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

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, 2212 Dunbar Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Soga Japan Center Event, Japanese conversation table for intermediate and advanced levels, presented by Michiko Yoshimoto, Bernhard Center Cafe, main floor, 3 to 4 p.m. To register, email Yoshimoto.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, “The Application of Radiochemistry and Molecular Imaging in Drug Development” presented by Dr. Scott Haller, partner at MPI Research, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Psychology Undergraduate Practicum Fair, Wood Hall Atrium, 4 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Career Fair Student Preparation, designed to help students prepare for success before the 2015 Career Fair and the Government and Nonprofit Fair, lobby of Sangren Hall, 1 to 4 p.m.

Raise Your Voice lecture, "Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today" presented by Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law and women's, gender and sexuality studies, Brandeis University, co-sponsored by the Lee Honors College and the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Fine Arts, Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets are required and will be available at Lee Honors College.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Career Fair Student Preparation, designed to help students prepare for success before the 2015 Career Fair and the Government and Nonprofit Fair, lobby of the Chemistry Building, 1 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

Career Fair Student Preparation, designed to help students prepare for success before the 2015 Career Fair and the Government and Nonprofit Fair, lobby of Brown Hall, 10 a.m. to 1 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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "To Eat Perchance to Immunize–Plants as a Platform for Antigen and Antibody Production" presented by Dr. Larry Lutwick, Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at WMU, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Roman Brothel" presented by Dr. Anise Strong, assistant professor of history at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Peace Education and the U.S. Public School: Embracing Global Citizenship Prior to World War I" presented by  Hope Elizabeth May, Department of Philosophy, Central Michigan University, Co-sponsor: WMU Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies, 2028 Brown Hall, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

2015 Chinese New Year Gala, sponsored by the Confucius Institute, Wesley Foundation, 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12

37th Annual Career Fair, Bernhard Center Ballrooms, 10 a.m. to 3 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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Lecture, Dr. Lei Meng, assistant professor of geography and environmental and sustainability studies will present on his research interests, the role of soil moisture in the climate system and on his perspectives as a participant in the recent COP 20 on climate change held in Lima, Peru, University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss, 3 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

First Annual Government and Nonprofit Fair, co-sponsored by Career and Student Employment Services and the College of Arts and Sciences, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 1 to 4 p.m.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Rare When? The Microbial Rare Biosphere's Surprising Contribution to Community Dynamics" presented by Dr. Ashley Shade, assistant professor, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 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.

Thursday, Feb. 19

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 Friedman Hall, 1 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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Systems Biology Approach to Understand Human Epilepsy" presented by Dr. Jeffrey Loeb, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Professional Ethics in Challenging Times" presented by Norman Hawker, WMU College of Business, Mike Pritchard, WMU Department of Philosophy, and Victoria Vuletich, WMU Cooley Law School, Co-sponsor: WMU Cooley Law School, President's Dining Room, Bernhard Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26

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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Why Frogs? Xenopus as a Model for Regeneration and Toxicology" presented by Dr. Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng, University of Nevada, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 2

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "Powers of Attorney and Mercantile Men in Colonial Boston" presented by Dr. Sally Hadden, associate professor of history at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m., pizza and soda provided by the Burnham-MacMillan Endowment Fund.

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.

Thursday, March 5

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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.\

Friday, March 6

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, March 12

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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Vulnerability, Preventability, and Responsibility: Exploring Some Normative Implications of the Human Condition" presented by Dan Wueste, Department of Philosophy, Clemson University, Room 159, Bernhard Center, 4 p.m.

Thursday March 19

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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The Role of Axon Guidance Molecules in Carcinogenesis and Metastasis" presented by Dr. Jamie K. Alan, assistant professor of pharmacology, Central Michigan University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22

26th annual International Festival, second floor of the Bernhard Center, 4 to 8 p.m. Nominal charge for food.

Monday, March 23

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum: Entrepreneurial Innovation, Revising the Usable Past, and Adjusting to the Growing Authoritarianism of Putin's Russia" presented by Dr. John Norman, associate professor of history at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m., pizza and soda provided by the Burnham-MacMillan Endowment Fund.

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.

Thursday, March 26

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 Friedman Hall, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Lesson from the Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: 50 Years of Predation Research" presented by Dr. John Vucetich, assistant professor, Michigan Technological University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 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, 1115 Moore Hall, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, special movie screening of "The Insider," 1028 Brown Hall, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Tuesday, April 7

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, "Inside the Tobacco Industry" presented by Jeffrey Wigand, Smoke-Free Kids, Co-sponsors: Lee Honors College, University Center for the Humanities and School of Communication, Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, 7 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

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "The Curious Road from Poxvirus Tropism to Oncolytic Virotherapy" presented by Dr. Grant McFadden, University of Florida Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture Series, public lecture presented by Janelle DeWitt, WMU Department of Philosophy, Brown and Gold Room, Bernhard Cetner, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 17

Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Drop-In Advising Hours, 2352 Friedmann Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Metabolic Diversification—A View from the Tip of a Tomato Hair" presented by Dr. Robert Last, Michigan State University, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 20

Ernst Breisach Faculty Research Colloquium Series, "Photography as a Field Method for Environmental History" presented by Dr. Lynne Heasley, associate professor in the Department of History and Department of Environmental Studies at WMU, International Conference Room, 2302 Friedmann Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m., pizza and soda provided by the Burnham-MacMillan Endowment Fund.

Friday, April 24

Biological Sciences Seminar Series, "Regulatory Function of Th17 Cells in Autolmmunity and Tissue Regeneration" presented by Dr. Bhagirath Singh, University of Western Ontario, 1710 Wood Hall, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.