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Published: Monday, 20 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Jennifer Olson, a visiting assistant professor of geography at Michigan State University, is co-coordinator of LUCID: Land Use Change, Impacts and Dynamics, an international effort to examine and discover links to how East Africas economic and social progress is influencing land use, the areas plant and wildlife diversity and land degradation. Olson participated on a panel discussion today at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in a session exploring challe

Published: Monday, 20 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The war in Iraq and similar conflicts in other parts of the world have profoundly affected the lives of citizens in particular, women of the countries involved. More than 130 educators, students and attorneys from 10 nations will gather at Michigan State University College of Law on Friday, Feb. 24, to examine the plight of these women during a one-day symposium titled, Gender, War & Peace: Women in the Wake of Conflict. News release by Russ White, University Relations.

Published: Monday, 13 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State Universitys efforts to expand international research, teaching and outreach activities in East Lansing and abroad have earned the university the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The annual prize is named for the late U.S. Senator Paul Simon (D -Ill.), who identified international education as an issue of crucial importance for the future strength and security of the United States. It is administered by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, a w

Published: Thursday, 09 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

With 71 volunteers last year, MSU was one of four Big Ten universities to make the top 10 in the "Large Colleges and Universities" category which includes schools with more than 15,000 undergraduate students. "MSU has a huge, long history of being involved with the Peace Corps, and being on the top of the Peace Corps' listing is something we've always wanted to build on," MSU's recruiter Lisa Robinson said. State News story by Kristen Daum.

Published: Wednesday, 08 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

ISP Acting Dean Jeffrey Riedinger recently announced the ISP Department of State Internship Award Program, which will provide stipends for MSU students participating in relevant internships. Only MSU students who have been accepted for summer 2006 State Department internships are eligible to apply.

Published: Friday, 03 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) honored MSUs College of Education with its Best Practice Award for Global and International Teacher Education on February 1, 2006. The award, sponsored by AACTEs Committee on Global and International Teacher Education, recognizes exemplary practice in preparing education professionals for work in intercultural, global, cross-cultural, and international settings. The award was presented at AACTEs 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego

Published: Thursday, 02 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Two international exhibits, "Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory" and "Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education, and AIDS in South Africa," will be featured at the MSU Museum during spring 2006. The first opened January 22, while the second opens February 5; both run through June 30. Two articles by Lora Helou, MSU Museum. For more about MSU Museum exhibits and viewing hours, visit the website at http://museum.msu.edu

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Fewer foreign students studied at U.S. universities including MSU but last year the university saw about a 5-percent increase in undergraduate international enrollment, according to statistics from the university and an organization that specializes in global education. Overall international enrollment dropped 0.7 percent because fewer graduate students chose MSU, said Pam Horne, MSU's director of admissions. Horne blamed the decrease on tougher standards for graduate students obtaining vis

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

After nearly two years of tweaking, adjustments and instrument additions, the SOuthern Astrophysical Research or SOAR telescope is being used by MSU astronomers to collect intergalactic data. Within the last couple of months, astronomers have been using the 4.1-meter telescope to get a closer look at, among other things, spiral galaxies that are nearly 100 million light years away and interstellar clouds that can be the birthplaces of stars. Story by Tom Oswald, University Relations.

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A delegation of MSU representatives recently returned from a trip to Thailand that focused on exploring ways to expand MSUs collaboration with the countrys government ministries, educational institutions and Thailand-based alumni. Headed by Provost Kim Wilcox, the delegation also included John Hudzik, vice president for global engagement and strategic projects; Jeff Riedinger, acting dean for international studies and programs; Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Chris Wheel