International Studies & Programs

Home > Information & Resources > Information & Resources > News

News

Department:

Published: Thursday, 27 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A new e-publication/website, MSU Today International Edition, debuted on April 27. The quarterly publication is a collaborative project of the units represented on the Forming International Partnerships Committee. To view the publication on the web and to subscribe to future issues, go to http://www.international.msutoday.msu.edu/

Published: Wednesday, 26 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Among spotted hyenas, being a supermom is less about packing lunches, and more about packing a hormonal punch that gives her cubs a powerful head start. In a study appearing in the April 26 edition of the international science journal Nature, Michigan State University zoology professor Kay Holekamp and her former graduate student Stephanie Dloniak along with Jeffrey French from the University of Nebraska, report that high-ranking, dominant spotted hyena mothers pass to their offspring high l

Published: Monday, 24 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

On the heels of the adoption of Michigan high school graduation requirements that include online and foreign language courses, a new Michigan State University partnership will establish a pioneering research-based institute providing online Chinese language courses for K-12 and adult learners. The partnership with Chinas National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and a major Beijing university forms the Michigan State University Confucius Institute. The center joins an expandi

Published: Thursday, 20 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The downtrodden urban work horses of southern Brazil have friends at Michigan State University. Nine undergraduate women and Animal Behavior and Welfare Group director Adroaldo Zanella will spend three weeks in Brazil in June working along side students and faculty there. The MSU Equine Welfare Interaction Strategy-Action team (EQWIS-Action) will assess and improve the lives of some of the more than 6,600 working horses in and around Porto Alegre and Passo Fundo, Brazil.

Published: Tuesday, 18 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU Federal Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarships Support 104 in 2005-06 In 2003 the MSU Federal Credit Union established a $2.5 million endowment for MSU study abroad scholarships. More than 150 MSU students have already received support through this program. In 2003-04 eleven students were awarded MSUFCU scholarships for a total of $14,000. 47 students received a total of $51,000 in 2004-05. The two funding rounds in 2005-06 yielded at total of 104 awards.

Published: Tuesday, 11 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Two Michigan State University professors who conduct international research with hyenas and pandas are among 187 winners of the 2006 Guggenheim Fellowships, awarded to artists, scholars and scientists for distinguished past achievements and exceptional promise of future accomplishments. The MSU faculty members are Kay Holekamp, professor of zoology, and Jianguo Jack Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and director of the Center for Systems In

Published: Thursday, 06 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Victoria Moeller, a Chicago native, will be working in the worlds largest particle physics laboratory this summer as part of an internship with the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the most prestigious research facilities in the world. Moeller, a Michigan State University senior majoring in physics in the Lyman Briggs School of Science in the College of Natural Science, has been awarded an internship with the European organization also known as CERN, located on the Franco-Sw

Published: Thursday, 06 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Recent global events involving terrorism, the rise of political Islam, and contested notions of free speech highlight the importance of discussions related to Islamic law and its interpretation. Islamic law scholars from the United States and abroad will consider Islamic law approaches, trends in scholarship and the impact of external viewpoints during a conference, titled The Future of Islamic Law Scholarship, from 9:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, at Michigan State University College of L

Published: Tuesday, 04 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

More than a dozen scholars from the United States and abroad will gather at Michigan State University during a two-day conference to discuss Wahhabism, a form of Islam that insists on a literal and strictly constructed interpretation of the Islamic scriptures. The Muslim Studies Program will host the conference "Understanding Wahhabism" Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. The conference is free and open to the public and will take place in Club Spartan on the third floor of Case Hall.

Published: Monday, 03 Apr 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU announces the first competition for 10 awards of up to $5,000 each for foreign travel of MSU Ph.D. candidates at the predissertation stage in the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Education, and Social Science. These awards will support travel abroad to the awardees intended dissertation research sites for a minimum 60-day stay during 2006.