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Nov
15
Fri
GSAH Global Perspectives Series – Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GSAH Global Perspectives Series - Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10:00am – Symposium, “Toward an Expansive Definition of Genocide” – John Cox, UNC Charlotte

11:00am – “Can the Spanish Genocide Speak?” – Scott Boehm, Michigan State University

12:00pm – Roundtable Discussion

  • Almudena Carracedo, Film Director
  • John Cox, UNC Charlotte
  • Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
  • Cristina Moreiras-Menor, University of Michigan
  • Joseba Gabilonda, Michigan State University
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.

Nov
22
Fri
CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State @ Wells Hall, B-342
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State

We invite you to join us for our new alumni event that centers around careers in linguistics. Our guest speakers will be talking about their career paths and facilitate workshops.

Ai Taniguchi (Ph.D. 2017) will use her experience as a professor at Carleton University to teach you how to develop an accessible academic talk for students, community members, and future employers.

Steve Johnson (Ph.D. 2012) is a Lead Curriculum Designer at IXL Learning. He’ll help you navigate the career landscape outside academia, and to develop a résumé that translates your linguistic skills into business terms.

Join us Friday afternoon to meet Ai and Steve and hear about their career journeys. You can also watch a research lightning talk competition judged

by Ai, who was the winner of the 2019 Linguistics Society of America Five Minute Linguist Competition.

Nov
23
Sat
CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State @ Wells Hall, B-342
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

CALMS: Career, Alumni & Linguistics at Michigan State

We invite you to join us for our new alumni event that centers around careers in linguistics. Our guest speakers will be talking about their career paths and facilitate workshops.

Ai Taniguchi (Ph.D. 2017) will use her experience as a professor at Carleton University to teach you how to develop an accessible academic talk for students, community members, and future employers.

Steve Johnson (Ph.D. 2012) is a Lead Curriculum Designer at IXL Learning. He’ll help you navigate the career landscape outside academia, and to develop a résumé that translates your linguistic skills into business terms.

Feb
5
Wed
Ed Tech Brownbag: Speed Dating @ Wells B342
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ed Tech Brownbag: Speed Dating @ Wells B342 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Ed Tech Brown Bag #1: Speed Dating

Wed., Feb 5. 12:00-1:00pm. Wells Hall B342

ELC Ed Tech Specialist Austin Kaufmann will give a 2-minute Speed Dating pitch for each of his Ten Most Frequently Used Ed Tech Tools. Participants will note down which tools they are most interested in, and based on their top choices, Austin will create a semester schedule for smaller group trainings. (Feel free to bring your lunch!)

Apr
17
Fri
CANCELLED- The Dark Legacy of the Enlightenment: Forging Race in Spanish/Latin American Casta Painting @ B342 Wells Hall
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Spanish and Creole anxiety towards the
increasing racial and ethnic heterogeneity in the
colonies during the eighteenth century opened the
door to one of the dark legacies of the
Enlightenment. The fear before the offspring of
mixed-race unions, and the imperial need for social
control are the basis for the development of written
and pictorial taxonomies such as the series of
cuadros de castas (1700-1821). These paintings,
alongside discussions about castas, race and
purity of blood, highlight a paradox of the
Enlightenment: the spread of ideas about human
freedom and sovereignty and modern notions of
race and racism.

Oct
16
Fri
69th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA 2020) ONLINE @ Online event
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
69th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA 2020)  ONLINE @ Online event
Advancing the field of Asian Studies through research, teaching, and academic interchange among Asianists in the Midwest and globally.

About this Event

Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA)

69th Annual Meeting

October 16 – 18, 2020

The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) 2020 Annual Meeting is hosted by a consortium of MCAA-affiliated universities and will be an online event. Michigan State University is pleased to co-host and manage the virtual platform.

The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies at the university,  secondary, and primary levels, and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.

How to contact us with questions:

Email the MSU Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu (preferred); otherwise phone Julia Grimm (517) 803-7859.

Oct
29
Thu
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom

Educators from all levels, backgrounds, and content areas are welcome to join a discussion on how they have had to change course objectives and expectations for  students during COVID-19 online teaching.  Time will be allotted for small group discussions for educators to share their own new practices and gain ideas from others. The last 15 minutes will be reserved to hear from attendees on new perspectives they will incorporate into their classrooms, lingering questions and doubts on online success, and comments from novice and veteran educators.

Please share within your networks! This event will not be recorded.

Register for Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-classroom-goals-and-expectations-tickets-125047148387

Nov
9
Mon
Excel Network Careers in Language Week – Alumni Panel on Careers in International Education
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Excel Network Careers in Language Week - Alumni Panel on Careers in International Education

Careers in Language Week is a series of week-long events intended to help students explore career fields that are possible with a language degree. This webinar will provide a variety of perspectives from alumni panelists who are working in International Education, including:

– an academic librarian at a university in Montreal

– an employee in the Office of Education Abroad at MSU

– an exchange coordinator for government programs

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/604485