Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public. Also see WMU News and Events.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Monday, Oct. 20

Physics Colloquium Series, "The Diversity Pipeline from K-12 to Tenure" presented by Dr. Micha Kilburn, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Institute of Government and Politics Guest Speaker, "World Cup Soccer on the Migrant's Grave: The Modern Kafala Slavery System" presented by Krishna H. Pushkar, Joint Secretary of the Government of Nepal, 1028 Brown Hall, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Gwen Frostic Series, "Life Amongst the 'Tar Sands' Oil Pipelines: Impacts on Rural Communities and the Environment," Lee Honors College, 6:30 p.m.

Communication and Community Distinguished Lecture, "We are all Ferguson: How not being at the Table puts you at Risk of being on the Menu" presented by Mr. LZ Granderson, 1920 Sangren Hall, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

International Student Immigration Options for Employment Seminar, President's Dining Room, Bernhard Center, noon to 2:30 p.m. Registration is free, but required to reserve your seat. Call International Admissions and Services at (269) 387-5865 to sign up.

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Chemistry Seminar, "Physical Chemistry Seminar" presented by Dr. Trilisa M. Perrine, associate professor at Ohio Northern University and 2014 WMU Alumni Achievement Award Winner, 1720 Chemistry Building, 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Mathematics Colloquium Series, "Who's Number One? From Ranking to Bracketology" presented by Dr. Tim Chartier, Davidson College, recipient of the 2014 Department of Mathematics Distinguished Alumni Award, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons Room, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.)

Department of History Emeriti/Alumni Reception, 1035 Fetzer Center, 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Dorilee Schieble.

Hamner Lecture Series, "War, Peace, and Empire: A Paradoxical History? Has War made Humanity Safer and Richer than Peace?" presented by Dr. Ian Morris, Standford University, Fetzer Center 1035, 7:30 p.m. Cosponsored by the Department of World Languages, Department of History and the H. Nicholas Hamner History Endowed Speakers Fund.

Friday, Oct. 24

Brown Bag talk, "An Intellectual Account of Evil: Kant and Anselm on Morality and the Freedom of the Will," presented by Dr. Janelle DeWitt, WMU Department of Philosophy, 3014 Moore Hall, noon to 1 p.m.

Mathematics Honors Speaker Series and Video Presentation, "The Story of Math: The Language of the Universe" presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy, University of Oxford, England, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons Room, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments at 3:50 p.m)

Economics Research Seminar, "Ballots Versus Bombs: Do Elections Influence the Equity Volatility Of US Military Contractors" presented by Dr. Matthew Ross, assistant professor of finance, WMU Haworth College of Business, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Delaying aging is beneficial in C. elegans models of neurodegenerative disease" presented by Dr. Jeremy Van Raamsdonk, Van Andel Institute, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony, 208-210 Bernhard Center, 4:30 p.m.

Homecoming 2014, Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception, East Ballroom, Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Admission fee.

Saturday, Oct. 25

16th Homecoming Campus Classic, 1K Fun Run (8:45 a.m.), 5 K Run and Walk (9:15 a.m.). Registration fee.

WMU Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, Parking Lot 1 on Oakland Drive (East Campus). Admission fee.

91st Homecoming Game, Time TBA. Admission fee.

Monday, Oct. 27

Physics Colloquium Series, "Asteroid Rotation Studies at Butler University" presented by Dr. Xianming L. Han, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Butler University, 1110 Rood Hall 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Colloquium Series, "A Fragile Trust," post-film discussion lead by Sue Ellen Christian, associate professor, WMU School of Communication, 3025 Brown Hall, 6 p.m. Documentary on the Jayson Blair scandal at The New York Times. Co-sponsored by the School of Communication.

Thursday, Oct. 30

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Colloquium Series, "Teaching in the 21st Century: Leveraging Technologies to Maximize Student Engagement in Mathematics in the Online Environment" presented by Dr. Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Utah State University, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons Room, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.)

Friday, Oct. 31

Economics Research Seminar, "Economic Shocks, Child Labor and Educational Expenditure—Evidence From Nigeria" presented by Kofi Acheampong, Ph.D. student in WMU applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series,"Murder by the Pale Green Light: The blood-curdling tale of a bioluminescent bacterial pathogen" presented by Dr. Michael Wollenberg, Kalamazoo College, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Mathematics Honors Speaker Series, "Taking a Look at THE BOOK" presented by Professor Emeritus Art White, WMU Department of Mathematics, 6625 Everett Tower, Alavi Commons Room, 4 to 5 p.m. (refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.)

Saturday, Nov. 1

2014 Scholar Scare 5K, Open to all participants of all ages and physical abilities. Proceeds from the Scholar Scare 5K will be used to provide scholarships for students to defray the costs of study abroad and Study in the States experiences. Registration is required for individuals and four-person student, WMU or public teams. There is also a free 1K fun run for children ages 10 and under. Lee Honors College, 9 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 3

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium, “From the myth of the American Frontier to the imaginary early medieval Italian Frontiers” presented by Dr. Andrea Berto, associate professor in the WMU Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann, noon to 1 p.m.

Physics Colloquium Series, "Where do all the elements come from? Nuclear physics for the stellar p-process" presented by Dr. Anna Simon, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments served at 3:30 p.m.)

Thursday Nov. 6

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies, "Religious Education and Collaboration at the Beguinage of Paris," presented by Tanya Stabler Miller, Purdue University, Calumet, Walwood Commons, 4:30 p.m.

