Events


FEB
7
Date:
Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
N124 BCC
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
FEB
8
Date:
Thursday, 08 Feb 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Ctr
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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"Lamenting Jerusalem in the Medieval Mediterranean"

Tamar Boyadjian (English)

Feb. 8, Noon, 303 International Ctr

Tamar Boyadjian's research and teaching interests focus on medieval literature and culture. Additional areas of specialization include Medieval English literature; Jerusalem in medieval literature; the crusades and crusading literature; Mediterranean studies; medieval theology and historiography; and literary intersections between Europe and the Middle East in the medieval period. She is also interested in Medievalism –particularly the expression of beliefs and practices of the Middle Ages in contemporary art, film, and pop culture.

Her current book project, The City Lament: Jerusalem in Crusading Narrative, examines the re-presentation of the city of Jerusalem in narratives produced during the crusades in the English, French, Latin, Arabic, and Armenian traditions. In its attempt to challenge hegemonic and entrenched approaches to the study of the crusades and medieval literature, this book project seeks to expose cultural and literary intersections between Western Europe and a number of ethno-religious cultures of the "east," by arguing for shared modes of representing the loss of the city of Jerusalem in their narratives. In addition to her book project, she is working on a study of the representations of peoples of the "east" –such as the Armenians, Arabs, Mongols, and "Saracens" –in medieval English literature, and the ways in which the literary sources of the "east" characterize England and Western Europe.

 

FEB
9
Date:
Friday, 09 Feb 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University awards undergraduate and graduate student fellowships under the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program of the U.S. Department of Education for the study of Asian languages and area studies.  

Funds are available for Summer 2018. Funds for the Academic Year (AY) 2018 â€ 2019 for Undergraduate and Graduate fellowships are contingent on receipt of grant funding by the MSU Asian Studies Center from the U.S. Department of Education. 

For more information and to apply visit the Asian Studies Center's FLAS webpage.

Date:
Friday, 09 Feb 2018
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 303 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Graduate students from multiple disciplines present their research.

FEB
13
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab 2 West
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Drop in anytime between 4-6pm
 
Technology, Humanities, and the Arts in London
 
FEB
14
Date:
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
University Lutheran Church
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP Board meets to discuss and act on recommendations of the CVIP Executive Committee, and review program outcomes for ISC.

Date:
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 303
Department:
Office of International Health and Safety
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Join Rick Shafer, Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, and Maureen Handrahan, Coordinator for International Health and Safety, to learn more about restorative justice and how its principles can be applied to addressing student conduct issues on education abroad programs.

Further details forthcoming.

FEB
15
Date:
Thursday, 15 Feb 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Center
Department:
Office of the Dean
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""George L. Openjuru is professor of education and first deputy vice chancellor at Gulu University, Uganda. He was formerly dean of the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning at Makerere University, and head of the Department of Community Education and Extra-Mural Studies, Institute of Adult and Continuing Education. He was also an associate professor of adult and community education at Makerere University.

About the Global Engagement Speaker Series
The new MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series is inviting individuals of distinction from higher education, global organizations, and philanthropies to share their thoughts, research, and practice with the MSU community. Advancing fundamental human rights and meeting basic human needs will serve as the primary foci for the Series. Speakers will highlight the role of higher education as a collaborator, working with civil societies, governments, and industry to enhance societal well-being.

More information can be found at the Global Engagement Speaker Series website.

Date:
Thursday, 15 Feb 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
118 Berkey Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
FEB
16
Date:
Friday, 16 Feb 2018
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 201
Department:
Office of International Health and Safety
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The Office of International Health and Safety offers "Critical Incident Management Seminars" several times per year. Program Directors and Assistants who have not completed this seminar within the last two years must attend a seminar in advance of their program's departure.

We encourage all Program Directors and Assistants to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. The goals of this seminar are to assist in: preventing foreseeable harm; preparing for critical incidents on education abroad programs by providing information, tools, and resources; responding to the needs of students; implementing recommendations for enhancing health, safety, and security on education abroad programs; and, understanding Program Director responsibilities.

Registration requested. Please email oihs(at)msu.edu