What: A conference titled “The Serious Stuff about Humor: What is It? Why is It?” that looks at the science behind humor and comedy. Two writers from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will also speak at the conference. When: Today from 1 to 5 p.m.

Humor conference

Where: Michigan Theater

Race, gender in presidential politics lecture

What: A lecture about the historical and current contexts for understanding the role of gender and race in the presidential election

Who: Institute for Research on Women and Gender

When: Today at 3 p.m.

Where: Lane Hall, Room 2239

‘Future of Islam’ discussion

What: A panel discussion with Islamic scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and University faculty on how the interpretation of the Qur’an, are affected by those who interpret the work for the public

Who: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies

When: Today at 5:30 p.m. Where: Michigan League, Hussey Room


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wireless network with a private donation. The network was created by Steve Pierce and Brian Robb.

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