LOCATION: Michigan League (room TBA)
    SPONSOR: Modern Greek Program
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu

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March 15, 2012 - Thursday

  • Women's History Month 2012:
    The "F" word: What Does Feminism Mean for Women of Color?
    Nourish Yourself: Lunch series for self-identified women of color
    Nourish YourSELF seeks to empower women of color around issues of identity, intercultural competency, and health and wellness that affect them in an open, spirited atmosphere. The program welcomes all University of Michigan women of color - undergraduate and graduate, faculty and staff. This special session of Nourish is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Queer People of Color and will feature a panel of diverse women discussing the topic of feminism. Free lunch will be provided.
    DATE: Thursday, March 15th
    TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, CSG Chambers, 3rd floor
    SPONSOR: Office of MultiEthnic Student Afairs (MESA), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Coalition for Queer People of Color
  • SHARP Insight Lectures: How Title IX Changed the Game
    The Impact of Journalistic Norms on the Framing of Title IX and Women's Sports
    Marie Hardin, associate professor of journalism and associate director, Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Pennsylvania State University
    DATE: Thursday, March 15th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, Room 100
    SPONSOR: SHARP Center for Women and Girls
    CONTACT: Terri Eagen-Torkko at 734 647-6394 or SHARP.Insights@umich.edu
    More information.
  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Roses in the Concrete
    This program acknowledges and recognizes African American women and women of African descent on the campus of the University of Michigan. We hope to encourage women, both those who have shown great leadership and service to the surrounding community and those that have decided to take a humble yet important role in building the community, to continue being strong and dedicated to their individual efforts. The women being honored include students, faculty, and staff members from the University of Michigan.
    DATE: Thursday, March 15th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League, Vandenburg Room
    SPONSORS: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs (DSA), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    CONTACT:

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March 17, 2012 - Saturday

  • 40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
    DATES & Times:
    • Saturday, March 17th, 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    • Sunday, March 18th, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. Entrance near the flag pole. Admission fee.
    HOST: UM Native American Student Association (NASA)
    Visitors schedule and more.
U-M Powwow 2012
  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Black Women in the Media Conference: An NABJ Tribute to Women's History Month
    The National Association of Black Journalists will highlight black women in different realms of media that exemplify what it means to be a positive force against the negative stereotypes of black women. The program includes a panel event where attendees are welcome to engage with specially invited guests, ranging from radio personalities, news anchors, journalists, magazine editors, newspaper journalists, documentarians and authors. Immediately following the panel discussion is a lunch provided by Pizza House catering. Business casual attired is required.
    DATE: Thursday, March 15th
    TIME: 12 noon - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Palmer Commons
    SPONSOR: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs (DSA), National Association of Black Journalists

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March 18, 2012 - Sunday

  • 40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
    DATES & Times:
    • Saturday, March 17th, 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    • Sunday, March 18th, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. Entrance near the flag pole. Admission fee. Free shuttle service from the Michigan Union.
    HOST: UM Native American Student Association (NASA)
    Visitors schedule and more.
  • Women's property rights abuses in Nyanza and Western Provinces, Kenya: An examination of this critical structural driver of HIV risks
    Shari L. Dworkin, Ph.D., M.S., Associate Professor and Vice Chair, University of California at San Francisco
    Despite the fact that statutory law protects women's right to own land, this right is frequently violated. Access to and ownership of land may decrease women's primary and secondary HIV transmission. In preparation for a structural intervention that integrates HIV prevention and property ownership, the current study sought to understand the mechanisms through which ownership and control of property may work to reduce women's HIV risks. The current work draws on in-depth interview data collected from 50 individuals involved in the development and implementation of a community-led land and property rights program in rural Kenya. The program was designed to respond to property rights violations, prevent disinheritance and asset stripping, and reduce HIV risk among women. The study focuses on two rural districts in Nyanza and Western Provinces, where HIV prevalence is high (23.8-33%) and property rights violations are common. Results focus on the economic, cultural, and social mechanisms through which property rights violations exacerbate HIV and disrupt HIV care and treatment. In the conclusions, I focus on the steps that are needed to bolster the science base through structural HIV prevention strategies focused on women's property rights and land ownership.
    DATE: Sunday, March 18th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 4448 East Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies

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March 19, 2012 - Monday

  • Global Student Panel
    Join Sophie Boudreau and Beka Guluma, UM undergraduate students who travelled to Kenya last summer as part of a GIEU trip, and Kevin Carney OECD campus ambassador for a discussion on what it means to be a Global student. Refreshments will be served!
    DATE: Monday, March 19th
    TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 pm
    LOCATION: Bert's Study Lounge, Shapiro Library Lobby
    SPONSOR: Shapiro Undergraduate Library
    CONTACT: Gabriel Duque, gduque@umich.edu

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March 20, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Feminist Interventions in the Sciences and in Epistemology: Significant Parallels
    Phyllis Rooney, Professor of Philosophy, Oakland Universit
    Important developments in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science have drawn inspiration from specific feminist interventions in the natural and social sciences. Feminist interventions in the sciences provide insights into the ways in which social and cultural values and locations can influence the development of scientific knowledge in its many forms, and feminist philosophers have used these insights to provided richer philosophical understandings of science and, in epistemology, of knowledge more generally.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 20th
    TIME: 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: 4448 East Hall
    SPONSOR: Women's Studies
  • Women's History Month 2012:
    From Our Voices: A Roundtable of Feminist Perspectives on Campus
    The event will feature a panel of 5-6 womyn who identify with various identities as they discuss their experiences on campus as womyn, with feminism, and with activism efforts on campus. This program aims to engage participants in dialogue that speaks to the plurality of perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints, rather than the unifying perspective that is usually presented in discourses on feminism and womyn's rights.
    DATE: Thursday, March 20th
    TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Pond Room, Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Womyn's Advisory Committee

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March 21, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Ancestral Peruvian Weaving Demonstration
    Join Tatiana Calixto, lecturer in Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and GIEU teaching fellow, for a live demo/performance of an ancestral weaving technique from the Peruvian Highlands.
    DATE: Wednesday, March 21st
    TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Bert's Study Lounge, Shapiro Library Lobby
    SPONSOR: Shapiro Undergraduate Library
    CONTACT: Gabriel Duque, gduque@umich.edu
  • Chinese Instrumental Music Performance
    Come listen to student musicians Rae X. Cao and Kelly Zimba play traditional Chinese instrumental music. Rae will be playing the Pipa, also called the Chinese lute, and Kelly will be playing the flute. As you prepare for the end of the term, stop by the library for some beautiful Chinese music and some snacks!
    DATE: Wednesday, March 21st
    TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Bert's Study Lounge, Shapiro Library Lobby
    SPONSOR: Shapiro Undergraduate Library
    CONTACT: Gabriel Duque, gduque@umich.edu

