Events


NOV
2
Date:
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
B119 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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To increase the understanding of modern Chinese culture and society, MSU's Confucius Institute is working with the Asian Studies Center, the Office of China Programs, the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages to host a series of Chinese film screenings and discussion forums. The series will kick-off with an opening event and film screening on October 5, 2017. Consul General of China in Chicago, Mr. Hong Lei, will join the event and provide opening remarks. The theme for the series is "Exploring Relationships in Modern Chinese Films," with the screening of two films. After each screening, an open forum will be held for the audience to have a discussion around the theme and the film. 

Sponsered by the Confucius Institute, the Asian Studies Center, Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages and the Office of China Programs. 

NOV
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells B-342
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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November 3   Wells B-342

Coffee                                                                         9:00–9:30 a.m.

Panel III: Challenges of Pedagogy and Translation 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Moderator, Dr. Suzanne Wagner(Linguistics Program, MSU)

Dr. Sandro Barros, School of Education, MSU. "The Culture of Monolingualism and the Training of Arabic Teachers in the U.S.: New Solutions to Old Dilemmas"

Dr. Ayman Mohamed, Arabic Studies, MSU, "Dilemmas of teaching Arabic Vocabulary to Non-natives: Between Neologism and Archaism"

Dr. Russell Lucas, Global Studies Program, MSU, "Lost in Translation: Public Opinion Surveys in the Arab Gulf"

Coffee Break: 11:00-11:15 a.m.

Round Table Discussion II      Wells B-342                11:15 a.m.–12:15 noon

Participants with Dr. Cheng-Wei Lin (Arabic Program, MSU to talk about corpus linguistics and Arabic)

Organizers' Closing Remarks                                     12:15–12:30 

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B342
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Who are 'We', and who is the 'Other', is a question which has become increasingly complex in late modern times, due to the effects of globalization. In the Arabic speaking context, another force is driving this question, in addition to globalization: the securitization, and consequentially, the minoritization of Arabic. This conference delves into these forces through the lens of the Arabic language, a language which has been conceived as uniting the Arab world and diaspora alike. But at the same time, it has been burdened recently with the discourse of Islamic extremism, security, and immigration (or its ban). 

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, African Studies Center, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Citizen Scholars Program, College of Arts and Letters, Department of English, Department of Linguistics & Languages, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Jewish Studies, MSU Libraries, MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, and Muslim Studies Program. 

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
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!

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, 3rd Floor
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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International Students are invited to attend this unique career and resource fair!

This event focuses on job opportunities (full-time, part-time and internship) in the student's home country, outside the United States, and employment opportunities that require OPT, CPT, or sponsorship in the United States.

The event will also feature resources from across campus and the community, including student organizations, on-campus support resources, and community organizations aimed at supporting international initiatives.

Schedule:

1:00 - 2:30pm On-Campus Job Student Panel 
Learn what it is like to work on campus and how to apply for jobs. This panel discussion will give you an opportunity to hear from your peers! 

2:30 - 3:00pm Resume Review

3:00 - 6:00pm International Student Career and Resource Fair
Meet with potential employers both on and off campus. Find out about they types of jobs available and how to apply. 

4:00 - 5:00pm Attorney Presentation: Immigration Options after Graduation
Learn about immigration options for employment in the United States after graduation. 

 

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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"Violet Sunset: Big-Time Football, College Masculinities and American Exceptionalism at Cold War NYU"

This presentation analyzes the history of the NYU football program from World War II until its final discontinuation in 1952, in the context of the transformations in American college masculinities brought into place by the Cold War policies. Based on archival research on the 'abolition of football,' the changes in college athletics broadcasting and the Anticommunist campaigns in New York City, this presentation will discuss the ways in which NYU became the largest university in the country without a varsity football team.

Javier Pescador is a fulltime professor in MSU's History Department. He teaches college sports history, history of American Cinema and history of sports in the United States.

 

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 115 (off Lobby)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Pre-Departure Resource Day is intended as a resource event for students going abroad for winter break and spring semester 2018.

College representatives from Arts & Letters, CommArtsSci, and Social Science will be on-hand to sign Course Approval Forms (CAFS).

STA Travel will be available to discuss travel issues and airfare.

MSU Libraries can help students with passports and take photos for visa applications.

The Office of International Health and Safety (OIHS) can answer questions about safety concerns and insurance.

Education Abroad staff will also be avialable for general inquiries as well as specific questions about exchange programs.

Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
118 Psychology Building
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Cross-cultural psychologists have mostly contrasted East Asia with the West. Professor Thomas Talhelm tested 1,162 Han Chinese participants in six sites and found that people in southern China are more interdependent and holistic-thinking than people in the north. I propose that rice farming's irrigation and high labor requirements gave southern China a tight, interdependent culture. In contrast, traditional wheat farming required less labor and less coordination, giving northern China a more free-wheeling independent culture. The fact that these differences exist among in this sample of China's youngest generation who have not farmed for a living suggest these agricultural legacies continue to affect people in the modern world. 

Thomas Talhelm is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Thomas has lived in China for five years as a Princeton in Asia fellow, as a freelance journalist in Beijing, and most recently a Fulbright scholar. He researches how rice farming gave southern China a very different culture from wheat-farming in northern China. Thomas also founded Smart Air, a social enterprise that makes low-cost DIY air purifiers to help people in China protect themselves against air pollution. 

This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, the Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research and the Department of Psychology. 

NOV
4
Date:
Saturday, 04 Nov 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
B-119 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Spartans Abroad Global Ambassadors (SAGA) is hosting a panel discussing what it's like to be abroad as a member of the LGBTQ community. They will also discuss how MSU can encourage more LGBTQ students to study abroad.

This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center

NOV
6
Date:
Monday, 06 Nov 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
3rd Floor of the International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come interact with a traditional Japanese dance troupe and three artists from Japan (ceramics, textile designs on "tenugui", and Edo doll making). This exciting event will allow MSU students, faculty, and community members to learn a traditional Japanese dance and watch demonstrations by these artists.

Organized by the Asian Studies Center, the Citizen Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Letters, and the Japan Council.