CANCELED-25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners

The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is one of the largest exhibitions of art by incarcerated artists in the country. Each year, faculty, staff and students from the University of Michigan travel to correctional facilities across Michigan and select work for the exhibition while providing feedback and critique that strengthens artist’s work and builds community around art making inside prisons.

March 18-April 1, 2020
Art sales begin: March 18, 6pm
Opening reception program: March 18, 7pm

Gallery hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday-Monday: 12pm-6pm
April 1, 2020: 10am-5pm

CANCELED-Grace Lin Reading, Q&A, and Book Signing

Grace Lin - Reading, Q & A, Book Signing

Grace Lin - Reading, Q & A, Book Signing

Lamstein Children’s Literature Lecture

Before Grace Lin was an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picturebooks, early readers and middle grade novels, she was the only Asian girl (except for her sisters) going to her elementary school in Upstate NY. That experience, good and bad, has influenced her books—including her Newbery Honor WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, her Geisel Honor LING & TING, her National Book Finalist WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER and her Caldecott Honor A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR.

That experience also causes Lin to persevere for diversity: She is an occasional New England Public Radio commentator, she gave a TEDx talk titled “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf,” and she authored a PBSNewHour video essay called “What to do when you realize classic books from your childhood are racist?” She continues this mission with her two podcasts kidlitwomen* and Book Friends Forever. In 2016, Lin’s art was displayed at the White House and Lin was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

For any questions about the event or to share accommodation needs, please email asbates@umich.edu– we are eager to help ensure that this event is inclusive to you. The building, event space, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Diaper changing tables are available in nearby restrooms. Gender-inclusive restrooms are available on the second floor of the Museum, accessible via the stairs, or in nearby Hatcher Graduate Library (Floors 3, 4, 5, and 6). The Hatcher Library also offers a reflection room (4th Floor South Stacks), and a lactation room (Room 13W, an anteroom to the basement women’s staff restroom, or Room 108B, an anteroom of the first floor women’s restroom). ASL interpreters and CART services are available upon request; please email asbates@umich.edu at least two weeks prior to the event, whenever possible, to allow time to arrange services.

U-M employees with a U-M parking permit may use the Church Street Parking Structure (525 Church St., Ann Arbor) or the Thompson Parking Structure (500 Thompson St., Ann Arbor). There is limited metered street parking on State Street and South University Avenue. The Forest Avenue Public Parking Structure (650 South Forest Ave., Ann Arbor) is five blocks away, and the parking rate is $1.20 per hour. All of these options include parking spots for individuals with disabilities.

Learn more on event website

Science Success Series: Wealth Beyond Health

There are limitless options for a pre-med student beyond medical school and a traditional career as a doctor. Join Women in Science and Engineering to explore other career tracks with alumni and experts. There is a world of options to apply skill in science, critical problem solving, and a desire to help people. Find your option for wealth beyond health.

The Science Success Series is a joint program of Women in Science and Engineering, the Science Learning Center, and Newnan Advising.

Register Here

Diversity at Work: Google Shares Inclusive Practices

Rackham Graduate School logo with University of Michigan block M in yellow

Diversity at Work is an ongoing series of workshops hosted by Rackham’s Professional Development DEI Certificate Program where participants can hear from real employees and employers about how they are incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice efforts in their organizations.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude continues to be a highly sought out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will feature Google, with representative Michael Gardner. He will discuss how Google integrates DEI within their organization and will facilitate the discussion.

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s) or an effective alternative.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited.

For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Click here to register.

Queer Students Abroad

Queer students who have travelled out of the US will share their experiences living, traveling and/or working abroad. Learn about how their identities impacted their experience, as well as helpful resources to plan your own experience abroad. This event is a partnership between the International Center, the Spectrum Center, and the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies (CGIS). Register using the ticket link!

