EVENTS

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Dec
2
Fri
Making Learning Accessible Conference @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am
Making Learning Accessible Conference @ Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us once again on December 2nd, 2016 for the Making Learning Accessible Conference to explore and celebrate accessible content, course, and website design at Michigan State University. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a full day featuring keynote speakers, presentations from MSU community members, and opportunities for networking at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.

RWGAC Meeting @ Bessey Hall 271
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
RWGAC Meeting @ Bessey Hall 271 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Rhetoric and Writing Graduate Advisory Council meets weekly to discuss issues impacting WRAC’s graduate program. These meetings are open unless otherwise noted.

5 photographers from Mali @ West Wing 4th Floor Green Room
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

ha-symposium-topper

Contemporary Art History: Rethinking the Familiar recognizes the scholarly achievement of senior undergraduate students studying Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University.

The 2016 Symposium features three independent research projects by students enrolled in HA 499, Senior Research/Professional Development. As the capstone experience for Art History and Visual Culture majors, HA 499 addresses career planning as well as engages students in the production of a substantial scholarly paper under the guidance of an art history faculty member.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mary Coffey
Thursday, December 1, 2016
MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room, 6pm

Student Symposium
Friday, December 2
MSU Main Library, 4th Floor Green Room, 1–3 PM

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Susan J. Bandes
Department of Art, Art History, and Design

AUDREY SCHAEFER
Pleasurable Shame: The Feminist Work of Marilyn Minter

MORGAN SEGO
Contemporary Pakistani Miniature Paintings: Critiquing Western Exhibitions

VICTORIA LOUISE BONADIES
Valuing the Past, Present and Future: Perceptions of the Plaster Cast and the 3D Digital Copy

Comments and Questions
Dr. Mary Coffey

 

Image credits top to bottom
Karkhana 8, *Nusra Latif Qureshi, Saira Wasim, Talha Rathore, Imran Qureshi, Hasnat Mehmood, Aisha Khalid, 2003
Parthenon sculptures from the east pediment, 5th century BCE, British Museum
Tear Jerker, Marilyn Minter, 2004, C-print, detail

Philosophy Guest Speaker: Sean Valles @ 140 Natural Sciences
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Philosophy Guest Speaker: Sean Valles @ 140 Natural Sciences | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Professor Sean A. Valles, Lyman Briggs College and Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University

Ethics and evidence in the “population health framework” approach to racism and other social determinants of health

Since the 1990s, the “population health framework” has been shifting the theory and practice of public health, including shaping the Affordable Care Act and World Health Organization policies. The framework sees health as a process extended over the entire human life course, powerfully influenced by “social determinants of health” including food security, protection from employment/wage discrimination and safety from violence. Under this framework, promoting social equity, including anti-­racism, is essential for addressing—as Link and Phelan (1995) put it—the “basic social conditions” that serve as “fundamental causes of disease.” This presentation will investigate philosophical features and consequences of the population health framework, including: how racism and other “social determinants” function as causes;; the relationship between population health’s empirical data and ethical commitments;; the significance of new non-­hierarchical relationships between population health researchers, practitioners and laypeople.

event flyer (with time & location details)

“Carnival of the Absurd” Performance @ Arena Theatre
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
"Carnival of the Absurd" Performance @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10th Annual Freshman Showcase: Carnival of the Absurd
Directed by Dan Smith

Absurdist theatre resists conventions and asks the audience to think in revolutionary ways in this kaleidoscopic presentation.

*Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, December 1, 2016 (Following the Performance)
** Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

The ticket office at the Arena Theatre opens one hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior.

Dec
3
Sat
History of Philosophy Circle @ South Kedzie Hall, Room 530
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
History of Philosophy Circle @ South Kedzie Hall, Room 530 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Jerry Green (University of Oklahoma)

“Carnival of the Absurd” Performance @ Arena Theatre
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
"Carnival of the Absurd" Performance @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10th Annual Freshman Showcase: Carnival of the Absurd
Directed by Dan Smith

Absurdist theatre resists conventions and asks the audience to think in revolutionary ways in this kaleidoscopic presentation.

*Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, December 1, 2016 (Following the Performance)
** Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

The ticket office at the Arena Theatre opens one hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior.

Broad Underground: Soviet Characters @ The Robin Theatre
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for another screening of the Broad Underground Film Series this Saturday, 12/3 at 7pm. The screening has been programmed Dr Yelena Kalinsky:

Soviet Characters
Saturday 12/3, 7pm at The Robin Theatre, REO Town
1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

This month’s installment explores underground Soviet video art. Much was contradictory about Soviet life, but the position of the underground artist was among its most paradoxical facets. Working from the margins, underground artists managed to say a lot with very little. This program pairs the first work of Soviet video art, Andrei Monastyrski and Sabine Hänsgen’s Conversation with a Lamp (1985), with Pirate Television (1989-1992), an exuberant and varied collective undertaking by several Leningrad-based artists and musicians and featuring the gender-bending, larger-than-life artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe. The Soviet characters that emerge from these videos are not necessarily representative of the larger social body, but they point to the ways that artistic identity, gender, and sexuality flickered, materialized, and shifted in the last Soviet and first post-Soviet years.

broad-underground-soviet

2016.12.03-Broad-Underground-Soviet-Characters.pdf

“Carnival of the Absurd” Performance @ Arena Theatre
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
"Carnival of the Absurd" Performance @ Arena Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10th Annual Freshman Showcase: Carnival of the Absurd
Directed by Dan Smith

Absurdist theatre resists conventions and asks the audience to think in revolutionary ways in this kaleidoscopic presentation.

*Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, December 1, 2016 (Following the Performance)
** Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:15pm

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

The ticket office at the Arena Theatre opens one hour prior to the show with doors opening 30 minutes prior.

Dec
4
Sun
Curator-led Tour: Minds of Modernism Exhibition @ Michigan Historical Museum
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm
Curator-led Tour: Minds of Modernism Exhibition @ Michigan Historical Museum | Lansing | Michigan | United States

Sponsored by the Lansing Historical Society