Asian Studies Latest Events 2017-07-26T02:41:56-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/news/ Asian Studies at Michigan State University asia@msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/ <![CDATA[From Discovery Research to Translation in Grain Legumes: Towards Nutritional Security in the Sem-Ari]]> The MSU South Asia Partnership is hosting Dr. Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, Leader of the Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Division of the CGIAR International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) International Center in Patancheru, Hyderabad, India who will be visiting the MSU campus from July 5 - 7, 2017.  During her visit she will meet and interact with several research scientists and labs working on cell, molecular biology and genetic engineering of crops. 

A public seminar and networking event will be hosted by the MSU South Asia Partnership on Thursday July 06, 2017, from 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. in Room 271, Plant and Soil Sciences Building with an introduction by Dr. Karim Maredia, Professor, MSU Entomology Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Dr. Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur will present on ICRISAT`s research activities to MSU faculty and researchers. Sponsored by the MSU South Asian Partnership, and the Asian Studies Center.

Dr. Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, Theme Leader of the Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Division of ICRISAT International Center in Patencheru, Hyderabad, India: Dr. Pooja holds a basic degree in Horticulture, with a Post graduation (M.Sc.) and doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biotechnology. With over 15 years of experience in genetic engineering of various legumes and cereals such as groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea, and sorghum, she has been actively involved with identification and functional validation of candidate genes to integrate useful traits in these crops. Her more recent engagements integrate scientific innovations to design and build new biological functions and systems using genome-editing technologies.  Pooja has been involved with the "Platform for Translational research on Transgenic Crops" (PTTC) at ICRISAT, a unique concept aimed at facilitating collaborative and coordinated approaches for translation of the transgenic concepts to product development by addressing biosafety, IP and technology transfer issues through public-private partnerships. She has contributed to various capacity building activities for stakeholders in different target countries of Asia and Africa to ensure compliance with the internationally and nationally laid out biosafety regulations and stewardship aspects in the public sector transgenic crops. Pooja has to her credit, several advanced certifications from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on several components of Intellectual property management for commercialization of biotech products and has published over 70 research communications in various international peer reviewed journals and books besides several popular articles in various newsletters.

For more information contact Karim Maredia, kmaredia@msu.edu.

 

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2017-06-07T13:36:59-04:00 2017-07-26T02:41:56-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49639 Karim Maredia website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Workshop for Teachers of Arabic]]> This two day workshop will explore best practices teaching Arabic language learners in the U.S.  The workshop is free, and participants will receive variety of teaching materials.

**Attendance restricted to applicants only.**

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2017-06-22T14:33:30-04:00 2017-07-26T02:41:56-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49611 Jennifer Pippin website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[11th Annual Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner - "United in Strength - Solidarity Against Hunger"]]> The mission of the Ramadan Unity Dinner is to bring awareness to the plight of hunger and promote a better understanding of how communities can impart hope and help feed those that experience hunger. For the past ten years, this event has embraced all community members - regardless of faith - so they can unite and work together towards a common goal. It also gives those in the community an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of diversity and embrace the Muslim culture. The Ramadan observance is not only to purify the soul, but to also feel the pain of the hungry while abstaining from food and water. 

An essay contest will be featured where 9th to 12th graders and college students are asked to explore the theme "How do communities unite in Solidarity Against Hunger?" and find ways to combat hunger while keeping hope alive and strong.
 

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2017-06-26T09:20:37-04:00 2017-07-26T02:41:56-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49618 Emma Bostwick website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Workshop for Teachers of Arabic]]> This two day workshop will explore best practices teaching Arabic language learners in the U.S.  The workshop is free, and participants will receive variety of teaching materials.

**Attendance restricted to applicants only.**

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2017-06-22T14:34:35-04:00 2017-07-26T02:41:56-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49612 Jennifer Pippin website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/
<![CDATA[Swara-Tala-Laya, A Carnatic Musical Evening]]> Sangeetha Rathnakara Sri Neyveli Santhanagopala (vocal)

Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Trichy Sankaran (Mridangam)

Accompanied on violin is Sri Jayshankar Balan

Cook Recital Hall. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. 

Tickets: Adults: $20, Children (7-18 yrs): $10, MSU students: $10

Contact for tickets: ticketsmsna@gmail.com or phone 551-486-3220

 

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2017-07-17T15:57:19-04:00 2017-07-26T02:41:56-04:00 http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/events/?id=49643 International Studies and Programs website@isp.msu.edu http://isp.web102.isp.msu.edu/