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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

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Transitions for Army National Guard Veterans and Resiliency in Military Families

Men and women in military service are accustomed to facing challenges. Education, training, and preparation are hallmarks of readying military personnel for deployment. When their mission is complete they return to their familiar environment, but not everything is the same. A soldier's experience, whether in combat or peacekeeping missions, can evoke intense emotions that do not automatically disperse in the transition from service to civilian life. That experience, and the subsequent transition, can affect the soldier and his or her family in profound ways.

Adrian Blow has worked with the Michigan National Guard since 2006, steadily increasing collaborations and strengthening a working partnership to understand how service members reintegrate from active duty to civilian life, and how they cope with the stresses on them and their families ... read more

Agricultural Capacity Building in Africa: Action Research, Community Education and Web-Based Resources

Agricultural Capacity Building in Africa: Action Research, Community Education and Web-Based Resources

As a young man working on his father's dairy farm in Uganda, John Kaneene had a role model, a Ugandan veterinarian who was a close friend of his father and who provided veterinary services on the family farm.

"So I grew up with that image of a veterinarian," said Kaneene, who is himself a veterinarian. He also holds a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree and a Ph.D. in epidemiology and statistics.

Dr. Kaneene's combination of training has allowed him to address issues related to both veterinary medicine and public health, specializing in diseases transmittable between animals and humans, identified as zoonotic diseases. Much of his research involves working on the well-being and economic improvement of farmers and their livestock in rural communities ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

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The A-CAPPP Industry Academy: Cross-Disciplinary Training in the Battle Against Product Counterfeiting

Globally, product counterfeiting accounts for hundreds of billions of dollars in economic loss each year. Its effects are multidimensional, impacting the safety and economic well-being of consumers, retailers and manufacturers, and ultimately, the entire global market. Because of the vast and complex nature of the problem, it needs to be addressed in a comprehensive way.

MSU's Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program
, the first and preeminent academic body focused on the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection, develops strategies for dealing with counterfeiting as it cuts across all products, industries, and markets.

According to A-CAPPP director, Dr. Jeremy Wilson, "There was a need for an institution to step up and take a leadership role. Because we have a global mission, and a land-grant mission, and we have one of the most highly regarded programs related to brand protection in the world, industry reaches out to us." ... read more

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, transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a community partnership, University Outreach and Engagement may be able to help you. Our staff and researchers have connections across the state in areas such as education, mental health, human services, business, and government. For more information, contact Burton Bargerstock, Executive Director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, at (517) 353-8977 or bb@msu.edu.


We would like to hear from you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, announcements, or "engaged scholar" project information for future e-newsletters. Send to: engaged.scholar@msu.edu.


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

Community Engagement Toolkits
Designed by the Center for Community Engaged Learning to guide and support MSU faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from Michigan State University Press

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