Internationally celebrated author and activist Alice Walker will deliver the annual Zora Neale Hurston Lecture, presented by the University of Michigan Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the U-M Center for the Education of Women.
The talk will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Hill Auditorium.
Leader of Canada’s Liberal Party from 2006-11 Michael Ignatieff will present the lecture “Human Rights and the Challenge of Authoritarian Capitalism” at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Palmer Commons Forum Hall.
Steven D. Levitt, co-author of “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explains the Hidden Side of Everything,” will speak from 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Rackham Auditorium in a Policy Talks @ The Ford School presentation.
Dance Professor Jessica Fogel is no stranger to multifaceted, multidisciplinary collaborations, but when she first proposed her latest project called "Into the Wind," even she did not anticipate it would include so many individuals, institutions and moving parts.
Dr. John Greden, executive director of the U-M Depression Center, is among scheduled speakers at Honoring the Past & Exploring the Future, the Services for Students with Disabilities first all-day conference Friday at Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100.
Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design will work with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.
Entrepreneur, social innovator, and Michigan alumnus Aaron Hurst will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 U-M Social Innovation Summit: Finding Purpose, Delivering Impact, hosted by the Center for Social Impact at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He will speak at 11 a.m. Friday in Blau Auditorium at the Ross School.
Indian author Arundhati Roy will discuss India’s caste system in “The Doctor and The Saint: The Ambedkar — Gandhi Debate: Race, Caste, and Colonialism,” at 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Rackham Amphitheatre.
A fully restored 1933 Model A Steinway piano, owned and played by George Gershwin, will be unveiled by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at a free public concert Oct. 10.
Sayed Kashua is arguably one of Israel’s most accomplished and celebrated writers, but just figuring out what to call him has political ramifications. Is he an Israeli-Arab? An Arab-Israeli? A Palestinian Israeli citizen? Or all or none of the above?
The University of Michigan has launched a major sexual assault prevention campaign in conjunction with the premiere of a play that marks the first commissioned work for the Big Ten Theatre Consortium's New Play Initiative.
A U-M professor who is a poet-translator of Arabic poetry has been chosen for a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a "genius grant."
If you’ve ever wondered how the best information about food trends, top chefs and food preparation were shared throughout the world before the Internet, for many people the answer is Gourmet — The Magazine of Good Living.
Ink painting and Chinese bluegrass music are among the offerings as the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan showcases contemporary arts and music of China Sept. 24-27 in the Chinese Arts and Culture Festival.
Pussy Riot and Zona Prava activists Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina will appear at 5:10 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Michigan Theater as part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. (Photo by Vanya Berezkin)
Award-winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will bring her singular brand of performance to the Michigan Theater Sept.11. This lecture will launch the 2014-15 Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series, and the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
Laurie Baefsky has assumed the role of executive director for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) and ArtsEngine.
Each year, Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by U-M Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. It showcases the talent, creativity and accomplishments of artists in the UMHS community.