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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall
Wednesday Oct. 7
Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, "An Assessment of Napoleon's Prediction that an Awakened China Would Shake the World" presented by Professor Wing Thye Woo, Department of Economics, University of California at Davis, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Global and International Studies Program Seminar, "Global Health in Kalamazoo and Beyond" presented by Dr. Catherine Kothari, assistant professor, Director of Community Research, Division of Epidemiology and Biostats, WMU School of Medicine, 3201 Dunbar Hall, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Economics Lecture, "The Age of Pill" presented by Dr. Martha Bailey, associate professor of economics and research associate professor of the Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences and Lee Honors College, WMU Lee Honors College Lounge, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Fall 2015 Japanese Movie Screening, screening of "Keisuke Kinoshita's Army" (1944), 3508 Knauss Hall, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Center for the Humanities 2015-16 Speaker Series: Reimagining Community, "Creative Writing and the Capacity for Empathy" presented by Nellie Hermann, Novelist and Creative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, co-sponsored by WMU Center for Humanities, WMU College of Health and Human Services, and WMU Homer Styker M.D. School of Medicine, 2452 Knauss Hall, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9
Economics Research Seminar, "Does Diet Intervention Lower Students’ Anemia Rate in Rural China? Evidence from a Random Control Trial in Shaanxi Province" presented by Rong Shi, Department of Economics, WMU, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The Calvin-Benson Cycle of Photosynthesis: Historical Insights and New Hypotheses" presented by Dr. Thomas Sharkey, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 12
Physics Colloquium, "Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics at the Edge of the Nuclear Landscape" presented by Dr. Alfredo Estrade Vaz, assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Central Michigan University, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m.
Geosciences Seminar Series, "Wild Places: The Adventures of an Exploration Geologist" presented by Dr. Harold Linder, consulting geologist, Harold Linder & Associates, Inc., 1104 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Study Abroad Fair, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sociology Lecture, "What's Wrong with the NSA's Bulk Metadata Collection Program?" presented by Dr. Alan Rubel, recently served as Senior Advisor for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, co-sponsored by The Kercher Center and the Department of Sociology, 1220 Chemistry Building, 2 to 4 p.m.
Mathematics Colloquium, "The First Function" presented by Dr. Carl Pomerance, John G. Kemeny Parents Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 3:50 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15
Global and International Studies Program Discussion Panel, "Teaching English Abroad," panelists will discuss their decision to teach abroad, the process, their fears and initial expectations and the overall experience, 3025 Brown Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Timothy Light Lecture Series on China, "The Rapid Wartime Growth of Communism as the Local Revolution" presented by Dr. Patrick Fuliang Shan, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University, co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, 1028 Brown Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Gwen Frostic Reading Series, featuring Richard Siken, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16
Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Rethinking Gene Regulation: Analogies with the Digital Humanities Debate" presented by Dr. David Arnosti, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Honoring Leaving Chemistry Staff Member, join us as we honor Robin Lenkart for all the great work she has done for the Department of Chemistry and wish her the best for her next endeavors, 2401 Chemistry Building, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19
Physics Colloquium, "Hyperfine Physics in Alkali-Metal Vapors" presented by Dr. Brian Saam, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m., 2202 Everett Tower, Bradley Commons.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
2015 Samual Clark Lecture, "A Brief But Useful Guide to the 2016 Elections" presented by Daron R. Shaw, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Frank C. Erwin Jr. Chair of State Politics, University of Texas, Austin, Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22
Burnham-MacMillen Speaker Series, "Renaming the Civil War" presented by Dr. Gaines Foster, professor of history, Louisiana State University, Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Department of History invites you to attend the Alumni-Emeriti-Friend reception in the Fetzer Center Lobby honoring our Alumni Achievement Award recipient Dr. Michael Adas '65, and followed by this presentation. RSVP is requested.
Fall 2015 Japanese Movie Screening, screening of "Tomoko Fujiwara's The Gift from Beate" (2004), 3508 Knauss Hall, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23
Economics Research Seminar, "Family Structure, Social Norms, and Investment in Agricultural Inputs: Evidence from Mali" presented by Aissatou Ouedraogo, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "From Scorpions to Sea Slugs: Designing Next Generation Drugs for Cancer, Neurological Disease and Arthritis using Blueprints from Nature" presented by Dr. James Olson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, distinguished alumni, 1718 Wood Hall, 2:20 to 3:30 p.m.
CAS Alumni Achievement Awards
Thursday, Oct. 29
Fall 2015 Japanese Movie Screening, screening of "Takashi Yamaguchi's Always: Sunset on Third Street" (2005), 3508 Knauss Hall, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Center for the Humanities 2015-16 Speaker Series: Reimagining Community, "Between the World and Me" presented by Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6
Economics Research Seminar, "Sustainable Intensification and Farmer Preferences for Crop System Attributes: Evidence from Malawi’s Central and Southern Regions" presented by David L. Ortega, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, "Is there a Xi Jinping Model of Economic Reform?" presented by Professor Barry J. Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair ofChinese International Affairs Graduate School of International Relations Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, 3502 Knauss Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19
WMU Cooley Law School Speaker Series, "Sources of Ethical Commitment: Finding Your Ground for Finding your Way" presented by Nelson Miller, Associate Dean, WMU Cooley Law School, 205 Bernhard Center, 6 p.m.
The Gwen Frostic Reading Series Alumni Reading, featuring Heather A. Slomski, Traci Brimhall, and Adam Pasen, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 157-159 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20
Economics Research Seminar, "Searching for Hidden Costs: A Technology-Based Approach to the Energy Efficiency Gap in Light-Duty Vehicles" presented by Gloria Helfand, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
The Gwen Frostic Reading Series, featuring Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy, sponsored by the Department of English creative writing program, 208-209 Bernhard Center, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “China’s Evolving State Enterprises” presented by Professor Mary E. Lovely, Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016
Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Why is the Exit Right the Key to The Birth of China’s Land Market?” presented by Professor James G. Wen Department of Economics, Trinity College, 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016
Werner Sichel Economics Lecture Series, “Trade, Migration and Growth: Evidence from China” presented by Professor Xiaodong Zhu Department of Economics, University of Toronto 2028 Brown Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.