Canadian universities join MSU as a partner in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (PDF)* (http://mastercardfdnscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/FINAL-Media-Release-FOR-APRIL-18-WIRE.pdf) Published: Thursday, 18 Apr 2013
TORONTO, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The MasterCard Foundation today announced McGill University, University of British Columbia, and University of Toronto as the newest partners in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program - a $500 million global education initiative. This Program will provide secondary and university education to an estimated 15,000 young people from developing countries, primarily in Africa. MSU partnered with The MasterCard Foundation in September 2012 as one of six Americ
Economic growth in Malawi (/news/?id=1152) Published: Thursday, 04 Apr 2013
Michigan State University's collaboration with Lincoln University and the University of Malawi to help find new ways to contribute more effectively to African development and transformation through agriculture-led economic growth.
Nourishing People - and an economy (http://report.president.msu.edu/360/lilongwe/) Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2013
In an effort to double the capacity of Malawi’s dairy value chain, MSU researchers led by Puliyur MohanKumar, professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, are applying successful outcomes from a similar MSU partnership project that helped transform India’s dairy industry. India, now the world’s top milk producer, shares similar environmental and cultural traits with Malawi.
MSU’s Engagement with Mali and Community Outreach (/news/?id=1142) Published: Monday, 18 Feb 2013
The MSU African Studies Center will be sponsoring a teach-in titled, ‘Why Mali Matters’ on Tuesday, February 19, 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Room 303-305 in the International Center, featuring two former U.S. ambassadors to Mali, and scholars from MSU and other institutions.
Follow MSU 's crew as it chronicles Spartan impact around the world Published: Thursday, 31 Jan 2013
The SPARTANS WILL. 360 crew is taking you on an adventure—around the world and on the scene—to see the indispensable work of MSU’s scientists, scholars, and students.
Learn more about the project or start exploring for a firsthand look at Spartan impact in locations from East Lansing to East Africa.
Southern Africa Solidarity T-Shirt Exhibit Opens at MSU (/news/?id=1064) Published: Monday, 01 Oct 2012
An exhibit of 35 T-shirts from the Southern Africa Solidarity movement opened on October 1 in the lobby of the International Center, part of Michigan State University's recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa.
MSU, The MasterCard Foundation partner on $500 million African scholars program (/news/?id=1062) Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012
With 50-plus years of engagement in Africa, Michigan State University will partner with The MasterCard Foundation on its $500 million education initiative, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (http://mcfscholars.isp.msu.edu), to provide talented, yet financially disadvantaged youth – especially those from Africa – with access to high-quality education.
MSU's History with Africa (/news/?id=1063) Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012
MSU’s connection to Africa began in the 1950s when a common philosophy about higher education united two incredible leaders. That philosophy—rooted in a land-grant tradition—has distinguished MSU for more than 150 years.
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.
MSU to lead new global food security effort (/news/?id=966) Published: Monday, 06 Aug 2012
Michigan State University will use a $7.3 million federal grant to cultivate the next generation of agricultural scientists in Africa and Asia, in hopes of improving food security and nutrition there.
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.
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
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.
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.
Fighting Malaria in Southern Africa (/news/?id=847) Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
In Africa the journey toward improved health care is long and difficult. The problems begin early in life, with Africa’s infant mortality rate being ten times higher than the average rate for developed countries, and continue throughout life, with risks of life-threatening diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The lack of diagnostic equipment compounds the challenges.
Yet there is hope for improved health care in a hospital in Malawi, located in southeast A
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
A video interview with MSU alum and senior forestry officer with the African Development Bank Albert (/news/?id=748) Published: Thursday, 02 Feb 2012
MSU forestry alum and senior forestry officer with the African Development Bank, Albert Mwangi, discuss forestry management and significance to economic development in Africa.
Experts on Africa to gather in East Lansing to discuss assistance for African development (/news/?id=533) Published: Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- This month, Michigan State University will host a town hall meeting with African scholars, development professionals, international leaders and students to discuss United States assistance in the development of Africa
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