EVENTS

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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.

Annual Kessler film: “Who Will Write Our History” @ MSU Library Green Room (4th Floor West)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual Kessler film:  "Who Will Write Our History" @ MSU Library Green Room (4th Floor West)

Annual Kessler film: “Who Will Write Our History?

“In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary.

Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.”

Professor Amy Simon will be introducing the film and leading a discussion of it afterwards.

Presented by:

The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel

Co-sponsors

Department of Religious Studies

College of Arts & Letters

James Madison College

Department of History

Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

 

Nov
21
Thu
Accessible Learning Conference 2019 @ The Kellogg Center
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm

Accessibility is an integral part of our professional, educational, recreational, economic, and civic lives. But at the core of accessibility are people and their stories. This year at the Accessible Learning Conference, we’re providing a space for those stories to come alive.

Join us in East Lansing to help craft and communicate the narratives that shape accessibility and the experience of students, faculty, staff, and community members in the educational sphere and beyond.

Nov
22
Fri
CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State @ Wells Hall, B-342
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State

We invite you to join us for our new alumni event that centers around careers in linguistics. Our guest speakers will be talking about their career paths and facilitate workshops.

Ai Taniguchi (Ph.D. 2017) will use her experience as a professor at Carleton University to teach you how to develop an accessible academic talk for students, community members, and future employers.

Steve Johnson (Ph.D. 2012) is a Lead Curriculum Designer at IXL Learning. He’ll help you navigate the career landscape outside academia, and to develop a résumé that translates your linguistic skills into business terms.

Join us Friday afternoon to meet Ai and Steve and hear about their career journeys. You can also watch a research lightning talk competition judged

by Ai, who was the winner of the 2019 Linguistics Society of America Five Minute Linguist Competition.

Nov
23
Sat
CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State @ Wells Hall, B-342
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State

We invite you to join us for our new alumni event that centers around careers in linguistics. Our guest speakers will be talking about their career paths and facilitate workshops.

Ai Taniguchi (Ph.D. 2017) will use her experience as a professor at Carleton University to teach you how to develop an accessible academic talk for students, community members, and future employers.

Steve Johnson (Ph.D. 2012) is a Lead Curriculum Designer at IXL Learning. He’ll help you navigate the career landscape outside academia, and to develop a résumé that translates your linguistic skills into business terms.

Nov
28
Thu
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – Nov 29 @ 9:00 am

Thanksgiving Break

Dec
14
Sat
CAL Fall Commencement @ Jack Breslin Student Event Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All Michigan State University degree candidates who attend their commencement ceremony are recognized individually for their academic achievement.

Dec
24
Tue
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
Dec
31
Tue
University Closed – Winter Break
Dec 31 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day