February Alumni Profile: Meet Danielle Boston, a new MAFLT graduate who has been teaching French in South Carolina (USA) for several years. Danielle has always been interested in creating new and authentic materials and she was inspired to work on an innovative portfolio assessment during her experiential module. To read about her project and see a student template for any language and many other materials she created during her time in the MAFLT, check out her portfolio here: https://sites.google.com/a/msu.edu/d-bostonmafltportfolio/
Dan will be giving a workshop on R. Please bring a laptop to take full advantage of the hands-on activities. In addition, you’ll need to download R and RStudio if you do not have them on your computer
Presented by Yelena Kalinsky
Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece, based loosely on the Strugatsky brothers’ novel Roadside Picnic, takes place in a dystopian world where a mysterious Zone is sealed off by the government and is said to grant one’s deepest unconscious wish. Unable to resist the Zone’s pull, the Stalker of the title leads a washed-up writer and a cynical scientist on a spiritual and philosophical quest to the heart of the Zone. The illusion of continuous action through the constantly shifting landscape and strange, nondiegetic sound cast a seductive spell while ultimately frustrating any single interpretation.
Free and open to the public.
The collection presented here is a small sample of the many photographs comprising the text Black in White America published by the J. Paul Getty Museum originally in 1968 and recently reprinted in 2010. These photographs were printed with special permission from the family of Leonard Freed. The text featured on the walls of the gallery is from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 bookBetween the World and Me published by Spiegel & Grau, NY.
This exhibition is presented in collaboration between the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, the College of Social Science, and the MSU Law School.
Featuring 2 undergrad activists, Emmalena Verellen and Joseph Herbst, both of whom are involved in most of the environmental groups on campus. Also, Grace Noyola will join them and talk about that aspect of environmental activism.
If you have to come late or leave early you are welcome to.
AAAL Practice Talks
February 17, 2017
Beginning at 1:00 B243 WH
Zachary Miller: Personality and the affective effect: How individual differences and emotions impact L2 acquisition under incidental learning conditions
Hima Rawal: Preparing for U. S. Postsecondary Education: An Emotion-based Case Study of Two South Asian English Language Learners
Susie Kim: Criterial Features in an L2 English Corpus
March 3, 2017
Beginning at 1:00 B243 WH
Dan Isbell: Development of L2 Korean Pronunciation: Effects of Instruction and Proficiency
Jongbong Lee: The role of task complexity in L2 writing performance
Wendy Li, Kathy Kim, Jungmin Lim, Jeff Maloney, Aline Godfroid: Validating Current Measures of Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in L2 Acquisition: A Pilot Study
This information session is designed for students from all majors who are interested in teaching abroad. You will hear from panelists who have participated in a variety of teaching abroad experiences.
For more information, contact Jennifer Gansler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cindy Walter (email@example.com)
Dr. Stephanie Vasko, Research Associate & Program Manager The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative, Michigan State University, and 2017 AAAS Community Engagement Fellow
Examining Responsible Innovation at the Chemistry/Design Interface
In this talk, Dr. Vasko will present her recent interdisciplinary work on exploring responsible innovation at the nexus of chemistry and design. She will focus on unpacking shifting notions of “responsible” and “innovation” through case-‐study based content analysis of trade journal advertisements for industries at this nexus. She will touch on the personal and professional dimensions, including the hows and whys, of looking at responsible innovation at the intersections of chemistry, history, design, and philosophy.