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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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Global Festival: Travel the World in One Day (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

    Location:

    MSU Union, 427 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Global Festival offers the opportunity to explore cultures from around the world. Every year, international students participate in showcasing their home country with features such as children's games, international exhibits, and performances.  During the festival, explore the World Gift Shop, which offers a variety of international art works, jewelry, glassware, clothing and a multitude of gift items. Proceeds support the Community Volunteers for International Programs Scholarship Fund, for spouses of international students to attend MSU classes.

  • Having the Tough Conversations About Race with Your Clients (April 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Description:

    This workshop is intended to assist and guide professionals in having the challenging discussions about race and current events with their clients. The training itself may cause discomfort for participants due to the nature of the discussion; however, it will be provided in a safe environment. This training will utilize visual displays, incorporate participant feedback, and allow time for questions and answers.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Sociology Colloquium Series (Spring 2017)

    Dates:

    All Colloquium events are held from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Please see the websites below for a current schedule.

    Location:

    Room 457 Berkey Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Each year, the Department of Sociology invites a number of guest speakers to present on their scholarship. Recent speakers have presented research on a variety of topics, including political sociology, race, gender, health, sexuality, and criminology.

  • Understanding Trauma in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth (July 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Description:

    In this training, you will learn working definitions of terms, including: Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, the Continuum of Gender, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology. You will examine multiple risk factors that lead to trauma in transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth from a solution-focused lens and ways these traumatic incidents adversely impact transgender individuals and their families. You will also learn about specific mental health strategies that may be used to address trauma in children and adolescents who are transgender or gender non-conforming. Finally, you will explore specific strategies for advocating for youth within schools, communities and families to improve youth mental health, health, and educational outcomes, and to support familial bonds to reduce the prevalence of bullying, family dissolution, and other traumatic events. This training will utilize exercises, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.

    Available CECHs: 3.0

  • Working with Aging Transgender Individuals in Healthcare Settings (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 20, 2018.  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    MSU Federal Credit Union 4825 E. Mount Hope Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Transgender individuals face numerous barriers to receiving sensitive, high quality healthcare services. In particular, elderly or aging transgender individuals may have unique health concerns and may be vulnerable to bias, discrimination, and other negative experiences in inpatient, long term care, or other healthcare settings. This workshop will highlight common concerns for aging transgender individuals seeking healthcare, as well as, what social workers can do to promote culturally sensitive practices in both clinical care and through improving organizational policies and procedures.

    Available CECHs: 2.0

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