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Associate Professor Shelia Contreras. Photo courtesy of College of Arts and Letters.

Published: Monday, 15 Jan 2018
Author: Joy M Whitten
Department: Latin American Studies Center

The Big Read grant seeks to promote reading and broaden understanding of the world.


Graduate Scholar Susanna Maingi.

Published: Friday, 12 Jan 2018
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Graduate Scholar Susanna Maingi studies fisheries and wildlifein an effort to make sense of Eastern Africa's human-carnivore conflict. To assist with her research, Maingi was recently awarded the Miriam J. Kelley African Scholarship and an IDEA WILD scholarship.


Mastercard Alumni Regis Nisengwe (left) and Vincent Karenzi (right) together in Rwanda.

Published: Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program staff had the privilege to meet with two alumni, Regis Nisengwe and Vincent Karenzi, who have returned to Africa to continue their professional journeys and give back to their communities.


OISS is hiring

Published: Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018
Author: Taylor Ann Mackey
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at Michigan State University is now accepting applications for paid positions as an Orientation Leader for the Fall 2018 International Academic Orientation Program (IAOP) taking place from August 20-24, 2018.


Katherine "Cookie" Rifiotis in her office. Photo from Lansing State Journal.

Published: Monday, 08 Jan 2018
Author: Joy M Whitten
Department: Latin American Studies Center

Katherine "Cookie" Rifiotis is enrolled in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor. The Lansing State Journal interviewed her about being an international student at MSU.


Thomas Jayne, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellow

Published: Monday, 08 Jan 2018
Author: Athalia Snyder
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU AFRE professor and Alliance for African Partnership Co-Director Thomas Jayne has been named a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the organization's most prestigious honor.


VIPP recently welcomed a delegation from the Anhui province in China to MSU for a professional development workshop in the areas of financing, transportation planning, and accounting.

Published: Friday, 05 Jan 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP recently welcomed a delegation from the Anhui province in China to MSU for a professional development workshop in the areas of financing, transportation planning, and accounting. The group participated in a week full of keynote lectures, professional meetings, field visits, and networking opportunities.


In December 2017, VIPP hosted a special training program on how to construct future-oriented intelligent e-government.

Published: Friday, 05 Jan 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

In December 2017, VIPP hosted a special training program on how to construct future-oriented intelligent e-government. Participants in the program included 7 Korean government officials. They took part in lectures by MSU professors including Dr. Mark Wilson, as well as practitioners in Lansing and in Washington DC. The group also visited 7 key places relevant to the program.

Published: Thursday, 04 Jan 2018
Author: Maureen Handrahan
Department: Office of International Health and Safety

The Spring 2018 Critical Incident Management Seminar schedule has been finalized.



Published: Sunday, 31 Dec 2017
Author: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

On Giving Tuesday, Michigan State University hosted Give Green Day—a day that encouraged others to celebrate significant projects, programs, and activities at MSU by donating to them. Participating this year was MSU's new Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)—a program that leverages MSU expertise to identify and scale new opportunities for global youth education, entrepreneurship, and empowerment activities.