Events


OCT
23
Date:
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Itaru Sasaki set up a phone booth in his backyard. Although the phone is not connected to anything, it comforted him to talk through it to a cousin who died from cancer. The following year when a tsunami took the lives of thousands in the region, their relatives also started to show up in Sasaki's garden to use the phone to communicate with lost loved ones. Don't miss this powerful doucmentary on love and how people deal with los, as story that is not so much Japanese as universal (it was also featured on the public radio program This American Life). This is a special screening of the NHK doucmentary (50 minutes) on temporary loan to MSU from NHK and the Japanese Consulate in Detroit.

Sponsored by the MSU Japan Council and the Asian Studies Center.

 

OCT
24
Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union - Lake Superior Room
Department:
Office of International Health and Safety
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How can the Office for Education Abroad, the Office of International Health and Safety, and program directors work together to mitigate risk on education abroad? As participation grows, faculty and staff must adapt education abroad programs to fit growing security concerns while also managing everyday safety issues like illness and traffic accidents. This workshop is intended to introduce program directors the best possible practices of student instruction in order to reduce the risk of harm while abroad. We will discuss how program structure (hotel location, transportation, meeting places, etc.) is integral to minimizing risk, with a specific emphasis on programs that operate in major urban areas. While it may not be possible to prevent all harm while abroad, informed and thoughtful program design can greatly reduce incidents and lead to a happier, safer trip.

Registration required. Please register at the following site: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6A6gGAe9RzeI9b7      

Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union - Lake Superior Room
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Mitigating Risk through Program Design

Workshop Description:

How can the Office for Education Abroad, the Office of International Health and Safety, and program directors work together to mitigate risk on education abroad? As participation grows, faculty and staff must adapt education abroad programs to fit growing security concerns while also managing everyday safety issues like illness and traffic accidents. This workshop is intended to introduce program directors the best possible practices of student instruction in order to reduce the risk of harm while abroad. We will discuss how program structure (hotel location, transportation, meeting places, etc.) is integral to minimizing risk, with a specific emphasis on programs that operate in major urban areas. While it may not be possible to prevent all harm while abroad, informed and thoughtful program design can greatly reduce incidents and lead to a happier, safer trip.

Presenters:

Maureen Handrahan, Coordinator, Office of International Health and Safety

Troy Hale (London) Media and Information Specialist, Communication Arts & Sciences 

Francie Downes (Malawi, infectious diseases)

Registration:

For more information about required registration please email Kris Windorski, Graduate Intern, Office for Education Abroad

 
Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union - Lake Superior Room
Department:
Office of International Health and Safety
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How can the Office for Education Abroad, the Office of International Health and Safety, and program directors work together to mitigate risk on education abroad? As participation grows, faculty and staff must adapt education abroad programs to fit growing security concerns while also managing everyday safety issues like illness and traffic accidents. This workshop is intended to introduce program directors the best possible practices of student instruction in order to reduce the risk of harm while abroad. We will discuss how program structure (hotel location, transportation, meeting places, etc.) is integral to minimizing risk, with a specific emphasis on programs that operate in major urban areas. While it may not be possible to prevent all harm while abroad, informed and thoughtful program design can greatly reduce incidents and lead to a happier, safer trip.

Registration required. Please register at the following site: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6A6gGAe9RzeI9b7      

Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 305
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 Wednesday between 11:30am and 1:30pm

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:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
252 Erickson
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
2017 Music Building
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B119
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This feature documentary follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, who became internationally known as "Little Gandhi." Matar was a key organizer of peaceful protests in his hometown of Daraya, inspiring people worldwide. His brutal torture and death at the age of 26, outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent crisis in modern history.

Sam Kadi is the director of acclaimed feature dramaT he Citizen , which was the recipient of five awards on the festival circuit
before being released worldwide in 2013. Kadi's recent documentary Little Gandhi is Syria's first official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 90th Academy Awards, and the winner of "Excellence in Filmmaking" award at the European Independent Film Festival (Paris).

​Q&A with Film Director, Sam Kadi, moderated by Dr. Mohammad Khalil

Date:
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B119
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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The documentary, Little Gandhi, is centred on the uprising that began in 2011 and tells the story of Ghiyath Matar, a young Syrian activist.

Ghiyath wanted to free Syria from Bashar al-Assad, but renounced violence and confronted heavily armed police and troops with symbols of brotherhood.

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OCT
25
Date:
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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