Events


MAR
15
Date:
Friday, 15 Mar 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
110 Chittenden Hall
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Dr. Wayne Pratt will share his experiences, knowledge and perspective as current Chair of an NIH study section that reviews fellowships for pre- and postdoctoral National Research Service Awards.

He plans to discuss 1) goals of the NRSA, 2) how NRSA applications are reviewed, 3) the "do's" and "don'ts" for each review criterion, emphasizing common mistakes made that can easily sink an application, and 4) will offer tips to sponsors on the professional training plan and other critical components of a successful application.

**This is event is for GRAD STUDENTS ONLY**

No registration is required. 

Date:
Friday, 15 Mar 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Spartan Rooms B&C (inside the food court)
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Join us for OISS Weekly Coffee Hour! It's a great place to make friends, network, be involved and start the weekend. And free coffee and tea are always provided!

Date:
Friday, 15 Mar 2019
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Little Caesar's Arena
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Attend a Detroit Pistons game as they take on the L.A Lakers on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Little Caesar's Arena in Downtown Detroit!

 

Your $145 admission fee includes:

  • Bus ride to and form the arena in Detroit
  • Tickets for lower bowl seats (great location!)
  • Free Pistons soouvenir

Tickets are available at the following website: 

https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashneti/selfserve/BrowseCatalog.aspx

At least ONE member of your group must be an MSU student with a valid MSU ID.

There are a limited number of tickets available so buy yours soon!

Questions? Email Vicky at leewai1(at)msu.edu

*This is the week AFTER Spring Break so do not worry about it overlapping!*

MAR
19
Date:
Tuesday, 19 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, 19 Mar 2019
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Lecture by Dustin Byrd (Olivet College)

Sponsored by MSU Libraries and Muslim Studies Program

Date:
Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Ctr.
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Dustin Byrd (Olivet College) will give a lecture on "Pope Francis & the Muslims"

Dustin J. Byrd is an Associate Professor at Olivet College in Michigan, USA, where he teaches comparative religion, philosophy and Arabic. Professor Byrd is a specialist in contemporary Islamic thought and the Frankfurt School's Critical Theory of Religion. His research includes the intersections of political philosophy and political theology, the challenge of Islam and modernity, and the role of religion within contemporary liberation movements. He recently published his book Islam in a Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith (2016), and, along with Seyed Javad Miri, co-edited the book Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary (2016).

MAR
21
Date:
Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 201, International Center
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About the Talk:

The long standing presence of Islam in the Senegambia region have had profound influence on its diverse peoples. The steady but significant acceptance of Islam among the region's population increasingly brought the region into a wider intellectual world extending into northern Africa and the Middle East. For many centuries, Senegambian Muslims had been conducting the hajj and traveling to Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to study Islam. However, the scholarship on Islam in the Senegambia region is concentrated largely on the Sufi figures in the northern portion of the region, ignoring other lesser-known transformational figures such as Alhagie Baba Jallow (c.1890-1996) whose father, Cherno Omar Jallow, founded one of the most important centers of Islamic learning in Gambia's north bank region in the late 19th century. This will be centered on the contributions of this family to the development of Islam in the region.

About the Speaker:

Assan Sarr is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at Ohio University. His research interests include peace and conflict in Africa, land tenure, agrarian change, oral history, slavery and Islam in West Africa's Senegambia region. He is the author of Islam, Power and Dependency in the Gambia River basin and several book chapters and articles, which appeared in the African Economic History, African Studies Review, Journal of West African History and Mande Studies. He is a member of the Ohio University Press board and a Core member of the African Studies Program and the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. In 2014 he was honored by the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities of Ohio University for his outstanding teaching. He is also the recipient of the 2016-17 Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching at Ohio University.

 

Date:
Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
Berkey Hall 118
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Employers are looking to hire people with tangible and transferable leadership experience. The Leadership Academy professional development series will help you understand and develop who you are as a leader, show you different leadership perspectives, and give you exposure to leadership in practice.

**This event is for GRAD STUDENTS ONLY**

Register here: https://grad.msu.edu/node/1573/register

Date:
Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Erickson Hall Kiva
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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In conducting your research, you may propose to use animals or humans. These sessions will help you understand the requirements – both at the level of MSU and federal government – that you must fulfill to be able to use either human or animal subjects in your research, and how to fulfill these requirements practically. The primary principles covered within this session are use of animals in research, and use of humans in research.

**This event if for GRAD STUDENTS ONLY**

Register here: https://abilitylms.msu.edu/MSU/Programs/Standard/Control/elmLearner.wml?PTM=1

MAR
22
Date:
Friday, 22 Mar 2019
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:
International Center RM 302
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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Explore identity and culture, connect to other international students, develop personal goals and values, and build skills for adapting through change. This drop-in workshop series is designed to enhance international students' success while studying in the U.S. 

 
Drop-in group, no sign-up necessary.
 
Facilitators: Sarah De Young (CAPS) & Jessica Scott-Nehls (OISS)