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Announcements

Nominations of exemplary MSU outreach and engagement projects are now being sought
The Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award is a regional award that recognizes outstanding outreach and engagement activities. President Simon and Provost Wilcox will select two of the nominated projects to represent the University in the competition for this regional award.
Deadline: January 19, 2009

 

2008-2009 Innovations in University-Community Research Collaborations Grant Program
Up to $332,000 available to MSU faculty.
Intent to Apply Deadline: January 9, 2009

 

Engagement Academy seeks nominations
Executive development program for university leaders responsible for community engagement being offered June 22-26, 2009 in Roanoke, VA.
Deadline: January 9, 2009




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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Kin Keeper  Program Seeks to Prevent Cancer with In-Home Family Approach Karen Patricia Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
College of Human Medicine

Kin Keeper Program Seeks to Prevent Cancer with In-Home Family Approach

Medical experts team with family members to encourage preventive care and screenings despite cultural, language barriers

Preventing cancer can be a daunting prospect for many people, but can be even more challenging for groups without easy access to cancer prevention information. But Karen Patricia Williams, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at MSU, is using her expertise in community-based participatory research and women's health to help African-American women receive potentially life-saving preventative health care information in the comfort of their own homes and with the support of their families ... read more



Alternative Energy for Stimulating Economic Competitiveness Erik Runkle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Stephen Harsh, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Alternative Energy for Stimulating Economic Competitiveness

Efforts help keep Michigan's greenhouse industry competitive

Since 2004, energy costs have escalated by 30 to 50 percent, reducing the profitability of Michigan's greenhouse industry by more than $20 million in 2005. Two MSU researchers, Stephen Harsh, professor of agricultural economics, and Erik Runkle, associate professor of horticulture, are spearheading a project to identify alternative energy sources and innovative strategies for reducing energy costs and helping the state's floriculture industry regain its competitive edge ... read more


MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

>The Pileus Project at Michigan State University

The Pileus Project at Michigan State University

Assessing climate impacts for two major Michigan industries

For those who rely on weather and climate as part of their economic livelihood, the Pileus Project at Michigan State University provides useful climate information to assist decision making. MSU researchers are working with two major Michigan industries, tourism and agriculture, to better understand how to assist economic decision making by incorporating information on past, present, and potential future climate. Climate variability and change have far reaching implications for Michigan's tourism industry, impacting ski resorts, golf courses, and other outdoor recreational economies. And, Michigan farmers lead the nation in tart cherry production, a crop that is vulnerable, sometimes dramatically, to Great Lakes weather ... read more


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Upcoming Events

Public Humanities Collaborative
Open House, January 21, 2009
3:00 – 5:30 P.M.
119 Morrill Hall


National Outreach Scholarship Conference
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, September 28-30, 2009
Call for Proposals Due: February 25, 2009



Looking for Community 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, and transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a partnership with community partners to work on a specific research issue, University Outreach and Engagement can help you. Our University-Community Partnerships (UCP) staff, specialists, and researchers have established connections across the state in a number of areas such as education, mental health, human service, business, and government. For more information, contact:
Bob Brown, e-mail: brownr23@msu.edu, tel.: (517) 432-1450.



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