“Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Edcuation and AIDS in South Africa”
Open until January 2007; Heritage Gallery, MSU Museum
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.

Study Abroad Fair
September 21; MSU Union, 2nd floor 12-6 p.m.
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, RCPD, and staff from the Office of Study Abroad will be present to answer questions.
For more information contact Meghan Hock at hock@msu.edu or (517) 432-2686.

Global Encounter: India
September 22; International Center 3rd floor, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Global Encounter: India is designed as a highly participatory and interactive, India-focused discussion intended to engage all interested members of the MSU community. The event will help to shape MSU strategic engagements in India through identifying partners and collaborators, programmatic themes, and research and instructional opportunities where MSU can have transformational impacts in the decades ahead and can benefit from reciprocal relationships.
For more information visit www.isp.msu.edu/globalencounter/india/ or contact Jenny Bond at jbond@msu.edu.

Russian Film Series: Arsenal
September 27; Wells Rm C-311, 7:10 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Set in the Ukraine at the end of World War I and the beginning of the communist revolution, this film tells, in Dovzhenko\’s distinctive style, the story of these important events.
For more information contact Jason Merrill at merril25@msu.edu.

“Folklore Studies East and West: Mircea Eliade and Kumagusu Minakata’s Mandrake Connection”
September 29; International Center, Rm 201
In honor of Japan Week 2006, the Honorable Keiji Miura, Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, will consider the mandrake connections linking two scholars of Asian folk ritual.
For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at asiansc@msu.edu or (517) 353-1680.

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