Location: 4th floor, Rackham Building
Fall Break Breakfast (for grad students): A Health and Wellness Initiative Activity
10-20-2008, 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Location: Koessler Room, Michigan League
EXAMINING THE AVANT GARDE...
a graduate student conference
October 16-17, 2008
Thursday, October 16
Henderson Room, Michigan League
Professor Richard Langston
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday, October 17
Koessler Room, Michigan League
For a full program, please visit: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/avantgarde
Panel 1: Introspective Avant Gardes
Panel 2: Cold-War Avant Gardes
Panel 3: Gendered Avant Gardes
Panel 4: Neo Avant Gardes
Dinner and Roundtable Discussion
Rackham Building - West Conference Room
Location: East Conference Room in the Rackham building
Workshop on 'Coping with Culture Shock and Understanding Cultural Adjustment', which is scheduled for Thursday, October 16th between 5pm and 6:30 pm at the East Conference Room in the Rackham building.
Living in a new culture is a process of learning and self discovery for most international students. This workshop explores various aspects of living and learning in a new culture. Some questions that will be discussed at this workshop are:
· What is culture shock?
· Who experiences it and why does it occur?
· What are the feelings associated with culture shock?
· What can you do to get help and to make yourself feel better?
This workshop is part of the Cross-Cultural Adjustment Series of four workshops. Please feel free to bring your questions and concerns to the any of these discussions. These workshops are open to all Domestic and International graduate students and their family members.
If you have any further questions, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer them for you.
Snacks will be provided. Please register at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wsreg.php?WsID=581
so that we can prepare enough handouts and food.
Location: Trotter Multicultural Center
Presidential Debate Showing (sponsored by UUAP, Ginsberg, and MESA)
When: Oct 15, 8:30pm
Location: Trotter Multicultural Center (1443 Washtenaw Ave)
Come watch the final Presidential Debate Showing at the Trotter Multicultural Center on the big screen! Popcorn, sodas, hot chocolate and other refreshments will be provided. Free parking in the back of the multicultural center (driveway is off S. University). The TMC is located off S. University near the intersection of Washtenaw and S. University.
Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Winds of Change: Great Lakes Wind Power
Wednesday, October 15, 5:30-7:30 pm
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub,
318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
U-M Research Scientist Duncan Callaway (Natural Resources & Environment and Mechanical Engineering) and U-M Professor Tom Lyon (Business Economics and Natural Resources and Environment) explore the politics, business and science of Great Lakes wind energy. Sponsored by the Energy Futures Theme Semester of the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Join us for hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 and a brief presentation at 6:00 pm, followed by discussion. Participants must be 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages. Everyone is welcome and invited to purchase additional food and beverages.
For more information about the U-M Exhibit Museum, visit:
Location: Union Ballroom
Ending poverty -- conference.
Location: Rackham Amphitheatre
The Forsyth Lecture on Medieval Art
Date: Wednesday, 10/15/2008; 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: Rackham Amphitheatre
Host Department: History of Art
Michigan has been included among the venues for this fall's launch of the Forsyth Lecture series, a program sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (New York). The series will present lectures by distinguished scholars at multiple venues within the international scope of the Center. At this inaugural series, Jannic Durand, Conservateur (Curator) in the Départment des Objets d'art at the Louvre and an acclaimed expert on Byzantine art, will deliver a talk, "Byzantine Reliquaries in France," dealing with his research on Byzantine reliquaries. Reception to follow.
Location: 1670 CSE
Lockheed Martin 10/14/2008 6:00-8:00
Location: 1636 SSWB
In this talk, Professor Shuen-fu Lin will present a Song lyric (ci) reportedly written by the scholar-official Wen Jiweng (1253-1275) while reveling on the West Lake with fellow scholars.
Wen Jiweng's Song lyric will be examined in the context of the mode of life of prosperity, social elegance, and graceful leisure of the Southern Song enthusiasts on the eve of the Mongol conquest of China.
Location: Great Lakes South Central Room (4th floor), Palmer Commons
Election '08: -
U-M experts to discuss taxes, trade, health care, housing/financial crisis
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Great Lakes South Central Room (4th floor)
In the midst of one of America's worst financial disasters and the contentious 2008 presidential election season, four University of Michigan economists will offer their views and critique the candidates' proposals on taxes, trade, health care and the housing/financial crisis. Faculty members featured include:
--Thomas Buchmueller, the Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and professor of business economics and public policy at the Ross School of Business.
--James Levinsohn, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics and public policy.
--Joel Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business, professor of economics and director of the U-M Office of Tax Policy Research.
--Robert Van Order, adjunct professor of finance at the Ross School of Business and former chief international economist for Freddie Mac