Events


OCT
10
Date:
Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 303
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, 10 Oct 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union - Ballroom - 2nd floor
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Save the date for the 2018 Marathon of Majors!

Come talk with education abroad advisers as you explore other campus resources and majors.

 

OCT
11
Date:
Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Rm 201 International Center
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About the Speaker:

Cheikh A. Babou holds a PhD in African History from Michigan State University. He joined the faculty of the history department of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2002. Dr. Babou teaches African History and the History of Islam in Africa. His research focuses on mystical Islam in West Africa and Senegal and on Senegalese international migration. Professor Babou has published extensively on the Muridiyya Muslim order of Senegal. His book, Fighting the Greater Jihad: Amadu Bamba and the Founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913 was published by Ohio University Press in 2007. A French version was released by Karthala under the title Le Jihad de l'âme: Amadou Bamba et la foundation de la Mouridiyya (1853-1913) in 2011.  Dr. Babou's articles appeared in African Affairs, Journal of African History, International Journal of African Historical Studies, Journal of Religion in Africa and other scholarly journals in the United States and in Europe. He was co-editor of the Journal of African History for five years (2010-2015. Dr. Babou has presented papers in international scholarly meetings in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, and across the United States. His current research project examines the experience of West African Muslim immigrants in Europe and North America.

About the Talk:

If I had to decide on a single word to characterize historical construction of Africa and the Africans that word would be contested. Of course, all histories are contested. The discipline of history thrives on controversies and disagreements. Historical consensus is always unstable and temporary. But even when one accounts for the intrinsically conflicted nature of the process of historical knowledge production, African history still stands out for the intensity of debates and controversies surrounding important episodes of the African past and present. In this brief presentation I offer a critical review of dominant narratives about Africa's past and present to highlight the underlying epistemic, ideological, and economic preconceptions that undergird historical constructions of Africa. 

Date:
Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
302 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environ­ment with our Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic speaking students at the English Center. 

For more information please contact Fatima Alaiwi, fatima_bh(at)msn.com.

Date:
Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
145 Comm Arts and Sciences, 404 Wilson Rd., MSU Campus
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October 11 - 13 Daily from 3:00-9:00 p.m.

ComArtSci will be offering a host of activities from October 11 - October 13 as a part of MSU's Year of Global Africa. Events will range from presentations by artists and poets, film screenings, and discussion panels - Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of all the events going to be offered at

https://comartsci.msu.edu/comartsci-inclusion-events.

OCT
12
Date:
Friday, 12 Oct 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center Room 303
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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GenCen Colloquia - Dr. Ronen Steinberg

After the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, hundreds of widows of men who had been guillotined sent petitions to the authorities in Paris, demanding the restitution of the property that had been confiscated from their husbands and, in many cases, posthumous exoneration. One of them was Emilie Prax, the widow of Charles Blanquet-Rouville from Toulouse. Her case was unusual is that it went on for several years, well after the National Convention had adopted a general law on restitution. As late as 1797, the case of Emilie Prax was still being discussed in the highest echelons of the Republic. Following her effort to exonerate her late husband, and to get the property back, affords a rare glimpse into the role that women played in dealing with the legacies of the Terror. The violence of 1793-4 was by and large a masculine affair, but, as I will try to show, the struggle for redress was very much the business of women.

Date:
Friday, 12 Oct 2018
Time:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 115 (off Lobby)
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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Do you want to participate in an education abroad program but are not sure how to pay for it? The Office for Education Abroad and the Office of Financial Aid have teamed up to offer you a workshop on finding funding for education abroad.  Come learn about scholarships, financial aid and creative ways of financing!  For more information visit the EA website.

Date:
Friday, 12 Oct 2018
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, learn about campus resources and start the weekend. With different hosts each week, there is always something new at Coffee Hour.  And free coffee and tea are always provided!

 
OCT
13
Date:
Saturday, 13 Oct 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Global Korea Award was created by the Council on Korean Studies at MSU in 1995 to recognize individuals or groups who have made significant contribution of cross-cultural understanding, global education, and well-being of Korean people around the world.

This year's award recipients are Joon Oh, Former Ambassador of Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Korea, and The Late Hallie Covington,  Missionary for Korea, USA.

Date:
Saturday, 13 Oct 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area 22300 15 Mile Rd Bellevue, MI United States
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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For over two decades, crowds have gathered to celebrate Sandhill Crane migration during this fall event that also includes artwork from several nature-themed Michigan artists, informational booths from state nonprofits and organizations, merchandise and food vendors, and a family educational tent with activities for children of all ages. In addition to nature walks on the property, there will be live animal presentations throughout the weekend.
 
Visit www.cranefest.org to find out more about this year's event!