Events


FEB
3
Date:
Saturday, 03 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
The Robin Theatre
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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In Spanish with English Subtitles

A poignant doc by celebrated filmmaker Tatiana Huezo, Tempestnarrates the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict México. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity, and resistance.

On a normal day on her way to work, Miriam is arrested on suspicion of human trafficking. While the government reports that a criminal gang has been rounded up, in reality a group of innocent Mexicans has fallen victim to the vagaries of a corrupt system. After her detention, she is handed over to a private prison controlled by the Organized Crime, where she is forced to pay a monthly fee to remain alive.

Adela works as a clown in a traveling circus. Ten years ago, her life was irreversibly transformed; every night during the show, she evokes her missing daughter, Monica. Tempest has screened at more than 60 film festivals worldwide, collecting awards in Berlin, Lima, Havana, Madrid, Cork, and many others.
 

Part of the MSU Latinx Film Festival

Date:
Saturday, 03 Feb 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
The Robin Theatre
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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As I Walk Through The Valley documents 40 years of musical history and Mexican-American culture. It is the first comprehensive look at rock music in the Rio Grande Valley. The film is an oral history of the popular music of The Valley told by the musicians, promoters, producers, and scenesters who lived it. The Rio Grande Valley has been called a flashpoint for the creation of Mexican-American Culture in the United States. Roughly 230 miles south of San Antonio, the river delta known as The Valley is a network of cities and roads that sits at the southernmost border between the United States and Mexico. Combining over 100 hours of interviews as well as never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, this documentary tracks the musical evolution of a region that has forged its own unique identity between two countries.

Part of the MSU Latinx Film Festival

FEB
4
Date:
Sunday, 04 Feb 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Studio C! Meridian Mall Okemos
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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In Spanish with English subtitles

 


Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver is yet to be found. Gabriel hasn't seen his younger sibling in years: something happened between them and their lives went in opposite directions.

Gabriel departs immediately for the islands to find out what's happening and to help with the investigation. There he meets Cordelia's feisty friend Helena, full of raw emotions. They both share their desire to find Cordelia, alive.

Gabriel quickly discovers that Heidi Meyer, a magnetic woman with dark origins, seduced his sister into "The Community." Cordelia found refuge in the sect, where she was able to work through the wounds of the past, only to become a witness—and an accomplice—to strange events that preceded a tragic ending.

As Gabriel dives deeper into the mysteries of the sect, he begins to question the truth about his life. He quickly realizes that finding his sister is the only way to save himself.
 

Part of the MSU Latinx Film Festival

FEB
7
Date:
Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
University Lutheran Church
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP Executive Committee will meet to discuss current issues and make recommendations to the CVIP Board.

Date:
Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
N124 BCC
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
FEB
9
Date:
Friday, 09 Feb 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University awards undergraduate and graduate student fellowships under the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program of the U.S. Department of Education for the study of Asian languages and area studies.  

Funds are available for Summer 2018. Funds for the Academic Year (AY) 2018 â€ 2019 for Undergraduate and Graduate fellowships are contingent on receipt of grant funding by the MSU Asian Studies Center from the U.S. Department of Education. 

For more information and to apply visit the Asian Studies Center's FLAS webpage.

FEB
14
Date:
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:
University Lutheran Church
Department:
Community Volunteers for International Programs
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CVIP Board meets to discuss and act on recommendations of the CVIP Executive Committee, and review program outcomes for ISC.

FEB
15
Date:
Thursday, 15 Feb 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Center
Department:
Office of the Dean
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""George L. Openjuru is professor of education and first deputy vice chancellor at Gulu University, Uganda. He was formerly dean of the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning at Makerere University, and head of the Department of Community Education and Extra-Mural Studies, Institute of Adult and Continuing Education. He was also an associate professor of adult and community education at Makerere University.

About the Global Engagement Speaker Series
The new MSU Global Engagement Speaker Series is inviting individuals of distinction from higher education, global organizations, and philanthropies to share their thoughts, research, and practice with the MSU community. Advancing fundamental human rights and meeting basic human needs will serve as the primary foci for the Series. Speakers will highlight the role of higher education as a collaborator, working with civil societies, governments, and industry to enhance societal well-being.

More information can be found at the Global Engagement Speaker Series website.

Date:
Thursday, 15 Feb 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
118 Berkey Hall
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
MAR
3
Date:
Saturday, 03 Mar 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Visiting International Professional Program