Sharper Focus/Wider Lens

 

Sharper Focus/Wider Lens

Sharper Focus/Wider Lens offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel brings their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. All forums are free and open to the public and refreshments are provided. 

2016-17 Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Topics & Dates

  • Brave New Workplace: The Next Careers? (Event video, podcasts)

  • Looking at Flint: The Past, Present and Future of the City (Event video, podcasts)

  • A World On The Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants (Event video, podcasts)

  • Transforming the World: The Power of Imagination (7 p.m., Monday, March 27, MSU Union Ballroom)

Can't attend in person? Watch the MSU Alumni Association's Livestream.

All Sharper Focus/Wider Lens forum videos are available at the MSU Library and posted on the Honors College YouTube channel.

If you would like to suggest an event topic, contact John Beck at beckj@msu.edu. If you would like to be added to the event e-newsletter, contact Stephanie Cepak at scepak@msu.edu.

gail

“It is always so fun to meet and interact with colleagues from across campus. We don't get that opportunity nearly enough! Thanks to my colleagues for sharing their expertise, ideas, and enthusiasm about their work.” 

Gail Vander Stoep, Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability

kayla

“It was my pleasure to contribute to such an important endeavor! Thank you for the invitation and affording me the opportunity of a new experience.”

Kayla Hales, Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media

tominga

“It was the first across-campus event for me, and I learned a lot and had a quite fun interacting with faculties I have yet worked with. It is always great for us to have different perspectives and inspiration from other scholars, so I really hope this event will continue.”

Masako Tominaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

PODCASTS via Podbean, iTunes and Google Play

Dr. Anna Pegler-Gordon speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants

David Thronson, JD, speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants

Sophia Koufopoulou, MA, speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants

Dr. Stephanie Nawyn speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants

Dr. Johanna Schuster-Craig speaks at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens: A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants

Link to all Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Podcasts

Previous topics of Sharper Focus/Wider Lens

Previous faculty speakers at Sharper Focus/Wider Lens

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