Page 1

Asian Studies Ctr. News

January 2014 News and Events at Michigan State University's Asian Studies Center.

Friend on Facebook Follow on Twitter

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

News and Events January 8, 2014

Visit our Website

Bi-weekly Newsletter Please share with other faculty and students.

Dr. Siddharth Chandra, Director

About Us The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University, named a National Undergraduate Resource Center (Title VI NRC) since 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education, directs one of the largest, most diverse programs of education about Asia in the Midwest. Unlike other programs, the Center is distinguished by its approach to East, South, and Southeast Asia in the design of its curriculum, focus on faculty research, and scope of outreach activities. Presently, the Center’s 190 affiliated faculty members represent over 46 disciplines across MSU in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Phone: (517) 353-1680

S.C. Lee Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled at MSU, and pursuing or

file:///K|/Students/Alexis/Jan.%208%20ASN%20Newsletter_files/preview-content-html.htm[1/10/2014 9:38:39 AM]


Asian Studies Ctr. News

Email: asiansc@isp.msu.edu Website: asia.isp.msu.edu

Student Spotlight Marisa Reynolds

planning to pursue a program that includes Asian Studies. The primary purpose of the awards is to encourage excellence in scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship must be undergraduate students currently enrolled at MSU. For the S.C. Lee Best Paper Competition, students in any academic discipline may submit a research paper completed for a course or under the supervision of a faculty member at MSU during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters in 2013. The paper must focus on an Asian topic or have significant content related to Asia. Book reports or reviews are not eligible. The paper competition is open to both enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Only one paper may be submitted by a student for a particular annual competition. Website link: http://asia.isp.msu.edu/resources/leescholar.htm

Majors: Human Biology Year: Sophomore Hometown: Palmdale, California An Asian Studies specialization allows Marisa to continue her studies in Korean language. After Marisa graduated high school, she was grateful to receive a scholarship that allowed her to spend a summer studying at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. Coming to MSU and pursuing an Asian Studies specialization compels Marisa to return to Korea to study for a year through an MSU co-sponsored exchange program. "The program is really flexible to suit each student’s needs," says Marisa, a Human Biology major in Lyman Briggs. Marisa plans to enroll in medical school after graduating from Michigan State in the spring of 2016. After medical school, she plans to work with organizations like the Eugene Bell Foundation to use medicine as a diplomatic tool for North Korean relations.

The Asian Studies Center will award graduate and undergraduate fellowships under the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program of the U.S. Department of Education. The FLAS Fellowship program is designed to meet critical needs for specialists in American education, government, and other services of a public and/or professional nature who will utilize their skills in training others and in developing throughout the United States a wider knowledge and understanding of other

file:///K|/Students/Alexis/Jan.%208%20ASN%20Newsletter_files/preview-content-html.htm[1/10/2014 9:38:39 AM]


Asian Studies Ctr. News

countries and cultures. FLAS fellowships offer tuition payments of up to $18,000 per year (graduate), $10,000 per year (undergraduate), and a monthly stipend for each semester the award is held. The 2014-2105 FLAS academic year fellowship awards are subject to availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Website link: http://asia.isp.msu.edu/resources/flas.htm

Upcoming Event Upcoming Event

LATTICE Workshop January 16, 2014 Spartan Village Community Center 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Linking All Types of Teachers In International Cross-Cultural Education (LATTICE) is a learning community and international network that cultivates and supports a global perspective in K12 classrooms through personal and professional development opportunities. New members interested in global education are welcome. Contact: Karen Klein, Outreach Coordinator Email: kleink14@msu.edu Phone: (517) 884-2150

Upcoming Event

Explore Korean Folk Painting: Demonstration & Workshop February 7, 2014 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. B-342 Wells Hall Three Korean artists will demonstrate the Minhwa art form to interested participants. The artists are Jong-Ye Nam, KyuTae Song, and Song-Ok Chung. Minhwa art refers to the Korean folk art that consists of paintings of mythical figures and other objects in a specific plain, straightforward, and naive style. The demonstration is limited to 25 people who must register to attend. Details regarding registration coming soon! This event is cosponsored by the Asian

Cyril Payen: Film, Lecture, and Panel Discussion March 20, 2014 4:00 p.m. Kellogg Center A public talk by Cyril Payen and screening of his award-winning (30 minutes) reportage Guerre Secrète Au Laos (The Secret War in Laos) will be presented followed by a panel discussion bringing together faculty from Asian Studies, Journalism, Peace and Justice (Professors Andrea Louie, Folu Ogundimu, Howard Bossen, and Charles Keith) with Cyril Payen as a respondent. The panel discussion will focus on the place of inclusive history, ethics and human rights activism in academia, the media and the public discourse, in light of his experience covering the troubled history of the Hmong people of Laos. A reception will follow the panel discussion. Cyril Payen is a French

file:///K|/Students/Alexis/Jan.%208%20ASN%20Newsletter_files/preview-content-html.htm[1/10/2014 9:38:39 AM]


Asian Studies Ctr. News

Studies Center and other MSU departments.

senior investigative reporter and chief SouthEast Asia correspondent for France 24, the leading French international news network and independent media group. This event is cosponsored by the Asian Studies Center and other MSU departments.

follow on twitter | friend on facebook | visit our website Copyright © 2014 Asian Studies Center Michigan State University, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: Asian Studies Center Michigan State University 427 North Shaw Lane, Room 301 East Lansing, MI 48824  unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences 

This email was sent to << Test Email Address >> why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences Asian Studies Center Michigan State University · 427 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, United States · Room 301 · East Lansing, MI 48823 · USA

file:///K|/Students/Alexis/Jan.%208%20ASN%20Newsletter_files/preview-content-html.htm[1/10/2014 9:38:39 AM]

Asian Studies Center Newsletter Jan 8, 2014  
Asian Studies Center Newsletter Jan 8, 2014  
Advertisement