2021 Archives

Jan 18

Martin Luther King Day Observed

Monday, January 18, 2021 12:00 AM at

Martin Luther King Day Observed

Jan 29

Triple G Colloquium Series: Carbon Cycle and Urban Ecology

Friday, January 29, 2021 4:00 PM at Virtual

Join the MSU Geography Graduate Group (Triple G) at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021, as they kick off their Spring 2021 Colloquium series. The first colloquium session will feature Dr. Lucy R. Hutyra. Dr. Hutyra is an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University and her presentation will focus on the topic of the carbon cycle and urban ecology.

Feb 18

MSU Spring Career Days: Criminal Justice

Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:00 PM - Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:00 PM at Virtual

Spring Career Days are your chance to meet with potential employers to learn more about jobs and internships in the area of Criminal Justice.

Feb 22

MSU Spring Career Days: Accounting, Finance, and Supply Chain

Monday, February 22, 2021 4:00 PM - Monday, February 22, 2021 7:30 PM at Virtual

Spring Career Days are your chance to meet with potential employers to learn more about jobs and internships in the area of Accounting, Finance, and Supply Chain.

Feb 23

MSU Spring Career Days: IT, Computing, Technology, & GIS

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:00 PM - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:30 PM at Virtual

Spring Career Days are your chance to meet with potential employers to learn more about jobs and internships in the areas of IT, Computing, Technology, and GIS. This event is open to all students.

Feb 24

Dissertation Defense Notice: J. Namanya

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:00 PM - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 PM at Virtual

Ms. Judith Namanya will defend her dissertation: Investigating Uganda’s High HIV Incidence Among Young Women in an Era of Widespread Gains in HIV Prevention and Treatment.

Feb 24

MSU Spring Career Days: Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Media & Professional Communications

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 PM - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:30 PM at Virtual

Spring Career Days are your chance to meet with potential employers to learn more about jobs and internships in the area of Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Media & Professional Communications.

Feb 25

MSU Spring Career Days: Human Services, Human Resources & Management

Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:00 PM - Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:30 PM at Virtual

Spring Career Days are your chance to meet with potential employers to learn more about jobs and internships in the area of MSU Spring Career Days: Human Services, Human Resources & Management.

Feb 26

Triple G Colloquium – Indigenous Geographies & Resistance

Friday, February 26, 2021 4:00 PM at Virtual

Join the Geography Graduate Group (Triple-G) for a Colloquium session featuring Dr. Deondre Smiles as he presents on the topic of Indigenous Geographies and Resistance.

Mar 2

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Mar 3

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Mar 5

Proposal Defense: Dan Wanyama

Friday, March 5, 2021 1:00 PM - Friday, February 5, 2021 3:00 PM at Virtual

Dan Wanyama will present and defend his dissertation proposal on March 5, 2021, at 1:00 PM.

Mar 10

Dissertation Defense Notice: Wei Liu

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:00 AM at Virtual

Wei Liu will defend her dissertation on March 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM.

Mar 16

Proposal Defense Notice: Laura Medwid

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:00 PM at Virtual

Laura Medwid will defend her dissertation proposal "Water Access as an Environmental Justice Issue: How Race and Income is Associated with Water Access Across Space."

Mar 25

NASA LCLUC Central Asia Webinar Featuring Dr. Geoffrey Henebry

Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00 AM at Virtual

Join the NASA LCLUC Central Asia Webinar Series as Dr. Geoffrey Henebry of the MSU Department of Geography, Environment, & Spatial Science and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations presents "Understanding the Twin Challenges Facing Agropastoralism in Montane Central Asia: Environmental Change and Globalization".

Mar 26

Triple G Colloquium Series: Geospatial Analyses and Statistics

Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 PM at Virtual

Join the Geography Graduate Group (Triple-G) for a Colloquium session featuring Dr. Eric Gilleland, Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research - Research Applications Laboratory (NCAR-RAL).

Mar 29

Dissertation Defense Notice: Qiong Zhang

Monday, March 29, 2021 1:00 PM at Virtual

Qiong Zhang will defend her dissertation "China’s Economic Development and Soft Target on Human Health: A Medical Geography Study of Haze Pollution Impacts on Maternal and Infant Health in Xianyang 2008-2016" on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 1:00 PM.

Apr 2

Dissertation Defense Notice - Nafiseh Haghtalab

Friday, April 2, 2021 2:00 PM - Friday, April 2, 2021 4:30 PM at Virtual

Nafiseh Haghtalab will defend her dissertation "Evaluating Climate Variability and Coupling Strength of Land-Atmosphere Interactions Across the Amazon Basin" on April 2, 2021, from 2:00-4:30 PM.

Apr 14

Proposal Defense Notice: Teng Zhang

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:30 PM at Virtual

Teng Zhang will defend his proposal "Mass Killings under a Magnifying Glass" on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 1:30 PM.

Apr 16

Thesis Defense Notice: D. Wang

Friday, April 16, 2021 9:00 AM at Virtual

(Ting) Diane Wang will defend her thesis "The Climatology of Springtime Freeze Events in the Central and Eastern USA" on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 9:00 AM.

