DR. LAWRENCE BARON
PROFESSOR EMERITUS, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
FORMER NASATIR CHAIR OF MODERN JEWISH HISTORY AND DIRECTOR OF THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM
As the Holocaust increasingly has been incorporated into public education, feature films, often based on juvenile Holocaust fiction or classic children’s novels are being made. This lecture looks at this trend starting with Disney’s The Devil in Vienna through The Boy in Striped Pajamas.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel and reflect on that history, the Michigan State University Jewish Studies Program is very proud to sponsor its largest academic conference ever: “Israel at 70: Complexity, Challenge, and Creativity” on September 16-17, 2018 at MSU’s Kellogg Center.
The conference brings together 40 internationally recognized scholars from Israel and the United States under one roof to discuss Israeli society, culture, politics, foreign policy, and agricultural, biomedical, water, environmental, and business innovation.
If you are interested in attending please register at https://msuisraelat70.eventbrite.com. If you have any further questions please contact Amy Shapiro at 517-432-3493.
The Third Thursday Speaker Series is a monthly lecture series that is sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters Excel Network and the Graphic Design Program in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. This series offers students industry connections, alumni networking opportunities, and insights into a variety of industries and disciplines presented by working professionals who lead design and creativity efforts in organizations such as design firms, advertising agencies, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies. Speakers who are selected have a variety of experiences including graphic design, writing, user experience, brand strategy, creative technology, and digital media.
About Curt Schreiber
Curt Schreiber blends a lifelong interest in art and design with a passion for leadership, and has developed a highly successful professional career around brand strategy and corporate marketing communications. As Chief Design Officer and President at VSA PARTNERS, Curt ensures that VSA upholds the standards of excellence upon which the firm was founded 32 years ago and its belief that design has the power to solve complex business problems. He is known for building an internal culture that emphasizes consistency in producing stellar work, attracts the top talent in the industry, encourages free idea exchange, and focuses on long-term growth.
For more than 20 years, Sol Sender has been honing the expertise required to be just such a partner—and has put it into practice shaping, strengthening and transforming some of the world’s leading brands. With a broad set of creative skills that span strategy, writing, design, user experience and agile development, Sol has developed core brand strategy and experiences for a diverse set of clients including, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Motorola, GE, Citadel and Obama’08. His commitment to client success, focus on lasting value, and relentless hunt for the biggest ideas have built a reputation for deeply thoughtful work of the highest quality.
Dear Students and Colleagues,
In the wake of the terrible tragedy that unfolded on Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue outside of Pittsburgh, the College of Arts & Letters stands in solidarity with the victims, their families, and the entire Jewish Community in Pittsburgh and around the world.
There is a candlelight vigil in honor of those who have passed away at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. It will take place Monday, October 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at MSU Hillel, 360 Charles St., East Lansing, MI 48823
Christopher P. Long
Dean, College of Arts & Letters
On Monday, November 5th at 5pm the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel is also sponsoring a forum/teach-in on antisemitism in the wake of this mass shooting at Club Sparta in Case (third floor), James Madison College.
All students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend. The discussion will be facilitated by Institute faculty including Yael Aronoff, Director of the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel, Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Amy Simon, Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, and Margot Valles, in English and Religious Studies, who grew up a block from the synagogue.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Maria’s talent and achievements as a designer over the last 25 years have been recognized by some of the profession’s most notable organizations and publications: Communication Arts, Graphis Poster, Print, and ID magazines, the New York Type Directors Club, and British Design and Art Direction. Maria has taught aspiring designers and peers how to plan and implement branding and design programs at various institutions. At The Grillo Group, Maria and her team work for and with their clients every step of the way from solid research, analysis, and planning to clear positioning and sound message strategy to expert visual and verbal creative execution