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MSU, higher education professor to lead global food system innovation center

November 8, 2012
MSU, higher education professor to lead global food system innovation center

Michigan State University will use a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to improve agricultural production and reduce poverty in areas of the world suffering from rapid urbanization, population growth and skills gaps. Receiving up to $25 million throughout five years, finding solutions to the problems that affect global food production will...
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Informal Learning Network offers connections, opportunities

November 8, 2012
Informal Learning Network offers connections, opportunities

Denice Blair Leach, who was recently named informal education specialist at the MSU Museum and MSU College of Education, has launched the Informal Learning Network at MSU, a cross-disciplinary organization that brings together MSU faculty members, academic specialists, staff and students. The network sets the stage for collaborations, research projects and outreach efforts, each aimed...
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Campus fitness challenge to launch January 2013

November 6, 2012

MSU Moves Me, a program developed by Olin Health Center, Recreational Sports and Fitness and MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, will launch the Annual All Campus Challenge in January 2013. With a goal to promote physical activity, the program’s motto is: “Moving Our Community, Challenging Ourselves!” On Oct. 12, the Rock, Walk N Roll event...
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Study supports move toward common math standards

November 5, 2012
Study supports move toward common math standards

A new study analyzing the previous math standards of each state provides strong support for adoption of common standards, which U.S. students desperately need to keep pace with their counterparts around the globe, a Michigan State University scholar argues. Forty-six states are implementing the Common Core math and reading standards, which nonetheless have come...
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Emergency manager law poorly designed for school improvement, study finds

October 30, 2012
Emergency manager law poorly designed for school improvement, study finds

Michigan’s emergency manager law gives individuals sweeping power over financially troubled public school districts. But in a new study Michigan State University researchers say the law does not address student learning and could even hurt academic performance in high-need communities. The Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act grants governor-appointed emergency managers all powers...
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Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

October 26, 2012
Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on...
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