MSU Events Calendar en-us Frontiers in Computing and Data Science 2017
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Where: Michigan State University Union Building on MSU Campus. Register: Speakers: Dr. Robert Axtell, Dr. Keiron Burke, Dr. Bo Li, Dr. Domenico Marinucci and more! The Frontiers in Data Science and Computing workshop brings together visionaries, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders in computational science (broadly defined to include algorithmic aspects of data science and scientific computing). Our model for the Frontiers workshop series is a successful format commonly seen in Silicon Valley, which combines motivation "big picture" talks with activities designed to foster ideas, create community and allow significant interactions between application/domain scientists and algorithm designers. Based on the successful outcomes of our pilot Frontiers workshops in 2015 and 2016, we anticipate that this annual workshop series will result in fruitful scientific exchanges and new interdisciplinary collaborations from academia (across disciplines), industry and governmental agencies. For 2017, the Frontiers workshop will focus on data-infused computing, which is a new area merging data science with scientific computing. "Frontiers in Data Science and Computing 2017" will be one of the first venues to explore this topic and its high-impact potential in areas as diverse as medicine, astronomy, physics, computer architecture, smart grids and climate change. ]]>
1503583898642-0004 1 Administration Administration 09/20/2017 All day 12:00am 11:59pm 12:00 23:59 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures MSU Union RZ0Z 2017-09-05 11:37:34
Book Design Workshop using Microsft Word

Need to print a book for a class or personal use, but don't know where to start? EBM staff will be offering free workshops providing an introduction to the Espresso Book Machine. How the EBM works and what the file requirements are: -Copyright compliance -How to set up interior and cover files for books using Microsoft Word -Design tools available in Microsoft Word -File submission through MSU FileDepot Participants will gain hands-on experience in the Beaumont Instruction Lab located on the library's second floor in the west wing. Please allow ample time for parking to arrive on time for the workshop.]]>
1505230870903 1 Administration Administration 09/20/2017 10:00am - 12:00pm 10:00am 12:00pm 10:00 24:00 12 Training MSU Main Library XGS5 free Holly Flynn 517-884-0901 http:// 2017-09-14 11:08:37
Class of 2020 Macomb Volunteer Opportunity
Public Programs

Meeting with Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team Organization. Presenting volunteer opportunities.]]>
1504100400332 1 Administration student 09/20/2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 52 Public Programs Macomb Campus UC3 209 free Kevin Killian (248) 520-6218 2017-09-05 11:41:54
Ecology, Environmental Biology and Behavior Colloquium Series
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Christopher Warneke (Plant Biology, Michigan State University) Student Colloquia "Effects of habitat fragmentation on short distance seed dispersal" 203C Natural Science]]>
1504711312244 1 Administration Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior 09/20/2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures 203C Natural Science Building free Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (517) 432-1359 2017-09-12 10:40:44
Pediatric Interest Group-Children's Hospital Volunteer Event
Student Events

Students will be interacting with children in the hospital playroom during an arts and crafts event. ]]>
1504716329664 1 Administration Pediatric Interest Group 09/20/2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm 1:00pm 3:00pm 13:00 15:00 11 Student Events Children's Hospital of Michigan free Zainab Hammoud 3139712276 2017-09-11 11:38:32
Organic Seminar
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Speaker: Jason Fisk - DOW Chemical Company Host: Professor Jetze Tepe Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Location: 136 CEM]]>
1504709971180 1 Administration Administration 09/20/2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 15:00 16:30 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures 136 CEM 44HS free 2017-09-12 10:41:43
The 3M Interest Group

The Metabolism, Membranes and Metalloenzymology, the (3M) Interest Group, serves as a forum for graduate students, postdocs and faculty to obtain feedback on their 3M-related projects and/or to highlight exciting recent publications in this area. Everyone is welcome! Lab: Kroos Presenter: Geoffery Davis Topic: Proton motive force influences on photosynthetic electron transfer back reactions ]]>
1504725120928 1 Administration Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 09/20/2017 4:00pm - 11:59pm 4:00pm 11:59pm 16:00 23:59 1 Academic iCER Seminar room 1455 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building 8ERY free Dr. Eric L. Hegg 517-353-7120 2017-09-12 10:43:55
Michigan State American Medical Student Association Club Meeting
Student Events

