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  • MSU AgBioResearch

    Location:

    Campus Address: Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Room 109, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The mission of MSU AgBioResearch is to engage in innovative, leading-edge research that combines scientific expertise with practical experience to generate economic prosperity, sustain natural resources and enhance the quality of life in Michigan, the nation and the world. MSU AgBioResearch encompasses the work of more than 300 scientists in seven colleges at MSU: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Natural Science, Social Science and Veterinary Medicine.

    These researchers, in on-campus laboratories and at 13 outlying research centers across the state, investigate topics that range from agricultural production, alternative energy and biofuel production, food safety and environmental stewardship to childhood obesity, community development, and the quality of life of Michigan youth and families. Michigan citizens reap the benefits of this work in the form of new or improved foods and plants, new production methods and enriched lifestyles.

  • MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

    Location:

     Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The goal of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.  It strives to:

    • Partner across Michigan to advance the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter.
    • Educate new generations to lead regional food systems research and practice.
    • Cultivate and support communities of practice around emerging regional food systems issues and opportunities.
    • Increase the visibility of and access to MSU resources that support regional good food systems.
    • Expand the resource base for regional food systems applied research, education and outreach.
    • Develop farmers and farms for regional food systems
    • Expand and coordinate engagement of MSU faculty and staff in interdisciplinary regional food systems applied research, education, and outreach.

     

     

  • MSU Cultural Engagement Council for the Promotion of Arts and Cultural Resources

    Description:

    MSU's Cultural Engagement Council (CEC), the organizing body behind the Year of Arts and Culture, is composed of leaders of allied cultural units, outreach, and student life. The CEC strives to increase the visibility of campus cultural resources and facilitate expanded MSU cultural engagement among our students and across Michigan, nationally, and internationally. The CEC seeks to build among students and the community a common understanding of the importance of culture through new and innovative partnerships and collaborations; and to enhance teaching and research in all aspects of the study of culture.

  • MSU Libraries

    Location:

    Main Library: 100 Library (on West Circle Drive), MSU, E. Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Libraries collections include more than 4 million volumes, 28,000 serial subscriptions (in print and electronic form), 5 million items in microfilm and microfiche, 200,000 maps and 40,000 sound recordings. The Libraries include extensive holdings in history, the social sciences, languages and literature, area studies, medicine, agriculture, and general sciences as well as several specialized, interest-specific collections.

  • MSU Product Center for Business Development

    Location:

    Morrill Hall, Room 80, 446 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Product Center can help you develop and commercialize high value products and businesses in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sectors.  Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or established business, the MSU Product Center is the front door to Michigan State University’s vast and varied technical expertise, research, outreach and educational services.

  • MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

    Location:

    486 Green Way, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is rethinking the way the MSU Community disposes of its unused materials – including our own take on REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.  The surplus store sells items in the following categories: Art, Antiques and Collectibles; Audio/Visual; Bicycles; Bid Items; Books; Computers; Farm & Garden; Furniture; Household and Home Decor; Industrial and Manufacturing; Kitchen and Restaurant; Laboratory; Land/Property; Media; Office; Printer & Copier Supplies; Recycling Containers; Sporting Goods and Clothing; Vehicles & Trailers.

  • New Economy 101: Fundamentals of the New Economy

    Description:

    This two-hour program describes how Michigan's present economic circumstances developed, and emphasizes that because Michigan has many assets there is good reason to be hopeful about our economic future. Thirteen actions Michigan could take to move the state forward are also presented.

  • New Economy 201: Place-Based Regional Economic Planning

    Description:

    This four-hour program focuses on a simple common vision and basic goals for prosperity; it describes in detail Michigan's critical assets and then identifies place-based strategies to help us create new prosperity on a regional basis.

  • New Economy 301: Strategies to Bridge the Gap

    Description:

    This six-hour (all day) program addresses detailed economic analyses that can be performed to help inform regional strategic growth plans and the key strategies necessary to implement those plans.

  • PhotoVoice: Using Images to Tell Community Stories (October 2017)

    Dates:

    • Session 1: Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Session 2: Friday, November 3, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Mi  48824

    Description:

    PhotoVoice is a participatory action research method, particularly powerful for traditionally marginalized groups, including youth. PhotoVoice participants explore important community questions through imagery and their stories about their photos. Through cycles of photography, writing, reflection, and storytelling, participants articulate their own views, identify common themes, hold critical dialogues, and foster change in their communities.

    This will be a two-part workshop. Participants should plan to attend both sessions (October 27 and November 3).

  • Placemaking Assessment Tool

    Location:

    Online: http://landpolicy.msu.edu/resources/placemaking_assessment_tool 

    Description:

    The Land Policy Institute has released a Placemaking Assessment Tool (PAT) that will continue to help communities develop quality places that are attractive and functional in Michigan.  The purpose of placemaking is to create quality places where people want to live, work, play, learn and visit. Effective placemaking creates or restores a higher quality living environment in key parts of a community through urban development or redevelopment and provides a wider range of living, transportation, entertainment, recreation and related options to existing and new residents in (and visitors to) communities.

