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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Meditation and Consciousness: Secular Techniques for Mastering Anxiety and Distraction
Nature: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room
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
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
Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Online Teaching
Schedule: 16 October, 3 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Cristóbal Martinez
This workshop is aimed to address the pressing need to implement an anti-racist pedagogy in Online Teaching. Graduate student Cristóbal Martinez will share his efforts to enact an anti-racist pedagogy for online instruction. This workshop will be open to graduate instructors affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters and we are expecting a guest speaker for the event who will give a talk about anti-racist pedagogy.