Events


SEP
26
Date:
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
225 Natural Resources
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dave Skole from the MSU Department of Forestry presents "Forests are in the Paris Climate Agreements, now what?"

With the landmark international agreements coming from COP21. forests and the forestry and agriculture sectors are playing an important role in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). International climate action is not solely about fossil fuels anymore, and forest-related emissions mitigation will be significant actions in many developing countries around the world. Specific policies and measures for REDD+ will require technical means for forest measurement and low-carbon forest management. This presentation will discuss technical issues related to implementation for REDD+ strategies and programs, and the necessary capacity building that needs to be done if these strategies are to be successful.

The presentation draws on experience with three USAID projects in Malawi, India, and Indonesia and will emphasize the importance of approaches that engage livelihoods in low-income forest-dependent communities, who will be on the front line of mitigation and adaptation. It will also discuss some important technical issues of landscape-scale carbon management, particularly in sparse woodland ecosystems and systems of trees outside of forest (TOF) on agricultural land. 

Date:
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
Berkey 118
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Please join us for a film screening of The Twilight Samurai, screened for IAH241G, "Japanese Film and Culture." The movie will be shown in Berkey 118 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Twilight Samurai (Dir. Yamada Yoji; 2003) 129 min. 

A moving film that depicts a low-ranked samurai who wishes for none of the obligations that come with his status; he would prefer to form and raise his daughters. But circumstances force him to take up the sword. 

SEP
27
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Arabic Diwan is a gathering of Arabic students who are in the Arabic program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with the Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. Also, we extend the invitation to the Arabic-speaking students at the English Center.

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Jessica Martinez-Cruz

Professor at the Interdisciplinary Gender Program, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Club Spartan - Case Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi will be giving two public lectures on Colonia South India. The lectures will be held at Club Spartan in Case Hall. Light refreshments will be provided and the events are open to the public. 

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Abrams Planetarium
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Dr. Gabrielle Vail specializes in Mayan archaeology, epigraphy, and ethno-history. Deciphering indigenous astronomies and cosmologies as seen in pre-Hispanic Mayan texts and textile designs will be the focus of her talk. Vali teaches at UNC, Chapel Hill where she is the Program Director for InHerit: Passed to Present Research Labs of Archaeology

SEP
28
Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 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, 28 Sep 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 Presentation

Sarah and Robert will discuss their work in Namibia which examines how microorganisms survive and drive ecosystems in very very dry areas. We discuss our findings and share field adventures from the last two years working in one of the driest and oldest deserts in the world.

About the Speakers

Sarah is an assistant professor at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) and the Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University. She is a microbial and ecosystem ecologist and her lab examines how climate change affects soils, microorganisms, and agriculture. She became interested in ecology, and especially in water as a limiting resource, while teaching environmental education in Namibia, which Robert would go on to do as well. Robert is a graduate student at KBS and received his bachelor's degree at Grinnell College. He is interested in understanding how microorganisms influence global processes like climate change. For his dissertation, he studies how microbes in one of the world's driest deserts release car-bon dioxide into the air as they decompose dead plants and the potential climate change implications of this.

Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Breslin Center
Department:
Office for Education Abroad
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The Education Abroad Expo (formerly the Study Abroad Fair) is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.

Close to 200 exhibits displaying information about MSU's wide variety of programs and support services will be available for students to browse and ask questions.

If you've ever thought about international study, the Education Abroad Expo is the perfect place to begin your search.

See the Expo webpage for more details.

 

Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Time:
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Club Spartan - Case Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi will be giving two public lectures on Colonia South India. These lectures will be held in Club Spartan in Case Hall. Light refreshments will be provided and the lectures are open to the public.