"A Search for 'Self' Through the Other: Defining Russia's Orient"

October 12; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Olga Maiorova, University of Michigan, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Center Colloquia Series National Identity and Its Discontents

"Flourishing: The Well Lived Life"

October 12; 7 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Corey Keyes, nationally recognized researcher and speaker in the field of positive psychology, addresses how college students can seek and practice "flourishing" …

Manufactured Landscapes (film)

October 12; 7 - 9 pm

This film follows Edward Burtynsky, a photographer, as he travels through East and South Asia looking for landscapes that have been heavily modified by industry and manufacture. It is part of the Human Rights & Social Justice Film Series on Global Capitalism and Consumption Networks

Gridiron Gladiators: The History and Uncertain Future of American Football (film)

October 12; 7:30 - 10 pm

A panel discussion on football injuries and the role of the sport in American society with former San Francisco 49er Chris Borland will follow the screening of a documentary film on the history of this subject …

"Children, Charioteers and Others: A Newly Discovered Statuette of an Aftrican Auriga from Luxembourg and the Problem of Racial Categorization"

October 13; 11:30 am - 12:50 pm

Sinclair Bell gives this lecture …

Chris Bachelder Reading

October 13; 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Bear v. Shark author Chris Bachelder will be reading at the MU Bookstore …

"Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy"

October 14; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Barry R. Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, delivers this autumn's Grayson Kirk Lecture. Dr. Posen is also Director of the MIT Security Studies Program and serves on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI …

"To Publish and Die in Mexico: Violence against Journalists South of the U.S.-Mexico Border"

October 14; 6 - 7:30 pm

Celeste Bustamante, Associate Professor of Journalism at University of Arizona and head of the Border Journalism Network, presents an investigation on the limits of freedom of expression in one of the most dangerous areas for journalists today …

Funnel Cakes Not Included (play)

October 14; 7:30 - 10 pm

In observance of Suicide Prevention Week, playwright and improviser Deena Nyer Mendlowitz's Funnel Cakes Not Included will be performed at Miami's Wilks Theater on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30-8:30 pm. The play consists of a series of one-woman monologues illustrating the humor that emerges from living with suicidal depression and the importance of seeking support …

"Can We Taste the Past?"

October 15; 4 - 7 pm

Carolyn Korsmeyer, University of Buffalo, gives this lecture as part of the Humanities Center's 2015-16 Altman Program The Senses

Hope Factory (film)

October 15; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

A docu-style, emotionally-driven coming-of-age drama, directed by Nadezhda Meshchaninova, is about a young girl desperately fighting for an escape from her life in the polluted industrial city of Norilsk. This is an entry in the Russian Film Series The New Culture Wars and the Return of Censorship in Contemporary Russian Cinema

Boren Awards for International Study

October 16; 1-2 pm

Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 for U.S. graduate students and $20,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to pursue language and academic study in regions traditionally underrepresented in U.S. study abroad. Students with a strong academic record and career goals pertaining to U.S. government service are most competitive. All majors may apply …

Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble

October 17; 7-10 pm

This Family Weekend special concert is open to the public and features over 300 performers from diverse world music and dance traditions! …

"Prufrock's Pornography: The Rhetoric of T.S. Eliot's Obscene Verse"

October 19; 4 - 5 pm

Dr. Jayme Stayer, Assistant Professor of Literature at John Carroll University, will bring a rich understanding of rhetoric to his research on T.S. Eliot …

Summer Scholar Student Research Presentations

October 19; 4-5 pm

In addition to the exhibition of student research projects, past recipient Josh Carson will show how his 2011 summer scholar research work was developed into a marketable product …

"Love at the Zero Hour: Jewish War Brides, GI Husbands, and European Strategies for Reconstruction, 1945-1950"

October 19; 4 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Robin Judd, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University, will present a public lecture based on her current research …

Dr. Roxburgh Lecture

October 19; 7 - 8 pm

Dr. James Roxburgh is a renowned wildlife veterinarian and zoologist in South Africa. He will talk about EcoLife Expeditions, Vets-in-the-Wild, wildlife and conservation, a study abroad program, and combating African rhino poaching …

The True Cost (film)

October 19; 7 - 9 pm

Fashion is a world-wide, billion dollar industry. Following the production-consumption trail from the cotton seed to the trash heap, this documentary examines the different social and environmental aspects to corporate fashion and its alternatives. It is part of the Human Rights & Social Justice Film Series on Global Capitalism and Consumption Networks

'Black Lives Matter' ARTS Symposium

October 20; 11 am - 6 pm

A panel disscussion and set of performances centers on the topic of "Black Lives Matter"—the issue of racial profiling, police brutality and the murder of unarmed black citizens at the hands of the police …