EVENTS

Calendar

Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm MSU Union, Mosaic Center Conference Room
The DRN is proud to showcase four MSU faculty members who will share current and evolving work. Faculty will present a 5-7 minute flash talk for the purposes of gathering your constructive feedback and discussion[...]
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm JMC Library, 332 Case Hall
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[...]
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Wells Hall B-342
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[...]
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm MSU Hillel Jewish Student Center
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.
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Kellogg Center Auditorium
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[...]
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm MSU International Center, Room 303
A Special Presentation by Professor Ula Yvette Taylor, H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, University of California-Berkeley. Cosponsored by African American and African Studies, Muslim Studies Program,[...]
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wells Hall B-342
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.
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 256 Old Horticulture
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[...]
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 256 Old Horticulture
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[...]
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wells Hall (B-Wing Classrooms)
The primary activity at this event will be low-stakes, open house-style Table Presentations with “lightning talks” focusing specifically on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and ed tech tools and practices more generally. MSU’s Center for Language[...]
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm MSU Library Green Room
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[...]
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wells Hall B-342
Faculty, students, and community members are welcome to discuss selections of The Messianic Idea in Judaism.
Mar 15 – May 11 all-day MSU Union Art Gallery
Costume Party at the Moslem Temple An exhibition featuring MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies Qais Assali. March 15- May 11, 2019 Reception: March 15, 2019 6–8PM Artist Lecture: March 20, 2019 @MSU Broad Art Museum,[...]
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 8:45 pm Wells Hall B-122
The Serling Institute will show four full-length Israeli films: Muhi: Generally Temporary; And then She Arrived; and Shoelaces. .
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 9:00 am Wells Hall B-115
The Serling Institute will show one full-length Israeli film, The Unorthodox. .
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm MSU International Center, Room 303
A special presentation by Professor Kayla Wheeler, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Digital Studies at Grand Valley State University at MSU’s International Center regarding Black Islam and Hip Hop.
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm MSU International Center, Room 303
A special presentation by Professor Kayla Wheeler, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Digital Studies, Grand Valley State University.
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm B342 Wells Hall
The participants will present their own approach to integrating sexual minorities as a key topic into a course already taught or in a conceptual phase. The presentations will be followed by an open discussion, both[...]
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wells Hall B-243
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[...]
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wells Hall, B-Wing
This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language[...]
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Wells Hall B-243
Faculty, students, and community members will come together to discuss Indecent by Paula Vogel.
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Center, MSU
Doris Bergen will discuss sexual violence during the Holocaust against Jews and non-Jews, against women and girls, and also boys and men. Professor Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies[...]
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm RCAH Theater
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s Indecent is a deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Members of the cast and crew will[...]
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wells Hall, MSU Hub
This semester, Sandra Logan, Associate Professor of English and Director of the College of Arts & Letters’ Citizen Scholars program, and Dana Kirk, Assistant Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and Director of Michigan State University’s Anaerobic Digestion Research and[...]
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm The Wharton Center
This concert features the very powerful Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar,” and “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Charles Davidson. A setting of poems by the renowned Soviet writer Evgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovich’s work significantly[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Room 3 International Center
Detroit-based Taiwanese American writer Stacey (Wan Ching) He worked as a journalist before turning to creative writing. Three Moons, her debut novel, appeared with Taiwan’s premiere literary press Unitas in 2018.  Centering on three Chinese female immigrants’ lives in New[...]
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Room 303 International Center