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Published: Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Author: Global Youth Advancement Network
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU freshman Natalie Kagole earned an all-expense paid trip to attend the International One Health World Congress in Saskatoon, Canada. Kagole and her teammates were offered the trip after placing first at the 2018 One Health Student Challenge, which featured their research on water scarcity in both developing and developed regions in India and Africa.


The Nile River near Jinja, Uganda

Published: Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018
Author: Athalia Snyder
Department: Office of the Dean

Researchers across Michigan State University and the world continue to investigate how the use of fertilizer can improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, compared to the extensive research on government-run fertilizer subsidy programs, little is known about how improving African countries' other policies, laws, and regulations might facilitate private investment in fertilizer-related businesses.



Published: Monday, 16 Apr 2018
Author: Global Youth Advancement Network
Department: Office of the Dean

As an undergraduate Scholar from Ghana, Derrick Dwamena felt compelled to inspire others through sharing his life story. After a few rounds of applications, Dwamena was accepted to speak at TedxMSU on April 4, 2018.


Clemantine will be at MSU on May 1st! More info here https://events.msu.edu/main.php?view=event&eventid=1518013509535&timebegin=2018-05-01%2012:00:00

Published: Monday, 16 Apr 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

In her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads,Clemantine Wamariya, with coauthor Elizabeth Weil, describes a childhood brutally disrupted by the Rwandan genocide in 1994. At age 6, she fled on foot with her sister Claire, nine years her senior, into Burundi. The pair moved through southern Africa, staying in refugee camps or scratching out a living, before being granted asylum in the United States in 2000.
Clemantine will be at MSU, May 1st at 12pm in Rm 303, International Center


Imbolo Mbue, author 'Behold the Dreamers'

Published: Monday, 16 Apr 2018
Author: Lisa Devon Fruge
Department: African Studies Center

Behold the Dreamers Meet the Author event
4 pm - April 28 at the Lansing Center - 333 E Michigan Ave
Free but registration required. Call 517-367-6348 or cadl.org/events.
Free parking by mentioning the words - Library Author Event.


Market vendor Blessings Katuma speaks to the Lilongwe City Council and other authorities during the Frugal Innovation Practicum presentations. Photo credit: Lizzy LaFave.

Published: Thursday, 05 Apr 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

Frugal Innovation Practicum students from MSU and LUANAR, in Malawi, go into Lilongwe's markets ready to learn from vendors, and treat them as experts on their businesses and the markets. Two weeks later, the students and vendors speak to local authorities about the pressing issues that constrict economic growth for vendors and hinder urban food security. The result is change for multiple parties.


Joshua Ayinbora

Published: Monday, 02 Apr 2018
Author: Global Youth Advancement Network
Department: Office of the Dean

While pursuing a post-graduate degree in petroleum and gas engineering at the University of Salford, 27-year old Joshua Ayinbora was determined to build the fastest-growing, and most prolific, business in Africa.


Latin IS America

Published: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
Author: Angie Melissa Vega
Department: Latin American Studies Center

Spearheaded by the Michigan State University College of Music, the sixth annual Latin IS America Series of music will feature national and internationally renowned guests in performances, workshops, scholarly discussions and film. Events will take place on MSU's campus from March 25 through April 23.


With over 30 years of service in public sector, Ingham County Drain Commissioner Patrick Lindemann brought his extensive knowledge and experiences to VIPP.

Published: Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP signature lectures are a formal way to invite local professionals to VIPP to interact with our participants by sharing skills and accomplishments in their line of work. On March 21st, VIPP invited Patrick Lindemann to speak on preserving freshwater and greening the local infrastructure.


On March 22nd, VIPP hosted 5 delegates from Azerbaijan for a workshop on Vocational Education: Workforce Development through Public-Private Partnerships.

Published: Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

On March 22nd, VIPP hosted 5 delegates from Azerbaijan who are visiting the U.S. through US DS IVLP. The group visited Lansing Community College and the Michigan Department of Education to learn about policies and practices of vocational education in the State of Michigan.