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    Alliance for African Partnership Announces Winners of Grant Competition Published: Friday, 17 Mar 2017

    Fifteen proposals have been chosen as the recipients of the Alliance for African Partnership's first-ever grant competition. The proposals were selected from more than 60 responses to the AAP's inaugural call for proposals.

    The grants were awarded to proposals that exemplified the AAP mission of effecting positive change in Africa through meaningful, equitable partnerships.

    Tags: aap  
  • Arther Muneza works with giraffe conservation initiatives across Africa.  
    From MSU to Africa: protecting the world's wildlife Published: Friday, 03 Mar 2017

    Spartans know that working together is the best way to tackle the world's challenges. Arthur Muneza, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, collaborates with giraffe conservation initiatives across Africa to do just that.

    Tags: africa  Conservation  wildlife  RECaP  
  • GREAT Insights Volume 6.  
    Youth employment in agrifood systems featured in ECDPM Published: Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017

    Authors from Michigan State University have been featured in the latest issue of GREAT Insights published by ECDPM with an article that focuses on youth employment opportunities in African agrifood systems.

    Tags: africa  agrifood  aap  yep  
  • MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon (front, middle right) visits the DRC Delegation at MAU  
    MasterCard Scholars Awarded at Model African Union Conference Published: Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

    Eight Michigan State University MasterCard Foundation Scholars participated in the 15th annual International Model African Union Conference at Howard University in Washington, D.C, representing the distinguished countries of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The MAU team from MSU won four prestigious awards that commended their leadership and outstanding performance during the conference.

    Tags: mastercard  leadership  modelafricanunion  mau  louannaksimon  
  • A free PDF of the report is available on the National Academies Press website.  
    New report assesses USAID's science and technology development assistance programs Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017

    The National Academy of Science has just released a report that assesses the current and future role for science, technology, and innovation in assistance programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

    Tags: Science  Technology  USAID  partnerships  innovation  
  • Professor Murari Suvedi (left) and his graduate advisee, Scholar Daniel Muhwezi (right)  
    Program Gives Thanks, Unveils Hall of FAME at Faculty Recognition Event Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017

    The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University hosted a mentor's appreciation event on February 23, 2017. During this event, the program team recognized faculty & staff mentors and launched the Hall of FAME – Faculty, Advisors, Mentors, and Educators.

    Tags: mastercard  specialrecognition  mcfscholars  Halloffame  mentor  
  • Artemis Spyrou works at MSU's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.  
    Artemis Spyrou: The International Search for Cosmic Knowledge Published: Friday, 17 Feb 2017

    Artemis Spyrou studies the cosmos. Comparing atoms and planets, stars and galaxies can tell us a lot about the universe we live in. An associate professor and the associate director for Education in Nuclear Physics, Artemis was Born in Limassol, Cyprus. She first fell in love with nuclear physics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2007 she has been heavily involved at MSU's own National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL).

    Tags: STEM  Women  international  
  • MSU President Lou Anna K Simon with MasterCard Foundation Scholar Talitha Pam at the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony  
    MasterCard Foundation Scholars Win Essay Contest - Featured in MSU Alumni Magazine Published: Monday, 13 Feb 2017

    Two of Michigan State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars won The Office for International Students and Scholars' (OISS) annual International Essay Contest. The essay contest began in 2004 with the goal of building "greater cross-cultural understanding and [learning] from the experiences of international students" whose time living outside of their own culture has led to powerful insights and inspiring stories.

    Tags: essaycontest  mastercard  mcfscholars  communitysustainability  
  • Ariana Medrano works in the genomics and molecular genetics lab at MSU.  
    International Spartan Spotlight: Ariana Angarita Medrano Published: Saturday, 11 Feb 2017

    Ariana Angarita Medrano was born in Bolivar, Venezuela. Her introduction to the science of genetics happened at a very young age when her aunt, bioanalyst Clemencia Medrano, showed her the work she performed at the laboratory. Her passion and curiosity for the field led her to study genomics and molecular genetics at Michigan State University.

