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Published: Saturday, 22 Jul 2017
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

Africa's global political and economic impact, and young Africans' share of the labor force, are both going to increase in the next 20 years. But, more than half of Africa's unemployed and underemployed population are youth. Research by Michigan State University, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, examines the potential for African agrifood systems to provide employment opportunities for Africa's youth, focusing on Tanzania, Rwanda and Nigeria.

Published: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

Three African youth have been selected as the winners of an essay contest co-hosted by MSU's Alliance for African Partnership and Youth Empowerment Programs. The essay contest, titled "Working Together to Create the Africa We Want," invited African citizens between the ages of 15-24, to describe their desired future for Africa and the role of youth in that future.


VIPP welcomes international students to our 2017 Global Summer School programs!

Published: Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP welcomes international students to our 2017 Global Summer School Programs! This summer, VIPP hosts three programs at MSU: Global Enterprise Design, Transportation Engineering, and American Culture and Society. The Global Enterprise Design and Transportation Engineering classes have already begun and our students have been engaged in vigorous academic studies and fun class activities.

Published: Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017
Author: Author not entered.
Department: Canadian Studies Center

This summer, the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) pioneered a new program that took place entirely outside the U.S.


This map shows the countries in which MSU Mastercard Scholars are completing their internships in 2017.

Published: Friday, 14 Jul 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

39 Scholars (11 Master's and 28 undergraduates) from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University are engaged in research and internships at 41 sites throughout 15 African nations and the United States.


Go Green in Canada! VIPP's first workshop held entirely in Canada was a great success!

Published: Thursday, 13 Jul 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

This summer, the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) pioneered a new program that took place entirely outside the U.S. Dr. Mina Shin, VIPP's Assistant Director, developed a 10-day long workshop in Canada for the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the theme of Arts, Culture, Tourism, and Economic Development. Fifteen delegates visited Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, and met Canadian government officials

Published: Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

In the fall of 2016, faculty at Michigan State University launched the African Female Student Empowerment Program. AFSEP works to educate, encourage, and inspire African female students at MSU.


VIPP participants visited Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes as part of the new course "Discovering Michigan."

Published: Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

As part of the new VIPP course "Discovering Michigan," participants visited Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes. There they were able to experience the beauty of the dunes, as well as learn about the dunes' history and legend.


Members of the Tsoka market committee gather with two former Frugal Innovation Practicum participants.

Published: Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017
Author: Lizzy LaFave
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

Spartans pursuing degrees in engineering, public health, agricultural economics, and other fields are gearing up for two weeks of action research in Malawi, the "Warm Heart of Africa." The hands-on work is a key part of the third annual Frugal Innovation Practicum, offered by the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, and gives students the opportunity to apply what they've learned about solving food systems challenges.


Ramadan Unity Dinner flyer

Published: Friday, 30 Jun 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

Mayors Virg Bernero of Lansing and Mark Meadows of East Lansing will host the 11th Annual Mayors' Ramadan Unity Dinner - "United in Strength - Solidarity Against Hunger" on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.
The deadline for purchasing tickets for this event is Friday, July 7, 2017. Prices for tickets are:
Students - $15
Individual - $25
Family - $80 per family of 4