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Published: Sunday, 19 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education, has chosen MSUs Alpha Alpha chapter for the 2006 Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award, the top honor for affiliates of the international organization. The award will be presented at the Phi Beta Delta / International Studies Association national conference in San Diego on March 23rd.

Published: Thursday, 16 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education, has named MSUs Alpha Alpha chapter the 2006 outstanding chapter in the Mid-West. Criteria for a regional award include programming, chapter growth and development, service to Phi Beta Delta, and expanded outreach within and beyond the academic community. The award will be presented at the Phi Beta Delta / International Studies Association national conference in San Diego on March 23rd.

Published: Tuesday, 14 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Yael Aronoff, a senior associate at Columbia Universitys Institute of War and Peace Studies, has been named the first Michael and Elaine Serling and Friends Israel Studies Chair at Michigan State University. The Serling chair is a core position in MSUs Jewish Studies Program, which is administered by the College of Arts and Letters. Aronoff will become a faculty member in James Madison College, the universitys prestigious residential college, in the area of public affairs.

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

Among the unique aspects of indigenous nations existing within the larger nations of the United States and Canada are the individual justice systems associated with each smaller nation and their relationship to the justice systems of their host nations. Educators, students and attorneys from throughout the United States and Canada will gather Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, to examine tribal courts during the Indigenous Justice Systems of North America Conference at Michigan State U

Published: Friday, 10 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Ahmed Kathrada, a leading anti-apartheid activist, will visit the campus of MSU in March. Kathrada, who was awarded an honorary degree from the university in December 2005, will speak at a public reception and lunch at MSU. MSU Today article by Emily Young, student writer.

Published: Monday, 27 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU's Kresge Art Museum is hosting an exhibition of twenty prints by critically acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge, as part of MSUs year-long focus on African Arts and Culture (see www.culturalconnection.msu.edu). The exhibit is the first showing of Kentridges art ever presented in mid-Michigan and runs through March 19 in the Works on Paper Gallery. The prints in the exhibition are on loan courtesy of the artist and the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston, plus one from a private c

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.