\”Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa\”
May-June
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.

Sand Mandala Construction by Tibetan Monks
Monday, May 1, All Day, Kresge Art Museum
Kresge Art Museum is privileged to have Tibetan monks in residence from May 1-7 as they create and ceremonially destroy a sand mandala. Visit daily to watch the mandala take shape, learn more about Tibetan art, or simply sit and meditate. After the mandala is finished, it will be ritually dismantled during an impressive ceremony to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. The grains will then be released into the Red Cedar River. The deconstruction ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Heather Winfield at kamuseum@msu.edu.

MSU Press Author Lectures: \”Germans in Michigan\” & \”Poles in Michigan\”
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m., Historical Museum of Bay County, 321 Washington Ave., Bay City
Jeremy Kilar, \”Germans in Michigan,\” and Dennis Badaczewski, \”Poles in Michigan,\” will speak at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Historical Museum of Bay County in Bay City. The museum is located at 321 Washington Ave., Bay City, telephone (989) 893-5733. The authors will be available to sign copies of their books. Michigan State University Press\’s \”Discovering the Peoples of Michigan\” programming is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.
For more information, contact Julie Reaume at reaumej@msu.edu.

\”Securing a Future: Globalization and the North American Auto Industry\”
Thursday, May 11, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, May 12, 7:30 a.m., Kellogg Center
International experts will explore how Canada, the United States and Mexico can collaborate through industry, government, universities and research institutes to secure a healthy North American auto industry in an ever-evolving global economy.
For more information, contact Alane Enyart at enyart@msu.edu

MSU Press Author Lectures: \”Germans in Michigan\” & \”Poles in Michigan\”
Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m., Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan, 491 Johnson St., Alpena
Jeremy Kilar, \”Germans in Michigan,\” and Dennis Badaczewski, \”Poles in Michigan,\” will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan in Alpena. The museum is located at 491 Johnson St., Alpena, telephone (989) 356-2202. The authors will be available to sign copies of their books. Michigan State University Press\’s \”Discovering the Peoples of Michigan\” programming is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.
For more information, contact Julie Reaume at reaumej@msu.edu.

MSU Press Author Lectures: \”French Canadians in Michigan\” & \”Scots in Michigan\”
Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m., MSU Library, Room W449
John DuLong, \”French Canadians in Michigan,\” and Alan Forrester, \”Scots in Michigan,\” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Historic Mill Creek, Mackinaw City. Historic Mill Creek is located five minutes southeast of Mackinaw City on US-23. The authors will be available to sign copies of their books. Michigan State University Press\’s \”Discovering the Peoples of Michigan\” programming is made possible by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.
For more information, contact Julie Reaume at reaumej@msu.edu.

MSU Press Author Lectures: \”French Canadians in Michigan\” & \”Scots in Michigan\”
Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21, All Day, Kellogg Center
The ISPL is the most significant conference for research on plant lipids. It will include a number of invited speakers working on non-plant models to stimulate cross-fertilization between plant and non-plant researchers, and a workshop on algal models for plant lipid metabolism.
For more information, contact Helen Geiger at geiger@msu.edu.

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