Conversation on Open Access Digital Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Michigan State University is partnering with the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of University Presses (AAUP) on an open access digital monograph publishing initiative that would advance the wide dissemination of humanities and social science research.
Under the proposed initiative, peer-reviewed and professionally edited university press monographs will be funded through partnering universities and published as open-access digital editions, available at no cost to the public.
We invite all faculty members to join Chris Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters and MSU representative on this project, to learn more about this initiative and to discuss how it might be advanced here at Michigan State University.
Please register for this conversation at http://fod.msu.edu/events/conversation-open-access-digital-monographs-humanities-and-social-sciences.
Startup Nation: the Historical Context, the Cultural Geographic Landscape, and the Israeli Infotech Migrants in Silicon Valley and Beyond
This panel will explore the significance of Israeli high-tech industry on Israeli and American history, culture, society and economy. Dr. Tom Bielik (Weizmann Institute; post-doc at MSU) will focus on the history of first Israeli President and innovator Dr. Chaim Weizmann whose vision paved the way for the research of the Weizmann Institute of Science, one of the top-ranked research institutes in the world. Dr. Steven Fraiberg (MSU, WRAC) will focus on the cultural geographic landscape of the Israeli high-tech industry as it transitions from the socialist ideals of the kibbutz to a capitalist system based on global high-tech industries. Finally, Dr. Steven Gold (MSU, Sociology) will focus on the Israeli infotech migrants living in Silicon Valley, examining communal cooperation in San Francisco, comparing the Israeli experience to that of Indians and considering the impact of infotech Israeli involvement on the US economy.
Co-sponsored by James Madison College, the College of Arts and Letters, and the Asian Studies Center.
Speaker: Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark – Associate Professor, Department of English, Western Michigan University
Drawing from her research and experiences designing and building partnerships between WAC, faculty development, and diversity and inclusion programming, Perryman-Clark describes the ways in which such collaborations can forward the mission of the CCCC’s Students’ Right to Their Own Language Resolution, supporting enrollment and retention efforts while also enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives at the institutional level.