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Coffee With the Profs

Livestreams from the fall 2022 series are now available. See details below.

One of the MSU Alumni Office's long-standing featured offerings, the Coffee With the Profs series highlights research and work done by some of MSU’s finest faculty and staff. This lifelong education program is open to all.

The fall 2022 series has concluded. All presentations were recorded and are now available to view – click the “View the Livestream” links below.

Dates and topics for the spring 2023 series will be announced January 2023.

If you have questions about the Coffee with the Profs program or would like to be added to the email list, contact Elizabeth Wheeler via email.

Fall 2022 Series 

Oct. 24
A Rosenberg by any Other Name: Jews and Name Changing in 20th Century New York City
Kirsten Fermaglich, professor, Department of History and Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel
Examine previously unexplored name change petitions in twentieth-century New York City in repsonse to institutionalized antisemitism.

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Oct. 31
Inside the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: Disease Detectives at Work
Kim Dodd, associate professor, Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and director, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Learn about the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory through case examples highlighting our unique expertise in safeguarding the health of companion animals, livestock, wildlife, and people.

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Nov. 7 
Why Cybercrime is a Human Problem
Tom Holt, professor, School of Criminal Justice
Explore what drives the criminals behind the computers and the influences that shape their decisions in order to better defend against future attacks.

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Nov. 14 | Register by Nov. 9
Spartans at Isthmia: New Directions for Classical Archaeology
Jon M. Frey, associate professor, Department of Art, Art History and Design and director, MSU Excavations at Isthmia
What happens when the modern digital age meets the ancient? Explore different ways in which an archaeological project in Greece can connect with new and different communities.


Join Our Email List 

If you have questions about the Coffee With the Profs program or would like to be added to the email list, please contact Elizabeth Wheeler via email or by calling (517) 884-2106.

Archived Series 

Presentations from the series are livestreamed each semester. Check out our livestream archive for past presentations that you can watch at any time.

You May Also Be Interested In 

If you’ve enjoyed Coffee with the Profs or have an interest in lifelong learning, consider joining the Spartan Book Club and/or the Spartan Social Justice Movie Club.

The Spartan Book Club encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to virtually connect with each other to read and discuss books on a range of topics. A new book will be chosen approximately every two months. 

The Spartan Social Justice Movie Club encourages alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to virtually connect with each other and discuss movies that matter related to social justice, history and societal issues.