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March 22, 2012 - Thursday

  • Theme Semester on Language Lecture:
    African American Vernacular English and the Black/White Achievement Gap in American Schools
    John Rickford, Stanford University
    The persistent Black/White achievement gap in Education has been a source of concern for many years. Although many other factors contribute to it, one that has not attracted sufficient attention is the African American Vernacular English [AAVE] spoken by many African American students, and more importantly, the negative responses of teachers and administrators to it. This talk will discuss in turn the more promising responses that sociolinguists and applied linguists have proposed to the challenges facing vernacular speakers in schools. The primary solutions include: Dialect Awareness, Dialect Readers, Contrastive Analysis, and Linguistically Informed Pedagogy (including individualized and group instruction based on systematic studies of phonemic decoding errors). Although some of these responses invariably bring public misunderstanding and controversy in their wake (recall Oakland's 1998 Ebonics resolutions), they show promise for narrowing the achievement gap, and are worth serious consideration and implementation.
    DATE: Thursday, March 22nd
    TIME: 4:00-5:30 pm
    LOCATION: Hatcher Library Gallery
    SPONSOR: Theme Semester, Language: The Human Quintessence
    CONTACT: languagetheme@umich.edu
  • Lecture: Education for Peace and Global Awareness
    Scholar and author Maya Soetoro-Ng
    The sister of President Barack Obama, Soetoro-Ng is an expert on multicultural and international education. She will offer a vision of public education that befits our increasingly diverse, interconnected society and meets the challenge of achieving peace in the 21st century.
    Soetoro-Ng is an assistant professor of education at the University of Hawaii and consultant with the East-West Center. In 2011, she published the multicultural children's book "Ladder to the Moon," which made the New York Times best-seller list and was inspired by her daughter Suhalia's questions about her late grandmother, Ann Dunham.
    DATE: Thursday, March 22nd
    TIME: 7:00-9:00 pm
    LOCATION: Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor
    SPONSORS: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, King-Chavéz-Parks Visiting Professors Program, Office of the Senior Vice Provost, Global Scholars Program, Program in American Culture, Center for Educational Outreach, Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Institute for the Humanities, International Institute, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, School of Education, Department of History, School of Social Work, Michigan Community Scholars Program, United Asian American Organizations, Becoming Educators of Tomorrow, College Democrats, LSA SG Multicultural Affairs Committee, MuJew, South Asian Awareness Network, and Students for Educational Equality
    CONTACT: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program

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March 23, 2012 - Friday

  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    Kick-Off - Heritage Month
    Join us as we raise awareness around the month's activities, with a fun and interactive display and large kaleidoscope, and free giveaway stickers.
    DATE: Friday, March 23rd
    TIME: 11:00 AM
    LOCATION: Central Campus Diag
    SPONSORS: MESA/Trotter, UAAO, and A/PIA Heritage Month Committee
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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March 26, 2012 - Monday

  • Theme Semester Pizza and a (Language) Movie:
    Film: Miss Navajo

    From World of Wonder Productions and filmmaker Billy Luther, whose own mother was crowned Miss Navajo 1966, the film reveals the inner beauty of the young women who compete in this celebration of womanhood. Not only must contestants exhibit poise and grace as those in typical pageants, they must also answer tough questions in Navajo and demonstrate proficiency in skills essential to daily tribal life: fry-bread making, rug weaving and sheep butchering.
    The film follows the path of 21-year-old Crystal Frazier, a not-so-fluent Navajo speaker and self-professed introvert, as she undertakes the challenges of the pageant. It is through Crystal's quiet perseverance that we see the strength and power of Navajo womanhood revealed. No matter who takes the crown, this is a journey that will change her life. Interspersed with pageant activities are interviews with former Miss Navajos, whose cheerful recollections of past pageants break the tension the current contestants are undergoing.
    DATE: Monday, March 26th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: North Quad - Space 2435 (South Entrance to Building)
    SPONSOR: Language Theme Semester
    CONTACT: languagetheme@umich.edu

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March 27, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Disability Awareness Day Event: Participate in a Flash Mob
    Learn about academics and other community members who are interested in disability-related work.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 27th
    TIME: 12 noon
    LOCATION: Diag, Central Campus
    SPONSOR: Allies for Disability Awareness Community Organizing
  • ASP Public Lecture: Why Autonomy? The Making of Nagorno-Karabakh 1918-1925
    Arsene Saparov, 2011-2012 Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow.
    DATE: Tuesday, March 27th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Armenian Studies Program (ASP)
    More information.
    CONTACT: 734 763-0622, armenianstudies@umich.edu

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March 28, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Time and Space in Christian South Korea
    Nicholas Harkness, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
    This lecture explores the intersection of temporality and spatiality in South Korean Christianity.
    DATE: Wednesday, March 28th
    TIME: noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies
    CONTACT: ncks.info@umich.edu
  • Film Screening: The Harvest - La Cosecha
    a film by U. Roberto Romano, shown in honor of National Farmworkers Awareness Week 2012 (3/25-3/3/31)
    Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas' onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest.
    DATE: Wednesday, March 28th
    TIME: 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: School of Public Health, room 1690
    SPONSOR: La Salud (The Public Health Latino Student Organization)

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March 29, 2012 - Thursday

  • Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2012: Bilingualism
    The Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium is an annual interdisciplinary event that focuses on cognitive science and includes a philosophical commentary. The topic of the 2012 Symposium is Bilingualism. Most people in the world are bilingual or multilingual, but most research on language and the brain has historically investigated language processing, language learning, and language use in monolinguals. Increasingly, however, neurolinguists and psycholinguists are studying the organization of language in the bilingual brain, and sociolinguists are studying bilingual language use.
    The purpose of this Symposium is to explore the implications of such research for theories of human cognition. The first five speakers are specialists in bilingualism who will address the topic from a variety of perspectives: spoken-/signed-language bilingualism, code-switching and language mixing, cognitive development and bilingualism, preverbal infants and bilingualism, and first- vs. second-language bilingual acquisition in children. The sixth speaker is a philosopher who will pull together the strands of the five bilingualism talks by considering philosophical implications of the phenomenon of bilingualism.
    More information.
    DATE: Thursday, March 29th
    TIME: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheater and Assembly Hall (4th Floor Rackham)
    SPONSOR: Department of Linguistics
    CONTACT: jgnguyen@umich.edu

