Events


JAN
26
Date:
Friday, 26 Jan 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Michigan Japanese Language Speech Contest. The competition, now in its 23rd consecutive year, was established to encourage students to experience the power of foreign language communication, increase the desire for Japanese language students to improve their skills and understanding and strengthen the bond of friendship between the U.S. and Japan through their efforts. 

For questions please contact Mr. Adam Wolf at the Consulate office (313-567-0120 ext. 226, or Adam.wolf(at)dt.mofa.go.jp)

Sponsored by the Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan, Japan Business Society of Detroit, and Japan America Society of Michigan & Southwest Ontario. 

JAN
29
Date:
Monday, 29 Jan 2018
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Hubbard 129
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Why attend?
Every Spartan will experience some setbacks and challenges requiring resilience. This workshop will teach you strategies to take effective action so that you can recover from setbacks in ways that promote academic success, decrease suffering, and increase emotional well-being.

What to expect?
No registration required. Just come, learn, and have fun. The workshop will be interactive, and activities are designed to get you to think about your past experiences and current circumstances in order to increase your resilience. This is a great opportunity to meet other MSU students, and to learn and grow so that you can perform optimally while here at MSU.

JAN
30
Date:
Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
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This is a Film Screening of "Kedi" (Cats), a profile of an ancient city (Istanbul) and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat. The film will be in Turkish with English subtitles. 

JAN
31
Date:
Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Bruno Takahashi, assistant professor and research director, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

School of Journalism and Department of Communication
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University

FEB
1
Date:
Thursday, 01 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library - Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Part of the MSU Latinx Film Festival

An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, The Second Mother dissects with both impeccable precision and humor such matters as class differences and family. The film centers around Val, a hard- working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val (stunning performed by Regina Casé) is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

 
Date:
Thursday, 01 Feb 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU RCAH Theater Snyder Phillips Hall
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Part of the MSU Latinx Film Festival

With a promotion in the offing and his beautiful wife Nena at his side, things couldn't be better for ambitious policeman Hector Mariscal. Before he can enjoy the good life, though, a final, top-secret assignment must be carried out: to transport-by rail-a highly toxic cargo across Bolivia's high desert backcountry and "dispose" of it in a remote indigenous village. With kindly engineer Klinger guiding his beloved steam locomotive Federica, and presented with a crew of hapless cops and an unexpected young stowaway, Mariscal finds that there's much more on the line than he imagined in this sharp, energetic satire

Spanish with English subtitles

FEB
2
Date:
Friday, 02 Feb 2018
Time:
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
BCC (room tba)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Friday, 02 Feb 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Ctr
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Feb. 2, Noon to 1pm, 303 International Ctr.: Muslim Studies Program Meet & Greet Luncheon

Students and colleagues to attend. (There will be free food!)

Date:
Friday, 02 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU RCAH Theater Snyder Phillips Hall
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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In Spanish with English Subtitles

A group of forensic anthropologists digs up the corpses of eight people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent political period in Perú. Among them, they find a ninth unidentified corpse. The only thing that can lead to the identity of the man is the vague photo of a smiling girl found in his shirt's pocket.

Fidel, a thoughtful investigator fascinated by the case, struggles to maintain a scientific approach to his work when a lonely widow shows up convinced this NN (Non Nomine) is her disappeared husband. Should he conduct a thorough investigation that may leave the widow's plea unanswered or grant her the closure she has been searching for decades?

Date:
Friday, 02 Feb 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU RCAH Theater (Snyder Phillips Hall)
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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In Spanish with English subtitles

A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and a head of luxurious dark curls. But Junior aches to straighten those curls, to acquire a whole new look befitting his emerging fantasy image of himself as a long-haired singer. As the opportunity approaches to have his photo taken for the new school year, that ache turns into a fiery longing. Junior's mother, Marta (Samantha Castillo), is barely hanging on. The father of her children has died, she recently lost her job as a security guard, and she now struggles to put a few arepas on the table for Junior and his baby brother.