  • Planning and Zoning Center

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Rm 112, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Planning and Zoning Center is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals devoted to research, education, and consultation on best practices for community planning and development control. It works both independently and in cooperation with many other groups both on and off campus to build a sustainable Michigan. The goal of PZC is to improve the quality of life in the state of Michigan through sustainable development based on proper planning and the application of appropriate land use policies and development regulations. It seeks to play a major role in improving the institutional and legal structure for state, regional, county, and local planning and development regulation in the state of Michigan through applied research, outreach and training, serving citizens, public and nonprofit organizations, government, and the academic community.

     

  • Planning, Design, and Construction Workshops and Training

    Location:

    Online, off-campus, and on-site

    Description:

    The School of Planning, Design and Construction works closely with its professions to provide workshops and training on current practices and skills. SPDC offers certified training, online courses and specialized workshops on an ongoing basis, as well as on request to interested groups. Current programs include:

    • Construction Safety Management: to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements. Offered annually in the summer.
    • Specialized workshops for local, national and international groups. Held in Michigan as well as internationally. Among recent workshops are American Housing and Real Estate for China’s Ministry of Land, and Urban Regeneration for government agencies in South Korea.
    • Online courses are regularly scheduled for Planning and Design Digital Graphics (PDC120), Introduction to Golf Architecture (LA218), and Advanced Golf Course Architecture (LA419)
  • Project GREEEN Agricultural Research

    Location:

    109 Justin Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    Project GREEEN, Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative housed at Michigan State University, is a cooperative effort by plant-based commodity groups and businesses in cooperation with Michigan State University AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to advance Michigan’s economy through plant-based agriculture.  Project GREEEN has a three-pronged mission:

    • Develop research and educational programs in response to industry needs
    • Ensure and improve food safety
    • Protect and preserve the quality of the environment
  • Publications on Gender and International Development

    Location:

    Online at the Website listed below.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) focuses on global transformation and gender relations. Their publication series includes:

    • GPID Working Papers featuring article-length manuscripts by scholars from a broad range of disciplines.
    • GPID Bulletin, which contains information on new publications, video resources, scholarships, conferences, and Web sites.
  • Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science Research and Training

    Location:

    2nd Floor Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824.

    Description:

    RSGIS provides spatial analysis services to local and state government agencies.  Recognized as the leading source of spatial technology expertise in the state, RSGIS staff assists the State of Michigan with data acquisition, quality control, and software programming.  They also provide training workshops in GIS, remote sensing and cartography for working professionals.  They operate an imagery archive that houses photo and satellite images for the state of Michigan from the 1930s to present.  They employ a number of geography undergraduate and graduate students on many projects.

  • Remote Sensing & GIS Workshops (August, September, November 2017)

    Dates:

    All workshops times are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

    August 21-23, 2017
    Introduction to ArcGIS - 2 days
    ArcGIS II - Beyond the Basics - 1 day

    August 29-31, 2017
    Hands-on Drone-to-GIS Workflows - 3 days

    September 18-20, 2017
    Hands-on Drone-to-GIS Workflows - 3 days

    November 6-8, 2017
    Introduction to ArcGIS - 2 days
    ArcGIS II - Beyond the Basics - 1 day

    Location:

    219 Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Training Center at the RS&GIS is a state-of-the-art computer facility, equipped with the latest software and hardware. This lab is the perfect place to take a RS&GIS workshop or host your own event. These one- to two- days of CEU certified technical workshops cover the principle tools of geospatial technology. These hands-on classes, taught by a staff of Certified GIS Professionals, give you the opportunity to expand your technical skills, spatial knowledge, and software proficiency. Full-day or multiple-day courses carry CEU credits.

     

  • School of Planning, Design, and Construction Guest Lecture for National Hispanic Month (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 11, 2017.  5:00 pm

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The School of Planning, Design and Construction has invited special guest lecturer, Henry Cisneros, former HUD secretary and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Immigration Task Force, to speak at a special guest lecture in celebration of National Hispanic Month.  He will present on “Cities and How They are Fueling America’s Destiny: Smart Growth and a Sustainable Future, and American Latinos and the Nation’s Future.”

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Sports Skills Program for Persons with Disabilities

    Location:

    308 W. Circle Drive, Room 134, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Kinesiology has developed the Sports Skills Program for children and adults with disabilities who reside in the greater Lansing area. The program offers coaching and instruction in sports skills. Sports offerings vary with semester. with an opportunity to improve their skill and fitness, whether they are preparing for competition or are simply interested in having fun and achieving better health and physical well-being.

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