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Sep
30
Thu
INFO MEETING: Art, Food and Society in Rome with Accent
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
INFO MEETING: Art, Food and Society in Rome with Accent

Join us for a Zoom webinar to learn about the Art, Food and Society program in Rome.

This semester program satisfies IAH and ISS requirements through a series of courses specially designed to use the city of Rome as a classroom to understand Italian history, culture and society. All the courses include site visits in Rome (and beyond) that bring each subject to life. Expert local professors teach in the city’s piazzas, churches, and museums, exploring many of Rome’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Visit the September 30 Zoom Link to join the webinar for this program.

Oct
1
Fri
Finifter Panel on Romaniote Jews/Greek Jews
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Finifter Panel on Romaniote Jews/Greek Jews

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This event will be virtual, Zoom link will be advertised through email. If you are not getting our emails, please contact us at jewishst@msu.edu

“Romaniote Jewry: Past-Present-Future riday”
This lecture will focus on the rich history and tradition of Romaniote Jewry , my personal story and the challenges of the present time as the first Jewish Mayor in Greece especially during pandemia.

Moses Elisaf is Professor of Medicine but also I have the honor to be the President of the tiny though historical Jewish Community of Ioannina for the last 20 years and also I am for more than one year the Mayor of the city of Ioannina and thus I have the strong commitment to preserve the memory of the city and to make known its rich multicultural past.

“From the Cobblestone Streets of Ioannina to the Sidewalks of New York”
From 1906 to 1924 over half of the Romaniote Jewish Community of Ioannina immigrated to the USA; for most the port of entry was Ellis Island in New York Harbor.

Why did the leave? What was different about their experience, both in Greece and in New York?
What institutions did they establish? What occupations did they engage in?
What remains of the Romaniote presence in New York?

It is my hope that this presentation will fill the void often felt by Romaniote Jews and how they are represented in mainstream studies.

Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos is Museum Director of Kehila Kedosha Janina and President of the Association of Friends of Greek Jewry. As a former educator, writer, editor and translator, she has dedicated her life to telling the story of Greek Jewry. Marcia was honored to be chosen a member of scholarly committee for review, translation and microfilming of Salonika Archives at YIVO and compiled the text and visuals for the USHMM’s website on the Holocaust of Greek Jewry.

“The Jewish Community of Ioannina: A Journey in Time through the Collections of the Jewish Museum of Greece”

This brief presentation by the Director of the Jewish Museum of Greece, archaeologist Zanet Battinou, will offer a journey through aspects of the Romaniote history and tradition of Ioannina, examining selected artefacts from the Museum Permanent Exhibition and Collections. The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded almost 45 years ago to collect, preserve, research and present evidence of the history and culture of the Greek Jews, in the long centuries of their presence in the southeastern corner of Europe.

Zanet Battinou is a native of Ioannina and of the local Jewish Community. She studied Archaeology and Museology and is the Director of the Jewish Museum of Greece. She represents the JMG in organisations, such as ICOM and AEJM. She has been participating in the biannual meetings of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance since 2000, as a member of the Greek National Delegation, while since 2005, she has been serving as a delegate in the Museums & Memorials Working Group of the organisation. Under her leadership, the JMG initiated Holocaust Education in Greece in 2001 and still works at the forefront of all relevant initiatives and actions. Zanet is married and the mother of three children.

 

Oct
5
Tue
CSN Fall Series | Navigating Identity in the Job and Internship Search
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
CSN Fall Series | Navigating Identity in the Job and Internship Search

How do you determine if a workplace is a good environment for you to be your authentic self? This workshop will discuss how identities might relate to your job search, ways to make decisions about disclosing these identities, and how to identify employers who have great practices in supporting equity and inclusion to find environments that will help you thrive.

If you anticipate needing an accommodation to participate in a career services program or activity, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us ahead of time by emailing sljack@msu.edu.

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/805756?ref=events-search

CSN Fall Series | Navigating Virtual Career Fairs
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
CSN Fall Series | Navigating Virtual Career Fairs

Fall 2021 career fairs will be hosted on the Handshake virtual fair platform. Join the Career Services Network to learn more about preparing for virtual career fairs and gaining confidence when networking with potential employers in a virtual environment.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/808813?ref=events-search

Oct
6
Wed
INFO MEETING: Art, Food and Society in Rome with Accent
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
INFO MEETING: Art, Food and Society in Rome with Accent

Join us for a Zoom webinar to learn about the Art, Food and Society program in Rome.