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March 30, 2012 - Friday

  • Lecture: Latinos, Media, & Politics: The Road Ahead for Mobilization & Research
    Dr. Federico Subervi, Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Texas State University-San Marcos
    The presentation will discuss some of the challenges ahead for Latino political mobilization and presents methodological and theoretical contexts that should be taken into consideration for research about the role of the media in Latino politics. Part of the presentation is based on studies of previous presidential campaigns, but the presentation also focuses on the ongoing 2012 campaign. Professor Federico Subervi's presentation will be followed by a Q & A session moderated by Dr. John Garcia, Research Professor of Archival Development and Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research.
    DATE: Friday, March 30th
    TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, Wolverine ABC Room (1st Floor)
    Refreshments will be served.
    SPONSORS: The Coalition for Interdisciplinary Research on Latino Issues (CIRLI) and through generous support from Latina/o Studies Program, and the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. CIRLI is a Rackham-funded interdisciplinary workshop.
    More Information: cirli-group-requests@umich.edu
  • The Classical in Modern Times: A Year on China and Greece
    Roundtable discussion, followed by a half-hour music performance and buffet with Chinese and Greek food
    Joseph Lam, Vassilis Lambropoulos, Despina Margomenou, David Porter, Yona Stamatis
    DATE: Friday, March 30th
    TIME: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Gerald R. Ford Library, 1000 Beal Ave
    SPONSOR: Modern Greek Program
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu
  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Gender in Islam Symposium
    The program will commence with a brief lecture on feminism within the context of Islam. The speech will analyze Western conceptions of feminism and gender roles and their counterparts in Islam. The audience will then have the opportunity to engage in interactive dialogue with the speaker as well as fellow participants. Following the lecture, there will be a short break with refreshments. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and discuss relevant issues about gender and Islam. To conclude the program, a spoken word artist will address common stereotypes and dispel misconceptions of feminism in Islam through art and performance. Presented by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) Islamis Relations Council.
    DATE: Friday, March 30th
    TIME: 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan League Ballroom
    SPONSORS: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs (DSA)
    Student Organization: Muslim Student Association (MSA) Islamic Relations Council

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March 31, 2012 - Saturday

  • Women's History Month 2012:
    Black Women in Media Conference Join the National Association of Black Journalists to highlight high achieving Black women in media today, and explore their triumphs and struggles in an hour long panel. Panelists:
    • Rian English, Editor-in-Chief of Uptown Magazine
    • Erin Hill, High School Journalism Director at the Detroit Free Press
    • Dayna Clark, Vice-President of ValDay Communications
    • Bridgette Burnette, Reporter for NBC25 (Mid Michigan)
    The panel is immediately followed by a networking luncheon. All students welcome.
    DATE: Saturday, March 31st
    TIME: 12 noon - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

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April 1, 2012 - Sunday

  • A day of interactive learning and dialogue focused on the past, present and future of the Jewish community's relationship with Detroit
    The event's purpose is to step back from the many projects that are refocusing Jewish Detroiters on the city in order to reflect upon the intentions, assumptions and aspirations informing these various projects.
    This event is free and open to the public. Kosher breakfast and lunch will be served.
    The program will be structured as a communal conversation. It will focus on:
    • The historical relationship of Detroit's Jewish community to the city over the course of the 20th century and the relative presence and/or absence of Jews in Detroit throughout the city's history.
    • Reflections from community members of different ages on their individual experiences in and perspectives on the city.
    • A series of focused plenary and table dialogues framing critical questions related to the community's current relationship to the city and a request that attendees begin framing avenues toward continuing conversation on these issues.
    DATE: Sunday, April 1st
    TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    LOCATION: U-M School of Social Work Educational Conference Center, 1080 South University Ave, Ann Arbor.
    SPONSOR: U-M Jewish Communal Leadership Program
  • Kerrytown Chamber House Concert:
    Chamber Music from Greece (Title and description forthcoming)
    Featuring various musicians
    DATE: Sunday, April 1st
    TIME: 2:00 PM
    LOCATION: Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    SPONSORS: Modern Greek Program and the Kerrytown Concert Hall
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu

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April 4, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Film Screening & Directors Talk: Grown in Detroit
    Mascha and Manfred Poppenk, the creators of this award-winning documentary, will present the film.
    "Grown in Detroit" tells the story of the Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, one of only three schools in the United States which educates pregnant teens and young mothers about the importance of nutrition and helps them develop skills to be independent and support their families. Though students initially dislike the agricultural work included in the charter school's curriculum, their attitudes change when crops begin to bear fruit and they see their hard work has transformed into profitable food sales.
    The film is also about creating social, economic and environmental change. In a once thriving city, residents now struggle to find fresh produce. This school is one of several urban agriculture plots in Detroit that yields fresh produce to city residents.
    DATE: Wednesday, April 4th
    TIME: 10:00 AM
    LOCATION: U-M Detroit Center's Ann Arbor Room
    This event is hosted by the Penny Stamps Lecture Series and the Detroit Center.
  • In re Korea: Domain Name Disputes Under the UDRP
    Ilhyung Lee, Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution University of Missouri
    This presentation examines the decisions by Korean panelists of disputes over domain names, many of which involve Korean parties.
    DATE: Wednesday, April 4th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies
    CONTACT: ncks.info@umich.edu
  • Theme Semester Pizza and a (Language) Movie:
    Film: Speaking in Tongues: Four Languages, Four Kids, One City, One World

    At a time when 31 states have passed "English Only" laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly in a foreign language.
    Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need to succeed in the 21st century.
    DATE: Wednesday, April 4th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: North Quad - Space 2435 (South Entrance to Building)
    SPONSOR: Language Theme Semester
    CONTACT: languagetheme@umich.edu

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April 5, 2012 - Thursday

  • 2011-2012 Health Equity Speaker Series funded by Rackham Faculty Allies Diversity Grant
    If you build it, he will come… and other Fantasies about Integrated Health Care for Americans Indians
    Tassy Parker, PhD, RN, Director, Center for Native American Health; Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine; Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, University of New Mexico
    For almost 20 years, Dr. Parker has been a health advocate in partnership with American Indians (AI) nationally through co-learning, participatory research, and the continuing development of culture-specific and decolonizing research approaches to decrease persistent health inequities. She is devoted to AI student development and is Principal Investigator of an Indians Into Medicine (INMED) grant funded by the Indian Health Service. Dr. Parker's NIH, foundation, and tribal funded collaborative research includes: 1) integration of primary care services for AIs, 2) psychological distress as risk factor for AI maternal alcohol use, 3) pediatric obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention among AI children, 4) depression and depression care among AI women, 5) mental and behavioral health of incarcerated AI youth, and 6) AI historical trauma and contemporary health. She is active in Indigenous health issues locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Parker is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the First Nations Community Health Source, a leading health care center for off-reservation AIs in Albuquerque. Nationally, she is a founding member of the Native Research Network and serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Parker participates internationally and served on the Executive Planning Committee of the International Network of Indigenous Health, Knowledge, and Development.
    DATE: Thursday, April 5th
    TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1655, SPH I, 1415 Washington Heights
    SPONSORS: School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health, and the Public Health Students of African Descent, Office of Public Health Practice
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    LINposium
    Join students, faculty and professionals in a dialoque and short documentary on the new NBA star Jeremy Lin and his influence on Asian Americans today. Food and drinks will be served.
    DATE: Thursday, April 5th
    TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: East Hall Psych Atrium
    SPONSORS: MESA/Trotter, UAAO, and A/PIA Heritage Month Committee
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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April 7, 2012 - Saturday

