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** THE PTA IS THANKFUL FOR YOUR DIRECT APPEAL DONATIONS (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=d3c9d9487b&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
This year, the PTA will spend more than $800 per student. We would not be able to do this without your Direct Appeal contributions. To those who have already donated to the Direct Appeal, we thank you. And for those who still plan to give, please know that every donation counts when it comes to supplying our students and teachers with enrichment opportunities and resources beyond what the city and state budget can provide. We would be so grateful to have 100 percent participation this year, so please give what you can, whether that’s $50 or $5,000. Make a one-time contribution or divide it into monthly installments by clicking HERE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=15700e4c0b&e=c7d38fbfd6) . Or drop your donation in the main office. Thank you! And enjoy the holiday weekend. Have questions about the Appeal? Email [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) .
** KIDS ART FUNDRAISER : DEADLINE EXTENDED! (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=0a9bc8ee1c&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Order online by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, TUESDAY, NOV. 21st for FREE SHIPPING and to RECEIVE YOUR GIFTS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Missed or lost the form? You can still view your child’s artwork online and place your order. Simply: Go to SILVERGRAPHICS.com. Click the SHOP button to log in to our school gallery: Username: 321WP Password: 321ART Scroll to find your child’s artwork in their class gallery (listed along the left side) and order directly! Easy! And remember 33% of your total is donated to the PTA. Email [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) with any questions.
** SAVE THE DATE! TESTING: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=90bf9b3bda&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Mark your calendars for Wednesday,12/6 at 6:30 pm and come hear the latest in state testing policies and a discussion of how the tests affect schools across NYC. Our own Principal Liz Phillips will be joined by NYS Regents and other NYC educators for an exploration of the relationship between state tests and educational equity. Sign up HERE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=9925690555&e=c7d38fbfd6) to be added to the Testing Task Force email list.
** ANNUAL COAT DRIVE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=560a9da32e&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Our annual coat drive will take place Nov. 27th to Dec. 1st – right after Thanksgiving. Please donate new or gently used coats and jackets of all sizes (clean and in good repair only) to the collection bins located just inside the front doors of PS 321’s main building. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will distribute donations to those in need all over Brooklyn. Final donations will be accepted immediately following Family Friday on Dec 1st. We’re sorry but we cannot take any donated coats before or after these dates! To volunteer for sorting and bagging donations that week, please contact Maria Gea (mailto:[email protected]) .
** SCHOOL PHOTO FREE DELIVERY DEADLINE – DECEMBER 1ST (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=657fd1a562&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
It’s time to order school pictures! To access your child’s individual and class pictures, go to pictureday.com, enter the code on the proof sheet, and place your order. All prints and items ordered will be sent directly to your home (shipping is free until December 1). School pictures (and mugs and keychains and magnets) make wonderful holiday gifts! Order soon! Email Stacie Brensilver (mailto:[email protected]?subject=School%20Pictures) with any questions.
** CALLING ALL HOLIDAY HELPERS! (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=e4947400c0&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Only a few weeks left to contribute to Holiday Helpers! Please share some holiday spirit with a student in our school who could benefit from it. Every donation of $25 will be used to buy a gift card for a child, going a long way toward making their holiday special. Please submit to your child’s teacher no later than FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH. You can also drop contributions off in the main office in the Holiday Helper folder. You’re welcome to sponsor more than one student. For more information contact Marie Nachsin (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=869fd1a89f&e=c7d38fbfd6) . We appreciate your generosity!
** WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT – STUFF! (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=feb4256707&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
The PS321 Holiday Shop: Stuff You Should Buy will take place on Saturday, December 9th. Mark your calendars for a great day of holiday shopping. Get a preview of our great line up of vendors HERE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=8a33a099a8&e=c7d38fbfd6) . We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a huge success. Last year, Stuff raised over $25,000 for the PS321 PTA. We need people to help with set up and breakdown, helping our vendors load in and out, or you can also volunteer to help in the kids craft area or bake sale. If you can spare a few hours, we would really appreciate it! Sign up HERE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=1b947ce68a&e=c7d38fbfd6) . Questions? Email Lauren Lowry (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Stuff) .
** HARVEST TASTING DAY – FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=9efeb422ba&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
School Food’s Garden to Cafe chefs will be in our cafeteria during lunch on Dec 1 to share samples of fresh local produce with students. This is a very special event for the children and you will want to be a part of it. Please sign up HERE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=bf263f972c&e=c7d38fbfd6) to volunteer to distribute samples during lunch period. Contact Kirsty Carroll (mailto:[email protected]) with questions.
** LOOKING FOR 321 AMBASSADORS (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=58f240e68b&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Please consider leading a very quick tour for prospective new 321 families. Principal Liz Phillips will give a brief orientation at 9:00 am in the auditorium and we are looking for volunteers to take small groups into a few classrooms and showcase our amazing school. School tours will be given on December 7th and 13th and we could use your help. Contact Catherine Douglass (mailto:[email protected]?subject=School%20tours) for more information or to volunteer.
** KIDS CLUB NEWS (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=39277947fc&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
NO Kid’s Clubs this Wednesday November 22nd. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! If you are interested in teaching a Kid’s Club in the winter (Jan – March) or the spring (Apr – June) please email Courtney (mailto:[email protected]) . We could really use your help! Please don’t forget to provide a healthy SNACK for your child for after school.
** MESSAGE FROM AGENTS HINDS & ANDERSON (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=c2e3d36cee&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Parents and Caregivers: You are always welcome here! But to enter our school building for any reason, you must show ID to the security agent in the lobby so they can sign you in. This is very important for the safety of all students in the building, even if you are a frequent visitor. Thanks for your understanding.
** MEET THE WRITERS WELCOMES BETSY LEWIN TO KINDERGARTEN (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=4b100cbbd7&e=c7d38fbfd6) ————————————————————
Betsy Lewin will visit PS 321 on Monday, December 4, to talk to kindergarten classes. Lewin grew up in Pennsylvania, studying illustration at Pratt Institute and designing greeting cards after graduation, and before beginning to write and illustrate stories for children’s magazines. Lewin’s art is usually humorous, drawn in pen or brush with watercolor washes (as in the Click, Clack book series), but she also paints in a naturalistic style such as in Chubbo’s Pool. She and her husband, author and illustrator Ted Lewin, have also collaborated on travel-inspired stories such as How to Babysit a Leopard and Puffling Patrol. The recipient of a Caldecott Honor and awards from the Society of Illustrators and ALA, Lewin lives in New York with Ted and their cat Sophie. Please contact Kate Singh (mailto:[email protected]?subject=MTW) with questions.
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If a child has parents living in more than one household, the non-custodial parent can now get their own code to access their child’s NYC Schools Account. Please email Deb Orr (mailto:[email protected]) , the Parent Coordinator – she can help you obtain access, or if you are the custodial parent, invite the non-custodial parent to view the account separately. Results for the 2017 State ELA/Math tests, as well as grade and attendance information, are all viewable on your child’s account. To set up your account, email Deb Orr (mailto:[email protected]) and let her know you’ll be stopping by the PTA office to pick up your Account Creation Code. Go HERE (ps321.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36dfc8a92727b03d873a6bd1a&id=d3de74824e&e=c7d38fbfd6) for more information on NYC Schools Accounts