Every other Wednesday @ 7:15 p.m. E109 Fee Hall Directions: The easiest way to enter the building is on the north side (the side facing the back of Akers) through a set of red doors that will be unlocked. Then, go through the second set of doors (right in front of you) and up a little tiny staircase to your right. Our room should be the first one on the right. ​ Alternatively, follow the smell of the pizza waiting for you inside. ​ There is free parking outside of Fee Hall for your convenience. ]]>
1504726886607-0001 1 Administration Administration 09/20/2017 7:15pm - 11:59pm 7:15pm 11:59pm 19:15 23:59 11 Student Events E109 Fee Hall D7RI 2017-09-12 10:46:18
Cosmic Bowling
Student Events

Spartan Lanes, MSU Union 8 p.m. - midnight Bring your friends, grab some bowling shoes and have a great time. Free with MSU ID. ]]>
1504799190722-0002 1 Administration UAB 09/20/2017 8:00pm - 11:45pm 8:00pm 11:45pm 20:00 23:45 11 Student Events MSU Union, Spartan Lanes RZ0Z FREE with MSU ID 2017-09-11 11:34:40
"Evolutionary novelties and the brain and development of the octopus"
Student Events

Clifton Ragsdale, Department of Neurobiology University of Chicago "Evolutionary novelties and the brain and development of the octopus"]]>
1500998376683 1 Administration Administration 09/21/2017 All day 12:00am 11:59pm 12:00 23:59 11 Student Events 1420 BPS 8ERY free 2017-07-26 10:51:57
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Colloquium Series
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Speaker Name & Org: Jeff Tabor Rice University Title: Repurposing bacterial two-component systems as sensors for synthetic biology Host: Michaela TerAvest ]]>
1504707958722 1 Administration Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 09/21/2017 11:00am - 11:59pm 11:00am 11:59pm 11:00 23:59 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures 101 Biochemistry B930 Free Zachary F. Burton 517-353-0859 2017-09-12 10:47:02
Class of 2020 COMBANK presentation
Student Events

COMBANK presentation by Dr. Courey from COMBANK ]]>
1505227579200 1 Administration Class of 2020 09/21/2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 11 Student Events Detroit G028 and Macomb UC3 209 free Dina Elbanna (407) 766-8110 http:// 2017-09-14 11:08:52
Organic Seminar
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Topic: Glycosciences: From Synthetic Methods to Glycobiology Speaker: Professor Xue-Wei Liu - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Host: Professor Xuefei Huang Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Time: 4:10 - 5:30 p.m. Location: 136 CEM This lecture will present our recent advances in carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology with emphasis on conceptually new strategies and tactics to illustrate our contribution to this field. ]]>
1504710078486 1 Administration Administration 09/21/2017 4:10pm - 5:30pm 4:10pm 5:30pm 16:10 17:30 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures 44HS free 2017-09-12 10:51:36
Increase Land Management Knowledge & Skills with Invasive Species Course
Special Events

Participants will learn necessary steps for strategic management, from identification and surveying to site restoration. The course will culminate in a customized invasive species management plan specific to your property and goals. Participants will need a computer with internet access in order to participate in the course, either at home or a reliable public facility. Portable computers or smart devices are not required but are welcome in class. The course will meet on September 14, 21 and 28, and October 5, 12 and 19, all from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Bird Sanctuary. Registration IS required. ]]>
1502904813543 1 Administration Kellog Biological Station 09/21/2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm 18:00 20:00 51 Special Events Bird Sanctuary Sanctuary members-$100; non-members-$120 Sarah Nelson 269-908-4135 2017-08-17 10:56:45
Conversation with Daniel Baird
Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...)

What do a thirty-million-year-old fossilized tortoise shell, cave wall fragments and 3D-printed hardware all have in common? Join us for a lively conversation to unravel past and present mythologies that shape culture and our everyday lives with artist Daniel Baird; the new director of the MSU Museum Mark Auslander; and MSU Broad assistant curator Steven Bridges. While you're here, be sure to check out our most recent Field Station installment of Baird's work, on view through October 1.]]>
1503698829624 1 Administration public 09/21/2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 19:00 20:00 6 Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...) Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum NA88 free MSU Broad 5178844800 2017-09-05 11:44:06
Camille Begin: A Taste of the Nation
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

