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  • African Studies Center

    Location:

    100 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    MSU's African Studies Center is a multi-disciplinary academic unit that develops and disseminates knowledge relevant to understanding the African continent. It provides language instruction in 30 African languages, in addition to research, teaching and services focused on African society, politics, economy, history, arts, languages, literature, health, education, and agriculture. A majority of the African studies faculty are engaged in development work in food and agriculture; health, disease, and medicine; education and training; communications; rural and urban development; and gender and human rights. These faculty projects are offered in partnership with more than 30 African universities and other agencies.

    Examples of these projects include:

    Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa;
    MSU Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards;
    MSU African Diaspora Research Program;
    Afrobarometer Project; and South Africa National Cultural Heritage Training and Technology Program.

    Outreach services offered by the Center include a Web curriculum for secondary teachers and students, internet resources, publications, events, conferences, seminars, technical assistance, and materials developed for educational use.

  • Anti-Counterfeit and Product Protection Criminology Graduate Certificate (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The certificate is an expanded, interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeiting and product protection. The topics extend from intellectual infringement counterfeiting to focus on the underlying criminology theories, but also cover the broad product protection field including diversion, tamper-resistance, child-resistance, cargo theft, shoplifting, return and warranty fraud.

  • APA Advanced Training Institute on Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 5 - 9, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The purpose of this ATI is to introduce participants to a variety of research approaches that have been used with diverse racial and ethnic groups to produce significant and useful knowledge about these populations. Participation in this ATI will help investigators to conduct psychological research that is culturally appropriate and relevant for the groups being studied. There are no prerequisites, but participants should come to the course with an idea for a specific research project.

  • ArcGIS II: Beyond the Basics Course (August, November 2017)

    Dates:

    August 23, 2017 and November 8, 2017

    Location:

    Eppley Center, Room 109, Business College Complex, 645 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This one-day course will move beyond the basics by teaching participants how to properly structure a geodatabase, georeference data, edit vector data using a variety of advanced techniques, and create secondary data from existing raster datasets, such as cartographic contours and distance information. Participants will also construct geo-processing models using ModelBuilder and save them to their own custom toolbox. The course culminates in the creation of a map that incorporates advanced techniques such as page definitions, inset maps and data-driven pages.

  • Asian Studies Center

    Location:

    301 International Center, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Asian Studies Center directs one of the largest, most diverse educational programs on all regions of Asia including East, South, and Southeast Asia. In recent years, the Center has transitioned as the curriculum, faculty research, exchange programs, and outreach activities have developed to embrace programs in diverse places such as India, Indonesia, Korea, and Nepal. Center activities and resourcse include:

    Curricular enrichment through symposia, conferences, concerts, exhibitions, and film series open to all;
    Instruction in Asian languages, including less commonly taught languages such as Nepali, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog;
    An Asian Library collection with more than 200,000 titles and access to other rich Asia collections; and
    Outreach programs assisting K-12 teachers, two-and four-year colleges, and Michigan's business and government communities with education curricula and materials.

    Other resources available through the Center include many publications such as the Asia Bulletin, a video collection, lecture series, web links, and access to Asian newspapers.

  • Canadian Studies Center

    Location:

    306 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Canadian Studies Center provides teaching, research, and outreach to those interested in the many relationships between Canada and the United States. The Center offers information on Canadian events in the US and Canada, publications, resources for furthering knowledge, and other sources of data for studying and researching Canada. Areas of study include anthropology, American studies, business, economics, English, fisheries and wildlife, food science, geography, history, labor and industrial relations, resource development, and social sciences, as well as teacher education. The Center's Website contains links to Canadian news and funding opportunities for research.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

    Location:

    National Food Safety & Toxicology Center Conference Center, 165 Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is the first and preeminent academic body focusing upon the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets on strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime.

    The Center offers traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities to students and stakeholders seeking knowledge about issues concerning anti-counterfeiting and product production. Non-credit executive education opportunities and credited graduate-level courses are available. A-CAPP also offers a fully online graduate certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (12 credits) through the School of Criminal Justice. This can be integrated as part of a masters of doctoral degree in criminal justice or another MSU discipline.

  • Center for Economic Analysis

    Location:

    Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 88, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824

    Description:

    The Center for Economic Analysis provides timely, high quality research, data, and analysis that contributes to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource, and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the state economy. The CEA provides a number of services, including:

    • Economic Forecasts
    • Economic Policy Analyses
    • Demographic Profiles
    • Impact Assessments
    • Market Assessments
    • Tax Policy Impacts
    • Tourism Impacts
    • Needs and Poverty Assessments
  • Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

    Location:

    304 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CERS) at Michigan State University aims to promote study and understanding of European, Eurasian, and Russian culture, society, and political issues. CERS has developed an exceptional program in European and Eurasian studies, combining formerly separate programs and faculties in Western European Studies and Russian, East European and post-Soviet Studies into an integrated pan-European and Eurasian Center, which emphasizes the need to explore linkages and study emerging challenges that transcend the cold war divisions of Europe and reach authoritatively into Post-Soviet Central Asia. The Center offers undergraduate specializations in Russian and East European Studies (REES) as well as Western European Studies (WES).

  • Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

    Location:

    218 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    The overarching goal of CGCEO is to contribute to the understanding of the interrelations among human, land, and climate systems in an international context, as reflected in MSU’s Boldness by Design. Building on existing strength in interdisciplinary approaches to understand the social processes, land use and land cover patterns and processes, and environmental impacts and responses at regional to global scales, the Center addresses the following key science questions:

    How are social processes altering and impacting global environmental dynamics? How do these changes, in turn, respond to and affect land and human systems?

    The research activities at the Center attempt to identify, understand and model land surface processes; determine and quantify socioeconomic root causes of and responses to global change, and assess human/animal health and ecosystem services.

  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Location:

    300 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center facilitates learning about this core region of the Americas. It is the nexus between the university curriculum, functional pathways that bring together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and in the region. The Center enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

  • Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

    Location:

    115 Manly Miles Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The mission of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability is to develop and maintain a center of excellence that integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography, and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national, to global scales. The objectives include: conducting cutting-edge research on emerging issues related to ecological sustainability; training new generations of leading scholars for interdisciplinary research; and disseminating research findings across the globe.

  • Changing the World, Your Community, Your Organization: The Power of Focused Passion (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The concepts that tie together societal and organizational change and the role that a leader plays in both are the subjects of this course. This course is designed for anyone who finds himself or herself in a leadership role or aspiring to develop leadership skills related to change management. It will cover the conceptual base, step-by-step approach, and skill set needed to foster and manage change within an organization, a community, or a society. In this interactive setting, you will be able to apply what you learn to your own case examples.
    Available CECHs: 6.0

  • Cognitive Science Annual Distinguished Speakers Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

     

     

    Location:

    All lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 118 Psychology, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to bring influential researchers in cognitive science to MSU to talk on a broad range of topics.  Light refreshments are served and all are welcome!

  • Confucius Institute Services for Educators and School Districts

    Location:

    Confucius Institute is located at 230 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

     

    Description:

    The Confucius Institute at Michigan State University consults with and assists schools and other organizations to develop customized Chinese language and cultural learning programs. CI-MSU also helps schools and school districts recruit qualified Chinese teachers and provides instructional materials, on-going professional development, and on-site support.

  • Corrections School of Staff and Command (January - June 2017)

    Dates:

    January 23 - June 9, 2017.  Applications must be postmarked by November 18, 2016.

    Location:

    This program combines classroom learning with distance learning.

    Description:

    Michigan State University will be hosting its first ever Corrections School of Staff and Command starting in January, 2017.  This class is designed specifically for individuals that serve as leaders or managers in a correctional facility.   The 400-hour problem-based course utilizes a blend of classroom facilitated learning and cutting edge distance learning technologies.

    Problem-based learning (PBL) represents the next generation in criminal justice training by fostering critical thinking, and employing learning philosophies appropriate in today’s correctional environment.

  • Cyber Social Work: Technology and the Impact on Our Profession (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 23 - 24, 2017.  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    You will be exposed to the history of electronic social work, the use of technology and social media in micro, mezzo, and macro settings, technology as a tool for community action and social change, professional liability/risks associated with online practice, and the importance of understanding the NASW Code of Ethics and the Association of Social Work Boards’ Model Regulatory Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice.
    Available CECHs: 12.0

  • D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center

    Location:

    Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, Room 560, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's School of Criminal Justice heads up the D.A.R.E. Michigan Training Center, which serves as a resource for police officers to bring a clear, comprehensive, and consistent K-12 D.A.R.E. message to kids in Michigan's classrooms to enhance children's development of healthy positive behaviors. Goals of the Center include:

    • Communicating the D.A.R.E. message through elementary, junior high, and senior high curricula;
    • Establishing statewide awareness of the D.A.R.E. program and how it can assist the fight against drugs and violence in schools and communities;
    • Serving as an information resource for the accumulation, interpretation, and dissemination of the D.A.R.E message; and
    • Offering the best training and technical assistance to provide schools and communities with quality D.A.R.E. police officers.

    The Center is also involved in the evaluation of the New D.A.R.E Program curricula, which will be administered to middle school and high schools in six cities across the country.

  • Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 10 - 14, 2017

    Location:

    Psychology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The workshop will focus on analyses for data in which both members of a dyad are measured on the same set of variables. Topics to be addressed include the measurement of nonindependence, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, the analysis of distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and the analysis of over-time dyadic data (e.g., dyadic growth curve models). The software package used in the workshop will be SPSS. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression and analysis of variance, as well as SPSS. This four-day workshop (with an optional ½ day on Friday) will include a lecture component with hands-on application of the material covered in lecture, as well as one-on-one consultation meetings concerning participants’ actual research and data analytic questions. There will be time for individual meetings with workshop instructors from 3:00pm to 5:00pm each afternoon, as well as on Friday morning 9:00-12:00. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own data so that they can apply these new methods to their own projects.

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