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Feb
1
Wed
Participatory action research and the language curriculum @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Participatory action research and the language curriculum @ B135 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Participatory action research and the language curriculum: Practical and ethical considerations for the world languages educator

In this workshop, you will become familiar with the principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR) and how it can be used to build curriculum and facilitate pedagogical interactions among participants in the World Languages classroom. We will examine applications of PAR in the day-to-day operations of the language classroom and how it can contribute to student motivation and autonomy.

Presented by Sandro Barros. Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Feb
3
Fri
Yiddish Memory around the Holocaust @ Wells Hall B-342
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yiddish Memory around the Holocaust @ Wells Hall B-342 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR :
YIDDISH MEMORY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST

In this seminar, three historians who utilize Yiddish language in their teaching and research will discuss the intersection of language and memory. Dr. Jeffrey Veidlinger (University of Michigan, Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies) will present a multimedia exploration of how Ukrainian Yiddish-speaking Jews remember Jewish life in the prewar Soviet Union. Dr. Amy Simon (MSU, History and JMC) will examine how Yiddish diary writers during the Holocaust made sense of their experiences through the collective memory of the history of Jewish suffering. Dr. Anya Quillitsch (University of Michigan) will explore how Yiddish language helps us understand Ashkenazi culture after the Holocaust. Dr. Margot Valles (MSU, English) will moderate the panel. Lunch will be provided afterwards from 12-1. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and James Madison College and the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies.

Feb
24
Fri
Israel’s Wars with Hamas @ Wells Hall B-243
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Israel's Wars with Hamas @ Wells Hall B-243 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR: ISRAEL’S WARS WITH HAMAS: THE DILEMMAS OF ASYMMETRIC CONFLICTS

Yael Aronoff analyzes democracies fighting asymmetric wars, as they attempt to balance traditional military strategies of deterrence with pressures for restraint. Restraining factors include: mitigation of further resentment by affected populations; maintaining a political culture’s self-identity as a democracy upholding democratic norms and international laws; and the importance of winning media battles. Dr. Aronoff will examine how international lawyers, military commanders, and non-governmental organizations have come together to reach consensus on what the restraints binding states in these wars should be. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, James Madison College, and the Asian Studies Center.

Feb
27
Mon
Refugee Services Internship Opportunities @ JMC Library (Case Hall, 3rd floor)
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Refugee Services Internship Opportunities @ JMC Library (Case Hall, 3rd floor) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

St. Vincent Catholic Charities – Refugee Services

Internship Opportunities & Alumni Panel

 

STVCC is currently looking for JMC interns for Summer and Fall 2017 semesters.

Join JMC students and alumni for a discussion about interning and working at St. Vincent’s Catholic Charities – Refugee Services. The panel will cover experiences and tasks associated with interning/working at STVCC – Refugee Services, as well as the services they provide to refugees coming to Lansing from around the world.

Questions? Maxwell Olivero: oliverom@msu.edu

 

Mar
20
Mon
An Uncanny Tomorrow: The Video Art of Yuan Goang-Ming Lecture and Screening @ 145 Natural Sciences Building
Mar 20 @ 10:20 am – 11:40 am

Part 1:

Lecture: “The Beginning of Video Art in Taiwan and My Practice”

​Speaker: Yuan Goang-Ming​
Location: 145 Natural Sciences Building
Time: 10:20-11:40 am

As one of the earliest practitioners of video art in Taiwan, Yuan Goang-Ming has worked with moving images since the mid 1980s. In this presentation, Yuan will offer an overview of contemporary video art in Taiwan since its origins and present aspects of his own work. Yuan mobilizes technological media to explore symbolic and metaphoric concepts that underpin ​the ​human experience.

 

Part 2:

Screening: “New Media in Asia: Shorts by​ Yuan Goang-Ming​”​
Location: B117 Wells
Time: 6:30 pm

​Acclaimed international video artist ​Yuan Goang-Ming will screen and discuss a selection of his ​shorts​. Hosted by Tze-Lan Sang, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.​

Artist bio:

Yuan Goang-Ming’s photographic and video work has been shown at MOMA Contemporary (Fukuoka), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Venice Biennale, and the Biennale de Lyon. He is currently an associate professor of New Media at the National Taipei University of the Arts. ​

Info:

http://www.tinakenggallery.com/plus/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWFydCZwYWdlPWRldGFpbCZBSUQ9Mw==

Part 2: “An Uncanny Tomorrow: The Video Art of Yuan Goang-Ming Lecture and Screening” @ B117 Wells Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm

Part 1:

Lecture: “The Beginning of Video Art in Taiwan and My Practice”

​Speaker: Yuan Goang-Ming​
Location: 145 Natural Sciences Building
Time: 10:20-11:40 am

As one of the earliest practitioners of video art in Taiwan, Yuan Goang-Ming has worked with moving images since the mid 1980s. In this presentation, Yuan will offer an overview of contemporary video art in Taiwan since its origins and present aspects of his own work. Yuan mobilizes technological media to explore symbolic and metaphoric concepts that underpin ​the ​human experience.

