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Mar
16
Tue
Dissertation Defense: Mashael Saad A Algana @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/96303217835
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to hear Mashael Algana defend her dissertation, “L2 English listeners’ comprehension: An examination of the effects of visual cues and non-native accented speech.” The event is open to the public. Please email Dr. Debra Hardison or Mashael Algana for the Zoom password.

Mar
17
Wed
Nikita Gale Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Nikita Gale Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Nikita Gale | March 17 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Nikita Gale (b. 1983, Anchorage, Alaska; lives and works in Los Angeles) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California and holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned an MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale’s practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects and the ways these objects gesture towards particular social and political histories. Gale uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems. For Gale, the term “reproduction” is as much a mechanical, technical process as it is a process rooted in sex, biology, and the organic.

On a more physical register, Gale’s work points to the ways that many technologies can be understood as instruments that extend or amplify the body through a relationship to touch. Reproduction connects humans to a desire for extension and amplification both biologically and through industrial processes. By engaging with materials that have properties that are simultaneously acoustic and protective, Gale’s recent work considers the role of the audience as a social arena and examines the ways in which silence and noise function as political positions and conditions.

Nikita’s work has recently been exhibited at MoMA PS1 (New York); LACE (Los Angeles); Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles); Matthew Marks Gallery (Los Angeles); The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York); Rodeo Gallery (London); Ceysson & Benetiere (Paris); and in “Made in L.A. 2018” at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). Gale’s work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Art21, AQNB, Frieze, Vogue, and Flash Art. Nikita currently serves on the Board of Directors for GREX, the west coast affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

For more information about Nikita Gale and their work, please visit their website.

Mar
24
Wed
Amanda Ross-Ho Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Amanda Ross-Ho Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Amanda Ross-Ho | March 24 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Amanda Ross-Ho’s work draws from a broad hierarchy of structures, mapping connectivity within the overlapping ecologies of personal and universal phenomena. Her evolving personal language combines forensic and theatrical gestures, diagramming the reflexive relationships between production, presentation, and the social contracts of viewership. Her sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and most recently, public works have been exhibited widely, nationally, and internationally.

Amanda Ross-Ho holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Roski School of Art, University of Southern California.  Solo exhibitions include Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, Hoet Bekaert, Belgium, The Pomona Museum of Art, Mitchell-Innes and Nash New York, The Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art, Middelburg, Netherlands, the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, The Approach, London, and Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Group exhibitions include Artists Space, New York, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The New Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. In 2013 she debuted her first large-scale commissioned public work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and in 2015, she presented a new large-scale sculpture commission in City Hall Park, New York City through the Public Art Fund. Ross-Ho’s work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Art in America, Flash Art, Art + Auction, and Frieze among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

For more information about Amanda Ross-Ho and their work, please visit their website.

Mar
26
Fri
SoSLAP: Digital Presence 2: Social Networking @ Online Event
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“Digital Presence 2: Social Networking” with Dr. Ryan Bowles

Dr. Ryan Bowles from Human Development and Family Studies will lead a relatively informal discussion designed to help Applied Linguistics and Behavioral Science students and faculty think about how Twitter can be used for professional networking purposes. The session will focus on how Twitter can be used to build professional connections with voices in the field, keep current on research and professional development opportunities, and disseminate your own research to a Twitter-connected audience. Whether you already have an established Twitter presence or are looking to get started, all are welcome! There is no cost to attend.

This event will take place on Friday, March 26 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM.

Please complete this form to officially register for this event: https://tinyurl.com/SoSLAP-March26. SoSLAP will send Zoom meeting details to registered participants on March 25. Questions? Contact soslap@cal.msu.edu

 

Apr
2
Fri
SoSLAP: Grant Finding Tips @ Online Event
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
SoSLAP: Grant Finding Tips @ Online Event

“Grant Finding Tips” with Paula Winke

Join us as SLS Director Paula Winke gives us insight on finding and applying to research grants at all levels (University to Federal)!

Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/99361578462
Meeting ID: 993 6157 8462
Passcode: grants

May
4
Tue
Dissertation Defense: Bronson Hui @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/91600992748
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to hear Bronson Hui defend his dissertation, “Examining explicit and implicit word knowledge.” The event is open to the public. Please email Dr. Aline Godfroid or Bronson Hui for the Zoom password.

May
7
Fri
Workshop: Producing Input Texts for Listening Tests @ Zoom registration: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsc-usrTsvH9MGWpp5jj-OWE43KtxPnqwv
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Come and learn about innovative listening-test passage writing, guided by guest Dr. Olena Rossi!

Sponsored by the English Language Center Testing Office and the SLA Knowledge & Production Lab, Michigan State University Dr. Olena Rossi has an MA and a PhD from Lancaster University, UK, and specializes in language test design, item-writing, item writer training, and assessment literacy for test stakeholders. Dr. Rossi has extensive experience working as an examiner, item writer, and item reviewer for several examination boards. Join the Zoom and learn with us! Questions? Email Dan Reed, Paula Winke, or Koen Van Gorp

reeddan@msu.edu; winke@msu.edu; vangorpk@msu.edu

InputTextWritingWorkshop-Rossi-May7-2021

May
14
Fri
Dissertation Defense: Xiaowan Zhang @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/91459349054
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and support Xiaowan Zhang, who will defend her dissertation “Time to Minimal Proficiency in English Language Learner Children and Factors that Affect the Time” on May 14 at 1 PM. Please email Paula Winke or Xiaowan Zhang for the Zoom password.

Aug
4
Wed
Dissertation Defense: Myeongeun Son @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/92947502498
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

Come and support Myeongeun Son, who will defend her dissertation “L2 language development in oral and written modality” on August 4 at 10:00 AM Eastern. Please email Myeongeun or Patti Spinner for the Zoom password.

Dec
2
Thu
Dissertation Defense: Magdalyne Akiding @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/93816834214
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come to hear Magdalyne Akiding defend her dissertation, “An investigation of motivational strategy use by instructors of African languages in the United States.” The event is open to the public. Please email Dr. Paula Winke or Magdalyne Akiding for the Zoom password.