Location: Angell Hall Auditorium B
Pre-Business? Pre-Engineering? Pre-Med/Pre-Health? Undecided??
Whether youíre considering Grad School/Professional School, Ph.D. Programs
or are just undecided, you donít want to miss this Professional Series
Event sponsored by the Comprehensive Studies Program and American Indian
Science and Engineering Society!!
Who: Admissions Officers from Grad/Professional Schools
Where: Angell Hall Auditorium B
When: EVERY Wednesday in March, 5 Ė 6:30 PM
Food will be served!!
Location: 4154 LSA
Wednesday, March 26, at 4:00 - 6:00pm (Dinner at 5pm), in 4154 LSA
Conversations Across Social Disciplines (CASD) presents a Workshop in Social Work and Anthropology on "Stigma, sexuality, and social inequality: Perspectives on HIV/AIDS in India and the Dominican Republic." The speakers for this workshop will be Mark Padilla (Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health; Assistant Professor, Anthropology) and Michael R. Woodford (Assistant Professor, School of Social Work). Faculty profiles: Mark Padilla, http://www.sph.umich.edu/iscr/faculty/profile.cfm?uniqname=padillam . Michael R. Woodford, http://www.ssw.umich.edu/about/profiles/profile-michwood.html . CASD is a student-run initiative, with the goal of stimulating conversation about timely topics that cross disciplinary boundaries. The CASD series aims to build intellectual bridges through discussion among scholars in social work and the social sciences. This student organized workshop series is generously funded by the Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop Program of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Dean's Office of the School of Social Work.
Location: Stamps Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center
Have you wondered, "how could I EVER have an impact on the
entire world?" With powerful collaborative opportunities enabled by
the internet, the world is at your fingertips if you only choose to
reach for it. Come listen how your classmates and one exciting
alumnus from Google have been inspired to make an impact, and foster the idea
that Michigan molds young minds into the Leaders and the Best.
Stamps Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center
Keynote Address by Matthew Neagle of Google
Free Appetizers Served
If you plan to attend, please let us know:
Location: 1018 DOW (the room might change, in case ASME can book a larger room)
Corporate Luncheon with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Wednesday, March 26
12:30 - 1:30 pm
1018 DOW (the room might change, watch for further e-mails in case ASME
can book a larger room)
Location: Alumni Center
Real life 101
Location: 1006 Dow
Discussion of Skydiving
Location: Duderstadt Center Gallery on the University of Michigan North Campus at 228
13th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
March 24 - April 9
The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) celebrates the Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners with the official premiere of the new Michigan Television (PBS) documentary, "Acts of Art: The Prison Creative Arts Project," soon to be broadcast state-wide on Michigan PBS stations. This documentary, by filmmaker Katherine Weider, highlights PCAP�s artists and activists as they strive for social justice through the creative arts. Following the screening, formerly incarcerated artists will discuss their stories of creating art behind bars.
The annual exhibition, which runs March 25-April 9, will be held at the Duderstadt Center Gallery on the University of Michigan North Campus at 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard. Over the past decade, this nationally recognized show has grown to be the largest exhibition of prisoner art in the country. This year�s exhibition will include more than 300 works of art by over 200 artists, shedding light on the talents to be found behind prison walls and inviting the public to bear witness to the prison artists� creativity and expression.
Free and open to the public, the exhibition and its eight educational events raise awareness and inspire dialogue between the incarcerated and the community at large. The public is invited to an opening reception on March 25th from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the gallery. Formerly incarcerated artists who have now reentered into the community will speak about what the show means to those in prison.
Participating artists express gratitude to organizers and gallery visitors alike, stressing the show�s empowering force: "Without [the exhibition] we would be silenced. You let our voice be heard." Another artist comments, "The exhibition captured the attention of humanity. It showed that prisoners or inmates are still human beings with a heart and a soul, and that our art is a way to express ourselves without words."
Despite limited resources, exhibition artists create work in a rich range of styles, mediums, and themes. Visitors return to the show year after year to glimpse art that is remarkable for its originality, beauty, and sheer expressive power. Last year, almost 4,000 people came to the exhibit. Organizers expect even higher attendance this year and an exciting array of new work.
This year�s exhibition, curated by Professors Buzz Alexander, Janie Paul, and Jason Wright, exhibits work from over forty prisons throughout the state. The curators, PCAP Administrator Rachael Hudak, and various volunteers travel to these prisons to hand select the strongest work from the artists. As a result of this annual event, the amount of art created in Michigan prisons has increased dramatically, and Michigan prison artists have become national leaders, inspiring others to create art behind bars.
Along with the documentary and discussion with former prison artists, the exhibition will be accompanied by keynote speeches by critically-acclaimed youth activist and author, Luis Rodriguez, poet Judith Tannenbaum, and Shawna Demmons from the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. Ashley Lucas will perform her one-woman show Doin� Time both at the Performance Network in Ann Arbor and at the Detroit YMCA. For a full list of events please visit www.prisonarts.org
Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday - Monday.
Location: 1200 EECS
IEEE Mass Meeting
Location: 3302 Mason
Discussion of Skydiving
Location: Rackham Auditorium, fourth floor
Lecture: Distinguished University Professorship Lecture
Remembering the Future: What Use is the Past?
A reception follows the lecture.
Speaker/Performer: Professor Geoff Eley, Department of History
Date: March 24, 2008, 4-5 p.m.
Location: Rackham Auditorium, fourth floor (more info)