During the Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) dispatched writers to sample the fare at group eating events like church dinners, political barbecues and clambakes. Its America Eats project sought nothing less than to sample, and report upon, the tremendous range of foods eaten across the United States. Camille Begin shapes a cultural and sensory history of New Deal-era eating from the FWP archives, describing in mouth-watering detail how Americans tasted their food. Begin explores how likes and dislikes, cravings and disgust operated within local sensory economies that she culls from the FWP's vivid descriptions, visual cues, culinary expectations, recipes and accounts of restaurant meals. She also illustrates how nostalgia, prescriptive gender ideals, and racial stereotypes shaped how the FWP was able to frame regional food cultures as "American."]]>
1505231044070 1 Administration Administration 09/21/2017 7:00pm - 11:59pm 7:00pm 11:59pm 19:00 23:59 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures MSU Main Library XGS5 free Holly Flynn 517-884-0901 http:// 2017-09-14 11:10:28
Harmonious Blacksmith
Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...)

Bach, Telemann and Rameau played by University of Michigan faculty members Aaron Berofsky, violin, and Joseph Gascho, harpsichord; Kathie Stewart, founding member and principal flute of Apollo's Fire, Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra; and Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, one of the world's first early music specialists famed for his performances with Musica da Camera, Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.]]>
1503420113593 1 Administration College of Music 09/21/2017 7:30pm - 11:59pm 7:30pm 11:59pm 19:30 23:59 50 Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...) Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium CTVK $10 adults; $8 seniors; free for students and those under 18 with valid ID 517-353-5340 2017-08-23 11:45:17
Earth and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Ed Garnero Multiple scales of compositional heterogeneity in Earth's mantle: evidence for a dynamically evolving planetary interior]]>
1501603705121 1 Administration Administration 09/22/2017 TBA 12:00am 11:59pm 12:00 23:59 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures free 2017-08-02 10:55:56
Mendeley Workshop

A basic introduction to the citation management program Mendeley. In this workshop, participants will learn how to: -Import references from MSU's online catalog and article databases -Format citations and bibliographies in a Word document -Use to create groups and share references with other users Visit this guide for more information: Previous experience searching article databases available from the MSU Libraries is highly recommended. Please bring your laptop to class. Before class, please go to, create a profile using your MSU email address, and download Mendeley Desktop. If you run into difficulties, that's okay - we'll help you in the class.]]>
1505231136611 1 Administration Administration 09/22/2017 9:00am - 11:00pm 9:00am 11:00pm 9:00 23:00 12 Training MSU Main Library XGS5 free Holly Flynn 517-884-0901 http:// 2017-09-14 11:12:06
Student National Medical Association General Meeting
Student Events

SNMA General/Informational Meeting]]>
1504641315231 1 Administration Student National Medical Associationm 09/22/2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 11 Student Events EL A316, DMC G020, Macomb UC3 208 free Faith Thornton 2483455937 2017-09-12 10:48:18
How to Engage You Audience with Visual Storytelling with Karl Gude
Special Events

In the comic strip Dilbert, Dogbert says, "Information is gushing toward your brain like a fire hose aimed at a teacup!" Nowadays, all of us are drowning in a sea of data. This means that there is a lot of competition for eyeballs. People trying to communicate their messages are doing all they can to find fresh, effective ways to engage and inform inundated audiences. Infographics are powerful tools that, through a careful combination of words and images, grab people's attention and make your message stand out. Infographics are uniquely effective at clarifying and summarizing complex information in all industries-from medicine and science to business and technology-and for all audiences-from policy makers to teenagers. Karl Gude is not only an expert at infographics, he's a passionate and fun teacher. You will learn: · Why making information visual is better than words alone to get your message across · Some important steps to consider when planning a visual project · Types of data that are best visualized · The Dos and Don'ts of visual storytelling.]]>
1505231279970 1 Administration Administration 09/22/2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 51 Special Events MSU Main Library XGS5 free Holly Flynn 517-884-0901 http:// 2017-09-14 11:13:08
Class of 2020
Student Events

COMBANK Presentation by representative: Dr. Courey]]>
1505227413283 1 Administration Class of 2020 09/22/2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm 12:00pm 1:00pm 24:00 13:00 11 Student Events East Lansing - Conrad Hall 7FDN free Danielle Woods (757) 652-8659 Http:// 2017-09-14 11:13:19
RAIND Quarterly Update Meeting
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Please join us at the RAIND Quarterly Update Meeting on September 22 at the Breslin Center, Rooms B & C Mingling with hors d'oeuvre & drinks begin at 1:30 p.m., speakers begin at 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP here: Questions - contact Angie Kankula | (517) 884-8666 Zoom Conference Available Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: Or join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 US Toll Meeting ID: 939 448 304 International numbers available: Or join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: (US West) or (US East) Meeting ID: 939 448 304]]>
1504892265303 1 Administration public 09/22/2017 1:30pm - 11:59pm 1:30pm 11:59pm 13:30 23:59 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures Breslin Center, Rooms B & C BLEQ Angie Kankula (517) 884-8666 2017-09-12 10:55:58
Sustaining Community Capacity under Crisis: Flint's Civic Park Neighborhood
Conferences / Seminars / Lectures

