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united conference schedule of events

September 8, 2010
The Mining Journal

A look at some of the features and highlights of the 2010 UNITED Conference at Northern Michigan University. Not all sessions are listed, so check for a full schedule.

First session begins Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.

Official opening Sunday at 8 p.m. with Keith Secola (Great Lakes Rooms)

Monday, Sept. 13

9 a.m. to10 a.m. -

"Islamophobia: Genesis and consequences," a presentation by professor Mohey Mowafy (Great Lakes Rooms)

11 a.m. to Noon -

"Unity Through Sport: The Challenges of the 21st Century," presentation by featured speaker Earl Smith (Great Lakes Rooms)

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. -

The 2008 Sichuan Province earthquake and recovery efforts," presentation by visiting scholar Jian Sha (Great Lakes Rooms)

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. -

Reception featuring the artwork of students and faculty of Aba Teachers College in Sichuan, China. (DeVos Art Museum)

Tuesday, Sept. 14

11 a.m. to Noon -

"Charismatic nation: The Success of Uribismo in recent Colombian politics," by international scholar Gregory Lobo (Great Lakes Rooms)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. -

Interfaith Forum and panel discussion (Great Lakes Rooms)

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. -

Presentation by Frank Chong of the U.S. Department of Education (Great Lakes Rooms)

7:30p.m. to 10 p.m. -

Step Afrika performance, tickets required. (Forest Roberts Theatre)

Wednesday, Sept. 15

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. -

Workshop with Second City. (Great Lakes Rooms)

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. -

Soulfege with Derrick Ashong (DNA), sponsored by First Aid Productions (Great Lakes Rooms)

Thursday, Sept. 16

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. -

Official Closing with Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Orleans Avenue. Tickets required. (Kaufman Auditorium)



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