Events


OCT
22
Date:
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B 342
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About the Speaker:

Fredrick received a Doctorate in Water Resources Management in the year 2000. He is currently working as Deputy Principal in the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, were he is in charge of teaching, managing academic, internship and research activities of the college. Fredrick has been Principal Investigator in research projects including capacity building at graduate level in demand-driven research projects. In addition, he has also trained fisher communities in post-harvest technologies and livelihood improvement.

About the Talk:

This study was carried out in Lake Kijanebalola, a small satellite lake in the Lake Victoria basin, in 2007 and then in 2015. A total of 14 fish species were identified but catches declined drastically between the two sampling periods owing to intensive fishing pressure. Juvenile fish were concentrated in shallow inshore areas. The water quality changed between 2007 and 2015, with significant increases in temperature, oxygen concentrations, pH and BOD, suggesting that the lake had become eutrophic. There was a significant decrease in faecal coliforms in the water suggesting improved sanitation in the lake basin. Recommendations for management of the fishery and catchment area through community involvement and education have been included.

 

Date:
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Time:
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Location:
130 Natural Resources Building
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Location:
103 Farrall Hall or Zoom - msu.zoom.us/j/5173533258
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
101 Biochemistry Building
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Time:
6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
103 Farrall Hall or Zoom - msu.zoom.us/j/5173533258
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
OCT
23
Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
B122 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Lecturer: Christopher Lupke, University of Alberta

Rethinking "Chineseness" and on the one touchstone of traditional Chinese ethics - filiality - and examines it with respect to the narrative of one individual's experience: Tawanese master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien and his semi-autobiographical film A Time to Live, A Time to Die (1985)

 

 

Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
RUFORUM Biennial Conference, Nairobi, Kenya
Department:
Office of the Dean
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Leadership, Gender and Research Excellence in African Universities: A Conversation with Higher Education Institutions, Science Granting Councils and Funding Partners in Africa

9:00 a.m. • Opening Session

  • Jose Jackson-Malete • Alliance for African Partnership, Michigan State University; Team Member SARIMA SGCI—Theme 1
  • Amy Jamison • Alliance for African Partnership, Michigan State University

9:15 a.m. • Welcome Remarks

  • Richard Mkandawire • Alliance for African Partnership Africa Secretariat, Michigan State University

9:25 a.m. •  Keynote: Overview of Research Excellence in Africa

  • Ellie Osir • International Research Development Centre

10:00 a.m. • Panel Discussion & Questions

Gender, Leadership and Research Excellence Programs in Africa: What is there and what is needed for doctoral training, recruiting and advancing the careers of more female research leaders?

  • University Leaders:
    • Lucy Irungu • Machakos University
    • Prof. William Bazeyo • Makerere University
  • Science Granting Councils Leaders
    • Molapo Qhobela • National Research Foundation, South Africa
    • Jemimah Onsare • National Research Fund, Kenya
  • International Funding Partners
    • Andrea Johnson • Carnegie Corporation
    • Eunice Muthengi • Department for International Development

11:15 a.m. • Refreshments

 

11:30 a.m. • Small Group Discussion and Report Out

African Focused Research Excellence Transformational Program for Female Researchers at HE and Research Institutions in Africa

  • Co-Chairs:
    • Wenda Bauchspies • Center for Gender in Global Context, Michigan State University
    • Dorothy Ngila • National Research Foundation, South Africa

12:45 p.m. • Closing Remarks

  • Aldo Stroebel • National Research Foundation, South Africa

1:00 p.m. •  Lunch

Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Grand Traverse Pie Company 1403 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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Retired/Alumni CVIP members will meet for lunch and conversation.

Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
4th Floor Spartan Stadium Office Tower
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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More than 25% of MSU students go on to graduate school or law school. This is your chance to meet with admissions reps from 150 graduate degree programs in law, health, science, business, public affairs, arts, humanities and more! Students of all grade levels and majors are encouraged to attend.

Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center, room 303
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Brazil's 2018 presidential election has been marked by a tense climate of political polarization, violence, and intolerance. Direct attacks on social justice activists and organizations have become normalized. The conviction and imprisonment of the leading left-leaning candidate has opened the possibility of a successful presidential run by far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who has openly attacked black, LGBTQ, women's and indigenous communities and the press. What is the impact of populist, conservative, and white nationalist rhetorics on vulnerable communities? How are those communities and their allies responding? What is the role of a free press in this scenario?

Brazil experts Leonora Paula and Rachel Mourao discuss the current state of democracy, political discourse, and polarization in Brazil and draw comparisons to contemporary U.S. and world politics.