All new SLS Ph.D. students: Orientation is 8/23/2018 at 9:30 AM in B243 in Wells Hall, with the lunch at noon in the Atrium. All SLS Faculty will join the meeting at 11 AM. Returning students: Please join the new students and all faculty at noon in the Wells Hall 2nd floor Atrium for lunch, and also from 1 to 2 PM in B243 for a mixer. A potluck is to follow in the evening at Shawn’s house; new students do not have to bring anything. Directions to Shawn’s house will be given out at the orientation, as well as info on ride sharing to get there. See you all in August!
Returning students: Please join the new students and all faculty at noon in the Wells Hall 2nd floor Atrium for lunch, and also from 1 to 2 PM in B243 for a mixer. A potluck is to follow in the evening at Shawn’s house; new students do not have to bring anything. Directions to Shawn’s house will be given out at the orientation, as well as info on ride sharing to get there. See you all in August!
Friday, September 20th, 12:00pm
Wells Hall B-Wing Atrium
Spartans Inspire Success 2019 Homecoming
College of Arts & Letters Homecoming Sweet & Greet
The College of Arts & Letters invites you to join us for our newest tradition—Homecoming Sweet & Greet. Visit our tent located at the Summer Circle Courtyard between Kresge Art Center and the Auditorium. Enjoy cider and donuts. Win items from the College with our raffle prize wheel. Reconnect with faculty, alumni, and student ambassadors from Excel Network and Citizen Scholars.
Help us plan how much cider and donuts we’ll be serving–please RSVP by September 18 https://msu-sweet-greet19.eventbrite.com
2:30-4:00 pm Sweet & Greet
6:00 Parade steps off
Science as Experience: A New Approach to Science Communication
Megan Halpern draws on Dewey’s theory of aesthetic experience to develop a model that can reshape how we research, practice, and evaluate science communication. Drawing on her work in art-science collaboration and design-inspired public engagement with science and technology, Halpern illustrates three principles of her model. First, experiences are cumulative rather than transformative, second, that context shapes experiences; and third, that ultimately, audiences have agency in shaping the meanings they draw from their interactions with scientific content. Finally, Halpern offers insights into how to develop projects from an experience perspective.
Coffee and Cookies provided.
Plan to stay after the lecture for additional coffee and networking time.
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
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.