Events


JAN
15
Date:
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Does My Head Look Big in This? (young adult novel)
By Randa Abdel-Fattah
Led by Leila Tarakji, MSU Department of English
 
Join us for an all-new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book (and film) discussion series! The events include a short lecture from a scholar and small group discussions of the book or film led by graduate students. FREE and open to the public! Light refreshments provided.
 
7–9 pm • MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
 
 
JAN
17
Date:
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 303, International Center
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Talk Title: Same Sex Marriage In The Constitutional Court Of South And The U.S. Supreme Court**
 
About the Speaker:
On turning six, during World War II, Albie Sachs received a card from his father expressing the wish that he would grow up to be a soldier in the fight for liberation. And so he did. In May of 2018, Judge Sachs was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law from MSU College of Law. In between, he has had a remarkable life and career.
 
His career in human rights activism started in 1952 at the age of seventeen, when as a second year law student at the University of Cape Town, he took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign. Three years later he attended the Congress of the People at Kliptown where the Freedom Charter was adopted. He started his law practice as an advocate at the Cape Bar at age 21. The bulk of his work involved defending people charged under racist statutes and repressive security laws. Many faced the death sentence. He himself was raided by the security police, subjected to banning orders restricting his movement and eventually placed in solitary confinement without trial for two prolonged spells of detention.
 
In 1966 he went into exile. After spending eleven years studying and teaching law in England he worked for eleven years in Mozambique as law professor and legal researcher. In 1988 he was blown up by a bomb placed in his car in Maputo by South African security agents, losing an arm and the sight of an eye.
 
During the 1980s while in exile, he worked closely with the ANC's Oliver Tambo to help draft the organization's Code of Conduct as well as its related statutes. After recovering from the bomb blast he devoted himself full-time to preparations for a new democratic Constitution for South Africa. In 1990 he returned home and as a member of the Constitutional Committee and the National Executive of the ANC took an active part in the negotiations which led to South Africa becoming a constitutional democracy. After the first democratic election in 1994, he was appointed by President of South Africa – Nelson Mandela – to serve on the newly established Constitutional Court from which he retired in October 2009. As one of 11 green-robed judges, Justice Sachs has been at the center of some of the Courts landmark rulings.
Many of his best-known judgments cross a variety of areas of law: fighting against discrimination, providing HIV-positive pregnant women with drugs to reduce the risk of transmission to their newborn babies, setting labor laws in place, helping to overthrow South Africa's statute defining marriage as between one man and one woman, all with the common theme of the promotion of an individual's right to equality and dignity.
He has been heavily engaged in the fields of art and architecture, playing an active role in the development of the Constitutional Court building and its art collection on the site of the Old Fort Prison in Johannesburg. In addition to his work on the Court, he has traveled to many countries sharing South African experience in healing divided societies. He is currently engaged in writing a series of four books on the writing of the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights with his co-author, noted South African historian, Dr. Andre Odendaal.
 
**This special Eye on Africa is part of a unique 1-credit course offered during the first 3 weeks of Spring semester January 2019 co-sponsored by MSU African Studies and MSU Law College. To enroll: MSU Graduate Students & MSU Honor Students go online and search for LWG 849C: Special Topics in Comp Law, section 001, section ID 97MZXR, 1 credit, pass/no grade [MSU Honor Students may be asked to get an 'over-ride' from the Graduate School]; MSU Law Students go online and search for
LAW 549C: Special Topics in Comp Law, section 001, section ID 97MZXN, 1 credit, pass/fail

 

JAN
18
Date:
Friday, 18 Jan 2019
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 201
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Interested in participating in an internship abroad?

Come to this information meeting to find out the details!

JAN
21
Date:
Monday, 21 Jan 2019
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
JAN
23
Date:
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Business Center Complex, 1st Floor
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Are you a business major interested in studying abroad?  Come to the Spring 2019 Broad Study Abroad Fair!

Program leaders and advising staff will be on-hand to showcase education abroad programs sponsored by the Eli Broad College of Business.

JAN
24
Date:
Thursday, 24 Jan 2019
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
JAN
26
Date:
Saturday, 26 Jan 2019
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Have you ever dreamed of spending a winter's day in charming alpine village while in Michigan? Join us for a field trip to Frankenmuth where you can visit the World's Largest Christmas Store, explore downtown Frankenmuth with its Bavarian-style architecture, and be part of Zehnder's Snowfest—one of the top snow sculpting events in North America! You can enjoy larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings at the festival, as well as all the following:

 
·         The Collegiate Alumni Ice Carving Challenge
·         National Collegiate Ice Carving Competition
·         Musical Carousel and Zoom Ride for everyone of all ages
·         Zehnder's Snowfest Warming Tent with food, refreshments, exhibit booths and entertainment
·         Children's Play Area with Children's Pony Rides and Free Petting Zoo
·         Free shuttle to and from downtown Frankenmuth and Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland starting 2:00 p.m.
·         Annual Firework Display at 6:45 p.m.
 
This trip is open to all students and scholars, so grab a friend and get ready for some fun in Michigan's Little Bavaria! For more information about Frankenmuth, you can check their website: https://www.frankenmuth.org/; schedule of the Zehnder's Snowfest can also be found on the following website: https://www.zehnders.com/zehnders-snowfest-schedule/
 
More details about the trip below:
 
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Depart the International Center at 11:00 a.m.
Return to the International Center at 8:30 p.m. (approximate)
Bus ticket for the trip is $25 per person.
Purchase tickets here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3822
 
**Limited seats available, so purchase your bus tickets soon!
 
Please email Vicky at leewai1(at)msu.edu with questions.
Date:
Saturday, 26 Jan 2019
Time:
11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Have you ever dreamed of spending a winter's day in charming alpine village while in Michigan? Join us for a field trip to Frankenmuth where you can visit the World's Largest Christmas Store, explore downtown Frankenmuth with its Bavarian-style architecture, and be part of Zehnder's Snowfest—one of the top snow sculpting events in North America! You can enjoy larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings at the festival, as well as all the following:

 
  • The Collegiate Alumni Ice Carving Challenge
  • National Collegiate Ice Carving Competition
  • Musical Carousel and Zoom Ride for everyone of all ages
  • Zehnder's Snowfest Warming Tent with food, refreshments, exhibit booths and entertainment
  • Children's Play Area with Children's Pony Rides and Free Petting Zoo
  • Free shuttle to and from downtown Frankenmuth and Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland starting 2:00 p.m.
 
 
This trip is open to all students and scholars, so grab a friend and get ready for some fun in Michigan's Little Bavaria! For more information about Frankenmuth, you can check their website: https://www.frankenmuth.org/; schedule of the Zehnder's Snowfest can also be found on the following website: https://www.zehnders.com/zehnders-snowfest-schedule/
 
More details about the trip below:
 
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Depart the International Center at 11:00 a.m.
Return to the International Center at 8:30 p.m. (approximate)
Bus ticket for the trip is $25 per person.
Purchase tickets here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3822
 
**Limited seats available, so purchase your bus tickets soon!
 
Please email Vicky at leewai1(at)msu.edu with questions.
FEB
1
Date:
Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
ComArtSci building, 1st floor
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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ComArtSci Connect is the networking event for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Meet with over 60 employers interested in hiring MSU students for internships, full-time, and part-time opportunities, and learn what it takes to break in to your chosen career path. Open to all MSU students!

Date:
Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Time:
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 201
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Interesting in studying abroad for a semester?

Come learn about the more than 50 different universities MSU has partnerships with where you can earn credit toward your degree program!