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

The theme of this years event, which runs from Saturday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 18, is International Education: Fostering Global Citizenship and Respect. Among the weeks activities are lectures, an international film festival, an international dance night, photography and essay contests, and a global festival featuring country-specific activities and food themes in cafeterias. International Education Week at MSU has an impact on the MSU community including students, faculty and staff,

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

The computer program Captains Log originally used with individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain injuries or learning disabilities is being adapted to rehabilitate Ugandan children who are survivors of cerebral malaria. Michael Boivin, a Michigan State University associate professor of neurology and ophthalmology and of psychiatry, and Bruno Giordani, a University of Michigan associate professor of psychiatry, are leading the project.

Published: Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A team of Michigan State University researchers will attempt to identify future hotspots of sleeping sickness in Kenya by developing a new model that ultimately could be used to predict the path of other diseases. The four-year project, funded by a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will analyze factors such as climate change, land use and distribution of the tsetse fly in the east African country. The bite of the tsetse spreads the potentially fatal sleeping sickne

Published: Thursday, 11 Oct 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU has launched the first doctoral program in Chicano/Latino studies in the Midwest and only the second in the nation. The interdisciplinary graduate degree, which grew out of MSUs undergraduate Chicano/Latino studies program, is offered by the College of Social Science. Like many doctoral programs, it is starting small; five students are enrolled for the 2007-08 academic year.

Published: Tuesday, 09 Oct 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The work of Albert Fert, who shares the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics with a German colleague for technology used to read information from computer hard drives, has roots and branches with Michigan State University physicists. Fert, a professor at the Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, and director of the Unite mixte de physique CNRS in Orsay, has been an adjunct professor in MSUs Department of Physics and Astronomy for 10 years.

Published: Monday, 08 Oct 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Dean Jeff Riedinger will be traveling to China next week to advance MSU's China Initiative, focusing on Food Systems and Industry Development. He will be accompanying J. Ian Gray, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, on his first trip to China. Stopping points will be Beijing, Nanching, Hangzhou and Zhejiang University, among others.

Published: Thursday, 04 Oct 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A three-month MSU Museum special exhibition, "The International Print Portfolio: Artists' Expressions of Universal Human Rights," will run October 7, 2007 - January 4, 2008 in the MSU Museum West Gallery. The prints featured in this exhibition were produced by a diverse group of artists from all over the world, from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to Australia and the Americas. These striking, sometimes disturbing works are accompanied by artist biographies and statements by the artists t

Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University has launched the first doctoral program in Chicano/Latino Studies in the Midwest and only the second in the nation. The interdisciplinary graduate degree, which grew out of MSUs undergraduate Chicano/Latino Studies program, is offered by the College of Social Science. Like many doctoral programs, it is starting small; five students are enrolled for the 2007-08 academic year.

Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

In the largest study of its kind, Michigan State University researchers have found that the prevalence of necrotizing fasciitis (NF), or more commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is quite rare among children, despite many reports to the contrary. Published in a recent issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, the work of Dele Davies, chairperson of MSUs Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, and former MSU faculty member Ihuoma Eneli, found that among children under the age of 16, statisti

Published: Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University is moving forward to forge a strong Middle East presence by today signing an agreement that will put into action the next steps toward opening not-for-profit MSU programs in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Classes there will begin as early as fall 2008.