This semester program satisfies IAH and ISS requirements through a series of courses specially designed to use the city of Rome as a classroom to understand Italian history, culture and society. All the courses include site visits in Rome (and beyond) that bring each subject to life. Expert local professors teach in the city’s piazzas, churches, and museums, exploring many of Rome’s most interesting neighborhoods.

Visit the October 6 Zoom Link to join the webinar for this program.

Finding a Summer Research Opportunity @ Wells Hall, Room A116
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Finding a Summer Research Opportunity @ Wells Hall, Room A116 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

There are a variety of summer opportunities available for students. Programs are hosted by colleges and universities around the United States and the world. They provide an intensive research experience on a particular topic within a scholarly discipline. For undergraduates with plans for graduate or professional school after MSU, summer research provides the opportunity to expand your professional network and acquire experience in an area of interest. In this workshop, you will learn more about summer research, the benefits of participation, and effective search strategies, including how to find and apply for opportunities.

Learn more: https://urca.msu.edu/events

Oct
7
Thu
Education Abroad Expo @ Breslin Center
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Education Abroad Expo @ Breslin Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Education Abroad Expo is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.

More than 150 exhibits displaying information about MSU’s wide variety of programs and support services will be available for students to browse and ask questions.

If you’ve ever thought about international study, the Education Abroad Expo is the perfect place to begin your search.

After more than a year of travel restrictions and canceled plans, the Office for Education Abroad is excited to announce the Education Abroad Expo is back!

Participation in education abroad IS possible, both in-person and virtually, with some limitations for on-site activities. Flexibility has always been a benefit of education abroad and that skill will be put to use more than ever as we move forward in the coming year.

Now is a great time to begin to planning for a future program and become excited about the benefits of global learning.

Register here: https://msueducationabroad.via-trm.com/visitor/events/1429

Education Abroad Expo @ Breslin Center
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Education Abroad Expo is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.

More than 150 exhibits displaying information about MSU’s wide variety of programs and support services will be available for students to browse and ask questions.

If you’ve ever thought about international study, the Education Abroad Expo is the perfect place to begin your search.

After more than a year of travel restrictions and canceled plans, the Office for Education Abroad is excited to announce the Education Abroad Expo is back!

Participation in education abroad IS possible, both in-person and virtually, with some limitations for on-site activities. Flexibility has always been a benefit of education abroad and that skill will be put to use more than ever as we move forward in the coming year.

Now is a great time to begin to planning for a future program and become excited about the benefits of global learning.

Register here: https://msueducationabroad.via-trm.com/visitor/events/1429

CSN Fall Series | Preparing for Interviews
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CSN Fall Series | Preparing for Interviews

Interviewing takes many forms as we move towards a new ‘normal’ and as such, virtual interviewing has become an integral piece of the job search process; join us for tips on how best to prepare for interviews of all kinds!

Please register to receive the Zoom link and password.

If you anticipate needing an accommodation to participate in a career services program or activity, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us ahead of time by emailing colem371@msu.edu.

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/807328?ref=events-search

Online Lecture–Mercenaries and Missionaries: When Global Capitalism Meets Global Catholicism @ Online event
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Lecture--Mercenaries and Missionaries: When Global Capitalism Meets Global Catholicism @ Online event

American Catholic Thought and Culture Endowed Lecture

Guest Speaker: Brandon Vaidyanathan, Ph.D

 

Mercenaries and Missionaries: When Global Capitalism Meets Global Catholicism

What happens when new cultures of capitalism and Christianity spread to rapidly globalizing contexts? Drawing on 200 interviews and 12 months of participant observation in Bangalore and Dubai, Brandon Vaidyanathan uncovers a curious symbiosis between the apprehensive individualism of global corporations and the therapeutic individualism of Charismatic Catholicism. He identifies three mechanisms underlying these modes of individualism, and discusses how they help us understand the power of culture in the context of global Catholicism.

This FREE online webinar will include opportunities for questions and answers.

ZOOM Webinar  Registration Link

This event is hosted by the College of Arts & Letters Department of Religious Studies, St. Thomas Aquinas parish and St. John Church and Student Center of East Lansing.