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The current issue, released September 2009, features collaborative partnerships and research in the ever-growing area of Sustainability.



Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and
C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award

Call for Nominations
Deadline: January 8, 2010


For Faculty: Tools of Engagement
Learn about new curriculum modules available to faculty that introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement and help instruct the next generation of scholars.


For Graduate Students: MSU Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement
The 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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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Deafness Research and Education Across Mid-Michigan Rachel Fisher, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Karen Friderici, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Jill Elfenbein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Deafness Research and Education Across Mid-Michigan

The DREAM-M Project

A team of scientists at Michigan State University has worked with community members in a compact mid-Michigan area for more than a decade to identify critical information related to genetic hearing loss ... read more

Building the Future of Technology--One Block at a Time Dean M. Aslam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Building the Future of Technology—One Block at a Time

Nanotechnology Taught with Innovative Examples

How can we encourage more kids to consider careers in science and technology? Put toys in their hands and make it fun. Dean M. Aslam, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been making technology fun for kids for the past ten years, while teaching them solid scientific concepts in the process ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Graduates and Draths employees Sara Boles and Craig Banotai check processes in the Okemos laboratory.

MSU Chemists Create Renewable Resources Technology

Draths Corporation brings "green collar jobs," economic boost to Michigan

John and Karen Frost wear many hats. They are chemists, as well as entrepreneurs, employers, and innovative leaders in a field that has captured the mood of investors in the United States, and perhaps the world, looking for alternatives to petroleum-based products ... read more

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Upcoming Events

The Evaluation Circle: Community Engaged Research through Evaluation
Michigan State University
October 30, 2009 and November 6, 2009


World Usability Day 2009: Designing for Sustainable Communities
Statewide event hosted by the MSU Usability & Accessibility Center
November 12, 2009


2009 Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference
University of Michigan
November 15-16, 2009


The Engaged Scholar Speaker Series
Michigan State University
November 18, 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 at (517) 432-1450 or brownr23@msu.edu.

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