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Students listen to research presentation. Photo by Jessica Lundquist

Published: Friday, 12 May 2017
Author: Joy M Whitten
Department: Latin American Studies Center

CLACS inaugural graduate student conference included research presentations from 19 MSU students from 5 different colleges across campus.


Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabañas Rodriguez and MSU President Lou Anna Simon. Photo courtesy of Mark Teicher.

Published: Friday, 12 May 2017
Author: Joy M Whitten
Department: Latin American Studies Center

MSU Alumnus arranges for Cuban Ambassador's campus visit to learn about interdisciplinary research collaboration initiatives and study abroad programs.


New Summer Walk-In Hours

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Author: Meg Elizabeth Dedyne
Department: Office for International Students and Scholars

Walk-ins available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm.

No walk-ins on Wednesdays from May 24 to Aug. 9, 2017.

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

The MSU Sexual Assault Program's Summer Volunteer Training applications are due Friday, May 12.


Tanzanian women participate in capacity-building workshop. Photo courtesy Channa Prakash.

Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

Introduced to Sub-Saharan Africa as a crop that could alleviate vitamin A deficiency, the orange-fleshed sweet potato is a biofortified intervention that offers nutritional value and economic opportunity. With funding from the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, researchers trained 200 Tanzanian women in food processing, financial management and other skills needed to launch business ventures involving the particular sweet potato variety.


VIPP volunteers for MSU Extension's Children's Art Exchange Program

Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

The Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) at Michigan State University (MSU) brings the best of the world to Michigan by hosting and providing training programs for international visitors at MSU campus.


VIPP Hosts USDA's Borlaug Fellowship

Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

One of the most prominent research areas and strengths at Michigan State University is agriculture and food systems. "How will we feed a growing global population?" is one of the guiding questions that have shaped MSU's international research and global engagement.



Published: Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

Every month GenCen compiles a range of information to share with our listservs. Called the "GenCen Digest," this document has grown over the years to become so large as to be, well, somewhat indigestible. So we have been working to make the Digest more user-friendly. The May Digest is much shorter than usual, and we hope easier to navigate. Starting Fall 2017, we anticipate replacing the Digest with something even more user-friendly.
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Published: Monday, 01 May 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

The Office for Education Abroad would like to announce that MSU has decided to charge non-matriculating students participating in an MSU-sponsored education abroad program the same per-credit tuition rate as MSU undergraduate, resident, upper division students, effective Summer 2017.


Joe Messina

Published: Monday, 01 May 2017
Author: GCFSI
Department: Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

When geographer Joe Messina first analyzed satellite images of Malawi farm fields, he figured he had made a mistake. Almost everywhere he looked in the East African nation he found maize harvest declines over the previous decade. But this was the site of the Malawi Miracle, a fertilizer subsidy program so successful it was used to justify similar efforts elsewhere. Messina's research indicates big decisions may be based on bad data that inaccurately target development aid.