\”Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa\”
All Month
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.

\”Persistent Insurgencies in South Aska: Comparing India, Sri Lanka & Nepal\”
Thursday, March 2, 4:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
The speaker is Sukh Deo Muni from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu.

\”Sharing Secrets: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War\”
Tuesday, March 14, 4:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
The speaker is Carole McGranahan from the University of Colorado.
For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu.

Study Abroad Info Session: United Kingdom-History/Arts and Humanities (Summer 2006)
Tuesday, March 14, 5:00 p.m., 306 Bessey Hall

Study Abroad Info Session: Italy-Social Science in Rome (Summer 2006)
Wed., March 15, 4:30 p.m., 204 International Center

Study Abroad Info Session: Argentina-Globalization, the Environment and Social Capital (Summer 2006)
Wed., March 15, 4:30 p.m., C107 Wells Hall

\”Korean Pop in History: From American Imports to Asian Exports\”
Thursday, March 16, 4:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
The speaker is Pil Ho Kim from the University of Wisconsin.
For more information, contact Marilyn McCullough at mccull67@msu.edu.

Study Abroad Info Session: United Kingdom-History / Arts and Humanities (Summer 2006)
Thurs., March 16, 5:00 p.m., 306 Bessey Hall

\”Amerasians\” & \”Precious Cargo: Vietnamese Adoptees Discover Their Past\”
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m., Wells Hall, Room B106
Film screening part of the Film Series \”Vietnam in Film: The War and Beyond.\”
\”Amerasians\” directed by Erik Gandini (1999; 52 minutes).
\”Precious Cargo\” directed by Janet Gardner (2002; 56 minutes).
For more information contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

\”Journalism in South Korea\”
Friday, March 17, 11:45am to 12:45pm, Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 191
The speaker is Dae Hyun Cho, executive producer of Korean Broadcasting Systems
For more information, contact Geri Alumit Zeldes at (517) 353-6430.

Native Night: Educating and Entertaining
Friday, March 17, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, MSU Union, Ball Room
Renowned Native American flutist and Native American contemporary artist Keith Secola hosts a performace to promote Native American education in the music industry.
For more information, contact Michaelina Magnuson at magnuso2@msu.edu.

Liz Carroll & John Doyle\’s St. Patrick\’s Day Concert
Friday, March 17, 8:00pm, Erickson Kiva
The New York Times calls Irish fiddle legend Liz Carroll, \”Brilliant.\” John Doyle is co-founder of the Irish group, SOLAS, and plays guitar and bouzouki. They are touring the Unites States and will combine talents for an Irish celebration concert on St. Patrick\’s Day.
For more information, contact Dawn Martin at marti778@msu.edu.

Divided States/Contested Territories in South Asia
Saturday, March 18, 8:30am, International Center Library
This is the third annual one-day symposium exploring the problems of divided states and contested territories in Asia. Following the format of previous symposia, which explored divided states in East and Southeast Asia, this symposium will feature speakers addressing the conflicts in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kashmir and the tensions between the two regional nuclear powers, India and Pakistan.
For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu.

Study Abroad Info Session: France-Organizational and International Communication in Paris (Summer 2006)
Tuesday, March 21, 5:00 p.m., 191 Communication Arts and Sciences

MSU Fringe Festival: Alison Saar
Sunday, March 19, 7:00 p.m., Fairchild Theatre
Lecture by Alison Saar. Addressing humanity in the broadest sense through archetypal imagery, Saar reaches out to audiences from backgrounds as culturally and ethnically diverse as her own European, Native American, and African American roots. Fragments of lore, myth, and legend as well as the practices of the everyday life rooted in these cultural backgrounds are woven into Saar\’s powerful images. This event is part of the Colloquium of Visiting Artists/Scholars: 2005-06 MSU Fringe Festival.
For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

\”The Relevance of Taoism in the 21st Century World\”
Monday, March 20, 7:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
Annual So-Koo Endowed Lecture with speaker Russell Kirkland from the University of Georgia.
For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu.

\”The Japanese Koto\”
Thursday, March 23, 4:00 p.m., International Center, Room 303
Lecture and demonstration by speaker Anne Prescott from the University of Indiana.
For more information, contact Marilyn McCullough at mccull67@msu.edu.

\”No Place to Hide: Student Activism and the Fight Against the Global AIDS Pandemic\”
Friday, March 24, 1:00 p.m., MSU Union, Second Floor
The conference will focus on raising awareness, highlighting current interventions and identifying battles yet to face. Themes to be explored include: gender equality; poverty, hunger and disease; the economics of the crisis; orphan care; and pharmaceuticals and the battle for justice. The primary objective of the conference is to inform and inspire young people to take up the challenge of finding their place to serve the \”greatest humanitarian catastrophe of our time.
Keynotes are set to include: Greg Behrman, author of \”The Invisible People\”; Anne-Christine D\’Adesky, author of \”Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS\” and co-producer of \”Pills, Profits, Protest\”; and Pat Naidoo, associate director of Health Equity, Rockefeller Foundation.
The conference will also include a visual and performing arts showcase and breakout sessions on the various themes.
For more information, contact Paul Brown at brownp17@msu.edu.

World View Lecture Series
Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Wharton Center, Great Hall
Speaking will be Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992. She is also the founder and president of two technology companies. Alabama born and Chicago reared, chemical engineer, medical doctor, astronaut, professor, Area Peace Corps Medical Officer in West Africa, lecturer and entrepreneur, Jemison is dedicated to promoting wide-spread science literacy and the design and development of sustainable technologies for the benefit of all residents of this planet. As part of the 2005-06 World View Lecture Series, Jemison will inspire and encourage audiences as she shares the achievements and obstacles presented in her own life, always bringing sense of humor to each story she tells.
For more information, contact the Wharton Center.

International Awards Ceremony 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m., Delia Koo International Academic Center, Third Floor
The International Awards Ceremony is hosted annually each spring by the dean of International Studies and Programs. Its purpose is to bring together MSU faculty, staff, students, community volunteers and others from the wider Michigan community to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions toward international understanding.
For more information, contact Kathy Riel at riel@msu.edu.

Hmong History & Culture Workshop
Friday, March 31, 9:00 a.m., International Center, Room 303
This daylong workshop will provide an introduction to Hmong history and culture, including lessons on Hmong international and local history, language and textiles. The workshop will include videos and lesson plans suitable for the K-12 classroom. The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
For more information, contact Van Nguyen at khanhvan@msu.edu.

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