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  • Annual Distinguished Lecture on Multicultural Psychology (April 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 19, 2019.  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  Reception: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Location:

    Room 118 Psychology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  Reception in Room 325.

    Description:

    Shinobu Kitayama is Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Kyoto University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and taught at Oregon, Chicago, and Kyoto before joining Michigan faculty in 2003. He studies psychological diversity across cultures with multiple methods. Over the last decade, he has pioneered the field of cultural neuroscience and investigated how “nature” may be “nurtured.” He served as the chief editor of Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin and is currently the editor-in-chief of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition.

  • Center for Economic Analysis

    Location:

    Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 88, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Economic Analysis provides timely, high quality research, data, and analysis that contributes to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource, and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the state economy. The CEA provides a number of services, including:

    • Economic Forecasts
    • Economic Policy Analyses
    • Demographic Profiles
    • Impact Assessments
    • Market Assessments
    • Tax Policy Impacts
    • Tourism Impacts
    • Needs and Poverty Assessments
  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research

    Location:

    509 E. Circle Drive, Room 321, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) applies research to important public policy issues, and strengthens relationships between the academic and policymaker communities. IPPSR is involved in:

    • Promoting and conducting interdisciplinary research on public policy issues;
    • Providing survey research and evaluation services through the Office for Survey Research;
    • Producing public policy and political leadership education and training programs such as the Legislative Leadership Program, Michigan Political Leadership Program, and Tomorrow's Political Leaders; and
    • Engaging in problem solving discussions around pressing societal needs.

    Examples of projects include the State of the State Survey, the National College Health Assessment survey, and the Thumb Rural Health Network Survey. IPPSR offers an annual Policy Forum Series, which serves as an interactive meeting about issues facing Michigan communities. The Institute's Web site also contains searchable publications, information on special projects, and links to related public policy Web sites.

  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research Spring Forum Series (Spring 2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.  All forums are from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

    Location:

    Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room, 124 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI. Downtown Lansing, across from the Capitol Bldg.

    Description:

    The Forums are open to all who want to learn more about current issues being discussed in the policy arena. Each panelist will discuss their perspective before the forum opens to audience discourse. Attendees have an opportunity to contribute to the policy discussion.  A light lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Julian Samora Research Institute

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Road, Room 93, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), in the College of Social Science, is committed to serving the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest through research on the social, economic, educational, and political condition of these communities. The Institute is involved in:

    • Conducting research and transmitting the research findings to academic institutions, government officials, community leaders, and private sector executives;
    • Disseminating knowledge through publications, seminars, workshops, and private consultation;
    • Providing technical expertise and support to Latino communities for developing policy responses to local problems; and
    • Developing Hispanic human capital through leadership development, empowerment, and education.

    Current research/outreach initiatives target the needs of the Hispanic community in the areas of economic development, education, and families and neighborhoods. JSRI publishes several reports and papers on recent research, as well as produces the NEXO Newsletter, the official newsletter of the Institute and an assortment of books. The Institute's Web site contains information on employment, events in lower Michigan, Latino News, and profiles on companies and institutions who serve the Latino communities. The Institute, in collaboration with MSU Libraries' Special Collections, also has a Virtual Collection with audio and video, publications, and photos of Dr. Julian Samora.

  • Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series (Spring 2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    MSU Museum Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

    Description:

    "Our Daily Work/ Our Daily Lives" is a cooperative project that focuses on the cultural traditions of workers, workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers culture, and the diversity of historical and artistic presentations of workers' lives. "Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives" explores the richness and diversity of worker experience and workers culture with exhibits, lectures and presentations; writing and research projects; and reunions, dialogues, demonstrations and discussions. 

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 12 - 13, 2019.  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    The Leona Group, 2123 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a components-based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral, attachment, humanistic, empowerment, and family therapy models. TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapy model that supports healing for children, adolescents, and families.

    *Please note the following introductory, online 11-hour course is a recommended prerequisite and has a fee of $35. It is required if you seek national certification in TF-CBT. You can find the pre-requisite course at: www.musc.edu/tfcbt2.


    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Impact on Health and Social Well-being (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 8 - 9, 2019

    Location:

    MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. As we align a around a common goal of preventing the accumulation of ACEs and moderating their effects, we have a unique opportunity to shift the future of public health and improving health and social outcomes for ourselves, our families, and the individuals with whom we work. This two-day workshop will cover the impact of early adversity on the brain, the ACE Study, resilience, and ways to utilize this information in your life, work, and community. Skill Level: Beginning *Clinical Practice. Trauma Certificate Elective Course

    Recommended for LMSW
    Available SW CECHs: 12.0

  • World View Lecture Series (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    • October 1, 2018: Ron Suskind
    • November 5, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
    • March 18, 2019: Joy-Ann Reid

    Location:

    Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU Wharton Center's World View Lecture Series allows participants to immerse themselves in today’s leading issues, with viewpoints presented by world-renowned experts, at amazingly low prices.​ 

    The 2018-2019 schedule includes:

    • Ron Suskind: ​Ron Suskind’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, examines his family’s twenty-year adventure of the heart with his son, Owen.
    • Nontombi Naomi Tutu: The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist, consultant, and educator.
    • Joy-Ann Reid: ​Known for her insightful news analysis, Joy-Ann Reid hosts AM JOY on MSNBC, and serves as a national correspondent appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
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