EVENTS

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7:00 pm
This premiere screening of more than a dozen cinepoems celebrates the collaboration of filmmakers and poets from the MSU Film Studies Program, the RCAH Center for Poetry, and other filmmakers and poets from across the[...]
RCAH Theater, Snyder Hall Basement
6:30 pm
Dr. Evelyn María Dean-Olmsted (Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Pidras) will analyze how in the late 2000s, young Shami (Damascene) and Halebi (Aleppan) Jewish Mexicans were coming of age[...]
JMC Library, 332 Case Hall
7:00 pm
1/24 D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson, 2004) Presented by Lyn Goeringer Filmmaker Angela Robinson writes and directs the action comedy D.E.B.S., a feature-length adaptation of her award-winning short film produced by a grant from POWER UP (Professional Organization of[...]
B122 Wells Hall
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Dr. Kerry Wallach (Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies at Gettysburg College) will lead a book discussion on her book, Passing Illusions, which examines constructions of German-Jewish visibility and instances in the 1920s and[...]
Wells Hall B-342
7:00 pm
1/31 Minute Bodies (Stuart Staples, 2016) with Secrets of Natureshorts Presented by Katie Greulich Early naturalist, inventor and filmmaker F. Percy Smith (1880-1945) was one of the first to develop techniques to capture nature’s secrets in action. Smith’s[...]
B122 Wells Hall
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Forum for students to share and/or hear from fellow students about experiences of antisemitism at MSU. Hillel Staff and Serling faculty will be at the forum. A kosher dinner from Woody’s Oasis will be provided.
MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center
7:00 pm
2/7 Real Genius (Martha Coolidge, 1985) Presented by Julian Chambliss While classic is perhaps too strong a description, Real Genius (1985) offers a snapshot of1980s filmmaking about cold war anxiety that we should not ignore. While more serious films[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
Join the Brothers Yares (Gavri-Tov and Ami) for a music-filled journey stretching from their pastoral upbringing in the sprawling New Jersey suburbs to the hills of Jerusalem, the shores of Jafa and back again. Their[...]
Kellogg Center Auditorium
7:00 pm
Faculty, students, and community members are welcome to join a discussion of Nathan Englander’s new book, Dinner at the Center of the Earth in anticipation of his lecture on this book on February 25th.
Wells Hall B-342
7:00 pm
2/14 An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2009) Presented by Ellen McCallum Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a teen with a bright future; she’s smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David (Peter[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
HELINA METAFERIA / FEBRUARY 20 / MSU BROAD / 7PM Helina Metaferia is an AAHD Artist in Residence: Critical Race Studies. Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance, video, installation, and collage. Her research[...]
MSU Broad Art Museum
7:00 pm
2/21 The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy, 2014) Presented by Jessica and Michael Stokes The near future humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its[...]
B122 Wells Hall
2:00 pm
In New York City in the 20th Century, Jews officially changed their names at a much higher rate than other groups. Antisemitism and Jewish desires for upward mobility combined to help propel this phenomenon. But[...]
256 Old Horticulture
3:30 pm
Faculty, students, and the community are welcome to discuss with Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich (Associate Professor, History and Jewish Studies) her recently published book, A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: a History of Jewish Name Changing[...]
256 Old Horticulture
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
SETH / FEB 22 / MSU LIBRARY GREEN ROOM / 7PM                                                                                                                                 Seth is the award-winning cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookavile. He is also the designer for several classic comics reprint series, notably the[...]
MSU Library, 4th Floor Green Room
12:00 pm
DR QIANA WHITTED / FEBRUARY 23 / MSU LIBRARY BEAL ROOM / 12PM                                                                                Dr. Qiana Whitted teaches at USC, her research focuses on African-American literary studies and American comic books. Her most recently published[...]
MSU Library, 3rd Floor Beal Room
7:00 pm
Nathan Englander (Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, New York University) will discuss his recently published book, Dinner at the Center of the Earth. He is also the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases and the[...]
MSU Library Green Room
7:00 pm
2/28 Blackboards (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2000) Presented by Kaveh Askari Itinerant Kurdish teachers Said (Said Mohamadi) and Reeboir (Bahman Ghobadi) find many uses for the blackboards they tote, some of which actually pertain to education. Others include doubling[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
Faculty, students, and community members are welcome to discuss selections of The Messianic Idea in Judaism.
Wells Hall B-342
7:00 pm
3/14 Fame (Alan Parker, 1980) Presented by Ling Hsu Young men and women audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
3/21 Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) Presented by Joshua Lam Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva[...]
B122 Wells Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
The Serling Institute will show four full-length Israeli films: Muhi: Generally Temporary; And then She Arrived; Shoelaces; and The Unorthodox.
Wells Hall B-122 and B-115
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
The Serling Institute will show four full-length Israeli films: Muhi: Generally Temporary; And then She Arrived; Shoelaces; and The Unorthodox.
Wells Hall B-122 and B-115
7:00 pm
3/28 Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff, 1966) Presented by Matthew Handelman At a boarding school in 1900s Austria, cruel bullies Beineberg (Bernd Tischer) and Reiting (Fred Dietz) go to great lengths to embarrass, abuse and dehumanize their pathetic[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
4/4 The First Teacher (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1965) Presented by Yelena Kalinsky Diuishen, a recently demobilized Red Army soldier, is determined to spread the international proletarian revolution to the most backwards corners of Soviet Central Asia. Altynai, an[...]
B122 Wells Hall
7:00 pm
4/11 Native Land (Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand, 1942) with Workers Film and Photo League shorts Presented by McKayla Sluga After breaking with the Film and Photo League and converting Nykino into Frontier Films, Leo Hurwitz and[...]
B122 Wells Hall
9:00 am
Students will present projects from their Jewish Studies courses. Lunch with Jewish Studies alumna Sara Kirsch (’11) will be provided during the conference. Sara is currently resides in Israel working as a Digital Copywriter at[...]
Wells Hall B-243
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Faculty, students, and community members will come together to discuss Indecent by Paula Vogel.
Wells Hall B-243