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Published: Friday, 22 Sep 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The largest classical repertory theater in North America, the world-renowned Stratford Festival of Canada, will visit MSU and Wharton Center for Performing Arts from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 for the first of several annual teaching and performing residencies in East Lansing. The visiting company will include nearly a dozen actors, artistic director Richard Monette, designer John Pennoyer and senior marketing director Anita Gaffney.

Published: Monday, 18 Sep 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Two Michigan State University language professors have received the French governments highest honor for academic achievement, an award that was established by Napoleon in 1808. Anna Norris and Ehsan Ahmed, both of the MSU Department of French, Classics and Italian, have been named Chevaliers dans lOrdre des Palmes Acadmiques (Knights in the Order of Academic Palms), a decoration given to those who have advanced the cause of French culture, education and the arts throughout the world. The Pal

Published: Thursday, 31 Aug 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A Michigan State University linguistics researcher will spend the 2006-07 academic year in southern Tanzania, where he will conduct research to help preserve Kikisi, one of the more than 120 languages spoken there and one that is currently facing extinction. Deogratias Ngonyani, associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, has been awarded a research fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foun

Published: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A new ranking of Top 100 Global Universities released by Newsweek/MSNBC this week lists Michigan State University at #62. Newsweek sought to quantify the efforts of many universities around the world to adapt to a global economy by increasing their international engagement and profile. The result is a ranking of global universities that takes into account openness and diversity, as well as distinction in research.

Published: Thursday, 10 Aug 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Citing MSUs commitment to strategic positioning and its strong international agenda, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges has granted MSU a full 10-year regional accreditation. News Bulletin story by Kristin Anderson, University Relations

Published: Monday, 07 Aug 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

If globalization is the main attraction in the 21st-century economy, then the price of admission is an ability to speak multiple languages one reason Michigan State University has long prioritized language instruction along side its noted study abroad program. Now, renewed federal funding will bolster MSUs capacity for international, area and foreign language studies, particularly in less-commonly taught languages such as Chinese and Arabic.

Published: Monday, 07 Aug 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A select group of Michigan State University students will be among dignitaries and activists including the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, and World Health Organization representatives to speak at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto from Aug. 13-18.

Published: Friday, 28 Jul 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

At mid-morning on July 20, a plane landed in Detroit carrying MSU study abroad students who had been evacuated from Israel. Their safe return capped several intense days that demonstrated the commitment to safety that underpins the MSU Office of Study Abroad. We take a three-pronged approach to safety, said Kathleen Fairfax, MSUs study abroad director, adding that all three components of existing safety procedures are relevant to her offices present and future stance toward Israel. MSU To

Published: Monday, 10 Jul 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A recent reception at MSU’s new Beijing office provided an opportunity for around 20 newly admitted undergraduate and graduate students from China to meet and mingle with MSU staff and alumni, as well as a group of Michigan students participating in MSU’s new “China Adventure” study abroad program.

Published: Monday, 10 Jul 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Four MSU doctoral students have been awarded prestigious 2006-2007 Fulbright-Hays fellowships supporting six to twelve months of dissertation research activities abroad. Three of the recipients are in doctoral programs in the College of Education and the fourth is in the Department of Anthropology in the College of Social Science.