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  • Afrobarometer Survey Data Analysis and Publications

    Location:

    Online at: http://www.afrobarometer.org/

    Description:

    Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in more than 35 countries in Africa. It collects and publishes high-quality, reliable statistical data on Africa which is freely available to the public.Through the research findings, ordinary citizens can have a voice in policy-making processes that affect their lives.

  • Annual International Education Week (November 2018)

    Dates:

    November 12 - 16, 2018

    Location:

    East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and MSU is proud to have been a leader of international education, research, and collaboration for over half a century. Join International Studies and Programs in celebrating MSU's world-grant legacy!

  • Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Location:

    370 North Business Complex, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The mission of the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is to advance and promote entrepreneurship at the Broad College of Business,  Michigan State University, and in the State of Michigan through research, education and outreach.

  • 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 Community and Economic Development

    Location:

    1615 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48912.

    Description:

    The Center for Community and Economic Development provides a multidisciplinary capacity to respond to the complex, interrelated issues of communities and provides an innovative learning environment for collaborative learning in community and economic development. It is committed to developing and applying knowledge to address the needs of contemporary society in a variety of ways.

     

  • 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 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 Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

    Location:

    345 Student Services Building, 556 East Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement promotes active learning and outreach, focused on civic engagement, in which students serve with non-profit organizations, health and human service agencies, and educational, governmental and other publicly funded institutions to help meet needs and/or address issues that have been identified by the communities in which the students are involved. Structurally, service-learning and civic engagement at MSU support curricular and co-curricular service-learning, interdisciplinary and cross-unit collaborations related to service, and service-learning in pre-college programs. Over 300 local, national, and international community partners list more than 900 placement opportunities with the Center.

  • 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.

  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC)

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    CERC acts as a hub for program evaluation activity across Michigan State University and provides training in evaluation and community-based participatory research, and conducts formative (planning) and summative (outcome) evaluations. Across local, state, and national arenas, CERC partners with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government, health organizations, foundations, and other universities. 

     

  • Conducting Land Division Reviews (November 2018)

    Dates:

    November 13, 2018.  8:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Location:

    Dow Center - Gillespie Room (2nd floor) Hillsdale College 22 East Galloway Street Hillsdale, MI 49242

    Description:

    The program will review the parts of the Land Division Act pertaining to land division, including definitions and other general provisions, teach required steps and best practices when conducting land division reviews, and highlight enforcement strategies for an effective local government operation.
    The training provides a detailed system of conducting the review, use of checklists (review worksheets), and an application form that can be customized to local land division/subdivision/site-condominium and zoning ordinances. The objective is for participants to know who can conduct reviews, what a parent parcel is and how that is determined, the statutory and case law limits on what the review is for, and to learn a detailed review process. Participants will learn how to customize their own application form and checklist.

  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 3-4, 2018

    Location:

    Charlevoix Public Library, 220 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

    Description:

    Throughout this conference, you will have a chance to learn best practices from entrepreneurial professionals across the country. Breakout sessions will be held in historical downtown Charlevoix venues—all within walking distance. Wednesday evening includes a networking event where you can continue the conversation with colleagues from both rural and urban communities.

    Conference registration includes breakout sessions, lunch, networking event, and keynote speeches from local entrepreneurs. Early bird registration is $85 and ends Friday, September 7! Normal registration is $100 until September 30. At-the-door registration is $125. Cancellations received after September 14 will incur a $35 cancellation fee.

  • Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Web Site

    Description:

    The Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems websiteintroduces basic techniques that can be applied to analyze the economic viability of sustainable agricultural and food systems. The site aims to provide clear explanations of both how to do the analysis and what assumptions must be met. This site frequently relies on links to other good sites, both to explain these techniques and to provide helpful data and examples. The basic areas covered are:

    • Profitability Using Budgets
    • Environmental Indicators
    • Environmental Values
    • Marketing
    • Environment-Profit Trade-Offs
    • Business Planning
  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

    Description:

    The Emerald Ash Borer Website is a collaborative effort to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information on the emerald ash borer.

  • Get Engaged! A Guide to Getting Involved in Your Community Mid-Michigan (August, September 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and September 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Location:

    Mid-Michigan Community College, Esther C. Room - Main Building - Harrison 1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625

    Description:

    The Get Engaged curriculum is designed to reinforce key skills that are important to civic engagement while, offering participants an opportunity to practice putting those skills to use through a facilitated planning process. This program aims to:

    • Increase residents understanding of the process and their role in the local decision-making process.
    • Provide residents tools to communicate effectively on public issues.
    • Empower residents to find creative solutions to local problems and how to build community support.
    • Explore the variety of ways an individual or group can engage in their community.
  • Golf Turfgrass Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The certificate program in Turfgrass Management with a golf course emphasis directs toward preparing students for a rewarding career as a golf course superintendent or other career options in the golf industry.  This 18-month technical training program consists of two 15-week semesters and two 10-week semesters, totaling 54 credit hours of instruction.  Students will take coursework in soil and landscape science, turfgrass management, plant biology, turfgrass irrigation, pesticide and fertilizer application, turf design and construction, golf course design & construction, and landscape maintenance. Electives in communication, leadership, design, and safety are available based on the student’s background and interests. The program in Golf Turf Management provides students with a solid background in plant science along with the specific expertise and skills needed for a career in golf course supervision and management.

  • Growth Through Adaptive Reuse Online Modules

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    Community planners need to maximize the reuse of community assets when building and shaping their communities. There are three types of adaptive reuse that will be explored: greyfield, brownfield and historical. This module explores how communities can improve their economic future and save their green spaces, which are crucial to sustainable communities by revitalizing urban areas. Unit topics include:

    • Unit AR.1: Introduction to Reusing the Built Environment
    • Unit AR.2: Types of Reuse
    • Unit AR.3: Planning for Reuse
    • Unit AR.4: Brownfields: Environmental Contamination
  • Innovate Michigan! Summit (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 6, 2018.  8:00 am - Noon. 

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) invites hundreds of leaders across the state to the Innovate Michigan! Summit and MIC (Michigan Inventors Coalition) Expo, these events bring together economic experts and enthusiasts alike to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches to economic development and revitalization in the state of Michigan. The Innovate Michigan! Summit event features presentations on new economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, along with community-university projects from around the state. Participants will gather to prioritize topics and ideas for future REI activities and are invited to join the MIC Expo following the Summit. An evening networking reception will conclude the day.

  • Innovation Seminar on Smart Transportation (November 2018)

    Dates:

    November 8, 2018.  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    Facillity for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Research Auditorium, East Lansing, MI. 48824

    Description:

    This prestigious event is organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest. The event will feature a guest speaker from Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems. Fraunhofer is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. The Institute undertakes research of direct utility to private and public enterprise. The aim of this applied research is to use science and technology to create innovative products and applications. Representatives of other German companies will also be involved.

    Additionally, there will be opportunities for students, their professors and the participating German company representatives to meet and network. If you are looking to gain valuable insight into smart and energy-efficient transportation, this event will allow you to participate in transatlantic knowledge exchange and build your network by meeting leading global industry players.

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