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  • Annual Distinguished Lecture on Multicultural Psychology (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 27, 2018.  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  Reception: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in room 230

    Location:

    Room 118 Psychology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  Reception in Room 230.

    Description:

    Robert R. McCrae (Retired) has conducted research on personality trait structure, assessment, and development. He is co-author, with Paul T. Costa, Jr., of the NEO Inventories and of Personality in Adulthood: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective. In the 1990s he began a series of collaborations in over 50 nations that focused initially on the generalizability of trait structure across cultures, and subsequently encompassed analyses of the universality of age- and gender differences, scale reliability, and trait heritability. His Five-Factor Theory offers one way to reconcile the demonstrated universals of trait psychology with the indisputable variations in thinking, feeling, and behavior that are seen across cultures.

  • Annual Indigenous Law Conference (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 26 - 27, 2017

    Location:

    Castle Board Room, Law College Building, 648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan  48824

    Description:

    MSU's Indigenous Law and Policy Center sponsors an annual Indigenous Law Conference. This two day conference includes many speakers, as well as a Litigation Update.  The 2017 keynote speaker is Paul Spruhan, Navajo Nation Dept of Justice, addressing In-House Tribal Counsel's Guide to Amicus Brief.

  • ArcGIS II: Beyond the Basics Course (August, November 2017)

    Dates:

    August 23, 2017 and November 8, 2017

    Location:

    Eppley Center, Room 109, Business College Complex, 645 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This one-day course will move beyond the basics by teaching participants how to properly structure a geodatabase, georeference data, edit vector data using a variety of advanced techniques, and create secondary data from existing raster datasets, such as cartographic contours and distance information. Participants will also construct geo-processing models using ModelBuilder and save them to their own custom toolbox. The course culminates in the creation of a map that incorporates advanced techniques such as page definitions, inset maps and data-driven pages.

  • Art History and Visual Culture Symposium (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 30, 2017.  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Library Green Room (4 West), 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Art History & Visual Culture Symposium recognizes the scholarly achievement of emerging undergraduate students studying Art History & Visual Culture in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. The symposium will feature independent research projects presented by students nearing the end of their degree program.

    The 2017 keynote speaker is Dr. Joanna Grabski. Her research addresses the intersection of urbanism and visual culture in Senegal’s capital city of Dakar. Grabski is the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, and recently published Art World City: The Creative Economy of Artists and Urban Life in Dakar.

  • Brains and Behavior: What You Need to Know to Better Understand Your Child (Caregiver Course) (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Location:

    Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Join Terri to learn about healthy brain development and how that differs from brain development that has been impacted by exposure to substances before birth as well as prenatal/early childhood chronic trauma. Behavioral, emotional, and social concerns for these children will be explored. Interventions that are proven effective for traumatized children will be discussed.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Location:

    304 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CERS) at Michigan State University aims to promote study and understanding of European, Eurasian, and Russian culture, society, and political issues. CERS has developed an exceptional program in European and Eurasian studies, combining formerly separate programs and faculties in Western European Studies and Russian, East European and post-Soviet Studies into an integrated pan-European and Eurasian Center, which emphasizes the need to explore linkages and study emerging challenges that transcend the cold war divisions of Europe and reach authoritatively into Post-Soviet Central Asia. The Center offers undergraduate specializations in Russian and East European Studies (REES) as well as Western European Studies (WES).

  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Location:

    300 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center facilitates learning about this core region of the Americas. It is the nexus between the university curriculum, functional pathways that bring together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and in the region. The Center enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

  • Cognitive Science Annual Distinguished Speakers Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

     

     

    Location:

    All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 118 Psychology, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring influential researchers in cognitive science to MSU to talk on a broad range of topics.  Light refreshments are served and all are welcome!

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Dia de la Mujer Conference (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 7,  2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 South Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This annual conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to affect social change and to highlight their accomplishments. Keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women will provide conference participants with networking opportunities for employment, education and sharing life experiences. Topics have included education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, career and personal development. Over two-dozen workshops will be offered for participants of all ages and life phases, including adults, college students, and K-12 students. 

