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GREAT Insights Volume 6.

Published: Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

Authors from Michigan State University have been featured in the latest issue of GREAT Insights published by ECDPM with an article that focuses on youth employment opportunities in African agrifood systems.


Beware of phone scams

Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Author: Meg Elizabeth Dedyne
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

There are a lot of scams going on right now targeting international students. Never give money over the phone and never agree to meet someoe who says they work for the U.S. government. Come to OISS for help and report the call to the MSU Police.

Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Author: Mamduh Abukar Muridi
Department: Asian Studies Center

In her native country of India, MSU College of Arts and Letters alumna Kamini Prakash advocates for people who lack one of life's most basic necessities: access to clean, safe bathrooms.


A free PDF of the report is available on the National Academies Press website.

Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

The National Academy of Science has just released a report that assesses the current and future role for science, technology, and innovation in assistance programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


FarmerLink field agent shows coconut farmer in the Philippines how to receive valuable text warnings in advance of extreme weather, pest outbreaks, etc.

Published: Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017
Author: Ali Hussain
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

Contrary to its name, the coconut is not a nut – it's the largest stone fruit in the world. Sold in the food and beverage industry, harvested for construction purposes, used in cosmetics, and transformed into decorative objects, the coconut has many applications. While a quarter of the world's coconut production stems from the Philippines, the country's coconut farmers are the poorest around the globe.



Published: Friday, 17 Feb 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

The GenCen has launched its Director's Challenge Campaign to raise funds for study abroad scholarships. We want to make global learning on gender and sexuality accessible to all of our students.


Artemis Spyrou works at MSU's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

Published: Friday, 17 Feb 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

Artemis Spyrou studies the cosmos. Comparing atoms and planets, stars and galaxies can tell us a lot about the universe we live in. An associate professor and the associate director for Education in Nuclear Physics, Artemis was Born in Limassol, Cyprus. She first fell in love with nuclear physics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2007 she has been heavily involved at MSU's own National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL).


Cassava, a highly perishable tuber grown in all regions of Tanzania.

Published: Thursday, 16 Feb 2017
Author: Lizzy LaFave
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

An important subsistence crop in Tanzania, cassava is grown in all regions of the country, yet processing constraints make it difficult for small and medium scale farmers to compete with large scale operations. To level the playing field, two researchers developed a low-cost processing system that produces high-value cassava flour with virtually no waste. Currently in the pilot stage, the new system has the capacity to mill 500 kg of cassava flour per day.


MSU President Lou Anna K Simon with MasterCard Foundation Scholar Talitha Pam at the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony

Published: Monday, 13 Feb 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Two of Michigan State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars won The Office for International Students and Scholars' (OISS) annual International Essay Contest. The essay contest began in 2004 with the goal of building "greater cross-cultural understanding and [learning] from the experiences of international students" whose time living outside of their own culture has led to powerful insights and inspiring stories.


Ariana Medrano works in the genomics and molecular genetics lab at MSU.

Published: Saturday, 11 Feb 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

Ariana Angarita Medrano was born in Bolivar, Venezuela. Her introduction to the science of genetics happened at a very young age when her aunt, bioanalyst Clemencia Medrano, showed her the work she performed at the laboratory. Her passion and curiosity for the field led her to study genomics and molecular genetics at Michigan State University.