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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

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

A study that for 10 years has been putting climate change on fast forward to predict how plants will respond to global climate change is generating not only data, but a scientific legacy. The International Tundra Experiment, born nearly 15 years ago at MSU, is brilliant in its simplicity. Modest little greenhouses dot the Arctic tundra in more than 30 locations that rim the North Pole. Each greenhouse, which spans about 1.5 yards, houses a little plot of global warming for native plants a wa

Published: Thursday, 12 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Senior MSU administrators and professors, including Provost Kim Wilcox, will spend the week of Jan. 16 in Thailand exploring ways to expand MSU collaboration with the countrys government ministries, educational institutions and Thailand-based alumni. For Wilcox, who began as provost in August 2005, the trip marks his first opportunity to participate in MSUs global engagement in an international setting.

Published: Thursday, 12 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU has helped bring high-speed Internet access to Malis only university-level school of agriculture and natural resources, located in Katibougou, a small village 40 miles from Malis capital city of Bamako. Story by Sue Nichols, University Relations.

Published: Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU's new Muslim Studies Program is joining the area studies centers and thematic international institutes in ISP. The program is coordinated by Mohammed Ayoob, University Distinguished Professor of International Relations in MSUs James Madison College.

Published: Wednesday, 04 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon has been invited to participate in the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education, co-hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings Jan. 5-6 in Washington, D.C.

Published: Friday, 23 Dec 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University graduate student RoseAnna Downing-Vicklund has joined a long history of scholars many of whom have won Nobel Prizes by being named a 2005 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Fellow. Downing-Vicklund, a doctoral candidate in anthropology in the MSU College of Social Science, is using her fellowship to explore issues of trust and responsibility with respect to the quality of drinking water in Walkerton and Stratford, Ontario, Canada.