CHSBS Events

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​Tour Tuesdays at the CMU Museum
Tuesdays in July
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall (Corner of Bellows and E. Campus Drive) - view map

Tou​r Tuesdays are special programs for K-8 students and their families. The cost is $2 per person with scholarships available. Free parking. Space is limited, so a prepaid reservation is required. For more information or to register, contact the Museum of Cultural a​nd Natural History at cmuseum@cmich.edu​ or 989-774-3829.

July 28: Creepy, Crawly Things, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Creepy, crawly things live all around you. Discover what they are, how they survive, and how some benefit us and others do not.


 
​​Mastodon Madness
August 2015
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Museum of Cultural and Natural History's mastodon. Space is limited. Reservations are required. For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu.

Enter to win a 12-inch stuffed mastodon
Send us your name, contact information, and a drawn image of a mastodon by email or deliver to 103 Rowe Hall. Last submission accepted on August 2nd. Vote for your favorite mastodon by visiting the museum office or by liking its photo on the MCNH Facebook page. Voting begins August 4th and ends August 11th. The winner will be announced August 12th on Facebook.

Free Family Activity
Tuesday, August 4th from 10 to 11 a.m.
Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unearthing of the Thaller mastodon. See real mastodon bones. Learn about mastodons and what Michigan was like when they walked the earth. Join us as we play mastodon games. 

Discovery Story
Wednesday, August 5th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Hear about the mastodon discovery through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl. Louanna Burch tells her story.



​​​Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open Saturdays
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)
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Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience, an exhibit designed and installed by graduate students in MST 750: Seminar in Advanced Exhibit Design and Construction. The exhibit will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.​ (Note: Exhibit is closed July 4th & August 8th.)





Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes

​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display through April 2016
3:30 p.m.
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History exhibit "Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes" is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Rowe Hall. The exhibit includes the "Great Lakes Adventure" gallery offering fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu. The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.


 
​Human Rights Month - Fall 2015

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference
October 30 - 31, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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Abel Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide
Date TBA - November 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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Ethics Center Guest Speakers
Dates TBA - November 2015




 
​Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference​
October 30 - 31, 2015
Campus of Central Michigan University
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The international conference will emphasize the role of literature (the Humanities), the Arts, Social Sciences and the Law in the discussion, representation, and promotion of human rights. We wish to bring writers, artists, theorists, scholars, and lawyers into a series of conversations that engage the issue of human rights, including the ethical, political, social, economic, and cultural implications of either violations or the constructions of human rights.   

In addition to our continued emphasis on the rights of indigenous peoples, the 2015 conference will focus on the following: health and human trafficking (modern-day slavery of women, men, and children, child soldiering, debt bondage, and forced marriages), paying attention to how human trafficking intersects with a wide range of other human rights topics. We hope to examine the nature, causes, and implications of human trafficking within local, national, and global contexts. What factors contribute to or enable human trafficking? What factors and policies—local, national, and global encourage or undermine combating the problem? What are the implications of human trafficking for health as a right?  What are the connections between health and human rights as well as the preservation of human dignity? 

Keynote Speaker:
Barbara L. McQuade is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. She previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years and Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit from 2005 to 2009.​



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