Michael Harrison Wins Glen L. Taggart Award for Contribution to International Understanding (/news/?id=828) Published: Thursday, 14 Jun 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where Michael Harrison won the Glen L. Taggart Award for Community Contribution to International Understanding.
16 Michigan State University students receive Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Summ (/news/?id=890) Published: Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012
This year Michigan State University has awarded 16 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the summer of 2012 to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional. These fellowships are funded with grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.
Richard Bellon Wins Award for Outstanding Service to MSU Study Abroad (/news/?id=827) Published: Thursday, 07 Jun 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where Richard Bellon won an Award for Outstanding Service to MSU Study Abroad.
Kerim Ertan Wins Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award (/news/?id=824) Published: Thursday, 31 May 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where Kerim Ertan won the Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award at MSU.
David Horner Wins Homer Higbee International Education Award (/news/?id=825) Published: Thursday, 24 May 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where David Horner won the Homer Higbee International Education Award at MSU.
Alaa Tayeb Wins Homer Higbee International Education Award (/news/?id=826) Published: Thursday, 17 May 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where Alaa Tayeb won the Homer Higbee International Education Award at MSU.
Kyle Martin Wins Homer Higbee International Education Award (/news/?id=823) Published: Thursday, 10 May 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where Kyle Martin won the Homer Higbee International Education Award at MSU.
Stefan Fletcher Wins Homer Higbee International Education Award (/news/?id=822) Published: Thursday, 03 May 2012
On Wednesday, March 21 the 2012 International Awards Ceremony was held where Stefan Fletcher won the Homer Higbee International Education Award at MSU.
Professor Takes on Debilitating Diseases Afflicting Millions (/news/?id=857) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
They don’t kill, so they don’t make many headlines. But river blindness and elephantiasis cause untold suffering for tens of millions of people worldwide, leaving many unable to provide for themselves and their families, and locking them into a cycle of poverty.
The diseases may soon be history, though, thanks in large part to Charles Mackenzie, a professor of veterinary pathology at Michigan State University.
New Links Create Opportunities for Medical Students and Research (/news/?id=858) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
In an effort to boost medical research and enhance global health care training, Michigan State University is creating new strategic partnerships with colleges and teaching hospitals in South Africa and the Dominican Republic.
The initiative, led by Reza Nassiri, professor and acting director of MSU’s Institute of International Health, will include faculty and student exchanges and may eventually expand collaborations in clinical research projects.
Tri – University Partnership to Advance Understanding of Veterinary Medicine (/news/?id=859) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
Along with faculty from Makerere University in Uganda and Tamil Nadu Animal and Veterinary Sciences University in India, MSU faculty are bringing together leading researchers, educators and outreach specialists in veterinary medicine to address shared concerns with human, livestock and wildlife interfacing.
Providing Surgery to those in Need, Improving Quality of Life in Mexico (/news/?id=860) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
A long-term collaboration between a non-profit organization in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and the colleges of communication arts and sciences and osteopathic medicine has been expanded to include the city government of Solidaridad. Together the partners will address ways to improve access to surgical care for low-income families in the region.
Strengthening Agriculture and Trade in West Africa (/news/?id=861) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
John Staatz leads a set of agricultural research projects in West Africa, with funding totaling $7.5 million, aimed at improving the performance of West Africa’s food system. Researchers, farmers, traders, government officials and non-governmental organizations are all part of a collaborative effort to improve agricultural productivity and access to food in Mali and other countries in West Africa. MSU’s Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics has received approx
Market – Driven Development in Burundi (/news/?id=862) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
For the first time in Burundi’s 80-year history of coffee production, the once war-torn, African country is producing specialty coffee to be sold direct to the markets, thanks to training and research provided by Michigan State University.
Community Development in Peru (/news/?id=863) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
Providing opportunities for interdisciplinary teams of students to engage in community-based research and development projects in agricultural and engineering, Irving Widders, professor of horticulture, and Brian Thompson, professor of mechanical engineering, have started a study abroad program to examine and meet the needs of underserved communities in the Andean highlands. Successful projects include: fruit crop promotion, ecotourism education, marketing of commodities and water-heating
New Supporters Develop Mango Industry in India (/news/?id=864) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
With support from the Agricultural Product Export Development Authority, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and the National Institute of Marketing Boards, the Indian Horticulture Development Alliance is promoting growth in the Indian mango market.
Entrepreneurial Approach Benefits Michigan (/news/?id=865) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
When the Swedish government announced that the country would stop using oil by 2020, it was clear that its leaders were concerned about the environment.
But there was another obvious motivation behind the decision: Sweden has no domestic oil industry, and importing petroleum had become costly.
“And when you don’t have any oil, you get good at not using it,” says Kris Berglund, a University Distinguished Professor of forestry and chemical engineering.
Carbon Assessment Project Picked Up by United Nations (/news/?id=866) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
Leading a team of forestry and engineering researchers from MSU, in collaboration with researchers from Colorado State University, the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya and the Center for International Forestry Research in Indonesia (among others), Skole hopes to create a model that development programs worldwide could adopt to assess their carbon footprint.
Gender and Ethnicity on Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast (/news/?id=867) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
A team of researchers from MSU was recently awarded a grant from the NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program to study the impact of a new road connecting Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, with Pearl Lagoon, a previously remote area of the country. The study will monitor the flow of people, technology and markets, along with the resulting impacts on the natural systems in which the people reside.
Sustainable Community Development Activities Begin in Tanzania (/news/?id=868) Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
The MSU-based Partnerships for Sustainable Community Development program is an alliance of local and international organizations working together to make communities more sustainable in their health, education, economic and general well being. Several MSU colleges are involved, as the initiative was designed to take an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to addressing community sustainability issues. The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID), a joint initiative be