Spectrum Center Event Accessibility Statement
The Spectrum Center is dedicated to working towards offering equitable access to all of the events we organize. If you have an accessibility need you feel may not be automatically met at this event, fill out our Event Accessibility Form, found at http://bit.ly/SCaccess You do not need to have a registered disability with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) or identify as disabled to submit. Advance notice is necessary for some accommodations to be fully implemented, and we will always attempt to dismantle barriers as they are brought up to us. Any questions about accessibility at Spectrum Center events can be directed to spectrumcenter@umich.edu.

Register Here

A World Beyond

Re-Imagining Activism Through Performance

A World Beyond is a showcase of original choreography by current undergraduate dance majors. The theme of the evening is “world-making,” a powerful tool used in arts activism that encourages people to imagine and hope for a better reality. Featured works address topics ranging from queer community-building to the visibility of labor.

The performance will include an intermission.

This event is supported in part by the Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund, Center for World Performance Studies, the SMTD Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.

Sexual Harassment in STEM: A View from the National Academies

Sexual harassment damages research integrity and shrinks the talent pool in science engineering and medicine.

In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assembled a committee to conduct a study on this problem. They published a landmark report in 2018 titled, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Committee member and contributing author, U-M Professor Lilia Cortina will present its key findings and recommendations. Preventing all forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct remains a top priority for the University of Michigan.

RSVP HERE TODAY!
Food will be provided. Limited capacity.

Dia De Los Muertos

You are cordially invited to this year’s “Dia de Los Muertos” event taking place on November 1st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the School of Public Health’s Community Room 1680. MENA (Middle Eastern and North African) Public Health, La Salud, and PHSAD (Public Health Students of African Descent) have partnered to present a Dia de Los Muertos event which is meant to commemorate all the lives lost to any discrimination or racism in the U.S. and internationally.

Dia de Los Muertos stems from Mexican traditions and originates from Aztec practices. We use this day to celebrate, not mourn, the lives of our beloved departed and rejoice by sharing ofrendas that remember the individual as they were in life. Although this festive occasion is meant to welcome our loved ones, there are many lives that were forgotten both in life and death. These lives were victimized, racialized, and prosecuted during life as a result of structural racism and exclusion. This year, we hope to raise awareness for the lives that were silenced and empower future practitioners to advocate for these communities and prevent future injustices.
We celebrate in community to provide space for the living and dead, and invite you to join us for an evening of activities, dialogue, food and performances! 

Rethinking the University: On Discipline, Excellence, and Solidarity

We are excited to invite you to the Global Theories of Critique’s second event of the academic year, with our theme for this year being “On the Failed and Marginal,” focusing on the excluded and undermined from and in Euro-American histories. Challenging these histories or going against and beyond them demands an interrogation of the space from which we think, write, and act: the university and its various arms. Following this thinking, our second event will be a workshop on “Rethinking the University: On Discipline, Excellence, and Solidarity” with Professor Reginald Jackson, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 31st, 4-6 pm, room 1014 Tisch Hall, dinner included.

Professor Jackson is an Associate Professor of Pre-modern Japanese Literature at U of M’s department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and has been long committed to thinking and practicing knowledge production in relation to solidarity with the marginalized and forgotten, within both the university’s own space and its many outsides. As such, ahead of this event, we recommend reading Professor Jackson’s recently published article, titled “Solidarity’s Indiscipline: Regarding Miyoshi’s Pedagogical Legacy,” along with two theoretical pieces he is in engaging with. All readings are available here, and we recommend reading them in this order:

Readings, “The Idea of Excellence”
Jackson, “Solidarity’s Indiscipline: Regarding Miyoshi’s Pedagogical Legacy”
Moten and Harney, “The University and the Undercommons” (optional)

If you plan on attending this event, please RSVP here

Women Who Fund Forum

The 5th annual Women Who Fund Forum will bring together more than 150 women in alternative investments, spanning venture capital and private equity, to share industry experiences, identify leads for sourcing capital and network! The program includes lunch and will feature panels discussions and a keynote speaker. Please register here.

Presented by ACG Detroit Women’s Forum and University of Michigan Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, Ross School of Business