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THE ENGAGED SCHOLAR MAGAZINE focuses on collaborative partnerships between Michigan State University and its external constituents—partnerships forged for mutual benefit and learning, with an emphasis on research.

This premier issue is framed within the context of President Lou Anna K. Simon's "Boldness by Design" address to the sesquicentennial Convocation, September 8, 2005.

Engaged Teaching and Learning Enhance the Student Experience

  • ARTICLE:  The Small Town Design Initiative
  • The Small Town Design Initiative
  • The notice on the library's community information board says the University is working with the neighborhood association to improve the neighborhood's physical...more

Engaged Research Enriches Community, Economic, and Family Life

  • ARTICLE:  Music and Wellness
  • Music and Wellness
  • Frederick Tims believes that the healing force of music is near-universal-and, with collaborators from medicine, biochemistry, psychiatry, psychology, music, and...more

A Global Model Expands International Reach

  • ARTICLE:  Epilepsy Treatment in Zambia:  Assessing Cultural Factors
  • Epilepsy Treatment in Zambia: Assessing Cultural Factors
  • Epilepsy has long been recognized as a stigmatizing disorder. Most people with epilepsy reside in the developing world, but little is known regarding the impact of epilepsy-associated stigma in this environment. In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional ...more
  • ARTICLE:  On the globalEDGE:  globaledge.msu.edu
  • On the globalEDGE: globaledge.msu.edu
  • When it comes to international business, Michigan State University has the global edge. This is no idle boast--search engines Google, Yahoo, and AOL all give MSU-CIBER's globalEDGE Web site a No.1 ranking (based on the search term "international"...more

Strategic Investments Increase Opportunities for Research

  • ARTICLE:  Promoting Emergent Literacy
  • Promoting Emergent Literacy
  • It's never too early to read to a child. Now Michigan policy makers and MSU literacy experts have teamed up to promote reading to our youngest citizens in child care settings. The Promoting Emergent Literacy in Licensed Care Project, led by Nell Duke of MSU's...more
  • ARTICLE:  Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • As a community psychologist, Cris Sullivan believes that research should be informed by community engagement. "Social change should always be a focal point of our work," she said. "I am fortunate to have collaborations with some outstanding agencies and...more

Clear Values Strengthen Stewardship

  • ARTICLE:  Biomechanics:  Designing for Life
  • Biomechanics: Designing for Life
  • Robert Hubbard has achieved international acclaim for his bioengineering research on human spinal mechanics and product development. With his background in mechanical engineering and collaboration from osteopathic physicians, Dr. Hubbard and his...more
  • ARTICLE:  Developing Energy Alternatives
  • Developing Energy Alternatives
  • With gas prices rising daily, Dr. Harold Schock, director of the ARES, lately has found more people interested in what he has to say about the intricacies of internal combustion engines. His research focuses on sophisticated diagnostics to quantify flow and combustion...more