  • Year of Chinese and Greece Event Series:
    Singing the Past
    A concert of Chinese and Greek music with 3 Chinese sopranos and Greek musicians (Yona Stamatis, Pantelis Polychronidis, and Pavlos Vasileiou)
    DATE: Saturday, April 7th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    LOCATION: Stamps Auditorium, School of Music, Theater and Dance (North Campus)
    SPONSORS: Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan and the Department of Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu

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April 8, 2012 - Sunday

  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    "Communion Cup" Football Tournament (Lambda Phi Epsilon)
    DATE: Saturday, April 7th
    TIME: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: 820 Oxford Rd.
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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April 10, 2012 - Tuesday

  • My Brothers: A Lunch Series for Self-Identified Men of Color
    A safe, open space for ALL Men of Color to converse over free lunch provided.
    DATE: Tuesday, April 10th
    TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, MSA Chambers, 3rd floor
    SPONSORS: Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), Spectrum Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs (DSA)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    Film: Vincent Who?
    Screening & Discussion with Director Curtis Chin
    This year marks 30th Anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin whose murder in Detroit sparked a national movement for pan-ethnic civil rights protection. Join us as we explore the lasting impact of Vincent and engage with the director, Curtis Chin, UM Alum, on this very important figure in the Asian American community.
    DATE: Tuesday, April 10th
    TIME: 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: SPH, M1020 SPH II
    SPONSORS: School of Public Health, AAPHA, APALSA, and A/PIA Heritage Month Committee
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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April 11, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Sappho in Red: Proletarian Literature, Gender and Colonial Korea
    Samuel Perry, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Brown University
    Focusing on the writings of Kang Kyong-ae, this talk explores how several key contradictions played out in the case of women writers in the Korean colony.
    DATE: Wednesday, April 11th
    TIME: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Nam Center for Korean Studies
    CONTACT: ncks.info@umich.edu

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April 12, 2012 - Thursday

  • Nourish Yourself: Lunch series for self-identified women of color
    Ciming Full Circle: Closing Celebration
    Nourish YourSELF seeks to empower women of color around issues of identity, intercultural competency, and health and wellness that affect them in an open, spirited atmosphere. The program welcomes all University of Michigan women of color - undergraduate and graduate, faculty and staff. Free lunch will be provided.
    DATE: Thursday, April 12th
    TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, MSA Chambers, 3rd floor
    SPONSOR: Office of MultiEthnic Student Afairs (MESA), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Coalition for Queer People of Color
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    A/PIA Awards
    Awards, performances and recognition of graduating seniors along with photo opportunities & delicious desserts await you at this event. We invite you to come and celebrate with us the closure of the month and semester!
    DATE: Thursday, April 12th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Trotter Multicultural Center
    SPONSORS: MESA/Trotter, UAAO, and A/PIA Heritage Month Committee
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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April 13, 2012 - Friday

  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    Kopitonez: A Whole New World Concert
    Kopitonez is the East Asian-interest a cappella group at the University of Michigan.
    DATE: Friday, April 13th
    TIME: 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
    SPONSORS: MESA/Trotter, UAAO, and A/PIA Heritage Month Committee
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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April 14, 2012 - Saturday

  • Trotter Community Festival
    Please join MESA/Trotter as we celebrate another wonderful year and help us say farewell to our graduates. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature: free BBQ cookout and catered food from Cuppy's Best Soulful Deli, free salsa lessons, fun free activities, prizes, cake and music! Bound to be a fun time, so we hope to see you there!!
    DATE: Saturday, April 14th
    TIME: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: Trotter Multicultural Center, 1443 Washtenaw Ave.
    SPONSORS: Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)/Trotter
    CONTACT: Linh Nguyen, mlinh@umich.edu

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April 16, 2012 - Monday

  • Year of Chinese and Greece Event Series:
    C.P. Cavafy in Music: A Recital of Songs and Reflections
    with Alexandra Gravas, mezzo soprano
    Dr. Pantelis Polychronidis, pianist
    Prof. Vassilis Lambropoulos, speaker
    A program of Cavafy songs by Greek, American, and French composers, such as Mitropoulos, Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Papademetriou, Rorem, Bolcom, and Gompper brings together the two most popular areas of modern Greek culture, music and poetry. Although Cavafy's poems notoriously resist being set to music, composers have found the challenge irresistible. This program examines the challenges presented by the poetry and the diverse musical idioms that have been used to turn it into art song.
    DATE: Monday, April 16th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Stern Auditorium at UM-Museum of Art (seats 185)
    SPONSORS: Cosponsors Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan and the Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program
    CONTACT: aleontis@umich.edu

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April 17, 2012 - Tuesday

  • Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event
    Songkran Water Fight
    Celebrate Songkran—the Thai New Year—with a traditional WATER FIGHT on the big lawn of the NCRB, free of charge!!! From Central Campus, just take the Bursley-Baits bus at CC Little to the NCRB stop on North Campus.
    Songkran marks the beginning of the rainy season, washing away the past year and carrying forward the chance for new beginnings filled with peace and success. Similarly, this event is timed to celebrate the last day of classes and provide all students with an opportunity to find stress relief and GOOD LUCK before finals begin! In accordance with Songkran custom, Thai Club will also be honoring professors at the university with connections to Thai studies with a "hand-bathing" ceremony.
    Feel free to bring along your super-soakers, water balloons, buckets and anything else. Get ready to cool down, cut loose and have an absolute blast.
    DATE: Tuesday, April 17th
    TIME: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: North Campus Recreational Building
    SPONSORS: U-M Thai Club, Thai Student Association, and Center for South East Asian Studies
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April 18, 2012 - Wednesday

  • SHARP Insight Lectures: How Title IX Changed the Game
    Coaching Women Athletes after Title IX
    Vivian Stringer, Rutgers University women's basketball coach
    DATE: Wednesday, April 18th
    TIME: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    LOCATION: Ford School of Public Policy, Annenburg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall
    SPONSOR: SHARP Center for Women and Girls
    CONTACT: Terri Eagen-Torkko at 734 647-6394 or SHARP.Insights@umich.edu
    More information.

