Events


SEP
21
Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Green Room, Fourth Floor West Main Library
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Moderator: Elizabeth Matthews, Office for International Students and Scholars
Speakers: Gabe Ording, Integrative Studies in General Science; Patricia Walters, English Language Center; Jim Lucas, Undergraduate Education
 
Many international students come from countries with very different academic cultures than the United States, and they bring with them different histories, worldviews, and perspectives. Beyond international students, the MSU community contains individuals of many national identities, including students who grew up in other countries, migrant students, and students with migrant parents. This session will provide an overview of international student issues at MSU, as well as discuss methods to encourage engagement and inclusion in the classroom, resources to support inclusive teaching, and suggest best practices for working with non-U.S. national identities in the classroom.
 
This session is the first of the 2017 – 18 Learn at Lunch (L@L) series sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Academic Advancement Network, and Associate Provost's Office of Undergraduate Education. L@L sessions bring important topics related to inclusive teaching to the campus community, with a focus on presenting best practices and fostering dialogue across the Spartan CommUnity.
Date:
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 will be holding a "Voices of Faith and Reason" event on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the University United Methodist Church. 

SEP
22
Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for Imam Chaudhry's Friday service sermon on Friday, September 22 at 12:15 at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. 

SEP
23
Date:
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 invites you to attend the Nonviolence Training Workshop on Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. 

Date:
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Okemos High School Auditorium
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Malayalee Association of Lansing (MAALA) will be holding their annual Onam celebration. The event starts with a traditional performance by gifted artists of the community followed by delicious Onam Sadya (traditional vegetarian kerala feast) at 12:00 p.m. Ticket prices are listed below:

Members: Adult $10, Kids $5
Non-members: Adult $15, Kids $7
Free for children under the age of 6

For more information on purchasing tickets and on the event, please contact Jennifer Pippin, Asian Studies Center Outreach Coordinator, at pippinj1(at)msu.edu

Please note that MAALA will be taking food collections for the Lansing Food Bank at this event. 

SEP
24
Date:
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 5509 South Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Come for an afternoon of music and to learn more about reducing gun violence in Michigan. This event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Date:
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Time:
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Islamic Center of East Lansing
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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PeaceQuest 2017 will be holding an interactive presentation entitled "Understanding Islam" on Sunday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Islamic Center of East Lansing. 

SEP
26
Date:
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
225 Natural Resources
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dave Skole from the MSU Department of Forestry presents "Forests are in the Paris Climate Agreements, now what?"

With the landmark international agreements coming from COP21. forests and the forestry and agriculture sectors are playing an important role in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). International climate action is not solely about fossil fuels anymore, and forest-related emissions mitigation will be significant actions in many developing countries around the world. Specific policies and measures for REDD+ will require technical means for forest measurement and low-carbon forest management. This presentation will discuss technical issues related to implementation for REDD+ strategies and programs, and the necessary capacity building that needs to be done if these strategies are to be successful.

The presentation draws on experience with three USAID projects in Malawi, India, and Indonesia and will emphasize the importance of approaches that engage livelihoods in low-income forest-dependent communities, who will be on the front line of mitigation and adaptation. It will also discuss some important technical issues of landscape-scale carbon management, particularly in sparse woodland ecosystems and systems of trees outside of forest (TOF) on agricultural land. 

Date:
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Berkey 118
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for a film screening of The Twilight Samurai, screened for IAH241G, "Japanese Film and Culture." The movie will be shown in Berkey 118 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Twilight Samurai (Dir. Yamada Yoji; 2003) 129 min. 

A moving film that depicts a low-ranked samurai who wishes for none of the obligations that come with his status; he would prefer to form and raise his daughters. But circumstances force him to take up the sword. 

SEP
27
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
303 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 the 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.