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The Engaged Scholar Magazine - Volume 10

10th Anniversary Issue
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Hiram Fitzgerald Inducted into International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame

Innovations in Collaborative Modeling Conference
Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2016

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

4th International Service-Learning Summit
Proposal Deadline: January 30, 2016

Engagement Scholarship Consortium 17th Annual Conference
Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2016

2016 Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Nomination Deadline: April 8, 2016

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from MSU Press

Tools of Engagement Learning Modules
Online curriculum modules are available for use by MSU faculty to introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement.

MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
Program prepares graduate students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. It offers students a transcript notation indicating that they have completed the program.

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In This Issue

[December 2015]

Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

MSU Priorities

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

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Human Trafficking Awareness through Music, Artistic Expression, and Collaboration

Music is a powerful way to tell a story, convey a message, make a point, or spread awareness. Mark Sullivan is knowledgeable and perceptive about the capabilities of music composition. He specializes in the analysis and performance of contemporary music and in studies that relate music to the other arts and society. His work to address human trafficking reflects an intersection of music, artistic expression, societal challenge, engaged scholarship, and community collaboration.

One of Sullivan's upcoming projects is a commemorative concert on January 17 that celebrates the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., and features MSU Jazz Orchestras, special guests, and an internationally-acclaimed jazz composer and artist performing a world premiere about human trafficking ... read more

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Engaging the Next Generation of Journalists in Detroit Schools

The Crain MSU Detroit High School Journalism Program provides collaborative learning opportunities for student journalists and teachers in Detroit high schools by connecting them with the resources and expertise of journalism faculty and professional journalists, who work with students to produce quarterly newspapers and a news website.

Administered by the Detroit Free Press since 1985, the program came under the leadership of MSU's School of Journalism last year. As the home of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA), which offers numerous journalism conferences and camps to thousands of young people each year, and which, for many years, has provided scholarships for students in Detroit to attend the programs and camps, the School of Journalism is a natural fit ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

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If Roads Could Talk: Sensors Communicate Inner Workings of Infrastructure

What if infrastructure could talk? What if our roads and bridges could sense areas of internal weakness or compromised integrity and share that information with civil engineers? That information might not just help maintain transportation infrastructure, but could lead to better, more cost effective decision-making when the time comes to set priorities and allocate limited resources.

Nizar Lajnef, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State, is working to develop sensors that have the potential to give infrastructure that ability. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, Lajnef is creating smart sensors that diagnose damage and mechanical failure in roads and bridges. It's a project that Lajnef has been working on since his days as a doctoral student ... read more

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Looking for Project Partners?

Collaboration and partnership with communities are at the core of engaged scholarship. In all of its work, University Outreach and Engagement emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a community partnership to work on a specific research issue, University Outreach and Engagement can help you. Our staff, specialists, and researchers have established connections across the state in a number of areas such as education, mental health, human services, business, and government. For more information, contact Laurie Van Egeren, Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships at (517) 353-8977, or vanegere@msu.edu.

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