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April 26, 2012 - Thursday

  • Lavender Graduation
    Lavender Graduation is a celebration of achievement for the University's LGBTQ, Ally and similarly-identified students. Undergraduate, Graduate and pre-/Professional graduates may participate. LavGrad, at its foundation, celebrates the achievements of the graduate through the lens of their identity across the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation.
    DATE: Thursday, April 26th
    TIME: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
    LOCATION: Michigan Union - Anderson Room
    SPONSOR: Spectrum Center

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April 28, 2012 - Saturday

  • Performance: Hindustani Classical Music Concert
    In a showcase featuring a combination of local and international artists, Swar Sandhya (a local Indian organization) will present "Light Hindustani Music". This is the best of Bollywood Music performed live, and very well!
    Free - no tickets required.
    DATE: Saturday, April 28th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: Moore Building (Music, Theatre, and Dance), McIntosh Theatre
    SPONSOR: School of Music, Theatre & Dance

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May 5, 2012 - Saturday

  • Performance: Josh White Jr.
    Josh White Jr. describes himself as a secular, folk/blues, pop, jazz vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor, adult and children's concert performer and recording artist, teacher, and social activist. He carries forward the musical legacy of his father, who brought a taste of the blues to New York's folk scene and then to the whole world in the 1930s and 1940s. Josh Jr. grew up performing on stage with his father, and he can take you back to personal encounters with the likes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Bojangles, Leadbelly, Joe Louis, Woody Guthrie, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger,and Dorothy Gish.
    DATE: Saturday, May 5th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $20, Reserved $27

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May 9, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Conference: Title IX at 40: Progress and promise, equity for all
    Boxer Laila Ali, keynote speaker, 5:00 PM
    The year 2012 marks Title IX's 40th anniversary. Through this conference, we'll frame an academic discussion that highlights how research contributes to our understanding of Title IX's impact -- and its ongoing potential, particularly in areas related to policy. The conference will serve as a call to action offering a platform for academics to discuss future research with maximum impact for policy change. Athletes, students, coaches, administrators, educators, and policy makers will also benefit from the dialogue . The exchange and interaction between individuals from different disciplines and backgrounds will strengthen support for matters related to equity; further, it will clarify the unique issues and opportunities of involvement in sport for women and girls. Details on speakers will appear here as they become available.
    DATE: Wednesday, May 9th
    TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    LOCATION: Rackham, 4th Floor
    SPONSOR: SHARP Center for Women and Girls
    CONTACT: Terri Eagen-Torkko at 734 647-6394 or SHARP.Insights@umich.edu
    More information.

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May 19, 2012 - Saturday

  • Symposium on college student mental health:
    Generation (Dis)Connected: Resilience and Challenges to Mental Health
    Free and open to all interested faculty and staff. The program will include presentations by:
    • Malinda Matney, senior research associate, Division of Student Affairs.
    • Daniel Eisenberg, associate professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health.
    • Barbara Ray, co-author and editor of "Not Quite Adults: Why 20-somethings are taking longer to reach adulthood, and why it's good for all of us."
    The program also will include a panel presentation by experts in clinical psychology. A tour of CAPS will be offered at the conclusion of the symposium.
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. For more information and to pre-register, call Ann Scott at 734-647-4134. DATE: Saturday, May 19th
    TIME: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    LOCATION: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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May 24, 2012 - Thursday

  • Performance: Danilo Perez
    Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz.
    DATE: Thursday, May 24th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $25, Reserved $32

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June 3, 2012 - Sunday

  • Performance: Jason Waggoner
    Jason Waggoner is from the edges of the Detroit area and is as comfortable in the woods as he is on the pavement. He was raised on classic country of the 1950s, '70s rock, '80s heavy metal, and '90s jam bands as well as jazz and blues and even classical, and he's managed to put together all those separate sounds. Jason has an eclectic sound that is all his own. He has performed all over the country and been featured on radio and in print and in ads for companies such as Ford and Kellogg—and as the National Anthem singer at Tiger Stadium. Jason Waggoner's music will make toes tap, voices sing, dancers swing, hearts break, and tears fall!
    DATE: Sunday, June 3rd
    TIME: 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $12.50, Reserved $19.50

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June 4, 2012 - Monday

  • Performance: John Primer
    John Primer followed the great blues highway and moved to Chicago from his hometown of Camden, Mississippi in 1963. Soon he was rocking such West Side clubs as The Place, The Bow Tie, and Lover's Lounge. Over the years he was a member of the house band at the South Side's legendary Theresa's club, of Willie Dixon's Chicago All-Stars, and, until 1995, of Magic Slim & the Teardrops. That year he released his Atlantic Records debut, "The Real Deal," and his nine albums since then have been classics of traditionalist blues phrasing and lightning-fast slide guitar.
    DATE: Monday, June 4th
    TIME: 8:00 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $15.00, Reserved $22.00

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June 10, 2012 - Sunday

  • Performance: Heartland Klezmorim
    Heartland Klezmorim, Michigan's only traditional klezmer band, comes to The Ark to celebrate the release of their debut CD "Gut Morgn"! This band has spent years performing weddings, bar mitzvahs, Hanukkah services, dances and concerts around the mitten. Heartland Klezmorim's repertoire consists of popular traditional klezmer songs. The instrumental lineup consists of violin, trumpet, banjo, string bass, and drums, with band members alternating on dobro, mandolin, and classical guitar.
    DATE: Sunday, June 10th
    TIME: 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $15.00, Reserved $22.00

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June 17, 2012 - Sunday

  • Performance: Tish Hinojosa
    Tish Hinojosa's music crosses borders—between cultures, languages and musical genres. As the youngest of thirteen children born to Mexican immigrant parents in San Antonio, TX, Tish grew up listening to the traditional Mexican songs on her parents' radio as well as to the pop and folk stations of the 60s. She started writing her own songs, in both English and Spanish. With stints in Nashville, Taos, Austin, and now Hamburg, Germany, she has distilled her diverse musical influences and colorful life experiences into a sound distinctively her own.
    DATE: Sunday, June 17th
    TIME: 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $15.00, Reserved $22.00

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June 23, 2012 - Saturday

  • Performance: Orpheum Bell & Eastern Blok
    Tonight's show features a pair of Midwestern bands that make music rooted in the distant past, yet totally innovative. The Los Angeles Times calls Eastern Blok's music "relentlessly innovative work." Ann Arbor's own Orpheum Bell came together as its members were combing through country and folk rhythms, instrumental waltzes, and Gypsy melodies.
    DATE: Saturday, June 23rd
    TIME: 7:30 PM
    LOCATION: The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
    COST: General Admission $15.00, Reserved $22.00

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September 6, 2012 - Thursday