Part 2:

Screening: “New Media in Asia: Shorts by​ Yuan Goang-Ming​”​
Location: B117 Wells
Time: 6:30 pm

​Acclaimed international video artist ​Yuan Goang-Ming will screen and discuss a selection of his ​shorts​. Hosted by Tze-Lan Sang, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.​

Artist bio:

Yuan Goang-Ming’s photographic and video work has been shown at MOMA Contemporary (Fukuoka), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Venice Biennale, and the Biennale de Lyon. He is currently an associate professor of New Media at the National Taipei University of the Arts. ​

Info:

http://www.tinakenggallery.com/plus/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWFydCZwYWdlPWRldGFpbCZBSUQ9Mw==

Feb
1
Thu
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all-day
MSU Latinx Film Festival
Get ready for the first MSU Latinx Film Festival!
 
The inaugural edition of the festival features films from the United States, México, Perú, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain. You won’t find these films in U.S. movie theaters or on Netflix so please join us for great cinema and conversations you can’t have anywhere else!
 
Free screenings open to the public will be held at the MSU Library and the MSU RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Hall), The Robin Theatre in REO Town and Studio C! at Meridian Mall (in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Festival Indie Series) from February 1-4, 2018.
 
All films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the directors or interactive panel discussions with MSU faculty, graduate students and community leaders. Keep updated on festival news by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through our website: msulatinxfilmfestival.com
 
For more information and media inquires, please contact us at msu.lxff@gmail.com.
Jan
21
Mon
The Wash (as it seams) @ MSU Union Art Gallery
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
The Wash (as it seams) @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Union Art Gallery

49 Abbott Road, Rm. 230, East Lansing, MI 48824

 

The Wash (As It Seams)

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Babette Shaw.

January 21 – March 2, 2019

Artist Lecture January 31 6pm, Natural Science Rm. 326

Exhibition Reception February 1, 6 ­– 8pm

 

 

Babette Shaw Artist Statement

As human beings, we communicate through language, visual and verbal.  We have within us an innate desire to connect with one another, yet our language, essential to communication, often serves to polarize us both interpersonally and through the maintenance of institutionalized systems of dominance, oppression, and coercion.  Inherent within our language are misogynistic words, phrases, and ideals that inform us and affect the way we interact with one another.

Inception of this work began with a certain group of political leaders speaking mis-information about womxn’s bodies; as a consequence, most womxn, regardless of party alignment, voted against their interests.  Yet, statements and occurrences made public throughout the recent United States election processes reveal what low-base views we are willing to accept about womxn, however damaging or oppressive to the potential growth beyond them.  Misogynistic language, gendered ideals, gendered scripts influence our politics, our laws, our institutions, the wage gap, our public and personal spaces, our social and interpersonal relationships.  These bodies of work are representative of personal narratives and of individual womxn who have chosen to share their stories.

Babette Shaw Bio

Babette Shaw, native to California, is an exhibiting photography-based social practice artist whose work includes photography, sculpture, fiber art, installation, and the written or spoken word.

She received her MFA in Photography from The University of Memphis with undergraduate academic pursuits in fine art photography, creative writing, and gender studies.  As an artist, she addresses issues concerning gender and race constructions and disparities in contemporary culture, as well as their historic and archaic underpinnings. Shaw currently teaches at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Alongside her art practice and her teaching, she has served on numerous panels for organizations, including the National Center for Research on Women (CROW), and has given lectures at various academic and community-based institutions. Her work is in public and private collections across the country.

Shaw is here to engage the Michigan State University campus as Visiting Artist and Scholar to invite students, past and present (as well as other members from the community), to participate in one of her social practice projects, The Panty Project, which is designed to help individuals and communities heal from gendered and sexual trauma and abuse. While on campus, Shaw will be meeting with womxn from the greater MSU community who have chosen to share their stories as part of this ongoing work. If you are interested in participating in The Panty Project, please email b@babetteshaw.com.

Feb
23
Sat
Learning Symposium: A Conversation Among CALLeagues @ Wells Hall (B-Wing Classrooms)
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 Training and Advancement (CeLTA) and hosts Adam Gacs (German) and Shannon Spasova (Russian) will also facilitate several presentations that will be broadcast and recorded for online participants.

Apr
13
Sat
Mind the Gap: Bridging the Researcher-Teacher Divide @ Wells Hall, B-Wing
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.