    Tags: STEM  students  international  Spotlight  
  • MSU students show their Spartan pride in Dubai, UAE.  
    MSU students study abroad in Dubai, UAE Published: Friday, 10 Feb 2017

    For students fortunate enough to take part in a study abroad program, life may never be quite the same again! Studying abroad, even for a short period of two weeks, provides students with the unique experience of connecting with new people, languages and cultures while developing their own personal and professional skills.

    Tags: studyabroad  Dubai  uae  
    Why the US has a lot to gain from investing in Africa's agri-food systems Published: Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017

    The US's incoming administration has an historic opportunity to extend America's global leadership by promoting the economic transformations underway in Africa. An effective US strategy would be based on the fact that Africa's development still greatly depends on the performance of its agri-food systems.

    Tags: aap  
  • A group from the Malian delegation tours the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health.  
    MSU expertise for Mali higher education strategy Published: Wednesday, 01 Feb 2017

    With the support of the WorldBank, a delegation of Malian personalities from the Ministry of Higher Education and from several Malian universities visited MSU for expertise, advice, and possible collaborations. These high profile officials met with MSU's high level administrators, and with faculty and students.

    Tags: aap  
  • Assistant Dean, Chinwe Effiong (front left), with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars and Staff  
    Scholars Reflect on Service Learning Published: Monday, 30 Jan 2017

    Community engagement helps scholars network with people and organizations outside of the university and, as kinesiology major, Eustace Akagha stated, "The experiences are a great introduction to the life of service that is being expected from us Scholars." The Scholars recently gathered to reflect on their service learning experiences throughout the year.

    Tags: volunteer  mastercard  servicelearning  giveback  reflection  
  • The lab’s extensive network of seed producers and collaborators in Central America, the Caribbean and the U.S. ensured the bean seed would come from reputable seed producers.  
    MSU lands nearly $2M USAID grant to support farmers in Haiti Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2017

    In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Michigan State University secured a nearly $2 million award from the United States Agency for International Development's Mission to Haiti to help re-establish the region's agricultural production capacities to sustainably produce beans for household food and nutritional security in the future.

    Tags: haiti  agriculture  USAID  legumes  MSULegumeInnovationLab  
  • Luyando Katenda, freshman MasterCard Foundation Scholar from James Madison College.  
    INTERVIEW: Luyando Katenda Featured Among 100 Visionary Leaders Published: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016

    Read the interview with freshman MasterCard Foundation Scholar, Luyando Katenda, who has been featured in "Real Leaders" magazine among 100 Visionary Leaders Leading Us Toward a Better World.

    Tags: mastercard  leadership  mcfscholars  youthempowerment  
    2016 Global Focus Photo Contest Winners Published: Monday, 21 Nov 2016

    Spartans have traveled the globe and brought back spectacular photographs, highlighted in this year's Global Focus photo competition. Now in its 18th year, the international photo contest recognizes MSU faculty, staff, students and alumni who have captured exceptional images while abroad for work, study, or personal travel.

    Tags: globalfocus  saugatuck  
  • International Education Week is November 14-18, 2016.  
    2016 International Education Week at MSU Published: Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016

    International education and engagement is a cornerstone of MSU's institutional mission, and each November we join institutions across the country in celebrating International Education Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week was established "to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S."

    Tags: education  international  iew  
  • The 2016 Global Partners Convening of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program  
    The 2016 Global Convening of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Published: Friday, 11 Nov 2016

    MasterCard Foundation Scholars and staff support the 2016 Global Convening of institutional program partners.

    Tags: africa  mastercard  partnerships  GENDER  mcfscholars  
  • MSU researchers work to end hunger and food security every day.  
    Creating a better-nourished tomorrow Published: Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016

    The United Nations has set forth a list of Global Goals designed to end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. The second goal on that list: zero hunger. MSU researchers are bringing us closer to that goal every day.

    Tags: agriculture  research  Foodsecurity  
  • Scholars volunteer at Hunter Park GardenHouse and Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project  
    Scholar Service Continues Published: Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

    MasterCard Foundation Scholars give back to their community through different volunteer service projects throughout the month of October.

    Tags: mastercard  mcfscholars  servicelearning  


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