  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: Fever (Polish: Gorączka)
    Agnieszka Holland, director (122 min., 1980)
    The formidable career of Agnieszka Holland ranges from the children's fantasy film The Secret Garden (1993) to the long-banned political thriller Fever (1981).
    DATE: Thursday, September 6th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:30pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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September 7, 2012 - Friday

  • Lecture: South Asia as a Hydrological Surface
    by Dilip Da Cunha, architect and planner. He is faculty at Parsons School of Design, New York and the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.
    DATE: Friday, September 7th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30pm
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg, 1080 S. University Ave
    CO-SPONSORS: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), SNRE and TCAUP

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September 13, 2012 - Thursday

  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: A Woman Alone (Polish: Kobieta samotna)
    Agnieszka Holland, director (92 min., 1981)
    DATE: Thursday, September 13th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:30pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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September 14, 2012 - Friday

  • CSEAS welcome luncheon
    DATE: Friday, September 14th
    TIME: 12noon
    LOCATION: 1636 SSWB/International Institute 1080 S. University Ave
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)

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September 17, 2012 - Monday

  • Health Equity Matters
    Dr. Anthony Iton
    DATE: Monday, September 17th
    TIME: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    LOCATION: Thomas Francis Jr. School of Public Health Building - 1020 Auditorium, SPH II
    SPONSOR: Office of Public Health Practice - School of Public Health

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September 18, 2012 - Tuesday

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September 20, 2012 - Thursday

  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: Europa, Europa
    Agnieszka Holland, director (112 min., 1990)
    DATE: Thursday, September 20th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:30pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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September 24, 2012 - Monday

  • Gender Explorers
    A social and support group for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, TG-questioning people and those who transgress gender binaries. This safe, open, and affirming space includes discussion, fellowship, and significant others. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Spectrum Center.
    DATE: Monday, September 24th
    TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 pm
    LOCATION: Spectrum Center, room 3200, Michigan Union
    SPONSOR: Spectrum Center
    CONTACT: To participate and to learn more, email PJ at pajeho@umich.edu

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September 25, 2012 - Tuesday

  • CCS Noon Lecture Series - Winter Term 2012
    On Forgetting: Violence and Memory in Early China
    DATE: Tuesday, September 25th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

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September 27, 2012 - Thursday

  • Talk: Race, Voting Rights, American Politics: The Civil Rights Era and Today
    A Conversation with Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Professor Vincent Hutchings; Introductory remarks by Senior Vice Provost Lester Monts.
    Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and associate of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Join in a conversation about the struggles and successes of the Civil Rights Movement and lessons for the current political situation, racial politics, and the November Presidential election.
    Free and open to the public.
    DATE: Thursday, September 27th
    TIME: 4:00pm
    LOCATION: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
    SPONSORS: Michigan Community Scholars Program, Office of the Senior Vice Provost, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Residential College, The Program on Intergroup Relations, Community Action and Social Change, and the Global Scholars Program
  • Film: Freedom Riders
    Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr. featured (see 4:00pm event). He will lead a discussion and answer questions following the film.
    DATE: Thursday, September 27th
    TIME: 6:00pm
    LOCATION: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
    SPONSORS: Michigan Community Scholars Program, Office of the Senior Vice Provost, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Residential College, The Program on Intergroup Relations, Community Action and Social Change, and the Global Scholars Program
  • Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series: Soldiers Stories
    Jennifer Karady & Paul Rieckhoff
    DATE: Thursday, September 27th
    TIME: 5:10pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: Secret Garden
    Agnieszka Holland, director (101 min., 1993)
    DATE: Thursday, September 27th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:30pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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September 28, 2012 - Friday

  • The Revival of Dastangoi: Urdu Storytelling in History and Practice, a lecture by Mahmood Farooqui
    Urdu Storytelling in History and Practice The talk will centre around Dastangoi, the once thriving art of Urdu storytelling in North India which came to an abrupt end with the death of the last great practitioner in 1928. Drawing on the pioneering work of the great Urdu scholar S. R. Faruqi, it will engage with the causes of its popularity and decline. The second part of the talk will focus on the revival of Dastangoi as a form of performance which has been underway since 2005.
    DATE: Friday, September 28th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30pm
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg, 1080 S. University Ave
    SPONSOR: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

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October 2, 2012

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October 4, 2012 - Thursday

  • Conference: Honoring the Career of Bunyan Bryant: The Legacy and Future of Environmental Justice
    Reception open to all conference attendees.
    DATE: Thursday, October 4th
    LOCATION: Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel
    SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, Center for the Education of Women, Office of the Provost, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
    More information.
  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: Washington Square
    Agnieszka Holland, director (115 min., 1997)
    DATE: Thursday, October 4th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:30pm
    LOCATION: East Hall, 630 Church St, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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October 5, 2012 - Friday

  • Conference: Honoring the Career of Bunyan Bryant: The Legacy and Future of Environmental Justice
    DATE: Friday, October 5th
    LOCATION: Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel
    SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, Center for the Education of Women, Office of the Provost, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
    More information.

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October 6, 2012 - Saturday

  • Conference: Honoring the Career of Bunyan Bryant: The Legacy and Future of Environmental Justice
    DATE: Saturday, October 6th
    LOCATION: Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel
    SPONSORS: Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, Center for the Education of Women, Office of the Provost, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
    More information.

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October 7, 2012 - Sunday

  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: Total Eclipse
    Agnieszka Holland, director (111 min., 1995)
    DATE: Sunday, October 7th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)
  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: Copying Beethoven
    Agnieszka Holland, director (104 min., 2006)
    DATE: Sunday, October 7th
    TIME: 7:30 - 9:15pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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October 9, 2012

  • CCS Noon Lecture Series - Winter Term 2012
    The Emerging Housing Policy Framework in China
    DATE: Tuesday, October 9th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University
    SPONSOR: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
  • Latino/a Heritage Month and LGBTQQ History Month event:
    "Yo Soy...": Perspectives on Queer Latinidad
    Begins at 6:30 with a photo gallery viewing of brave Latino/a LGBTQQ or similarly identifying people and allies expressing this intersection of identities in a photo mural followed at 7:00 with a dynamic panel discussion. The panelists will be discussing their experiences living, teaching, and researching.
    DATE: Tuesday, October 9th
    TIME: 6:30 pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Union, Art Lounge (1st floor)
    SPONSORS: Coalition for Queer People of Color (CQPoC), MESA/Trotter, and the Center for Campus Involvement
    CONTACT: Ramiro Alvarez raal@umich.edu