Apr 19

Dissertation Defense Notice - Pouyan Hatami

Monday, April 19, 2021 1:00 PM at Virtual

Pouyan Hatami will defend his dissertation “Geographic Applications of Knowledge-Rich Machine Learning Approaches in Spatiotemporal Data Analysis” on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 1:00 PM.

Apr 22

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Apr 22

Thesis Defense Notice: Liz Spitzer

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Virtual

Liz Spitzer will defend her thesis, “Assessing the drivers and spatiotemporal patterns of cohesive bluff retreat along the Michigan coast of Lake Michigan" on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 1:00 PM.

Apr 23

Spring Study Day - No Classes

Friday, April 23, 2021 at Spring Study Day - No Classes

Spring Study Day - No Classes

May 14

Oral Comp Notice: Pietro Sciusco

Friday, May 14, 2021 at Virtual

Pietro Sciusco will take his oral comprehensive examination on Friday, May 14, 2021, at 9:30 AM.

May 27

Oral Comp Notice: Myung Sik Cho

Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:00 PM at Virtual

Myung Sik Cho will take his oral comprehensive examination on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 12:00 PM.

Jun 30

Proposal Defense Notice: Rui Zhang

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:30 AM at Virtual

Rui Zhang will defend her dissertation proposal "An Agent-Based Model of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie for Informing Environmental Policies" on June 30, 2021, at 9:30 AM.

Aug 12

Proposal Defense Notice: Yachen Xie

Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:00 AM - Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:00 PM at Virtual

Yachen Xie will present and defend his dissertation proposal "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Carbon Neutral Efforts" on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 10:00 AM.

Aug 20

Oral Comp Notice: Jen Fry

Friday, August 20, 2021 12:00 PM at Virtual

Jen Fry will take her oral comprehensive examination on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 12:00 PM.

Aug 25

Dissertation Defense Notice: Ida Djenontin

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Virtual

Ida Djenontin will defend her dissertation, "Governance of People-centered Forest-Agricscapes Restoration in Malawi: Institutional and Modeling Approaches," on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM.

Aug 27

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Gabriela Shirkey

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM at Virtual

Gabriela Shirkey will take her oral comprehensive examination on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM.

Aug 31

College of Social Science Colloquium

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 9:00 AM - Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:00 PM at Wells Hall

Attention Incoming First-Year Students! Learn what it means to be a social scientist, with information on majors you can pursue, student organizations, and much more! Free t-shirts and ice cream, plus other College of Social Science swag. Learn what it means to be a social scientist, with information on majors you can pursue, student organizations, and much more! Free t-shirts and ice cream, plus other College of Social Science swag.

Aug 31

Oral Comprehensive Exam Notice: Herve Kashongwe

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:00 PM at Virtual

Herve Kashongwe will take his oral comprehensive examination on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Sep 1

Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:00 AM at Michigan State University

Fall classes begin Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Sep 6

Holiday - University Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021 12:00 AM at Michigan State University

Sep 9

College of Social Science Reorientation Event

Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:00 PM at 117 Berkey Hall

The College of Social Science is holding a Reorientation Event for returning students on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 3:00 PM in Berkey Hall, Room 117.

Sep 17

A New Kind of Company Town: Extractive Industry and Security in the U.S.-Mexico Borderland | Triple G Colloquium

Friday, September 17, 2021 4:00 PM - Friday, September 17, 2021 5:00 PM at Virtual

Please join us on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 4:00 PM EST for the first talk of this 2021-2022 Triple G Colloquium Series. We are honored to have Dr. Scott Warren, cultural geographer, academic, and volunteer with humanitarian aid organizations at the Mexico-US border. The title of his presentation is "A New Kind of Company Town: Extractive Industry and Security in the U.S.-Mexico Borderland".

Sep 22

Learn QGIS: Making a Color Shaded Map in QGIS

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Digital Scholarship Lab (Second floor of the west wing of the Main Library)

Learn the basics of QGIS, the free open source geospatial software—this workshop will demonstrate how to make a choropleth (color shaded) map and place graduated symbols representing data on it, load shape-files, and .csv table files into QGIS, join data to spatial information and edit features.

Sep 30

Proposal Defense Notice: Pietro Sciusco

Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:00 PM at Virtual

Pietro Sciusco will defend his dissertation proposal “Global Warming Impacts of a Managed Landscape in Southwestern Michigan: Biogeophysical and Biogeochemical Climate Regulations” on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 3:00 PM.

Oct 12

Information Session: Graduate Study in Geography

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:00 PM - Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:00 PM at Virtual

Join the Geography Graduate Program Director for an overview of the applications and admissions process for MS and PhD programs in Geography at MSU.

Oct 13

Dissertation Defense Notice: Amanda Kreuze

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:00 AM - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 PM at Virtual

Amanda Kreuze will defend her dissertation "The Toxic Truth: Environmental Justice and Environmental Health of Mothers and Children in Michigan" on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, beginning at 9:00 AM.

Oct 13

Introduction to ESRI StoryMaps and StoryMaps JS

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:00 PM - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:30 PM at Digital Scholarship Lab (Second floor of the west wing of the Main Library)

This workshop will be held in person and virtually. To attend in person, please come to the Digital Scholarship Lab in the Main Library on the second floor of the west wing.