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Volume 2
2007

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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 issue looks at what MSU researchers, clinicians, and educators are finding out about what works--for families, for businesses, for health care and other family service providers, and for communities.

Families

  • ARTICLE:  Giving Kids a Chance at Childhood
  • Giving Kids a Chance at Childhood
  • For its mission, the Chance at Childhood program seems remarkably small. Staffed by four full-time members and a varying number of students (16 in 2006-2007), the ...more



Work

  • ARTICLE:  Balancing Work and Family Life
  • Balancing Work and Family Life
  • The nature and definition of employment and the workplace have changed dramatically over the past few years, following decades of major social....more
  • ARTICLE:  Women and Work in a Rural Community
  • Women and Work in a Rural Community
  • Far from the stereotype of idyllic pastoral living, the experience of rural women workers can be challenging and stressful, according to research led by Barbara...more
  • ARTICLE:  Spotlight on Engaged Student Scholarship - Voices of American Farm Women
  • Voices of American Farm Women
  • For the past 15 years independent artist and scholar Cynthia Vagnetti has collaborated with community-based organizations to produce public humanities programs...more


Health

  • ARTICLE:  Building Walkable Communities
  • Building Walkable Communities
  • Igor Vojnovic loves living right next to downtown East Lansing. "My wife and I can walk to our favorite restaurants, our bank, and book stores. She walks to work ...more
  • ARTICLE:  Family Home Care for Cancer
  • Family Home Care for Cancer
  • Most cancer patients today do not stay in a hospital while receiving chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, so partnering with the family in care is often a vital...more

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