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October 10, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Annual Copernicus Lecture:
    A Filmmaker's Approach to Society's Most Vexing Concerns: A Conversation with Agnieszka Holland.
    Acclaimed screenwriter and film director Agnieszka Holland will deliver the 2012 Annual Copernicus Lecture. Her lecture will be followed by a free screening of Oscar-nominated In Darkness, based on Robert Marshall's heroic tale of surviving the Holocaust in the sewers of Lvov. Prior to her visit, seven of her best-known films will be screened to the public at no charge.
    DATE: Wednesday, October 10th
    TIME: 5:00 - 7:00pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSORS: Copernicus Endowment, Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Michigan Theater, Polish Cultural Fund - Ann Arbor.
  • Agnieszka Holland Film Retrospective
    Film Screening: In Darkness (Polish: W ciemności)
    Agnieszka Holland, director (145 min., 2011)
    DATE: Wednesday, October 10th
    TIME: 7:00 - 9:30pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Russion, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES)

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October 11, 2012 - Thursday

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October 12, 2012 - Friday

  • Rackham Centennial Lecture:
    Michael Dunne on A Road Less Traveled: What happens when you travel to Asia after Graduating from the University of Michigan
    DATE: Friday, October 12th
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30pm
    LOCATION: Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th floor Rackham Graduate School 915 E. Washington Street
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). Co-sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School Centennial Lecture Series.

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October 17, 2012 - Wednesday

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October 18, 2012 - Thursday

  • Lecture: The Scot and the Aborigine: La Différence Writ Large
    Sally Price is the Duane A. & Virginia S. Dittman Professor Emerita of American Studies and Anthropology, College of William & Mary.
    DATE: Thursday, October 18th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    LOCATION: Room 411, West Hall
    SPONSOR: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Lecture: Home(town) Security
    Majora Carter, Eco-Entrepreneur and award-winning radio broadcaster.
    DATE: Thursday, October 18th
    TIME: 5:00pm
    LOCATION: Hill Auditorium

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October 19, 2012 - Friday

  • A Workshop with Richard Price
    Richard Price is the Duane A. and Virginia S. Dittman Professor Emeritus of American Studies, Anthropology, and History, College of William & Mary.
    DATE: Friday, October 19th
    TIME: 2:00 - 4:00pm
    LOCATION: TBA
    SPONSOR: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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Investing in Ability Week, October 22 - 26, 2012
The 2012 theme is: The Attitude of Accommodations: The Art and Architecture of Accessibility. All events are free, open to the public and held in accessible locations. Accomodations are available by contacting disability@umich.edu a few days in advance of the event.


October 22, 2012 - Monday

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October 23, 2012

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October 24, 2012 - Wednesday

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October 25, 2012 - Thursday

  • 2 Day Conference: Campus Sexual Assault Policy: Problems and Progress
    REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12.
    Day one is open to all interested parties. The conference is designed so that research and promising practices presentations on Day One will inform policy design workshops and policy recommendations on Day Two.
    DATES: Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 - 26th
    TIMEs: 8:00am - 4:00pm LOCATION: North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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October 26, 2012 - Friday

  • 2 Day Conference: Campus Sexual Assault Policy: Problems and Progress
    REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12.
    Day one is open to all interested parties. The conference is designed so that research and promising practices presentations on Day One will inform policy design workshops and policy recommendations on Day Two.
    DATES: Wednesday & Thursday, October 25 - 26th
    TIMEs: 8:00am - 4:00pm LOCATION: North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Proclaiming Emancipation: The Conference
    Registration not required.
    The commemoration will include an exhibit of documents and artifacts at the Hatcher Graduate Library, many of which are unique to the Clements Library collections and have never before been exhibited. Outside groups and classes are encouraged to arrange to visit it themselves; see the schedule of events for more information.
    DATE: Friday, October
    TIMES & LOCATIONS:
    • 9:00am - 3:30pm, Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100
    • 4:00 - 6:00pm, Law School Aikens Commons, Hutchins Hall
    SPONSORS: Program in Race, Law & History and the William L. Clements Library, in cooperation with the Hatcher Graduate Library. Martha S. Jones and Clayton Lewis, curators.
    CONTACT:
  • Lecture: The New Cuba and the Impact of the New Cuban Diaspora on Transforming the Homeland
    Susan Eckstein, Professor of Sociology and International Relations at Boston University
    DATE: Friday, October 26th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Haven Hall, Room 3512
    SPONSOR: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • In recognition of National AD/HD Awareness Week
    Lecture: Embrace Your Strengths and Your Struggles: The Key to Creating a Meaningful Life with ADHD
    Sari Solden, MS, LMFT, author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and Journeys through ADDulthood. Sari is a past recipient of ADDA's award for outstanding service by a helping professional.
    DATE: Friday, October 26th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Rackham Graduate School, Auditorium, 915 East Washington St. - Ann Arbor
    For more information contact: Geraldine Markel, Ph.D., geri@managingyourmind.com

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October 30, 2012

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November 2, 2012 - Friday

  • Lecture: Gajatame and Ganesha: The Sacred Elephant of Ancient India
    Raman Sukumar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

    DATE: Friday, November 2nd
    TIME: 4:00 - 5:30pm
    LOCATION: Room 1636, School of Social Work Bldg, 1080 S. University Ave
    SPONSOR: Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

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November 6, 2012 - Tuesday

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November 7, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Lecture: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot's 35 minute lecture followed by book signing. Books will not be sold at the event, so please bring your own copy.
    DATE: Wednesday, November 7th
    TIME: 6:00 - 8:00pm
    LOCATION: Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University

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November 8, 2012 - Thursday

  • Understanding Visual Impairment
    This event is open to the public.
    DATE: Thursday, November 8th
    TIME: 5:00 - 6:30PM
    LOCATION: Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library (Room 100)
    SPONSOR: Library Diversity Council
    CONTACT: Deirdre Spencer, deirdres@umich.edu

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November 9, 2012 - Friday

  • Friday at Noon: C. Michele Thompson on Historic Interactions between Chinese and Vietnamese Medicine
    C. Michele Thompson is professor of Southeast Asian History at Southern Connecticut State University. Her talk presents the history of the exchange of medical products and knowledge between China and Vietnam. Presented in conjunction with the American Council of Learned Societies/Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as a part of the series Global and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Chinese Medicine.
    DATE: Friday, November 9th
    TIME: 12noon - 1:00pm
    LOCATION: 1636 SSWB/International Institute 1080 S. University Ave, Ann Arborf
    SPONSOR: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)

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November 12, 2012 - Monday

  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    U.S. Flag Ceremony
    DATE: Monday, November 12th
    TIMES: 8:00am & 5:00pm
    LOCATION: Diag flagpole
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Tri Service ROTC VA Healthcare Ceremony

    DATE: Monday, November 12th
    TIME: 9:30am
    LOCATION: Ann Arbor VA Hospital
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    5th Annual UM Students/Faculty/Staff Veterans & Military Appreciation Lunch
    RSVP Requested
    DATE: Monday, November 12th
    TIME: 11:00am - 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Ballroom, Michigan League
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Traumatic Injury Among Service Members
    Discussion with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan
    DATE: Monday, November 12th
    TIME: 2:00pm
    LOCATION: Parker Room, Michigan Union
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Lecture: Michigan Women in the Military during WWII
    WWII female aviator & Congressional Gold Medal recipient, Ms Jane Doyle reception and opening of "A Few Good Women: Michigan Women in the Military During WWII" display
    DATE: Monday, November 12th
    TIME: 4:00pm
    LOCATION: Art Lounge, Michigan Union
    See ongoing exhibits.