Friday Nov. 7

Economics Research Seminar, "The Hidden Cost Of Recessions: Occupational Reassignment Within Firms" presented by Dr. Eliza Forsythe, post-doctoral scholar, W.E. Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Life inside a Plant Cell: A Dynamic Perspective" presented by Dr. Federica Brandizzi, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 10

Physics Colloquium Series, "Changing Students' Approach to Learning" presented by Dr. Calvin S. Kalman, principal, Science College, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, 1110 Rood Hall, 4 p.m. (refreshments in 2202 Everett Tower, 3:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Lessons of the Great Recession for Economic Policy-making" presented by Gary Burtless, Whitehead Chair in Economic Studies, the Brookings Institution, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 13

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speaker Series, "Talking Sex" presented by Dr. Valerie Traub, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, 2500 Knauss Hall, University Center for Humanities, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 14

State of the College Address, 3508 Knauss Hall, 3 p.m.

Economics Research Seminar, "Effectiveness Of Animation Videos In Inducing Technology Adoption: A Field Experiment In Burkina Faso, West Africa" presented by Dr. Mywish Maredia, professor of international development, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Identification of Virulence-associated Accessory Genomic Elements of Pseudomonas aeruginosa" presented Dr. Jonathan Allen, Northwestern University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Goliardic Society Guest Speaker, "Gentil Hertes: Chaucer's Poetics of Pity" presented by Dr. Matthew Irvin, Sewanee: University of the South, 2500 Knauss Hall, 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 17

Economics Research Seminar, "The Effects Of Unconventional And Conventional U.S. Monetary Policy On Exchange Rate Volatility" presented by Wan Wei, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 0111 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Skeletal Patterning in Sea Urchin Embryos" presented by Dr. Cynthia Bradham, Boston University, 1718 Wood Hall, 12:30 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-in Career and Employment Advising, students can drop-in to chat with Karen Steeno about what they can do with their major, experiential learning options and more, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Gwen Frostic Series, a seminar and reception, "The True Cost of Oil," presented by Garth Lenz, internationally renowned photographer, Richmond Center, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21

Economics Research Seminar, "Subsidy Policies And Insurance Demand" presented by Dr. Jing Cai, assistant professor of economics, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Microbial Community Responses to Tree Composition and Diversity in Subtropical China" presented by Dr. Jessica Gutknecht, University of Minnesota, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture Series, "Should We Believe in Moral Experts?" presented by Sarah McGrath, Princeton University, 1121 Moore Hall, 5 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

Friday, Dec. 5

Eighth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Economics Research Seminar, "Uncovering The Wealth, Credit And Exchange Rate Channels of Monetary Transmission Mechanism In A Small Open Economy" presented by Dr. Menelik Geremew, assistant professor of economics, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Lecture Series, "Doxastic Blame and Responsibility" presented by Lindsay Rettler, WMU Distinguished Alumni and philosophy graduate student at The Ohio State University, Trimpe Building, 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by Department of Philosophy as part of the Eighth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Eighth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Friday, Jan. 16

Economics Research Seminar, "The Economic Costs Of Climate Inaction" presented by Dr. Ahmed Hussen, Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Kalamazoo College, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23

Economics Research Seminar, "Impact Assessment Struggles In A Post-War Period" presented by Dr. Cynthia Donovan, associate professor in the Department of International Development, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

Economics Research Seminar, "Uncovering Ethnic Disparities In Peer Effects And Weight Outcomes Using Spatial Analysis" presented by Dr. Olugbenga Ajilore, associate professor of economics, University of Toledo, OH, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 6

Economics Research Seminar, "How Does Financial Literacy And Involvement In Financial Institutions Affect Black Wealth?" presented by Dr. Leslie A. Muller, assistant professor of economics, Grand Valley State University 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13

Economics Research Seminar, "The Impact Of Fiscal Poverty In Ethiopia: "A Computable General Equilibrium-Microsimulation Analysis" presented by Daniel Abraham Mengistu, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Central Banking in the Great Recession" presented by Donald Kohn, senior fellow, the Brookings Institute, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20

Economics Research Seminar, "For Love Reward? Characterizing Preferences For Giving To Parents In An Experimental Setting" presented by Dr. Maria Porter, assistant professor in the Department of International Development, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27

Economics Research Seminar, "Health Insurance And Workers' Compensation" Speaker and title: Dr. Marcus Dillender, economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute For Employment Research, Kalamazoo, Mich., 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "International Dimensions of the Great Recession and the Weak Recovery" presented by Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and professor of economics, University of Michigan, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

Economics Research Seminar, "Hotelling Under Pressure" presented by Dr. Soren Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2212 Dunbar Hall 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Hall of Mirrors: The great depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History" presented by Dr. Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and professor of political science, University of California, Berkeley, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Economics Research Seminar, "K-Means Clustering And Panel Data Estimation" presented by Alexander Houser, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday March 30

Economics Research Seminar, "The Effect Of Maternal Employment On Child Obesity" presented by Bezawit T. Agiro, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 0111 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Economics Research Seminar, "Types Of Financial Development For Poverty Alleviation" presented by James A. Squires, WMU Ph.D. student in applied economics, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8

Werner Sichel Lecture Series, "Cleansing Effects from the Great Recession" presented by Dr. Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics, University of California—Los Angeles, 2028 Brown Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 10

Economics Research Seminar, "Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation Of The Impact Of Conditional And Unconditional Cash Transfers Given To Mothers Or Fathers" presented by Dr. Richard Akresh, associate professor of economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17

Economics Research Seminar, "The Ambiguity Of Economic Development And Growth: Observing Your Space And Recording The Facts" presented by Dr. Teshome Abebe, professor of economics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 2212 Dunbar Hall. 3 to 4:30 p.m.