Events

The University Center for the Humanities at Western Michigan University presents informative and interesting speakers throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

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Ethics Center: "Dreamland" Book Club

September 12, 2018 | 5 p.m. | Walnut and Park Cafe, 322 W. Walnut St.

Book Clubs on Ethics

Books and Beer

September 13, 2018 | 5 to 7 p.m. | University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, WMU

A celebration of faculty publications

Ethics Lecture Series: Special Exhibit

September 25, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Richmond Center for Visual Arts - Atrium, WMU

"'68: How Far Have We Come?" Black History 101 Mobile Museum Exhibit"

Truth: Khalid el-Hakim

September 25 | 3 p.m. | 2008 Richmond Center, WMU

"The Truth Hurts: Black History, Honesty, and Healing the Racial Divide"

Ethics Lecture Series: Follow Up Discussion

September 25, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. | Multicultural Center, Trimpe, WMU

‘68: How Far Have We Come?” Black History 101 Mobile Museum exhibit follow-up discussion"

Ethics Center: "Intuition" Book Club

September 25, 2018 | 5 p.m. | 2072 Moore Hall, WMU

Book Clubs on Ethics

Truth: Marion Nestle

September 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Chenery Auditorium, 714 S Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo
Lee Honors College Lyceum Lecture Series
"Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat"

Truth: Angela Davis

September 28 | 2 p.m. | Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU
"Art & Activism: On the Inside Out

Ethics Center: "Technology and the Virtues" Book Club

October 15 | 5 p.m. | 2072 Moore Hall, WMU

Book Clubs on Ethics

Ethics Lecture Series: Carla Koretsky

October 24 | 4 p.m. | 157-159 Bernhard Center, WMU

"Invisible Salt and Urban Dead Seas: Who Is Responsible?

Ethics Center: "In The Shadow of the American Century" Book Club

October 30 | 6 p.m. | Water St. Coffee Joint, 3037 Oakland Drive

Book Clubs on Ethics

Truth: Nikole Hannah-Jones

October 30 | 6 p.m. | Miller Auditorium, WMU
Kalamazoo Community Foundation’s 2018 Community Meeting
Race And Education In America

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

November 5 | 6 p.m. | 1710 Sangren Hall, WMU

Integrating Research Ethics into the High School Science Classroom

Truth: Lara Blanchard

November 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo
Women Envisioning Women in Contemporary China: Subjectivity, Objectification, and the Problem of Authenticity in Art

Ethics Lecture Series: Justin C. Clark

November 9 | 5 p.m. | 157 Bernhard Center, WMU

"Plato's Dialogues of Definition: What is Socrates Looking For?"

Truth: Mark Nepo

February 21, 2019 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
2019 Bill Burian Community Lecture Series
More Together Than Alone: The Power and Spirit of Community

Truth: Kevin Young

March 28, 2019 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
Gwen Frostic Reading Series
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

Past events

The Promise of Education: Diane Ravitch - Rescheduled

April 18, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Room 2000, Schneider Hall, WMU
"Education Reform and the Promise of Public Education"

The Promise of Education: Danielle Allen

April 12, 2018 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
2018 Burian University-Community Lecture Series
"Inequality, Citizenship, and the Promise of Education"

Tim Light Lecture Series on China: Dr. Xuefei Jin 金學飛 aka Ha Jin 哈金

April 5, 2018 | 4 p.m. | 1910 Sangren Hall, WMU
"Displacement as Opportunity"

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion
April 2, 2018 | 6 p.m. | 204 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Educational Equity: From the 'Kalamazoo Case' to the 'Kalamazoo Promise' and Beyond"

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

February 28, 2018 | 4 p.m. | Brown and Gold room, Bernhard Center, WMU
"Legal Ethics in the Media"

Books and Beer

January 25, 2018 | 4 to 6 p.m. | University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss, WMU
A celebration of WMU faculty publications

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

January 25, 2018 | 7 p.m. | 157 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Where Do You Stand in Times of Trouble?"

The Promise of Education: David Denby

February 8, 2018 | 7 p.m. | 3508 Knauss Hall, WMU
"The Humanities in the Age of Demagoguery"

The Promise of Education: Kentaro Toyama

October 19, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
"The Kindling of a Flame: Analogies to Light the Way for Technology in Education"

The Promise of Education: Mark Edmundson

September 28, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 3502 Knauss Hall, WMU
"In Defense of Ideals"

Ethics Lecture Series: Alexander Guerrero

April 6, 2017 | 6 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Again Toward Perpetual Peace: World Government by Lottocracy"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Victoria Finlay

March 30, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 1910 Sangren Hall, WMU
"How to Travel Through the World's Paintbox"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Mae Jemison

March 23, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Miller Auditorium, WMU
Kalamazoo Community Foundation's 2017 Community Meetin
"Exploring the Frontiers of Space and Human Potential"

Ethics Lecture Series: Rebecca Dresser

March 22, 2017 | 6 p.m. | W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus Auditorium, WMU Stryker School of Medicine
"Does Everyone Have a Duty to Volunteer for Research?"

Ethics Lecture Series: Kristopher Phillips

March 16, 2017 | 6 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Do We Have a Moral Obligation to Study the Liberal Arts?"

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

March 1, 2017 | 7 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"Integrity in the Criminal Justice System"

Ethics Lecture Series: Asha Noor

February 23, 2017 | Noon | Lee Honors College Lounge, WMU
"Islam and African American Activism in Metro Detroit"

Ethics Lecture Series: Stacey Connaughton

February 8, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | 2028 Brown Hall, WMU
"Organizing To Prevent Violence and Build Peace: The Transformative Potential of Everyday Citizens in West Africa and Central America"

Ethics Lecture Series: Panel Discussion

February 2, 2017 | 6 p.m. | 213 Bernhard Center, WMU
"The Unifying Power of Education"

Canceled - Science and the Human Endeavor: Claire Light

January 19, 2017 | 7 p.m. | Lee Honors College Lounge, WMU
"Diversity in Science Fiction"

10th annual Graduate Philosophy Conference: Hallie Liberto

November 4, 2016 | 5 p.m. | 157 Bernhard Center, WMU
"A Theory of Bodily Rights"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Sylvia Earle

October 6, 2016 | 7 p.m. | Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo MI, 49007
"Exploring the Deep Frontier"

Science and the Human Endeavor: Ron Numbers

September 29, 2016 | 7 p.m. | 2452 Knauss Hall, WMU
"Some Things We've Learned about Science Through its History"