Events


APR
16
Date:
Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 302
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
Read Event Details

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.
APR
18
Date:
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
Read Event Details

Noah Salomon (Carleton College)

will present on

"For Love of the Prophet: The Art of Islamic State-Making in Sudan"

 

Noah Salomon Bios:

Africana Studies
Noah Salomon (B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago) teaches courses in Islamic Studies and the anthropology of religion. His first book, For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State, was published by Princeton University Press in 2016. Other recent research has focused on the establishment of state secularism in South Sudan as a mode of unraveling the Islamic State, and the concomitant construction of a Muslim minority as part of a nascent project of nation-building. Salomon was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in the School of Social Science for the 2013–14 academic year and has been part of recent collaborative grants from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (on Islamic epistemologies in Africa) and the Islam Research Programme, Netherlands (on religious minorities in the two Sudans following partition). Faculty Website

Middle East Studies
Noah Salomon (B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago) teaches courses in Islamic Studies and the anthropology of religion. His first book, For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State, was published by Princeton University Press in 2016. Other recent research has focused on the establishment of state secularism in South Sudan as a mode of unraveling the Islamic State, and the concomitant construction of a Muslim minority as part of a nascent project of nation-building. Salomon was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in the School of Social Science for the 2013–14 academic year and has been part of recent collaborative grants from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (on Islamic epistemologies in Africa) and the Islam Research Programme, Netherlands (on religious minorities in the two Sudans following partition). Faculty Website

Cosponsored event with the African Studies Center Eye on Africa Series

APR
19
Date:
Friday, 19 Apr 2019
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 303 International Center
Read Event Details

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsKo-FZAStIIwuC0bT10KQHzDg0xu8PJsdpPAUSn_sCeLZzg/viewform  This symposium aims to share the most current research by MSU faculty and students on soil health. The two major goals of the symposium are to share the research work with the general public; and bring collaboration opportunities for faculty and students from different scientific disciplines. The symposium will be part of the Africa R&D Connect series and composed of a keynote, oral and poster presentations.

  Land degradation in Africa has been identified as one of the major crises for food security in recent decades. With limited access to expensive inorganic fertilizer and land degradation, farmers are struggling to improve crop productivity. To achieve high crop productivity while maintaining soil nutrients, researchers need to better understand and improve the soil health. MSU faculty and students from department of geography, plant soil, and microbial sciences, agricultural economics, community sustainability, and statistics are collaborating with scholars and students from Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania, and Nigeria on cutting edge research that benefit African soil health through multiple pathways. 

  This symposium is supported in part by a Year of Global Africa mini-grant.

Follow the rsvp link below to register, answer call for presentations, or to volunteer:

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsKo-FZAStIIwuC0bT10KQHzDg0xu8PJsdpPAUSn_sCeLZzg/viewform 

Date:
Friday, 19 Apr 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
Read Event Details

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!

APR
21
Date:
Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Fairchild Auditorium,
Department:
Asian Studies Center
APR
22
Date:
Monday, 22 Apr 2019
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
Read Event Details

Modern Muslim Theology

Martin Nguyen of Fairfield University

Dr. Martin Nguyen is Associate Professor of Islamic Religious Traditions in the Religious Studies Department, Faculty Chair for Diversity, and Director of the Islamic World Studies Minor Program at Fairfield University. He received his B.A. in Religious Studies and History from the University of Virginia and then went on to earn a Masters of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) from the Harvard Divinity School. Following this, he joined the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University where he completed a joint-program Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies and History.

His latest book Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) presents a contemporary theological framework rooted in the practice of the religious imagination. Concerned with cultivating a life of faith and righteousness for the present, the book re-conceptualizes key religious ideas, like revelation, tradition, and prayer, through an array of theological approaches (figurative, historical, narrative, and practical).

His first book Sufi Master and Qur'an Scholar: Abu'l-Qasim al-Qushayri and the Lata'if al-isharat (Oxford University Press, 2012) explores the confluence of Qur'anic exegesis, theology, and Sufism in the life of al-Qushayri, a prominent mystic and scholar of 5th/11th century Nishapur. In addition, he has published a number of articles and chapters on the Qur'an and its interpretation, Muslim theology, Islamic spirituality, pedagogy, and issues of race.

He serves on the editorial board of the journal Teaching Theology and Religion and is a  contributor to the Wabash Center's blog "Teaching Islam."  In his hometown of Stratford, he is involved with a community activist group called Stratford CARE (Citizens Addressing Racial Equity) where he is establishing "Stratford CARE Story Share," a town-wide oral history project.

APR
23
Date:
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center RM 302
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
Read Event Details

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.
APR
25
Date:
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Read Event Details

 

Linking All Types of Teachers in International Cross Cultural Education.

Date:
Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
3rd Floor, International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
Read Event Details

2019 Muslim Studies Program Student Research Showcase

Thursday, April 25, 2019

3rd Floor, International Center

Deadline for undergraduate and graduate paper, poster, and multimedia submissions: March 31, 2019
 
Awards to be announced at the Showcase:
 
Graduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2018 and the deadline, March 31, 2019
 
Undergraduate Student Paper Award ($500)
Published or unpublished papers (15-25 pages with complete works cited) must have been written between March 1, 2018 and the deadline, March 31, 2019
 
Student Poster/Multimedia Award ($500)
Published or unpublished posters/multimedia submissions (by undergraduates or graduates) must have been produced between March 1, 2018 and the deadline, March 31, 2019
 
All submissions should be sent to Mohammad Khalil (khalilmo(at)msu.edu) and Mary Firdawsi (firdaws2(at)msu.edu)
APR
26
Date:
Friday, 26 Apr 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
Read Event Details

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!