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Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

William H. Schmidt, a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Education. Schmidt, an MSU professor of educational psychology and measurement and quantitative methods, is one of only three scholars in the world chosen for membership in recognition of their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development.

Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A $4.1 million grant extension to a Michigan State University agricultural initiative promises to bring aid to Nicaraguas farming industry and provide food, jobs and sustainability to a region poorly in need. That makes a total of $14.5 million that the Partnerships for Food Industry Development-Fruits and Vegetables has received in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development since July 2003 to continue helping Nicaraguan farmers and families sell their crops.

Published: Friday, 26 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

For Pamela Rasmussen, assistant curator of mammalogy and ornithology at the MSU museum and a visiting assistant professor of zoology, birds are science. History. Intrigue. Morality. Rasmussen is author of a new, exhaustively exacting field guide Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. On the way there, her work on uncovering the fraud of British Col. Richard Meinertzhagen has received international attention. Newsroom Special Report by Sue Nichols.

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

According to new survey results, Africans support democracy but increasingly are dissatisfied with the way it is practiced in their countries. And despite mounting concerns about poverty, Africans optimism about their future economic prospects also is on the rise. This continent-wide picture of public opinion has emerged from the third round of the Afrobarometer, an 18-country survey of more than 70,000 Africans from Benin to Madagascar to Zimbabwe that is jointly administered by Michigan Sta

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University will sponsor a two-week afternoon day camp from July 24-Aug. 3, for students in grades one through six who are interested in learning about German language and culture. ... This program provides a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs and other playful interactions in the German language.

Published: Friday, 19 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A collection of personal papers and manuscripts that represent the life work of Ivan Il'in (ILIN, pron. eel-yin), one of the finest Russian philosophers of the 20th century, will be making its way back home after a 40-year stay at Michigan State University. A delegation will arrive in East Lansing on Sunday, May 21, including a personal representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Il'in Collection will be formally returned to the people of Russia in a ceremony at 1:15 p.m. May 22,

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Global Encounter: Framing MSUs Global Engagement for the 21st Century, held on campus April 20, provided members of the university with an opportunity to think collectively about the strategic direction of MSUs international engagement. ... Additional forums with either a regional or thematic focus will convene in the future, starting with Global Encounter: China, on May 18 in the International Center. Future forums will build on the broad themes that emerged from the April 20 event, wh

Published: Thursday, 04 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Global Encounter: Framing MSUs Global Engagement for the 21st Century drew approximately 350 members of the MSU community to the Breslin Center on April 20. The all-day open forum, a first step in charting MSUs future international direction, was hosted by Kim Wilcox, provost, and Jeffrey Riedinger, acting dean of International Studies and Programs.

Published: Thursday, 04 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University is not only home to the nations premier rare isotope facility, its also home to the co-recipient of the 2006 Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences. Thomas Glasmacher, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and associate director of operations at the NSCL, is one of two physical scientists selected from an international pool of researchers to receive the prize this year.

Published: Monday, 01 May 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

New research shows Chinas farmers stretched to the breaking point between the countrys booming economy and slow-moving government bureaucracy. The data help explain the significant public discontent in Chinas countryside, said Jeff Riedinger, acting dean of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University and a co-author of the study that will appear this fall in the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics.