In Soviet Russia audience lectures you. Russia on the Oval is the topic of this year’s annual Community Lecture Series at UM. This week UM Department of Mathematical Sciences Chair and Professor Leonid Kalachev give a talk called “Educational System in Today’s Russia: A View on the Role of Education in a Contemporary Society.” 7 PM. $20 for the complete lecture series/$15 for UM Alumni Association dues-paying members/$10 for students. $5 per lecture at the door. Visit grizalum.org.