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CYC Ramblers Special

David Roberts
Hi Everyone,

First of all, congratulation to the yacht section’s ‘Uncommitted’ quiz team for winning last Friday’s club quiz.
Secondly, those who went to the Soirée Française on Saturday evening enjoyed a pleasant evening, and well done to those who dressed for the occasion.

Our next event is the anti-fouling talk this Friday, so come along and find out the latest developments.  Assistance with festive decorating of the club on Sunday 26th November would also be appreciated (but not with anti-fouling please).

Then the December Sailors Social, which is a few weeks away but get it into your diary, as we’re expecting everyone to dress for the festive season. This will be followed by a walk on Saturday.  See details below.


Rear Commodore Yachts


Pot Buoys

Kerenza picked up a pot buoy at position 50.21,13N / 001.50,99W on passage from Studland Bay towards Alderney, and were subsequently towed 25nm from mid-channel to Lymington. 
When lifted, we found the damage to the rudder – repairs are now being assessed, and I’ve filed a report on the RYA form available for this purpose.

Please join me in signing the government petition


New Home?

Following the November ramble, our intrepid walkers may be interested to learn that the converted windmill is for sale.
If you have a spare £million, the details are here.

It’s within walking distance of The Red Lion at Chalton – but I wouldn’t fancy the return trip back up “Gosnell Mountain” after a couple of pints!


