Events


OCT
18
Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Lansing Center, Room 201, 333 E. Michigan Ave.
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The 2017 South Asia Book Award Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Michigan Library Association Annual Meeting. 

SABA books will be available for purchase. Authors and illustrators will be available to sign books.


2017 Award Winners

Maya

by Mahak Jain; illustrated by Elly MacKay (Owlkids Books, 2016) 

The loss of her father and a blackout in her Indian city combine to distress Maya. Her mother's bedtime tale of a legendary banyan tree kindles the child's imagination, bringing her comfort and soothing memories of her father. Alluring illustrations of the lush dream landscape and animals Maya visualizes will engage readers.

What Elephants Know

by Erick Dinerstein (Disney-Hyperion, 2016)

In the Nepalese Borderlands, twelve-year-old orphan Nandu realizes his destiny as a "mahout" (elephant driver). Through a vivid jungle setting and Nandu's first-person narration, this story reveals the rich diversity of the natural world and the connection between humans and animals. 

 

Non-Michigan Library Association members who wish to attend, please contact Kevin King (kevink(at)kpl.gov) by October 9th. 

Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 555 Baker Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 555 Baker Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
106A Berkey Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
OCT
19
Date:
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Rm. 410, Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Purpan Summer Study Aboard Program (École d'Ingenieurs de Purpan) in Toulouse, France provides a unique opportunity for students to get both in-class training from local experts in these areas as well as hands on experience through a one-month internship tailored to each student's interests.  In addition, students will learn about french culture, language and the French way of life by living on campus in France's third-largest university community (over 119,000 students) and by living with a French host family during the internship. 

Date:
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center, Room 305
Department:
Office for International Students and Scholars
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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.

 

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 or by calling (517) 336-8088.

Date:
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Room 201, International Center
Department:
African Studies Center
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About the Speaker

Jessica Achberger is African Studies Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University. Her PhD research in history focused on the bilateral relationship between Zambia and China during the Cold War, for which she conducted fieldwork in both Zambia and China. Prior to arriving at MSU, she was Associate Director of Research & Programs and a Senior Research Fellow at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research, Lusaka, Zambia. In Zambia, Jessica worked collaboratively researching Chinese agricultural investors in peri-urban Lusaka, researching experiences along agricultural value chains (farm to market to restaurant). At MSU, she is part of a team exploring the expansion of the China in Africa, Africa in China Resource Network's Knowledge Hub and is working on a text-encoding project to compare themes and rhetoric from Mandarin and English language academic publications on Chinese agricultural investments in Africa.

About the Talk

This talk explores the past, present, and future of China-Africa relations, arguing that the rhetoric of the relations, as well as the way we write about them in journalism and in academic literature, matter. Using examples from historical diplomatic relations, contemporary agricultural engagements, and distant reading through topic modeling of Mandarin and English academic literature, we will discuss the importance of rhetoric to our understanding of China-Africa relations, as well as to the relations themselves.

Date:
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Room 555 Baker Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Room 555 Baker Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
Date:
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location:
A-130 and A-134 Wells Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Join the Korean Program for an hour of conversation in Korean. All language levels are welcome to come.