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Film screening: The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science
7:00pm, Kraus Natural Science
Screening of this 25 minute film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Lexi J. March and Paleontologist Ellen Currano. Directed and produced by Lexi Jamieson Marsh. Co-producers Ellen Currano and Ljuba Marsh. Edited by Ben Thomas. Director of photography Draper White. Original music by Zara Bode. Catherine Badgley, U-M professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, the Residential College and earth and environmental science and research scientist in the Museum of Paleontology, is one of the paleontologists who appears in the film, along with two EARTH graduate students.
6:00pm, Hatcher Graduate Library
What is SpeakABLE? A student speech event to raise awareness around disability, mental health, and other differences on campus. Tuesday, March 13th, 6:00 p.m. Gallery Room, Hatcher Graduate Library This event is free and open to the public. Food will be provided. Find Us on Facebook: SpeakABLE 2018 Interested in Participating? Email Nick at email@example.com
Affirming Muslim Student Identities on College Campuses
10:00am, Michigan League
Shafiqa Ahmadi, JD, is an associate professor of clinical education at the Rossier School of Education and the co-director for the Center for Education, Identity, and Social Justice at the University of Southern California. She is an expert on diversity and legal protection of underrepresented students, including Muslims, bias and hate crimes, and sexual assault survivors. Prior to joining the Rossier faculty, she taught at the Gould School of Law and was a visiting researcher at the Center for Urban Education at Rossier. She has also served as a research associate at the Research Institute at Rossier, where she assisted with grant proposals and worked on a grant awarded by the Department of Education (DOE) designed to prevent and reduce on-campus sexual assault. Prior to joining USC Rossier, she worked for the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, where she investigated alleged violations of civil rights and discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, and access to state and state-funded services. Ahmadi received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Bloomington, Indiana. While in law school and graduate school, she focused on employment law, corporate international law, Middle Eastern languages and cultures, and Islamic law (Shari‘a). She is fluent in five languages. She is a native speaker of Persian (Dari & Farsi) and her second language is English. She also speaks Hindi and Urdu. *** The National Center for Institutional Diversity Research and Scholarship Seminar Series features scholars who have furthered our understanding of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions. The series also highlights how research and scholarship can be applied to address current and contemporary diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education and society.
Biodiversity: An Exploration of the Diversity of Life
10:00am, Off Campus Location
Are you curious about the many forms that life takes on this planet? We will start with an overview of taxonomy--the art and science of naming living things--and a discussion of just what it means for something to be alive. We will then proceed on a journey through the tree of life, briefly glimpsing each of the major groups: animals, fungi, plants, protists, bacteria, and viruses. Along the way we will discuss research into the purpose and function of organisms, using a combination of lecture and discussion with outside readings. Instructor William Davis is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan who hopes to share his joy in learning about new organisms. This study group for those 50 and over will be held on Wednesdays from March to May 2.
Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice: Presentation by Julian Agyeman, PhD
4:00pm, Dana Natural Resources Building
Please join us Wednesday, March 14 in the Samuel T. Dana Building, room 1040 from 4-5:30pm for a School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) DEI presentation by Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Agyeman is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities‘ - the full integration of social justice and sustainability. A recognized expert in critical urban studies and environmental social science, he is in the top 15 US and Canadian urban planning faculty in 2018 ranked by Google Scholar citations. He was co-founder in 1988, and chair until 1994, of the Black Environment Network (BEN), the first environmental justice-based organization of its kind in Britain. He was co-founder in 1996, and is now Editor-in-Chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. He is Series Editor of Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice published by Zed Books and Co-Editor of the Routledge Series Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City.
Saint-Domingue by Way of Saint-Petersburg: Imagining the Haitian Revolution in Imperial Russia
4:00pm, Michigan League
This talk will explore how the Haitian Revolution was covered in the Russian press from 1802-1804. Of primary focus will be how the presence of Polish forces in Haiti (who were sent by Napoleon to put down the slave rebellion ostensibly in exchange for the repatriation of Polish territory from Russia) contributed to Russia’s favorable coverage of the Black insurgency. Special attention will also be paid to how the then emerging discourse of romantic nationalism was used to portray Russia's imperial practices in neighboring Slavic territories (like Poland) as somehow physiologically distinct from the French colonial presence in the West Indies. Dr. Jennifer Wilson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, she is working on two manuscripts: Radical Chastity: Abstinence and the Political Imagination in 19th Century Russian Literature and Writing the Black Atlantic in Imperial Russia. She has also contributed articles on topics related to Russian literary culture and politics to The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and elsewhere.