Looking Ahead: December Ramble
Join us on 9th December, for a 4-5 mile ramble to use up some calories to make room for Turkey and Christmas Pudding!
We will meet in the car park of the Cricketers Pub, Duncton, in time to set off at 10am.

Take the A27 East out of Chichester and then about a mile from the last roundabout turn left on the A285 towards Petworth.
After 10 miles you will descend Duncton Hill, navigate the bends at the bottom, pass the entrance to Seaford College on the left and find the pub on the right hand side a couple of hundred yards beyond the College entrance. (OS Ref. 960170)
Our route will take us under the downs to Barlavington where we go through the churchyard and on towards Sutton before a cross country route to Burton Mill Pond and hence back to lunch. The early part of the walk has some short but steep inclines and there are several stiles (8!!).
Please notify your intention of walking to David Ingram by the Wednesday before (6th December) with numbers in your party.
Please read the Cricketers Menu, and for catering reasons the pub would like to know your requirements. We will forward your choices to the pub.


Christmas Crackers & Tinsel

Yacht Section Social
Friday 8 December, from 6.30pm
Meet your friends and swap Christmas cards… and dress up in your Christmas tinsel!


What’s On?

Mini Lecture: How to keep a clean bottom. Friday 24th November 2017 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Decorating Party. Sunday 26th November 2017 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm





Inside the Social Sciences



Israel and the World Economy

Monday, November 27
5:00 p.m. reception
5:30 p.m. lecture
Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Hall

Presented by Assaf Razin, professor emeritus at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University and visiting professor in the Department of Economics at UC Davis.

Learn more or view the flyer.



Fragmented Media and Social Divides 

Monday, November 27
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)

Presented by Associate Professor of Communication Magdalena Wojcieszak.

Learn more or view the flyer.



Call for Proposals: Tech for Social Good

This program funds efforts to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the U.S. and abroad.

team matchmaking and information session will be held on Tuesday, November 28.

Learn more about Tech for Social Good at UC Davis.



Peri Imparts Benefits of Immigration

What positive effects do migrants have on the U.S. economy?

On November 13, in a lecture hosted by the UC Davis School of Law, Professor of Economics Giovanni Peri attempted to cut through the misinformation and stereotypes plaguing the current immigration debate.

Read the full story in the ISS Journal.



Young Assesses Anger Inspired by Mexican Cartels [Video]

On November 2, Assistant Professor of Political Science Lauren Young gauged the appetite for punitive justice in communities affected by cartel activity.

Watch the video in the ISS Journal.



Grads, Grilled #29: Roi Zur

“I took a game theory class in my second year of undergrad. It was mind-blowing.”

Read Roi’s Q & A in the ISS Journal.



Upcoming Events

11/21 – Predicting Conversation Length of Protest-Related Discussions on Twitter

11/21Mellon Public Scholars Info Session

11/27 Fragmented Media and Social Divides

11/27 ISS Distinguished Lecture: Assaf Razin

11/28PhD Unlimited: What is Grad Slam, and Why Should I Care?

11/28Tech for Social Good: Info Session

11/29Bird Class: Poetry, Ornithology, and Energy Transition at the Turn of the 19th Century

11/29The Colonial and Racial Nature of Extractive Capitalism

11/29Critical Science Literacy

11/30UC Davis OneClimate Workshop

11/30 – Market Size, Market Structure, and Rural-Urban Price Gaps: The Puzzling Case of China

12/1Reading & Cleaning Complex Data with Regular Expressions




In the Media

Beyond Thankful: Cultivating a Life of Gratitude
Professor of Psychology Robert Emmons in the Wall Street Journal.

How Taming Cows and Horses Sparked Inequality Across the Ancient World
Distinguished Professor of Economics Peter Lindert at Science.

Psychologists Embrace Open Science
Associate Professor of Psychology Simine Vazire at the APA.



