Events


SEP
27
Date:
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
Broad Art Museum
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists focuses a critical lens on the artistic production of a group of highly talented, emerging women artists from China. Collectively, the artists in this exhibition investigate a wide-range of themes and issues, including the status of women in China; cultural and gender identity; interpersonal relationships; and more broad sociopolitical dynamics, both in China and beyond. Importantly, their probing investigations stir discussion and draw attention to their diverse and varied experiences.

The generation of individuals born in China during the 1970s and after witnessed significant changes—including ideological, cultural, social, and in the domestic sphere—as a result of China's opening up to foreign markets and international exchange. These shifts have in turn motivated artists to experiment within their own artistic practices in order to better understand the struggles and conflicts they encounter both privately and publicly. Following this line of inquiry, Fire Within brings together fresh perspectives and approaches to traditional mediums with the intent to reveal the new forms of consciousness that have emerged in recent years. Taken together, the works on display transcend gender and cultural differences, instead tapping into a more universal sense of human nature.

Date:
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
James Madison Library
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Uriel Abulof is an associate professor of politics at Tel-Aviv University and a senior research fellow at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. He will present on the Zionist movement's immersion in existential dread about the very survival of the Jewish people, and their state. While espying the abyss, Zionists have sought a moral horizon: legitimating the Jewish state. Yet the seeming failure to become "a nation like all nations" has augmented Zionist fears and deepened doubts about the very possibility of legitimating Israel.  Dr. Abulof will discuss the severe implications of this.

Date:
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Student Services Building
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Seeking Safety is a skills-based group for individuals that have experienced unwanted sexual contact; focusing specifically on trauma and substance abuse among a variety of other related topics.  

Date:
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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How does society remember public events in the rapidly changing age of social media? In her new book, Eileen Le Han examines how various kinds of public events are shared, debated, and their historical significance and worthiness of remembrance highlighted on Weibo, a leading Chinese micro-blogging platform. This is a five-year research reflects a dramatic change in Chinese society, where journalists, media professionals, and opinion leaders in different fields of expertise, together with ordinary citizens directly affected by these changes in everyday life, collaborate to witness the rapid social transition. 

Eileen Le Han is an assistant professor at the Center for Integrative Studies Social Science at MSU. She had her Ph.D. in communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. She had published research articles in multiple journals in the field of communication. Her research areas include social media, journalism, collective memory, and contemporary China. Recently, she is working on a project about social media and collective memory about sports events. 

SEP
28
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
Broad Art Museum
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists focuses a critical lens on the artistic production of a group of highly talented, emerging women artists from China. Collectively, the artists in this exhibition investigate a wide-range of themes and issues, including the status of women in China; cultural and gender identity; interpersonal relationships; and more broad sociopolitical dynamics, both in China and beyond. Importantly, their probing investigations stir discussion and draw attention to their diverse and varied experiences.

The generation of individuals born in China during the 1970s and after witnessed significant changes—including ideological, cultural, social, and in the domestic sphere—as a result of China's opening up to foreign markets and international exchange. These shifts have in turn motivated artists to experiment within their own artistic practices in order to better understand the struggles and conflicts they encounter both privately and publicly. Following this line of inquiry, Fire Within brings together fresh perspectives and approaches to traditional mediums with the intent to reveal the new forms of consciousness that have emerged in recent years. Taken together, the works on display transcend gender and cultural differences, instead tapping into a more universal sense of human nature.

Date:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union - Lake Superior Room
Department:
Office of Study Abroad
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This session is intended for faculty interested in exploring what is involved in developing and leading a study abroad program at MSU. The presenters will focus on providing basic framing information, introduce available resources, and share their experiences as program leaders. Topics will include academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular learning; program design; and planning and logistics. In addition, participants will receive an overview of the formal steps involved in program development from concept to implementation. Bring your ideas and come ready to brainstorm with colleagues!
 

Presenters:

Yael Aronoff, Director, Jewish Studies Program; Associate Professor, James Madison College; and Michael and Elaine Serling and Friends Chair of Israel Studies

Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost, Teaching, Learning and Technology; and Professor, Writing. Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Philip Strong, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Lyman Briggs College

 

Moderators:

Inge Steglitz, Associate Director, Office of Study Abroad

Elizabeth Wandschneider, Assistant Director, Office of Study Abroad 

Please register here.

Lunch will be provided.

Date:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Office of Study Abroad
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Bring your computer and/or printed copies of your completed Gilman personal statement and follow up project essays and OSA staff will review them and provide notes and suggestions to increase your chances of success. If you cannot attend the review session, you may email your essays to studyabroad(at)isp.msu.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, and OSA staff will email you back by Friday, September 29, 2016, with notes and suggestions.

Date:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Student Services Building
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Soul Speak is a safe space for female-identified students who have experienced unwanted sexual contact.  Members will explore these related to trauma, such as resiliency, self-compassion, and relationships.

Date:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Room 204, International Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Have a tax question? Tax clinicians from the MSU College of Law Tax Clinic will be available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss tax-related issues. Please bring all your tax-related documents and all your visa-related documents.

More about the clinic: Michigan State University College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic caters to low-income taxpayers, including international students, who are in need of tax help. The Tax Clinic is comprised of both law students and supervising licensed attorneys. Information relating to the Clinic's clients is kept in strict confidence. You can find out more information about the clinic by visiting the website or by calling (517) 336-8088.

SEP
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Sep 2016
Time:
All day
Location:
Broad Art Museum
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists focuses a critical lens on the artistic production of a group of highly talented, emerging women artists from China. Collectively, the artists in this exhibition investigate a wide-range of themes and issues, including the status of women in China; cultural and gender identity; interpersonal relationships; and more broad sociopolitical dynamics, both in China and beyond. Importantly, their probing investigations stir discussion and draw attention to their diverse and varied experiences.

The generation of individuals born in China during the 1970s and after witnessed significant changes—including ideological, cultural, social, and in the domestic sphere—as a result of China's opening up to foreign markets and international exchange. These shifts have in turn motivated artists to experiment within their own artistic practices in order to better understand the struggles and conflicts they encounter both privately and publicly. Following this line of inquiry, Fire Within brings together fresh perspectives and approaches to traditional mediums with the intent to reveal the new forms of consciousness that have emerged in recent years. Taken together, the works on display transcend gender and cultural differences, instead tapping into a more universal sense of human nature.