Sacred Vessels: Tower Churches of the Russian North
March 12, 7 – 9 p.m.; International Center, room 303
The Center for European and Russian Studies is hosting William Craft Brumfield, renowned photographer and historian of Russian architecture and current professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University. Brumfield has written numerous books on those topics, has worked in Russia for 38 years and his work has appeared in both the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress. Brumfield’s lecture is free of charge.
For more information, contact Alane Enyart at

Jin Hi Jim: Korean Komungo
March 17, 3:30 – 5 p.m.; Fairchild Theatre
Jin Hi Jim will introduce the komungo, a six-stringed instrument, to MSU in his lecture and concert sponsored by the Asian Studies Center. Jin Hi Jim is the creator of the world’s first electric komungo. Showing how Korean music can be reconciled with contemporary and even “space-aged” music is the topic of this performance.
For more information, contact Marilyn McCollough at

The Language of Black Magic: Palo Monte and Afro-Cuban Ritual Tongues
March 19, 3 – 4:50 p.m.; International Center, room 201
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Spring 2008 “Charla” Seminar Series will host Dr. Armin Schwegler, a professor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California-Irvine. The lecture is free of charge.
For more information, contact Kristin Janka Miller at

This is Nollywood
March 27, 7:30 p.m.; Snyder-Phillips Theater
In 2006, 2,000 feature films came out of Nigeria. “This is Nollywood” profiles Nigeria’s flourishing film industry and discusses the growing popularity of video production in Nigeria and explores what that could mean for Africa’s cultural and economic landscape.
For more information, contact John Metzler at

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