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Sep
16
Mon
Atul Bhalla Visiting Artist Lecture @ 105 S. Kedzie Hall
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Atul Bhalla Visiting Artist Lecture @ 105 S. Kedzie Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Atul Bhalla | Monday, September 16 | 105 S. Kedzie | 6pm

Atul Bhalla is a conceptual artist who uses photography, performance, video, sculpture, and installation to immerse himself in the physical, historical, spiritual, and political significance of water. Bhalla is a Professor in the Department of Art and Performance Art at Shiv Nadar University in India.

Oct
4
Fri
Nothing Compares to Sinead O’Connor: Religion, Music, and Popular Culture
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A conversation with Religious Studies faculty members and undergraduate students.

REL faculty members: Dr. Amy DeRogatis, Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Dr. David Stowe, and Dr. Morgan Shipley

Friday, October 4th, 12:00pm, A306 Wells Hall

Oct
16
Wed
C4I Lecture Lily Woodruff
Oct 16 @ 5:32 pm – 6:32 pm
C4I Lecture Lily Woodruff
Please Join us!  This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
 Speaker: Lily Woodruff

Associate Professor, Art History

Natural History of the Sixth Extinction in Ann Hamilton’s the common S E N S E

October 18, 2019 , 12:00-1:00 pm, Flex Space at the Digital Scholarship Lab MSU Library, 2nd floor.

Coffee and refreshments provided

Ann Hamilton’s 2014 the common SENSE presented an extensive collection of animal images and objects from the natural history and library collections of the University of Washington in a participatory installation that invited visitors to consider the impact of their own desires to consume non-human animals. This paper analyzes Hamilton’s work relation to early natural history museum ambitions and displays, and to the current mass extinction that is underway, and argues that Hamilton’s use of archival materials creates a mode of narrating history that responds to current feelings about threats to the future.
Nov
14
Thu
Meditation and Consciousness: How Not to React @ Human Ecology Building, Room 300
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm

Did you know anxiety is now widely reported to be the number one challenge for college students? Little wonder, with all the stressors today! In one recent study, 97% of students reported technological distractions in and beyond the classroom. In this series of three one-hour workshops, you’ll learn and start to use practical techniques for mastering anxiety and distraction.

Secular Meditation Workshops: Being Present

Thursday November, 14th, 2019 7 p.m
300 Human Ecology Building, 1st Floor Seminar Room

Nov
15
Fri
C4I – Transforming Learning Spaces @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I - Transforming Learning Spaces @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Speaker: Dr. Felix Kronenburg

The basic blueprint of the physical classroom has not
changed all that much in over a century, even as new
teaching methods and approaches, new technologies,
and new interdisciplinary insights into better ways to
support learning have greatly advanced during that same
timeframe. Do we still need physical learning spaces in
this age of ubiquitous computing? If we do, how can we
design and build them so that they will be able to adapt
to new educational transformations? Dr. Kronenberg
will give insights into and solutions from the new
interdisciplinary field of learning space design.

Dec
6
Fri
C4I – The Data of Disaster: Understanding Climatizing Surveillance in Post-Maria Puerto Rico @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
C4I - The Data of Disaster: Understanding Climatizing Surveillance in Post-Maria Puerto Rico @ Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space, MSU Library, Second Floor | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Speaker: Christina Boyles – Assistant Professor of Culturally-engaged Digital Humanities

Nearly two years have passed since Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico, yet its effects are still reeling through the islands. Rather than assisting with recovery, government agencies are engaging in what I term climatizing surveillance—mechanisms developed to both disempower Puerto Ricans and to ensure valuable resources remain in the hands of the wealthy elite. At its core, this enterprise seeks the erasure of marginalized peoples and their claims to commonly held lands and resources. This presentation will discuss how these processes operate in Puerto Rico, highlight their broader implications for a climate-stricken world, and outline strategies for resistance.

Feb
12
Wed
MSU Latinx Film Festival @ Check the schedule
Feb 12 – Feb 16 all-day
MSU Latinx Film Festival @ Check the schedule

¡Bienvenidos!

Join us February 12-16, 2020 for the second edition of the MSU Latinx Film Festival! Be sure to check out the schedule here.

LxFF 2020 features five days of independent latinx cinema, live music, new media and special events, most of which is free and open to the public.

Come out of the cold to see great films from Colombia, Panama, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Cuba, Paraguay, Costa Rica, the United States and more. We’ve got dramas, comedies, thrillers, documentaries, short films and a family adventure movie from across the Americas.

Connect with us on social media and spread the word: #LxFF2020

Feb
27
Thu
Secular Meditation Workshop: Nature @ MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Meditation and Consciousness: Secular Techniques for Mastering Anxiety and Distraction

Nature: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room

Mar
13
Fri
COGS Conference: Discussion from the Borderlands @ Wells Hall Presentation Space B310
Mar 13 – Mar 14 all-day
COGS Conference: Discussion from the Borderlands @ Wells Hall Presentation Space B310 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

DISCUSSIONS FROM THE BORDERLANDS

March 13th & 14th

Friday– Wells Hall B310

2:00-3:30pm Los Americanx Portraiture

3:30-4:00pm Los Americanx, by Edgar Cardenas

4:00pm-4:30pm Final remarks and final portraiture

5:00 – 6:00 pm Keynote Address: The Invisible Wall, by Sarah Yore-Van Oosterhout

 

Saturday–MSU Library 2nd Floor West Wing, Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space

11:30 am-12:30pm Opening Remarks & A Line of Demarcation: The Epistemic Concealments and Self-Delusions of the Border By Gregory Rogel

12:30-1:30pm Against Splitting Worlds: Reconfiguring Respect and Intersubjective Indentification By Nic Cottone

1:30-3:00pm Lunch

3:00-4:00pm Keynote Address: When Borders Cross O’odham: Maintaining Connections During Active Conquests to Divide Our People by Nellie Jo David

Sponsored by Center for Interdisciplinarity, Michigan State University

Conference Organizers:  Gregory Rogel and Kahlia Roberts