Location: West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham
International Coffee Hour: Cultural Exchange
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Come meet and mingle with graduate students over coffee and pastries. In
this coffee hour, share your culture of origin, such as customs, popular
sports, famous travel spots, and food. No preparation required; just bring
yourself and Rackham will help in facilitating conversation.
American/domestic students especially welcomed to come and learn about
other cultures as well as helping international students acculturate to
Pre-registration required at
4:00-5:30pm, West Conference Room, 4th floor, Rackham
Location: 1500 EECS
MSAE talk by guest lecturer
Location: Rackham Graduate School - Assembly Hall
Rackham Workshop: Graduate Student Forum. The workshop will be held on 03-12-2008, 12:00 - 1:30 PM at Rackham Graduate School - Assembly Hall (4th Floor).
Register at: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php
Location: Room 1110 in the Ford School of PubPol Bldg (Weill Hall)
Understanding Discrimination and Harassment Inside and Outside The University of Michigan
Tuesday, March 11th
Room 1110 in the Ford School of PubPol Bldg (Weill Hall) on the corner of Hill & State St.
Have you ever wondered:
What the difference is between sexual harassment, sex discrimination, race discrimination, racial harassment, a hate crime, and a hostile environment? Why sexual and racial harassment are treated differently? Whether instances such as racially sterotypical costumes at a Halloween Party or sexually/racially offensive remarks made by your advisor are infractions of the law, of a U-M policy, or U-M standard? Who you can tell and who can help?
Come and learn more about this and other questions regarding harassment and discrimination from dialogue co-facilitators Jack Bernard (Attorney for UM's General Counsel, and Adjunct Professor at the Law School) and Anthony Walesby (Director for the Office of Institutional Equity).
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com and indicate if you are vegetarian,vegan, or have any dietary needs.
Location: Alumni Center
Real Life 101
Location: Johnson Rooms, LEC
Engineering Ethics Across Cultures: France, Japan, and U.S.
A highly interactive presentation for undergraduate and graduate
students that addresses how engineering ethics are shaped by the
positions that engineers occupy in their home countries.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Johnson Rooms, LEC
Location: Room 1636 International Institute/SSWB
MARGINAL LIFE : A South Asian Film Series:
"Kitte Mil Ve Mahi"
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00PM
Room 1636 International Institute/SSWB
University of Michigan
Ajay Bhardwaj's look at the Panjab Dalit population's embrace of Sufism and revolutionary poetry as means of liberation. 71 min. 2007
Light refreshments served at 6:45pm.
Location: Hussey Room, Michigan League
The Future of Islam
The Future of Islam, a panel discussion with visiting scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and University of Michigan faculty to discuss how the interpretation of the Qur'an, and other religious works, are affected by those who provide the interpretation.
Trained in literary criticism at Cairo University, and a faculty member there until 1995, Abu Zayd established himself as one of the most innovative critical thinkers of the Islamic world with a new theory of hermeneutics of the Qur'an, which made a lasting impact in the academic field. Abu Zayd and his wife fled Egypt in 1995, fearing for their lives, after he was declared an apostate by a Cairo appeals court.
He now holds the Ibn Rushd Chair of Humanism and Islam at the University of Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He defines his work there as the study of "modern Islamic thought by critically approaching classical and contemporary Islamic discourse in the fields of theology, philosophy, law, politics and humanism."
The discussion will center on Abu Zayd's research which aims to suggest a theory of hermeneutics that might enable Muslims to build a bridge between their own tradition and the modern world of freedom, equality, human rights, democracy and globalization.
The event is free and open to the public.
Gottfried Hagen, director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, acting co-director of the Islamic Studies Initiative and associate professor of Turkish language and culture, Department of Near Eastern Studies, U-M, will moderate the discussion.
Location: Palmer Commons, fourth floor
Forum: Diversity, Merit, and Higher Education:
Implications for Comprehensive Admission, Pipeline and Retention Strategies
This national forum will explore how underrepresented students’ access to and success in higher education can be improved by expanding the definitions and indicators of merit beyond conventional academic criteria, such as admission tests.
Speaker/Performer: William Sedlacek, author of “Beyond the Big Test” and other national experts
Date: March 10, 2008, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Palmer Commons, fourth floor
Sponsored by: National Center for Institutional Diversity
Location: 1st floor lobby, Union
the March membership meeting
of the Socialist Party of Michigan is this Saturday,
March 8th, at the Michigan Union in Ann Arbor. We will
be meeting at 2:00PM at the couches in the main lobby
on the first floor - look for the red Socialist Party
of Michigan banner.