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  • College of Education Recognized for International Initiatives Published: Friday, 03 Feb 2006
    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
    Tags: india  education  study abroad  
  • Two New International Exhibits Open at MSU Museum Published: Thursday, 02 Feb 2006
    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
    Tags: africa  lebanon  thailand  chile  education  
  • Enrollment Increases for International Undergrads Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
    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
  • SOAR Telescope in Chile Begins Collecting Data Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
    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.
  • Provost Reflects on Group's Recent Thailand Trip Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
    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
  • Data is Harvested on Arctic Tundra Climate Changes through the International Tundra Experiment Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
    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
  • Provost and Other MSU Administrators and Faculty in Thailand to Expand International Collaborations Published: Thursday, 12 Jan 2006
    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.
  • MSU Helps Launch Malian University into Cyberspace Published: Thursday, 12 Jan 2006
    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.
  • MSU's Muslim Studies Program Established in ISP Published: Wednesday, 11 Jan 2006
    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.
    Tags: africa  asia  india  israel  research  
  • President Simon to Participate in U.S. University Presidents International Education Summit Published: Wednesday, 04 Jan 2006
    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.
  • Michigan State Anthropology Student Named a 2005 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Fellow Published: Friday, 23 Dec 2005
    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.
  • Grant to Support Michigan State AIDS Work in Africa Published: Friday, 23 Dec 2005
    Michigan State University researchers will use a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to explore the barriers AIDS patients in rural Africa encounter when trying to access life-saving medications, as well as look for ways to overcome barriers to treatment. The two-year grant is worth $200,000.
  • Michigan State Faculty Members Receive Fulbright Scholar Awards Published: Monday, 12 Dec 2005
    Seven faculty members from Michigan State University have been awarded Fulbright Scholar awards for the 2005-06 academic year. The MSU faculty members are among the approximately 850 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 150 countries through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Story by Kristin Anderson, University Relations
  • MSU Faculty Receive Fulbright Scholar Awards; International Fulbright Scholars Visit MSU Published: Thursday, 08 Dec 2005
    Seven MSU faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar awards for the 2005-2006 academic year. Nine Fulbright awards have been granted to faculty and administrators from other universities throughout the world to study at MSU during the academic year. Article by Emily Young, University Relations.
  • 2005 Winners Announced for Annual MSU Global Focus Photo Contest Published: Wednesday, 07 Dec 2005
    The MSU Office of International Studies and Programs and the MSU Alumni Association announce the winners of MSU Global Focus 2005, the seventh annual international photography competition for MSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The 30 winning images from this latest competition, along with information about the artists, their prizes, and the prize sponsors, are featured in the newly redesigned virtual gallery at
    Tags: indonesia  austria  portugal  spain  education  
  • Student from Bosnia Survives War to Earn Degree at Michigan State University Published: Monday, 05 Dec 2005
    From a war-torn country to a commencement stage at Michigan State University, Bosnia native Azra Kapetanovic is someone who knows the value of an education. Story by Kristin K. Anderson, University Relations.
  • Michigan State University College of Law Holds Intellectual Property Conference Before the WTO Minis Published: Monday, 05 Dec 2005
    On Dec. 9-10, the Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law will hold a conference on IP3: Intellectual Property, Innovation Policies and International Perspectives in Hong Kong. Held prior to the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization, this event brings together leading academics, legal practitioners, policy makers and technology experts to address the latest developments and challenges in the areas of intellectual
  • South African Anti-Apartheid Leader Ahmed Kathrada Among Fall 2005 MSU Honorary Degree Recipients Published: Wednesday, 30 Nov 2005
    Ahmed K. Kathrada has been a leader in South Africas struggle for freedom for more than 60 years. Along with Nelson Mandela and other leaders, he served 25 years in South African prisons before being released in 1989. In 1994 he was elected to the South African Parliament during South Africas first democratic elections. Story by Kristin Anderson, University Relations.
  • Michigan State University is the Top U.S. Public University for Study Abroad Published: Monday, 14 Nov 2005
    Michigan State University is the top public university in the United States for study abroad according to Open Doors 2005, the annual report on international education released by the Institute of International Education.
  • International Education Week Marks Importance of International Education to MSU Published: Monday, 14 Nov 2005
    War, famine, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, impending pandemics we are deluged daily with stories about major international crises in the news media. By contrast, MSUs observance of International Education Week, with events stretching through Nov. 20, is a unique opportunity for a local sampling of good global news. Op-Ed by Jeffrey Riedinger, Acting Dean, International Studies and Programs.


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