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2021 EVENTS

Wednesday, October 20 - Friday, October 22

Fall recess - No classes. University is open for regular business hours.

Monday, October 25

Exemplary Collaboration between Western Michigan University and Universidad de Burgos - An online presentation by Mariola Pérez de la Cruz. This talk is part of the conference theme “Partnerships that Work.” It has been prerecorded and it’s followed by a Q&A session.  1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 26

Improving Students’ Learning: East Meets West in Mathematics Classroom – Presented by Dr. Jinfa Cai, Kathleen and David Hollowell Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Delaware, and a Fellow of American Educational Research Association. 3:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, registration opens on September 29.

Wednesday, October 27

Development and Governance in West Bengal, India:  Comparisons with Chinese Experience – Presented by Professor Dilip Mookherjee, Department of Economics, Boston University. 3512 Knauss Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Book Club – "The Ethics of Immigration" with Kathy Purnell. 6 p.m., via Webex. Registration required.

Adventures in Climate Extension: Tales from the Southwest U.S Join us for a presentation by Michael Crimmins, professor in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona, 6 p.m. via webex

University Center for the Humanities "Courage" Speaker Series – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. This year’s series is inspired by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Bernhard Center Ballroom 228, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 3

Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Book Club – "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present" with Tyler Gibbs. 5:30 p.m., via Webex or in-person at the Jenson Fireplace Lounge, WMed UpJohn Building. Registration required

Monday, November 8

State of the College – Dean Carla Koretsky will celebrate faculty, student and staff accomplishments, and discuss the current state of the College of Arts and Sciences. 11 a.m., 2028 Brown Hall.

Tuesday, November 9

Learning, Teaching and Schooling in China: Ideals, Realities and Prospects – Presented by Dr. Jun Li, Chair and Professor of the Academic and Research Cluster of Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies of Western University Faculty of Education. 3:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, registration opens on October 27.

Thursday, November 11

A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage – Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder offer an unprecedented account of women voters in American politics over the last ten decades. Webex Link 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16

Coded Bias screening and discussion with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya – Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately. 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 16. Registration required.

Wednesday, November 17

Faculty, staff headshots sessions – Formal headshots for faculty and staff will be taken in the lobby of the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Photos are taken on a walk-in basis, and no appointments are needed.

Rebuilding Global Food Systems for a Post-Covid World – Presented by Professor Shenggen Fan, College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University. 3512 Knauss Hall, noon to 1:15 p.m.

Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Book Club – "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present" with Tyler Gibbs. 5:30 p.m. Via Webex or in-person at the Jenson Fireplace Lounge, WMed UpJohn Building. Registration required

Mapathon 2021  In celebration of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day help us map areas of the globe, 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, November 24

Thanksgiving recess - Begins at noon. University is open until 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26

Thanksgiving recess - No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Monday, November 29

Fall semester classes resume.

Saturday, December 18

Fall semester ends
Commencement - View information about ceremonies on commencement website.

Friday, December 24 - Friday, December 31

Holiday recess - Many WMU offices closed.