Training educators: it takes a globe (/news/?id=1154) Published: Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013
The College of Education incorporates global experience into their doctoral programs, giving graduates a world view on education.
MSU: A champion for resilient communities (/news/?id=1155) Published: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013
MSU and its partners in Tanzania are committed to unraveling the multi-faceted issues of poverty and are placing a priority on facilitating resilient communities.
Mexican Collaboration Shines Ligh on Osteopathic Medicine (/news/?id=1147) Published: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013
Michigan State University has a new partnership in hyperbaric medicine with the Yucatan Department of Health, which now has a 23-patient capacity hyperbaric chamber.
MSU Prof attends the African Union's first High Level Panel meeting on Science and Technology (/news/?id=985) Published: Friday, 17 Aug 2012
The African Union (AU) has established a High Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The panel will advise the AU on reviewing Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) which was adopted by African ministers responsible for science and technology in 2005 and endorsed by Heads of State and Government in 2006 in order to move the continent from resource-based economies into innovation-led, knowledge-based economies.
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.
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
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.
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
Sri Lanka Working with MSU to Rebuild (/news/?id=845) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
This past spring, a Sri Lankan delegation of academic officials consisting of two vice chancellors and a former dean from three universities and an executive director of agriculture who also represents the University Grants Commission visited Michigan State University in hopes of furthering higher education partnerships and creating a path toward rapid development in Sri Lanka.
Spartans VS. Mosquitoes: MSU Researchers Battle Mosquito Borne Virus (/news/?id=846) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Severe headache, intense pain behind the eyes, muscle and bone pain, joint pain, high fever, rash and mild bleeding of the nose or gums are all symptoms of dengue fever, leaving little doubt as to why the disease is also known as break-bone fever and bone crusher disease.
MSU Researchers Study Importance of Increasing Vitamin A in Corn (/news/?id=848) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
A Michigan State University researcher is among a team of scientists that has uncovered the mechanism by which the amount of beta-carotene, or provitamin A, is increased in corn, a finding that can help combat vitamin A deficiency and improve human health in the developing world.
Building a Science and Technology Bridge to a Brighter Future (/news/?id=849) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Karim Maredia, a professor of entomology at Michigan State University, has earned a reputation for his ability to utilize new science and technology to bridge the gap between the healthiest, wealthiest nations and developing nations.
For instance, with many African nations struggling with food and nutritional security issues, MSU’s World Technology Access Program (WorldTAP) and Maredia, as WorldTAP’s director, were called upon to help address the problem through a bi
MSU, African Educators Expand Agricultural Education (/news/?id=850) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Michigan State University researchers are using a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help African educators develop free and open access to agriculture education material, which they hope could improve agricultural practices and contribute to a sustainable economy.
AgShare Open Education Resources is an 18-month pilot project that will enable African educational institutions to create a virtual hub of resources and curriculum for Master of Science d
Spartans Spring into Action to Aid East African Farmers (/news/?id=851) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Devastating droughts in East Africa are not new. However, since the 1980s, villagers have noticed changes in the rainy seasons. Year by year, erratic rainfall has led to more failed harvests. In the past 10 years, droughts have started to occur more frequently — every 3 or 4 years. Meanwhile, temperatures have been rising, and crops and forage plants are drying out faster. The combination of warming temperatures and unreliable rainfall is spelling disaster for the region’s farm
MSU Leads Global Effort to Study Link Between People, Planet (/news/?id=853) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Hundreds of scientists from around the world are involved in a new initiative at Michigan State University to improve cutting-edge research on the increasingly fragile relationship between humans and the environment.
The National Science Foundation recognized this research as a priority and has selected MSU to lead the effort, called the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems, or CHANS-net. The NSF is supporting the project with a $1.5 million, fi
Study Says Brazil’s Policies Protect the Amazon (/news/?id=854) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Brazil’s policy of protecting portions of the Amazonian forest from development is capable of buffering the Amazon from climate change, according to a new study led by Michigan State University researcher Robert Walker, professor of geography.