EVENTS

Calendar

Nov
8
Fri
Storytelling: an Accessible Art Event @ Wells Hall B Atrium
Nov 8 – Nov 22 all-day

You are warmly invited to the Wells Hall B Atrium November 18-22 to enjoy reading and feeling tactile graphic novellas! Students in ENG 473A: Literature and Medicine have created these short comic-book-like stories depicting experiences of disability, illness, and interactions with the medical field, which are displayed alongside touchable sculpture from previous years of accessible art exhibits. Come learn about medicine and disability in a whole new way, and remember – please touch the art.

Nov
15
Fri
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Nov
19
Tue
Sensory-friendly event at the MSU Museum @ MSU Museum
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In collaboration with the Accessible Learning Conference and in honor of Accessibility Week 2019, the MSU Museumwill host a sensory-friendly event on Tuesday, November 19 from 5-7 p.m. Join the museum for a range of hands-on activities, gallery exploration, and a chill out area in the education station.

Nov
20
Wed
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Luis A. Sahagun Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Lecture @ MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Luis A. Sahagun | Wednesday, November 20 | Broad Art Museum | 7pm

Luis Sahagun is an AAHD Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Sahagun’s drawings, sculptures, paintings, and performances confront the palpable inescapability of race and transforms art into an act of reclamation. As a previously undocumented immigrant and former laborer, Sahagun’s work focus on the importance of Latinx cultures and contributions in order to combat the anti-immigration and anti-Latinx national rhetoric that persists throughout the country.

Support for this lecture is provided by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Broad Art Museum, The College of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Nov
21
Thu
Accessible Learning Conference @ Kellogg Center
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

We invite you to join us for the 5th annual Accessible Learning Conference on November 21-22, 2019. This year’s theme is storytelling.

DATE:November 21-22, 2019

LOCATION: East Lansing, Michigan; Kellogg Center; Michigan State University

THEME:“Storytelling”

Review the conference schedule on the ALC Website below:

Schedule 2019

Dr. Huey Copeland Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library Green Room
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Huey Copeland Visiting Scholar Lecture @ MSU Library Green Room

Dr. Huey Copeland | Thursday, November 21 |MSU Library Green Room | 7pm

Dr. Huey Copeland is Associate Professor of Art History, and affiliated faculty in the Critical Theory Cluster at Northwestern. His writing focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on articulations of blackness in the Western visual field. Copeland will present the keynote lecture for the 2019 Art History & Visual Culture Undergraduate Symposium.

Feb
6
Thu
Paul Vanouse Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paul Vanouse Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Paul Vanouse |Thursday, February 6 | 107 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Paul Vanouse is a Professor of Art at the University of Buffalo, NY, where he is also founding Director of the Coalesce Center for Biological Art a major facet of UB’s Community of Excellence in Genomics, Environment and Microbiomics. Vanouse works in emerging media forms, his art practice is guided by Interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism.

Feb
11
Tue
Colby Parsons Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Colby Parsons Visiting Artist Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Colby Parsons | Tuesday, February 11 | 107 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Colby Parsons is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches Ceramics and Digital Craft. Parsons’ work applies aspects of traditional media approaches to digital-based processes, working in a range of media and formats including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection mapping, installation and interactivity.

Feb
21
Fri
Second Language Studies Symposium @ TBA
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save The Date!

Second Language Studies Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2020

For the day’s schedule,  please click here.

 

Featuring:

Multi-Competence, Translanguaging, and Multimodal Learning

Li Wei, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=LWEIX65

This is a conceptual paper that aims to extend the concept of Linguistic Multi-Competence and advance Translanguaging as a research perspective (in addition to pedagogical approach). It focuses on the theoretical foundations of Translanguaging and explores the implications for language teaching and learning in particular and for bilingualism and multilingualism research generally. Core issues such as the role of L1, transfer, learner autonomy, will be revisited from the Translanguaging perspective. Empirical examples from self-directed mobile language learning will be used to demonstrate the added value of the Translanguaging approach.

Instructional approaches to multiword items in a second language: A critical review

Frank Boers, Western University, London, Ontario

https://www.edu.uwo.ca/faculty-profiles/frank-boers.html

The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of studies on multiword items (phraseological units such as collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs), including research on the effectiveness of diverse interventions intended to help learners acquire such items. Studies on the effectiveness of these interventions are typically of a comparative nature, where the learning gains resulting from a given procedure are found to be significantly greater than the gains observed under a comparison or control condition.  In this talk I will review a collection of such studies adopting a practitioner’s perspective in doing so. It will be argued, for example, that some of the approaches put to the test in empirical research are unlikely to be tried by teachers owing to the substantial investment of time and effort they require. A recurring theme in the talk will be the distinction between statistical significance and pedagogical significance of the research findings. While it is of course useful to detect whether one treatment condition leads to more learning than another according to inferential statistics, it is also worth taking a closer look at descriptive statistics to evaluate how encouraging the learning gains really are under the more successful treatment. The talk will conclude with suggestions for further, pedagogy-oriented, research in this area.