  • Dunaway Lecture on Economics (March 2018)

    Dates:

    Mfarch 22, 2018.  6:00 pm

    Location:

    The Kiva, 103 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The 2018 Dunaway lecturer is Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, Princeton University and recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He will present on: Why is global (and American) poverty so hard to measure and to eradicate?

  • Engage Summer Institute for Global Studies: Teaching Through Stories (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 18 - 22, 2018.  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location:

    303 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Are you interested in incorporating Africa, Asia, and Latin America more effectively into your classes? This free workshop is open to K-12 educators with priority given to mentor teachers of MSU interns. During this five day workshop, area experts will use the power of stories to provide deeper insight into the history, economy, culture, and topical issues of a place. College of Education experts will provide teachers with pedagogical support for internalizing current curriculum or creating new materials. Upon successful completion of the summer institute, teacher participants will receive a $200 stipend, free curricular resources, and 30 SCECHs.

  • Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success-Modules 1 and 2 (October, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • October 25 - 26, 2017  -- Module 1
    • November 6 - 7, 2017  -- Module 2

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    The most successful women have vision, fortitude, and the ability to work in competitive environments without compromising their unique traits and skill sets. Research shows that companies with a higher percentage of women in top management also experience a higher Return on Equity and Return on Sales. This program provides critical information and leadership insights designed to help high-potential women improve performance and productivity within their unique business environments. Based on both proven research and the personal experiences of senior executives, the program develops individualized action plans and engages organizational superiors to help support implementation. This program will also create a unique network of colleagues with similar experiences to help support future growth and development.

  • Eye on Africa Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please confirm as individual dates and times may change.  Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Room 201, International Center, 427 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Eye on Africa is a weekly seminar series that provides scholars, policy-makers, applied practitioners, students, and the interested public with cutting-edge and highly-contextualized knowledge about the African continent. Emerging and established scholars share the results of their recent research, with time for audience questions and comments. The series draws on a diverse group of presenters to create an inclusive, holistic view of African history, social movements, the economy, and politics.

  • Fate of the Earth Symposium (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 24, 2018

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Environmental Science and Policy Program has launched a symposium series to explore the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium will bring distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity. The event will include research focused seminars and discussion but will emphasize events and presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. In addition to live events and webcasts, the symposium will generate educational materials that can be used in classes and non-traditional education in the spring and beyond.

  • Geography Colloquium Series (Spring 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current dates.  

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Department of Geography at Michigan State University is one of 12 degree-granting units in the College of Social Science.  Faculty and student research centers on such topics as people-environment relationships, climate, geographic information science, soils-geomorphology, urban structure, and global change. The spatial extent of these research interests range from local to global in such places as Kenya, Brazil, the Great Lakes, China, and Michigan.  The Triple G Colloquium Series invites speakers to share their expertise on currently relevant issues in geography.

    Please see the website below for a current listing of Geography Colloquium Series events.

     

  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 22 - 23, 2018.  Register by March 9, 2018.

    Location:

    MSU Main Library, Green Room, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The 2018 Symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can relate to global, indigenous, and/or underrepresented groups and topics.

  • History Speaker Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    • Janie Cole: March 27, 2017: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Ray Craib: April 13, 2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Siyen Fei: April 20, 2017: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    255 Old Horticulture, 506 E. Circle Drive, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  

    Description:

    The MSU Department of History Speaker Series explores many historical issues, events, and perspectives. Please see information on the current event at the website below. The Spring 2017 Speaker Series schedule includes:

    • Janie Cole: (University of Cape Town), speaking on music and resistance in South Africa's anti‐apartheid struggle
    • Ray Craib: (Cornell University), speaking on the history of the Chilean left in the twentieth century
    • Siyen Fei: (University of Pennsylvania), speaking on gender, identity, and empire-building in the borderlands of 16th/17th-century China
  • Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 6, 2018. 

    Location:

    Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African-American Music and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will present at the 2018 Hollander Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.

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