Funding Deadlines

11/30 – Global Affairs Seed Grants for International Activities

11/30 – Russell Sage Foundation Special Initiatives

11/30 – Russell Sage Foundation Regular Programs

12/8 UC Graduate Student Dissertation Support




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Shreveport Aquarium (Shreveport-Bossier.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=62e03bc5ad3865d14a0dfafe3&id=cbd06b871a&e=3c99cec43d) is now open at 601 Clyde Fant Parkway in the heart of downtown Shreveport. The aquarium is home to more than 3,000 animals representing 270 species including sharks, rays, jellyfish, octopus and more. Shreveport Aquarium’s interactive exhibits include numerous “touch tanks” that allow visitors to interact with sea life. Immersive environments include brightly colored coral reefs, creaking shipwrecks, dark ocean caves and tropical lagoons. Shreveport Aquarium is open, 12-5 p.m., Sunday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.
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Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival (Shreveport-Bossier.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=62e03bc5ad3865d14a0dfafe3&id=185e79c08e&e=3c99cec43d) will be held, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25 at Riverview Park (Shreveport-Bossier.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=62e03bc5ad3865d14a0dfafe3&id=24f247dcc2&e=3c99cec43d) in downtown Shreveport and Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets (Shreveport-Bossier.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=62e03bc5ad3865d14a0dfafe3&id=98f9dc6b5f&e=3c99cec43d) in Bossier City. Both viewing areas will feature the largest outdoor Christmas trees in the region as well as live performances of holiday music by local community choirs and school groups, photos with Santa, snow, free gifts for the first 500 children, and more. Fireworks are planned for approximately 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Complete event details are available at www.RocketsOvertheRed.com.
Saturday, Nov. 25 is also Small Business Saturday in Downtown Shreveport (Shreveport-Bossier.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=62e03bc5ad3865d14a0dfafe3&id=58080e6863&e=3c99cec43d) and the East Bank District and Plaza’s Grand Opening Celebration (Shreveport-Bossier.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=62e03bc5ad3865d14a0dfafe3&id=cb477035bc&e=3c99cec43d) . Plan to join in all of the fun and make a full day of it!
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We’re super excited to let you know that we’re part of an amazing campaign called the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money for their cause throughout the holiday season. 
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The first one starts today, and for every $500 raised online by our organization between November 21st at 12pm ET and November 28th at 11:59:59pm ET, you will be entered for a chance to win $2,500. There will be 1 winner each day for a total of 8 winners. 

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Asian Studies Center Newsletter

November 2017 News and Events at Michigan State University’s Asian Studies Center. ———————————————————— mailchi.mp/25bdb94ac875/asian-studies-center-newsletter?e=4426b9f0db Like us on Facebook (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=ab339fcf39&e=4426b9f0db) Follow on Twitter (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=82a4544663&e=4426b9f0db) Visit our Website (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=8878fa187e&e=4426b9f0db)
** About Us ———————————————————— The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University, designated as a National Undergraduate Resource Center (NRC) since 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education, directs one of the largest, most diverse programs of education about Asia in the Midwest. Unlike other programs, the Center is distinguished by its approach to East, Central, North, West, South, and Southeast Asia in the design of its curriculum, focus on faculty research, and scope of outreach activities. Presently, the Center’s 200+ affiliated faculty members represent over 54 disciplines across MSU in teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
The Center continues to provide support to both undergraduate and graduate students by way of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship awards for their pursuit of Asian language training in combination with area studies, international studies, or the international aspects of professional studies. Both the NRC and the FLAS programs are funded by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education. For more information about IFLE, visit the website: www.ed.gov/ope/iegps
Phone: (517) 353-1680
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: asia.isp.msu.edu ———————————————————— Faculty Spotlight
Eileen Le Han
Eileen Le Han is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Integrated Studies in Social Science. Dr. Le Han currently teaches courses on the topics of society and individuals, Asia through a social science perspective.
Dr. Le Han recently published a book, titled “Micro-blogging memories: Weibo and collective remembering in contemporary China.” Her book is a multi-year study of Weibo, the leading Chinese micro-blogging platform. Dr. Le Han is also preparing a manuscript on Chinese digital culture in recent years.
Dr. Le Han is an affiliated faculty member of the Asian Studies Center, which helps her connect with scholars whose research focus is on Asia, to get to know their research and teaching, and explore possibilities of collaboration.
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Arabic Tea and Conversation Hour
Wed. from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. September 20 – December 6, 2017 305 International Center
Arabic Diwan is a gathering of students who are in the Arabic language program, where they speak the language and learn about the culture in a relaxed environment with a Fulbright teaching assistant. Students from all Arabic language levels are encouraged to attend. We also extend the invitation to the Arabic speaking students at the English Center.
For more information, please e-mail [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . ———————————————————— Upcoming Event
Around the World in 80 Minutes: Nationalism
Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:30 p.m. Kellogg Center Auditorium
Professors K. and R. Brathwaite, Olcott, and Komori will have a panel discussion regarding Nationalism around the world.
For more information about this event, contact James Madison College at (517) 353-6750. This event is sponsored by James Madison College.
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AAUW International Fellows
Deadline: December 1, 2017
The American Association of University Women is accepting applications for its International Fellowships. Through the annual program, fellowships of up to $30,000 are awarded to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preference is given to women who show a prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2017, and have applied to their proposed institution of study by the time of the application.
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———————————————————— 2018 Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
Scholarship Deadline (undergraduates): February 8, 2018
Fellowship Deadline (graduate students): January 30, 2018
The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open at www.borenawards.org (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=8f8be5a120&e=4426b9f0db) !
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas and are available to applicants in most fields of study. Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of countries in Asia, including India, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.
For more information please contact [email protected]. (mailto:[email protected]) ———————————————————— Program Announcement Boren Awards Weekly language classes for preschoolers (ages 3-6), kids (ages 6-12), and teens (13+) provide practice for speaking and listening and incorporating some reading and writing. Children are grouped by age and proficiency; concurrent sections are offered for mos We would like to highlight a new program this year, the Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative (IFLI). This Initiative offers Boren Awards awardees the special opportunity to study Indonesian language and culture by participating in domestic and overseas immersion language programs in Indonesia. This immersive program begins with an intensive summer domestic language institute at the University of Wisconsin, followed by a fall overseas program in Indonesia at the State University of Malang (UM) administered by the American Councils for International Education.
Additional information on the IFLI program requirements and location can be found here for scholars and here (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=d9132b7ccc&e=4426b9f0db) for scholars and here (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=92e30bfe3e&e=4426b9f0db) for fellows.
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Submission Due Date: Friday, December 15 The Center for Gender in Global Context invites MSU graduate students to submit a paper for its annual competition. Papers will be reviewed by a faculty committee, and the award will be presented at the GenCen Annual Reception on February 2, 2018. For more information, click here (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=eb841aec1e&e=4426b9f0db.) .

