About this Event
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 email@example.com (preferred); otherwise phone Julia Grimm (517) 803-7859.
ONLINE: Navigating the PhD: Managing Time and Academic Relationships (Session 1, 9:00-12:00)
This interactive online writing workshop is designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Session 1 is generally designed for students in the early years of their PhD study.
In this 3-hour workshop, plans for time management and working with others, especially during these unprecedented times in higher education, will be the main focus. Participants will create academic timelines for their PhD work at MSU and discuss technologies and habits that can help them stay on task. Participants will also discuss how to manage the stress that often pervades the life of PhD students and how that stress might be particularly amplified during this year considering that we are collectively working through the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing racial and systematic injustice and police violence against the Black community.
Facilitators will help guide these discussions and share resources and strategies for overcoming writer’s block and procrastination and adopting and maintaining productive practices to consider how to balance time management and prioritizing academic goals.
Additionally, discussion about selecting and working with committees will provide a space for sharing about and learning how to communicate with faculty members about research and writing.
A Zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to the date of the workshop.
ONLINE: Navigating the PhD: Writing Processes & Strategies for Academic Writing (Session 2, 1:00-4:00)
Friday, October 16, 2020 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This interactive online writing workshop is designed to help you develop an individualized plan for graduate writing, especially comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. Session 2 is designed for students in the latter years of their PhD study.
In this 3-hour workshop, the focus will be on developing and maintaining productive and effective writing processes and practices, especially during these unprecedented times in higher education and in society where we are collectively working through the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing racial and systematic injustice and police violence against the Black community.
Every PhD program at MSU requires comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, and dissertations. In the workshop, participants will explore and share their current writing practices and be given practical writing and revision strategies. During the latter half of the workshop, participants will draft a plan for developing and completing their dissertations.
A Zoom link will be shared with registrants prior to the workshop.
We’re looking forward to hearing these talks, learning what students are doing with their research, and being in community.
****Registration Required**** (by Wednesday, October 14, 2020)
This workshop will introduce participants to the available corpora available through the BYU collection (https://www.english-corpora.org/). I will also show how to do a variety of searches with a focus on the Corpus of Contemporary American English. Applications to teaching and research will also will be provided.
In order to participate, please email Adam Pfau (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 14th to gain access to a free upgraded account.
To get the Zoom room information, please visit: https://corpus.cal.msu.edu/2020/09/27/introduction-to-the-byu-corpora/
The Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities (FGS) research workshop is holding a Guest Co-Work workshop on Friday, October 16 at 1:30pm. Dr. Tamar Boyadjian and Ronny Ford join us to discuss their work on translation and queer theory: “Robin Hood and the Monk.” Zoom links will be distributed. If you have any questions, please email Marisa Mercurio (email@example.com).
This event for has been postponed. Please check back up update with rescheduled date.
The Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded study abroad program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that provides intensive overseas language and cultural immersion and is open to U.S. students enrolled in all degree programs.
The languages offered for summer 2021 are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu.
The CLS application is open and the deadline for summer 2021 programs is November 17, 2020. For more information about the program visit https://clscholarship.org
By attending this presentation you will learn about the program, the benefits of participating, and the application process. You can register for the online presentation at: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7KnENr9fRD2yMN6O6CCQdQ
The Office for Education Abroad continues helping students navigate the possibilities of education abroad. Every Friday we are now offering an “Education Abroad 101” webinar to assist students as they explore their options.
On Friday October 16th from 3-5:30 pm, we are lucky enough to have Broadway’s Carrie Manolakos giving a masterclass in singing that is free and open to all College of Art & Letters students!
Carrie Manolakos is a Broadway star, actress, writer, and recording artist best known for her roles on stage, including Sophie Sheridan in Broadways Mamma Mia! and Elphaba in the National Tour of Wicked. Carrie can also be heard as a voice on The Greatest Showman and Incredibles 2, and her live interpretation of Radiohead’s Creep became an international phenomenon nearing 4 million views and counting.
To attend, please register using the Zoom link below as soon as possible. Students can participate in the webinar by asking questions and observing.
Carrie will also be doing an online live concert with the Wharton Center on Friday October 23rd.
Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Online Teaching
Schedule: 16 October, 3 PM – 4 PM (via Zoom), with Cristóbal Martinez
This workshop is aimed to address the pressing need to implement an anti-racist pedagogy in Online Teaching. Graduate student Cristóbal Martinez will share his efforts to enact an anti-racist pedagogy for online instruction. This workshop will be open to graduate instructors affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters and we are expecting a guest speaker for the event who will give a talk about anti-racist pedagogy.
Pascual y Cabo, D & Prada, J. (2018). Redefining Spanish teaching and learning in the United States. Foreign Language Annals, 51(3), 533– 547. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12355
Topic: Spanish and SLA/T Reading Group
Time: Oct 19, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 967 6758 3568