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Published: Friday, 16 Mar 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

After nearly two years of tweaking and refining, MSUs SOuthern Astrophysical Research, or SOAR, telescope, is looking to the stars and gathering data that are providing clues to how the light elements carbon and oxygen were originally formed. Story by Tom Oswald, University Relations

Published: Thursday, 08 Mar 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

High-energy physics may not be on your radar screen, but for Victoria Moeller, a senior at Michigan State University and a 2007 Gates Cambridge Scholar, physics is a way of life. The Chicago student served as a professorial assistant at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and as a teaching assistant in the physics and astronomy department. In her first project as a professorial assistant she, her supervisor from Chile, and her co-researchers from Russia and Spain, worked on acceler

Published: Friday, 02 Mar 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Thirty MSU students will trade their suntan lotions and swimsuits for hammers and nails to help rebuild New Orleans through MSUs Alternative Spring Break program March 3-10. Other locations in the United States where MSU students will be helping others are San Francisco, Kansas City, Washington D.C., South Dakota, Tennessee, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. International sites are Puerto Rico, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Canada. New sites this year are in Costa Rica, Panama, Alask

Published: Friday, 02 Mar 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A new study by an MSU researcher and his colleagues pinpoints causes of a recent finding by a working group of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change that global climate warming is due to human activities. Principal factors affecting climate change are human population growth and consumption, according to research by Thomas Dietz, director of the Environmental Science and Policy program, and his colleagues Eugene Rosa of Washington State University and Richard York of the University o

Published: Friday, 16 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

More than 160 MSU faculty, staff and students filled the Union Ballroom Feb. 8 to participate in a forum to seek input on ways to better internationalize the undergraduate student experience at MSU. The Internationalizing the Student Experience Summit sought input from the MSU community on a draft statement of student international competencies that reflect the knowledge, attitudes and skills essential to an MSU student living and working as a global citizen. MSU Today Article by Ike Iyioke.

Published: Friday, 16 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

People with epilepsy, who live in the African nation of Zambia and throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, tend to have a lower standard of living because of stigma related to the disease, according research conducted by an MSU neurologist. The study was a joint effort by MSUs Gretchen Birbeck and colleagues at the University of Zambia. As recently reported in the Lancet Neurology, Zambians who have epilepsy generally have higher rates of hunger and poverty, have less access to drinking water

Published: Thursday, 15 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Two MSU programs are merging to form a center that will focus on gender and womens studies within a global framework. MSU's Women and International Development (WID) Program in International Studies and Programs (ISP) will join forces with the Program in Women, Gender, and Social Justice (WGSJ) in the College of Arts and Letters to create the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen). The new center will be a hub for research, teaching, and service related to gender and women in global persp

Published: Thursday, 08 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

"Big, Bold and Beautiful: African Household Pots" is the title of a new exhibition opening soon in the University Development display area. Developed by the MSU Museum, the exhibit of 14 clay pots runs from February 19 through August 15. The display area is at 300 Spartan Way in the new East Stadium expansion, open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Published: Thursday, 08 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU is among the nations top 10 producers of Peace Corps volunteers from large colleges and universities. MSU has 71 alumni overseas volunteers, representing the ninth highest total in the country. News Bulletin by Ike Val Iyioke, University Relations.

Published: Friday, 02 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University is one of the nations top 10 producers of Peace Corps volunteers among large colleges and universities. MSU has 71 alumni overseas volunteers, representing the ninth highest total in the country.