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Dr Jamie Monson sat down for a conversation with Justice Albert "Albie" Sachs during his recent visit to MSU

Published: Monday, 21 May 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

Michigan State University recently hosted renowned jurist, human rights activist and freedom fighter Justice Albert "Albie" Sachs at commencement in May 2018, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law. Justice Sach's visit to campus coincided with MSU's year-long (2018-19) celebration of the Year of Global Africa.


On Wednesday, May 16th, VIPP hosted the Summer Academic Forum.

Published: Friday, 18 May 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

On Wednesday, May 16th, VIPP hosted the Summer Academic Forum. It was led by VIPP Program Coordinator Nicole Ambacher and was a chance for students to give an insight into their professional career and field of study.


VIPP had an IVLP delegation of eight Estonian law enforcement, social workers, and legal officials explore the topic of "Trafficking in Persons: Rehabilitation".

Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP had an IVLP delegation of eight Estonian law enforcement, social workers, and legal officials explore the topic of "Trafficking in Persons: Rehabilitation".


Elexis Grimes(BA Accounting '18), winner of the Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Exexis Grimes wins the 2018 Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize. The award is given annually to an outstanding senior who exhibits an open, curious, creative approach to education and ideas as well as intellectual ingenuity and curiosity. Exexis has been actively involved in Kongamano, an interactive student organization that promotes learning and engaging others about Africa and African culture.


Two fellows examine the crops at Swallowtail in Flint, Michigan.

Published: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

11 agribusiness professionals from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda arrived at Michigan State University on April 28. In town for a month, the fellows participate in internships, seminars, and workshops, and take trips to urban farms, food hubs and related centers throughout Michigan.


The wire snare giraffe at the Snares to Wares Soriree.

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

A life-size giraffe constructed from wire snares, created in part by senior Studio Art major Richard Tanne in collaboration with ,2 Ugandan artists, Mutalib Ngomojik and Sophia Jingo. The giraffe was unveiled at the Broad Art Museum as part of the "Snares to Wares Spring Soirée."


Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, addresses an audience at MSU's International Center. May 2018.

Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

During a visit to campus to receive an honorary doctorate from MSU, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Nigeria's former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, led a discussion on the changing landscape of impactful research in Africa.



Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

CLACS scholarship winners announced for 2018.



Published: Monday, 07 May 2018
Author: Angie Melissa Vega
Department: Latin American Studies Center

Welcome to our 15 new faculty members.


Adesina stands with Provost June Youatt and Dean Steven Hanson.

Published: Monday, 07 May 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

During the May 2018 convocation celebration, Michigan State University presented two prominent African leaders with honorary degrees in their respective fields: Akinwumi Adesina and Albert "Albie" Sachs.