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Dateline: Gondwana – New Fossil Discoveries from Tanzania
Wednesday, Feb. 1, All day, MSU Museum – West Gallery

New fossil finds help reveal how life evolved on the ancient Southern Hemisphere supercontinent, Gondwana. The exhibit profiles ongoing MSU Museum fieldwork in Tanzania, East Africa.

For more information, contact pr@museum.msu.edu or call (517)355-2370.

Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, Feb. 2, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., MSU Union – 2nd floor

A comprehensive information fair for students (and others) interested in learning more about the many exciting study abroad opportunities available at MSU. Program faculty, former participants, academic advisers, financial aid representatives, the MSU Travel Clinic and staff from the Office of Study Abroad will be present to answer questions. Students can enter a raffle to win $50 gift certificates for the Spartan Bookstore. For only $11, students, faculty and staff can have their passport photo taken at the fair.

For more information, contact Inge Steglitz at steglitz@msu.edu.

”Our Daily Work/Our Daily Life” Brownbag
Thursday, Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

\”The Measure of a Cock: Cockfighting, Mexican Working-class Masculinity and Resistance to Assimilation,\” with Jerry Garcia
MSU Department of History.
\”Our Daily Work / Our Daily Lives\” is a joint project that focuses on the artistic traditions of workers and on workplaces as contexts for the expression of workers\’ culture. The richness and diversity of workers\’ experiences and workers\’ culture is explored and presented through an ongoing series of exhibits, lectures and presentations; writing and research projects; reunions and demonstrations and discussions. The program was established in 1992 and is coordinated by the Michigan Traditional Arts Program at the MSU Museum and the Labor Education Program in the College of Social Science\’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations.

For more information, contact John Beck at beckj@msu.edu.

”Memories of War: From the Eyes of the Vietnamese”
Friday, Feb. 3, 1:30p.m.

Sponsored by Asian Studies. The speaker is John Whitmore from the University of Michigan, with a special screening of the documentary \”Gao Rang\” (Burnt Rice).

For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

\”Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa\”
Sunday, Feb. 5 – June 30, All day

The Siyazama (Zulu for \”we are trying\”) Project, uses traditional and contemporary artistic expression to document the realities of HIV/AIDS; to open lines of communication about the virus and to establish a model for collaborations among artists, educators and health practitioners.

For more information, contact pr@museum.msu.edu or call (517)355-2370.

American Culture Through a Japanese Lens: A Discussion with Shinichiro Watanabe
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m., International Center – Room 303

Special talk with noted Japanese anime director Shinichiro Watanabe of \”Cowboy Bebop\” and \”Samurai Champloo\” fame.

For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

\”When the 10th Month Comes\”
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Asian Studies. Directed by Dang Nhat Minh (1984; 90 minutes). Part of the Asian Studies Center Film Series, \”Vietnam in Film: The War and Beyond.\”

For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

MSU Fringe Festival: James Luna
Sunday, Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m., Wharton Center

Performance by James Luna. Luna is a Luiseno Indian who lives on the La Jolla Reservation near San Diego. He has received wide acclaim for his deconstruction of stereotypes and notions of \”Indian\” identity. Luna uses humor and honesty during his performances to confront representations of Indian-ness while celebrating the endurance and history of his people. For more information on Luna\’s work, visit www.jamesluna.com. This event is part of the Colloquium of Visiting Artists/Scholars: 2005-\’06 MSU Fringe Festival.

For more information, contact the Wharton Center at (517)432-2000

\”Remembering the \’Greater East Asian War\': The World of Yasukuni Shrine\’s Yushukan War Museum\”
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:00 p.m., International Center – Spartan Rooms B & C

The speaker is Takashi Yoshida from Western Michigan University.

For more information: asiansc@msu.edu or (517)353-1680

The Black History Month Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case Competition
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Business College Complex – room N100

Teams of three MSU undergraduates have 10 minutes to make their case for why their nominee should be inducted into the Black History Month Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame. This year 10 of MSU\’s colleges will be represented by nine teams competing for a $1,500 grand prize.

For more information, contact Anne Samuel Crain at crainann@msu.edu or (517)353-3524.

\”Regret to Inform”
Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m., Wells Hall – room B106

Sponsored by Asian Studies. Directed by Barbara Sonneborn (2000; 75 minutes). This is part of the Asian Studies Center Film Series, \”Vietnam in Film: The War and Beyond.\”

For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

\”William Kentridge Prints\”
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 18, All Day, Kresge Art Museum – Works on Paper Gallery

As part of MSU\’s yearlong focus on African art and culture, Kresge Art Museum is pleased to display a selection of prints by William Kentridge, one of the most important South African artists in the world today. This collection expresses Kentridge\’s concern with the complex political and historical realities of his homeland and of the human condition in general.

For more information, contact Heather Winfield at kamuseum@msu.edu or (517)353-9834.

Gallery Walk: \”William Kentridge\”
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:10 p.m., Kresge Art Museum – Works on Paper Gallery

In this gallery walk, Kresge Art Museum director Susan J. Bandes will explore and discuss the works of William Kentridge.

For more information, contact Heather Winfield at kamuseum@msu.edu or (517)353-9834.

\”Views of the War in Vietnam\”
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4:00 p.m., International Center – room 303
Sponsored by Asian Studies. The speaker will be Olga Dror from Texas A&M University.
For more information, contact asiansc@msu.edu or (517)353-1680.

Frederick Siebert Lecture
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:00 p.m., Kellogg Center

Sergio Miramontes, one of the top editors at Grupo Reforma, will give the 2006 Frederick Siebert Lecture.

For more information, contact Jane Briggs-Bunting at jbb@msu.edu or (517)353-6430.

\”The Beautiful Country\”
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m., Wells Hall – room B106

Directed by Hans Petter Moland (2004; 125 minutes). Part of the Film Series \”Vietnam in Film: The War & Beyond.\”

For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

MARIACHI: Los Camperos de Nati Cano
Friday, Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m., MSU Auditorium

Led by the world\’s greatest mariachi, Nati Cano, Mariachi Los Camperos is known around the world for its technical brilliance and musical nuance. With their richly operatic voices interwoven with the melodies of violins, the complex rhythms of guitar, vihuela, harp and the vivid brilliance of trumpets, Mariachi Los Camperos is mariachi at its very best. A classically trained violinist, Nati Cano began his mariachi career at age 8 and is a recipient of the Sivestre Vargas award, the highest musical honor Mexico has for mariachi. Los Camperos de Nati Cano will present Tradiciones, an unforgettable program that showcases Mexico\’s most enduring songs and compelling caniciones rancheras (country songs).

For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

\”The Deferred Temporality of Korean War Films, from Golden Age Classics to New Korean Blockbusters\”
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m., International Center – room 303

Sponsored by Asian Studies. Speakers will be Hye Seung Chung and David Scott Diffrient.

For more information: asiansc@msu.edu or (517)353-1680.

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