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Published: Friday, 16 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

People with epilepsy, who live in the African nation of Zambia and throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, tend to have a lower standard of living because of stigma related to the disease, according research conducted by an MSU neurologist. The study was a joint effort by MSUs Gretchen Birbeck and colleagues at the University of Zambia. As recently reported in the Lancet Neurology, Zambians who have epilepsy generally have higher rates of hunger and poverty, have less access to drinking water

Published: Thursday, 15 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Two MSU programs are merging to form a center that will focus on gender and womens studies within a global framework. MSU's Women and International Development (WID) Program in International Studies and Programs (ISP) will join forces with the Program in Women, Gender, and Social Justice (WGSJ) in the College of Arts and Letters to create the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen). The new center will be a hub for research, teaching, and service related to gender and women in global persp

Published: Thursday, 08 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

"Big, Bold and Beautiful: African Household Pots" is the title of a new exhibition opening soon in the University Development display area. Developed by the MSU Museum, the exhibit of 14 clay pots runs from February 19 through August 15. The display area is at 300 Spartan Way in the new East Stadium expansion, open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Published: Thursday, 08 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU is among the nations top 10 producers of Peace Corps volunteers from large colleges and universities. MSU has 71 alumni overseas volunteers, representing the ninth highest total in the country. News Bulletin by Ike Val Iyioke, University Relations.

Published: Friday, 02 Feb 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University is one of the nations top 10 producers of Peace Corps volunteers among large colleges and universities. MSU has 71 alumni overseas volunteers, representing the ninth highest total in the country.

Published: Monday, 29 Jan 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

China, Hong Kong and Singapore are considered the top three most attractive emerging markets, according to the recently released Michigan State University annual emerging markets potential index. MSUs Center for International Business Education and Research, or MSU-CIBER, in the Eli Broad College of Business has just released its annual index, which is available at http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/marketpot.asp

Published: Monday, 22 Jan 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The first-ever North American conference exploring the multiple forms of contemporary and historical radicalism in an international context will take place Jan. 25-27 at Michigan State University. Keynote speakers include Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent and author of Politics Of Fear: Beyond Left And Right (Continuum Press, 2005), and Michael Barkun, professor of political science at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and author of A Culture of Conspiracy:

Published: Friday, 12 Jan 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Jianguo Jack Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at MSU, is helping lead the discussion on Chinas environmental future and what it means to us. Liu has an opinion piece in PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) evaluating the prospects of Chinas environmental future and making a case for why its cause for attention and concern no matter where one lives. The piece accompanies a PBS series entitled "China from the Inside" which is airing in two two-hour parts on Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.

Published: Monday, 18 Dec 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The MSU Office of International Studies and Programs invites nominations for seven awards to be given at the 17th Annual International Awards Ceremony on March 21, 2007. Information about the ceremony and nomination forms for the current awards are available on the web at www.isp.msu.edu/iac and from Kathy Riel in the ISP Deans Office (517-355-2350, riel(at)msu.edu). The deadline for all award nominations is Wednesday January 24, 2007.

Published: Thursday, 07 Dec 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU commemorated World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with a symposium focusing on the millions of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The program, No Place to Hide World AIDS Day Symposium, featured presentations of scholastic work and student field projects in addition to a showing of the video, No Place to Hide.