Events


FEB
28
Date:
Thursday, 28 Feb 2019
Time:
8:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building Room 1410
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Refreshments will be served in the BPS atrium at 7:30 pm, Free parking is available in the Abrams Planetarium parking lot

Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which are very difficult to observe. They have been assumed to have no mass. It was predicted that, if they have masses, they could change their type while they fly. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations. Neutrino oscillations was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. I will discuss the discovery of neutrino oscillations. The implications of the discovery of the neutrino oscillations and the small neutrino masses will also be discussed. For more information please contact Kim Crosslan at crosslan(at)pa.msu.edu.

 

Sponsored by the College of Natural Science and MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy

MAR
1
Date:
Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Program and Scholarship applications for summer 2019, fall 2019 and the academic year 2019-20 are due TODAY.

Since program applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, some programs may already be full.

In addition, if programs are not filled by today, some deadlines may be extended.  Check your program's webpage (via the Program Search) to verify the deadline for your intended program.

Extensions are NOT given for scholarship applications. ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TODAY.  

Date:
Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Bessey Hall Room 316
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program
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Join the 2019 workshop series with five sessions taught by Dr. Deborah DeZure, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Organizational Development Emerita at Michigan State University.

Develop your own teaching practice with this series on active and interactive learning, curriculum design, assessment and documentation of learning and teaching, effective leadership, and faculty mentoring practices in higher education. You can attend the entire series or choose to attend individual workshops.

Participants will receive a certificate with the completion of all 5 sessions.

To register, visit: https://form.jotform.com/90224630104947

 

Date:
Friday, 01 Mar 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Location:
International Center 303
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Professor Takaaki Kaijita, Nobel Laureate and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, will be talking about neutrinos. Nuetrinos are sub-atomic particles which are very difficult to observe. Kaijita will discuss the discovery of neutrino oscillations. The implications of the discovery of the neutrino oscillations and the small neutrino masses will also be discussed. A light luncheon will be provided.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, College of Natural Science, and MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy

MAR
8
Date:
Friday, 08 Mar 2019
Time:
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
RCAH Theater
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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This event will bring together 50 scholars from around the globe, to encourage collaboration and utilizing databases to document and reconstruct the lives of individuals who were part of historic slave trades. Presentations will focus primarily on the enslavement and trade of people of African descent before the twentieth century; some will center on enslaved indigenous people in the Americas.

MAR
10
Date:
Sunday, 10 Mar 2019
Time:
2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Meditation and the Higher Consciousness (3:00PM - 4:00PM)
Meditation is a practice with the potential to affect us on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. Simple techniques can produce relatively quick physical and psychological effects, such as releasing stress or improving our attention span and power of concentration. However, meditation can be much more than that. In this talk, we will explore how meditation can help us become aware of our spiritual nature, which is the source of peace and harmony.
 
Blavatsky's Diagram of Meditation (5:00PM - 6:00PM)
H. P. Blavatsky was a co-Founder of the Theosophical Society, and a pioneer in blending Eastern and Western spirituality. In the late 1880s, she gave her students a Diagram of Meditation meant to encourage a process of spiritual transformation from the limited perception of our ego (or personal self) to that of the divine self. The Diagram offers a comprehensible approach that is not limited to instructions for sitting meditation, but also includes a set of attitudes to be practiced during daily life.
 
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Anshu Varna, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)

 

MAR
11
Date:
Monday, 11 Mar 2019
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center 303
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Since uncontrolled emotions and desires cloud our perception, spiritual traditions tend to regard them as a hindrance in the search for truth. Consequently, many religions and philosophies promote the development of detachment and equanimity. Our emotional dimension, however, is an important aspect of our being. Feelings such as love and compassion are recognized as essential for a spiritual life. This program will explore the role of emotion and desire in the spiritual path, as well as ways to deal with conflicting desires and negative emotions.
 
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Anshu Varna, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)
MAR
12
Date:
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 302
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. Tax walk-ins will take place each Tuesday between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. 

 
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 [http://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/tax.html] or by calling (517) 336-8088.
Date:
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 303
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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When faced with challenges in daily life, we respond with physical, emotional or intellectual actions. Although these responses may be appropriate to deal with situations on a practical level, they are rarely able to address the root cause of the problems we encounter. J. Krishnamurti and the non-duality teachings in different spiritual traditions propose that there is a higher faculty in us—choiceless awareness—which can bring about a fundamental change in ourselves and society. 

 

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Anshu Varna, Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen)

Date:
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Museum Habitat Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Vidhu Aggarwal will discuss narrative entropy by looking at both ancient texts, such as the epic Mahabharata, in relationship to contemporary cosmology/technology to get at the condition of perpetual war and perpetual crisis. In doing so she will discuss the concept "avatar" as both the Sanskrit word for incarnation of God in a time of crisis, but also in terms of our contemporary digital embodiment in social media and video gaming worlds; and in relationship to her own diasporic poetics through the chapbook "Avatara" and larger project "Migrant Domains. Please contact the Michigan State Museum at museum.msu.edu.

 

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Department of English, the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age, and Michigan State Museum