Speaker: Louise Jezierski, associate professor of social relations and policy at James Madison College, MSU. Host: Center for Gender in Global Context Series: New Research on Women and Gender Global and Local Perspectives Note: Free and open to the public.]]>
1505136765623 1 Administration Administration 09/22/2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 13:30 15:00 8 Conferences / Seminars / Lectures 303 International Center GDFZ free 2017-09-12 10:57:18
Compass Navigation

No cell signal?! GPS quit working!? Have no fear, it is still possible to find your way. We will teach you how to read the signs and symbols of a topographic map and how to associate the two dimensional map with the three dimensions of the land around us. We'll also talk about magnetic north, true north and magnetic variation (declination) and how to take a bearing with a compass. We will meet in the Map Library CTL meeting room and then move to the outdoors so please dress comfortably. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own compass.]]>
1505231374344 1 Administration Administration 09/22/2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 15:00 16:00 12 Training MSU Main Library XGS5 free Holly Flynn 517-884-0901 http:// 2017-09-14 11:14:20
We Foxes
Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...)

Presented by MSU Department of Theatre. Set in 1945 Missouri, this Southern Gothic musical tells the story of Willa, a tough, unmannered orphan adopted by the wife of the Sheriff and the bloody domestic war that ensues between them when Willa uncovers the secrets lurking beneath the floorboards.]]>
1501597747795 1 Administration Wharton Center 09/22/2017 7:30pm - 11:59pm 7:30pm 11:59pm 19:30 23:59 50 Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...) Wharton Center XYD5 General Admission $15, Students/Youth $10 2017-08-01 10:29:07
MSU Museum Closed
Special Events

Special note: MSU Museum closed on home football game days. Please come back and visit another time! ]]>
1442256956630 1 Administration Administration 09/23/2017 All day 12:00am 11:59pm 12:00 23:59 51 Special Events MSU Museum CJ5X free 517-355-2370 2017-09-05 12:01:32
Quantum Entanglement, (SCENE) Metrospace, Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...)

An exhibition of nature, science, philosophy, art history plus found objects and words by Robert B. Park. September 15- November 4, 2017 Robert B. Park of Bath, Michigan received his BFA in 1969 from Michigan State University, after completing his degree he returned in the early 70's to obtain a teaching certification. Park's work has been extensively shown regionally and nationally. His work is held in private collections through the United States and abroad. Throughout his career, his work has been the recipient of awards from exhibitions nationwide. This exhibition is the result of decades of making.]]>
1505752380546 57 public public 09/24/2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm 12:00pm 5:00pm 24:00 17:00 6 Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...) (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles Street, East Lansing, MI 48823 (AAHD) free Jacquelynn Sullivan 5174323961 2017-09-18 15:21:05
Acoustic Lunch: Nathan Bell
Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...)

Bring your lunch to the crossroads of American roots music with Nathan Bell. Musically restless, Bell tells the story of an American working class. His concise narratives come wrapped in an elegant yet down-home production of poetry and song. The Acoustic Lunch series is offered in collaboration with Pump House Concerts.]]>
1503698884785 1 Administration public 09/24/2017 12:30pm - 11:59pm 12:30pm 11:59pm 24:30 23:59 50 Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...) Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum NA88 free MSU Broad 5178844800 2017-09-05 12:01:49
Ava Ordman, trombone, and Natalie Mannix, trombone
Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...)

Presenting trombone music by women composers. In addition to their recital at MSU, Ordman and Mannix plan to perform joint recitals across the country featuring music from both of their newly released CDs.]]>
1503420198712 1 Administration College of Music 09/24/2017 7:00pm - 11:59pm 7:00pm 11:59pm 19:00 23:59 50 Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...) Cook Recital Hall KYKX $10 adults; $8 seniors; free for students and those under 18 with valid ID 517-353-5340 2017-08-23 11:45:35