Events


MAR
2
Date:
Friday, 02 Mar 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 305
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Have a tax question? Tax clinicians from the MSU College of Law Tax Clinic will be available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss tax-related issues. Please bring all your tax-related documents and all your visa-related documents.

 

More about the clinic: Michigan State University College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic caters to low-income taxpayers, including international students, who are in need of tax help. The Tax Clinic is comprised of both law students and supervising licensed attorneys. Information relating to the Clinic's clients is kept in strict confidence. You can find out more information about the clinic by visiting the website or by calling (517) 336-8088.

Date:
Friday, 02 Mar 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
204 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-3pm in room 204 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance :) Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!

MAR
5
Date:
Monday, 05 Mar 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
A204 Wells Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
MAR
6
Date:
Tuesday, 06 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

MAR
7
Date:
Wednesday, 07 Mar 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
University Lutheran Church
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP Executive Committee meets to discuss current issues and make recommendations to the CVIP Board

MAR
12
Date:
Monday, 12 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
Date:
Monday, 12 Mar 2018
Time:
10:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The idea of a hell for women arose in Song-dynasty (960-1279) China with the advent of the Blood Pond Hell, a place where women would be posthumously punished for offending the gods with the blood of menstruation and childbirth. Buddhists and Daoists performed rituals to save women from this fate, and such rites are still performed in parts of mainland China and Taiwan. One text used for these rites in modern Taiwan is the Precious Blood Bowl Repentance, which discusses the female body in extremely negative terms. This talk examines how the image of the female body in the Precious Blood Bowl Repentance relates to understandings of female bodies in modern Taiwanese religion more broadly.
 
Megan Bryson is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focuses on Buddhism and local religion in the Dali region of southwest China as well as the themes of gender and ethnicity in Chinese religions. Professor Bryson has published several articles on these topics in journals such as Asian Ethnology, Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her monograph Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. She spent the 2016-17 academic year on an ACLS fellowship to work on a new project on Buddhist networks in the Dali Kingdom.

 

MAR
13
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and the Arabic Program. 

Date:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Asian Studies Center and Peace and Justice Studies present the Genocide and Politicide in Asia Colloquium, which deepens our knowledge of Southeast Asia as a region from transnational perspectives by bringing outstanding scholars from around the world to the Michigan State University campus in spring 2018. Through lectures based on their cutting-edge research, these scholars will illustrate innovative ways to understand history, culture, society, as well as religion in Southeast Asia beyond national and regional boundaries. Lead by Bradley Simpson, University of Connecticut. 

Brad Simpson is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at the University of Connecticut, and the author of Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S. - Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968 (Stanford 2008) which explores the intersection of anti-Communism and development thinking in shaping U.S. Indonesian relations. He is founder and director of the Indonesia and East Timor Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, which has declassified thousands of pages of classified U.S. documents on Indonesia and human rights. Simpson is currently writing a global history of the idea of self-determination and an international history of the authoritarian rule in Indonesia.
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This Muslim American Life (essays) by Moustafa Bayoumi, led by Leila Tarakji, PhD candidate, Department of English. Co-sponsored by Truth Racial Healing & Transformation of Metro Lansing