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.
We’ll spend the day at Henry Ford Museum, a museum dedicated to American inventions, and at Greenfield Village, a village where you can experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of America’s past. For more information, check out Henry Ford Museum website.
Cost: $40. Price includes transportation and entrance to the village and museum. Bring money for lunch, rides, and souvenirs.
Sign up in the ELC Office (Wells Hall, B-230) by Thursday, Oct. 12th, at 5:00 pm. No refunds.
What: We’ll spend the day at Henry Ford Museum, a museum dedicated to American inventions and technology, such as cars, trains, and planes, where you can experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of America’s past. You will also be able to see one film at the museum’s Giant Screen Theater in 4k digital quality. Things you should consider seeing in the museum are the Rosa Parks bus, U.S. President limousines, and the Abraham Lincoln rocking chair. For more information, check out www.thehenryford.org
Cost: $45. Price includes transportation and entrance to the museum and film. Bring money for lunch and souvenirs.
*Please sign up and pay (credit card or cash) at the English Language Center
Office in Wells Hall B-230.
Deadline: Thursday 2/8/18 at 5:00 p.m.
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.