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November 13, 2012

  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    WWII Veterans Panel
    DATE: Tuesday, November 13th
    TIME: 10:00am
    LOCATION: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Current Student Veterans Panel

    DATE: Tuesday, November 13th
    TIME: 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union

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November 14, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Programs for Veterans and Military offered by the U-M Depression Center
    DATE: Wednesday, November 14th
    TIME: 2:00pm
    LOCATION: Wolverine Room, Michigan Union
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Ann Arbor Veteran Courts Lecture
    DATE: Wednesday, November 14th
    TIME: 3:00pm
    LOCATION: Wolverine Room, Michigan Union
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Ledture: GI Jews: How WWII Changed a Generation
    DATE: Wednesday, November 14th
    TIME: 4:30pm
    LOCATION: Parker Room, Michigan Union
  • Lecture: Social Interactions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    Judy L. Nantau, M.A., CCC-SLP has 38 years of experience in clinical and educational settings as a speech-language pathologist and practices in the University Center for Language & Literacy (UCLL).
    Verbal communication skills used in today's world require much more than just saying words clearly and using long, complex sentences with correct grammar. It requires the ability to stay on topic, elaborate new and relevant information, understand internal states of people you are talking to, interact with peer groups differently than adult groups, shift to the style of communication needed, and use and understand nonverbal communication and much more!
    FREE and OPEN to the public.
    DATE: Wednesday, November 14th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:30pm
    LOCATION: Ann Arbor Downtown Library on 5th Avenue
    SPONSOR: Institute for Human Adjustment (IHA) at U-M
    CONTACT: (734) 615-7853

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November 15, 2012 - Thursday

  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Lecture: K-9's that Serve and Protect Us
    War Dogs and Companion Dogs discussion and demonstration
    DATE: Thursday, November 15th
    TIME: 11:00am
    LOCATION: Wolverine Room, Michigan Union
  • Veterans Week 2012 event: Honoring those who have served our country.
    Lioness: Women in Combat
    Documentary film about female soldiers in combat followed by discussion with a female combat veteran
    DATE: Thursday, November 15th
    TIME: 12noon
    LOCATION: Gallery (room 100), Hatcher Graduate Libray

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November 16, 2012 - Friday

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November 20, 2012 - Tuesday

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November 27, 2012 - Tuesday

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November 28, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Panel Discussion: Translating Slavery, Translating Freedom
    Panelists will discuss aspects of translation in the context of slavery and emancipation, ranging from Haitian-Creole language translation to understanding legal questions of the time. The panel will feature Francoise Massardier-Kenney, co-author of "Translating Slavery;" Martha S. Jones, associate professor of history and co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law and History; Jean M. Hebrad, visiting professor and co-director of The Law in Slavery and Freedom Project; and Christi Merrill, co-director of the LSA Translation Theme Semester and associate professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial theory.
    The event coincides with the "Proclaiming Emancipation" exhibit in the Gallery of Hatcher Graduate Library.
    DATE: Wednesay, November 19th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    LOCATION: The Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
    SPONSORS: Fall 2012 LSA Translation Theme Semester and several U-M departments

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November 28, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Panel Discussion: Translating Slavery, Translating Freedom
    Panelists will discuss aspects of translation in the context of slavery and emancipation, ranging from Haitian-Creole language translation to understanding legal questions of the time. The panel will feature Francoise Massardier-Kenney, co-author of "Translating Slavery;" Martha S. Jones, associate professor of history and co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law and History; Jean M. Hebrad, visiting professor and co-director of The Law in Slavery and Freedom Project; and Christi Merrill, co-director of the LSA Translation Theme Semester and associate professor of South Asian literature and postcolonial theory.
    The event coincides with the "Proclaiming Emancipation" exhibit in the Gallery of Hatcher Graduate Library.
    DATE: Wednesay, November 19th
    TIME: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    LOCATION: The Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
    SPONSORS: Fall 2012 LSA Translation Theme Semester and several U-M departments

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November 29, 2012 - Thursday

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December 1, 2012 - Saturday

  • Film Screening: Spirited Away
    Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. In Japanese with English subtitles. 2001, 35mm, 125 min.
    It's just another day in the life of 10-year-old Chihiro. Well... almost. The sun is up high in the sky, her parents have packed up the car, and it's time to move to a new home. The dull car ride becomes longer as they get lost and everything seems as ordinary as can be. Yet, something also feels strangely amiss. A brief road stop leads Chihiro and her parents into a mysterious and seemingly abandoned amusement park. What's happening to her parents? Is this a bad dream? Will she ever get home?
    DATE: Saturday, December 1st
    TIME: 7:00pm - 9:05pm
    LOCATION: Angell Hall, Auditorium A, 435 South State Street, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

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December 4, 2012 - Tuesday

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December 5, 2012 - Wednesday

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December 6, 2012 - Thursday

  • Lecture: United in Anger Jim Hubbard
    Film: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    Feature-length documentary that combines archival footage with insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective.
    DATE: Thursday, December 6th
    Free and open to the public.
    TIME: 5:10pm
    LOCATION: Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor
    SPONSOR: With support from U-M Screen Arts & Cultures, U-M School of Public Health, U-M Romance Languages and Literatures, Ann Arbor Film Festival, HARC HIV/AIDS Resource Center and Visual AIDS New York.

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December 12, 2012 - Wednesday

  • Adjusting to Your Child's ASD Diagnosis
    Dr. Fiona Miller, licensed clinical psychologist, supervises and practices in the ASD program at the University Center for Child & Family (UCCF).
    Learning that one's child has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has often been described by parents as a challenging event. This presentation will focus on describing the range of challenges that parents report, how those challenges change over time, and strategies for coping with them.
    FREE and OPEN to the public.
    DATE: Wednesday, December 12th
    TIME: 7:00 - 8:30pm
    LOCATION: Ann Arbor Downtown Library on 5th Avenue
    SPONSOR: Institute for Human Adjustment (IHA) at U-M
    CONTACT: (734) 615-7853

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