** News and Events November 21, 2017 ———————————————————— Bi-weekly Newsletter
Please share with other faculty, students, and community. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise note. ————————————————————
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships through the Asian Studies Center are academic scholarships that provide funding and support to graduate and undergraduate students who are studying language and culture in Asian countries. ———————————————————— Announcement
S.C. Lee
The Shao Chang Lee Scholarship Fund was established by friends and colleagues of the late Professor Lee to provide scholarship awards for undergraduate students enrolled at MSU who have made outstanding accomplishments in Asian studies and are pursuing or planning to pursue a program that includes Asian studies. ———————————————————— Upcoming Events Japan at the Movies
Please join us for these films from or about Japan, screened for IAH 241G, “Japanese Film and Culture.” All movies will be shown in Berkey 118 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Tekkon Kinkreet Tuesday, November 21, 2017
(Dir. Michael Arias; 2006) 110 min. Innovative visual style makes this amazing film of two orphans fighting to protect their turf and each other in “Treasure Town” against rival boys, the mafia, the police, and more. A film you won’t forget soon!
Ringu Tuesday, November 28, 2017
(Dir. Nakata Hideo; 1998) 95 min. The terrifying film that started the “J-horror” boom! Whoever watches a certain video receives a creepy phone call warning them of only seven days to live. Can Reiko save herself and her son from certain doom?
For more information on these events, please contact the Asian Studies Center at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or call 517-353-1680. For more information about this event, contact the Asian Studies Center at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center. ———————————————————— Upcoming Event ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 303 International Center
Lecture by Mohammad Khalil, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Muslim Studies Program.
Mohammad Khalil is an associate professor of Religious Studies, an adjunct professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program. Before returning to his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, he was an assistant professor of Religion and visiting professor of Law at the University of Illinois. He specializes in Islamic thought and is the author of Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has presented papers at various national and international conferences and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics, from bioethics to early Islamic historiography to contemporary conversion narratives to soteriology to jihad.
For more information on these events, please contact the Muslim Studies Program at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or call 517-353-1680.
This event is sponsored by the Muslim Studies Program. ————————————————————
Upcoming Event
Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Process, Prospects, and Possibilities
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Kellogg Center Auditorium
Daniel Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the former U.S. ambassador to Israel and to Egypt. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process and has participated in Track II negotiations. He has written several books, including The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011; Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; and Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East.
For more information about this event, contact the Muslim Studies Center at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) This event is sponsored by the Muslim Studies Center, and Asian Studies Center. ———————————————————— Upcoming Events
CeLTA Language Conversation Hours
B135 Wells Hall
CELTA (Center for Language Teaching and Advancement), is holding conversation hours for language learners of various languages. Listed below are the Asian languages they feature, for a full list of languages visit the CELTA website. (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=f02cf16e40&e=4426b9f0db)
Language Conversation Hour Arabic Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Chinese Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Japanese Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Korean Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Russian Mondays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tagalog Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
———————————————————— Language Classes
Weekly language classes for preschoolers (ages 3-6), kids (ages 6-12), and teens (13+) provide practice for speaking and listening and incorporating some reading and writing. Children are grouped by age and proficiency; concurrent sections are offered for most languages. Classes are held in Wells Hall at MSU starting the week of January 22, 2018. All classes meet for 10 sessions.
The early registration rate (December 15 deadline) is $135, and after December 15 it’s $150. To register visit: camps.cal.msu.edu (msu.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=575b2ce7c4e7676e15735f3c8&id=0d39b4a6ac&e=4426b9f0db) .
Mondays Arabic for Kids: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. French for Preschoolers: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: French for Kids: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Spanish for Kids: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
Wednesdays German for Preschoolers: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. German for Kids: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. German for Teens: 6:15 – 7:15
Thursdays Chinese for Kids (beginner): 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Chinese for Kids (intermediate): 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Spanish for Preschoolers: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays Chinese for Preschoolers: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Japanese for Kids: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Hindi for Kids: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Hindi for Teens: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
For more information please call (517) 355-7587 or email [email protected]
Course Announcement ———————————————————— Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics & Society
Spring Semester 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 – 3:40 p.m.
If you are interested in Korean politics and society this course takes place in the Spring of 2018. The main objective of the course is to provide students with the introductory understanding of Korean politics and society. While looking at various theoretical explanations and perspectives, this course will focus on the historical, geopolitical and economic impacts on its socio-political developments, along with various cultural and religious issues.
This course is offered as part of the Big 10 Academic Alliance and supported by the NAM Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan. It will be shared with the Ohio State University and the University of Michigan.
For more information, please contact Professor Catherine Ryu at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . Course Announcement ———————————————————— Summer 2018 Chinese Courses:
CHS101 First-year Chinese 1 CHS102 First-year Chinese 2
These courses offer the opportunity for students to learn about ancient and contemporary Chinese cultures, participate in language and cultural activities, improve marketability, and receive scholarship and internship opportunities. For more information on these events, please contact the Asian Studies Center at [email protected] or call (517) 353-1680 Course Announcement ———————————————————— Language and Culture in Everyday Life: Korean Discourse as a Window into Culture
Spring 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This course covers the interrelationships between culture, language, and worldview-with a specific focus on Korea and Koreans. Through research, theory, videos, printed matter, and music, we will investigate: How language shapes, creates and is created by behaviors, expectations, orientations, perceptions, and practices. No prior knowledge of Korea is required.
This course is offered as part of the Big 10 Academic Alliance and supported by the NAM Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan. It will be shared with the Ohio State University and Pensylvania State University.
For more information, please contact Professor Catherine Ryu at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
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Moon is now in Capricorn, so you may feel cautious in committing to anything that requires a financial outlay until you feel really sure that it’s going to be a good investment of your time & energy. When the moon is in Cappy we can be a tad serious & very focused on achieving our […]

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From Our Federal Partners: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness Webinar

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From Our Federal Partners: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness Webinar

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) KSOC-TV, a web-based technical assistance program featuring behavioral health experts discussing cutting edge issues in children's mental health, is holding an interactive webisode:

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday, November 30, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Join the webinar on November 30th.

The live panel discussion will be moderated by Gary Blau, Chief, Child Adolescent and Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA.

Panelists will include:

  • SAMHSA Representative: Luis Vasquez, Director, Division of Service and Systems Improvement, SAMHSA
  • Research Expert: Sarah C. Narendorf, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston
  • Youth Leader with Lived Experience: Dani Dominguez, Community Education Coordinator, YES Institute

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