DEARBORN, Mich. – University of Michigan-Dearborn is inviting the community to campus for events covering trending topics and appealing to a variety of audiences throughout April.
The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery participates in the 2011 Michigan Glass Month with an exhibition celebrating new generations of contemporary studio glass artists from Toledo. The exhibition “Toledo Studio Art Glass: New Generations,” runs April 1 to May 12, 2011 with an opening reception on Friday, April 1, 2011, 5-7:30 p.m. Guest Curator Mary Ellen Graham organized the exhibition, which represents the studio art glass movement in Toledo where artists work from private glass studios, the Toledo Museum’s Glass Pavilion and the Toledo Area Glass Guild. Glass artists included are Annette Baron, Patrick Dubreuil, Sharon Frankel, Mary Ellen Graham, Judith Konesni, Steve Kemmerley, Randy Kuntz, Thomas Lingeman, Jeff Mack, Leonard Marty, Matthew J. Paskiet, Robin Schultes, John Sutton, Marvin Thorp, Michael J. Wallace, and Homer J. Yarrito. The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery is located on the third floor of the Mardigian Library at UM-Dearborn, 4901Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128-2406. For more information call 313-593-3592.
Annual Holocaust and Armenian Genocide Commemoration on Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dining Room D, Fairlane Center South. The featured speaker, Steven K. Baum, Ph.D., will present, “Understanding Why:The Psychology of Genocide.” Baum serves as the editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and book editor for the Journal of Hate Studies. He is also the author of The Psychology of Genocide (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Antisemitism Explained (University Press of America, 2011). The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, the Armenian Research Center,and the Mardigian Library co-host the event which is co-sponsored by the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University and the Armenian Studies Program at the University of Michigan. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP by April 7, 2011 to 313-593-5236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Michigan’s Economy: Evolution of State Policy, a conversation with Douglas S. Smith, senior vice president, about the evolving state policies on economic development and the role of MEDC in bringing those policies to fruition. The free, public event will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. in Room 1400 of UM-Dearborn’s Social Science Building. For more information and to register visit www.umd.umich.edu/iflg.
Prospective students will be welcomed to UM-Dearborn in mid-April to learn more about the University. Students interested in careers in the health professions will attend the Pre-Med Info Night on Monday, April 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Kochoff Hall. Students will hear from UM-Dearborn students and alumni who have been successful in gaining admission to medical and professional health schools. To register and for more information visit umd.umich.edu/premedinfo. The Spring Open House: Maize and Blue Day will occur on Saturday, April 16 from Noon-3:30 p.m. and offers prospective high school students an opportunity to find out about the University’s 100 degree programs, attend a class, talk to faculty, find out about campus life and student organizations, and meet students and alumni. To register and for more information visit umd.umich.edu/maizeandblue.