Location: Ben and Jerry's, State Street
Go visit Ben and Jerry's for a free ice cream cone! Event goes until 8 pm.
Location: Ruthven Museum (rear loading dock entrance)
The Collections Manager, Karen O'Brien, will be giving us a private tour of the collections at the Museum of Anthropology!
We will meet at the rear loading dock entrance of the Ruthven Museums Building at 6:00pm (the large double door entrance near the museum parking lot at the intersection of Church St. and North University). The building closes at 5:00pm
so it is very important to come to the rear entrance where Karen will let us in. We will have pizza and pop prior to the tour, which will begin at 6:30pm. Please try to arrive around 6:00pm so that somebody will be at the door to let
you in. Everyone is welcome!
Location: Perlman Honors Commons Seminar Room
On Thursday, February 8, from 5 until 7 PM in the seminar room of the Perlman Honors Commons, Honors Fellow Vadim Jigoulov, a Ph.D. recipient from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan will be conducting an informal discussion of a book by a leading Israeli archaeologist I. Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition (2006). As a creative and somewhat controversial interpretation of archaeological remains and biblical texts, the book raises important questions regarding the messianic tradition in Jewish and Christian thought, the historicity of biblical accounts, and, ultimately, about the two foundational figures in Western culture, David and Solomon.
The event is limited to only 15 participants, and pizza will be served to those attending. Those interested in participating should sign up as soon as possible by contacting Mrs. Liina Wallin. Once your reservation has been confirmed, you can pick up a FREE copy of the book at the Honors Office in 1330 Mason Hall.
Location: 126 East Quad
Screening of: THE CHINATOWN FILES
An informative documentary describing the unique history of discrimination against Chinese immigration to the United States and the anti-Communist witch hunts, resulting from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Location: Ginsberg Center-Living Room
Learn and engage in discussion about refugee issues and the asylum process. Come listen to an intern from Freedom House, a non-profit organization in Detroit that provides services and shelter to refugees seeking asylum, speak about the asylum process and share about her experiences representing clients at asylum hearings and appeals. Then, join us for discussion about these issues afterwards.
Event goes until 7 pm: Ginsberg Center is located at the corner of Hill and East U.
Location: 2271 Angell Hall
Philosophy Graduate Student Chris Dodsworth leads a discussion on "Is Knowledge of God Possible?"
Location: Perlman Honors Commons
On Tuesday, January 30 from 7 until approximately 9 PM in the Perlman Honors Commons, Honors Faculty Fellow Nadine Naber will be presenting a panel discussion on "Immigrant Policies, Post 9/11." The participants will include Noel Saleh (ACLU attorney and president of ACCESS/Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services); Nazih Hassan (President, Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor); and Nadine Naber herself (Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and American Culture at the University of Michigan). Prof. Naber will speak about the existing state of scholarly literature on the impact of September 11th on immigrant communities in general and Arabs, South Asians, and Muslims in particular. She will refer to her own anthropological research on this topic that took place in California. Noel Saleh will speak about the way the post-September 11th backlash has operated on the level of the law (both institutionally and in practice). He will focus on the legal aspects of post-September 11th immigration policies and the role of organizations such as the ACLU in addressing some of these issues. Nazih Hassan will speak about how the post 9-11 climate has played out in the lives of members of the local Muslim American community.
Snacks will be provided. Seating for this event is limited, so those students who are interested in attending should contact Mrs. Liina Wallin in order to reserve a space as soon as possible.
Location: 238A West Hall
Our next Anthropology Club meeting is this Tuesday, January 30 at 6:15pm in
238A West Hall. We will welcome Dr. Adam Van Arsdale, Professor of Biological
Anthropology. Dr. Van Arsdale will share his experiences as a graduate student
here at Michigan and his research in the Republic of Georgia.
Location: 3512 Haven
The African-Americanist Caucus in American Culture & The Black Humanities Collective present:
"African/American Studies: Exploring African-American Cultures and Histories in the American Culture Program." An Informal onversation in Honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday with Menna Demessie, Shanesha Tatum, Tayana Hardin, Magdalena Zaborowska, and Matthew Countryman. Lunch will be served. Until 2 pm.
Location: Kuenzel Room, Union
Circle K is a service organization, and they are holding their mass meeting/40th Birthday Party. Event goes from 7-8 pm.