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MSU graduate student earns research grant


MSU graduate student earns research grant

Michigan State University (MSU) graduate student Arthur Muneza, studying wildlife ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is one of two recipients of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) African Graduate Student Research Fund.

MSU Extension names Edward Scott associate district coordinator


MSU Extension names Edward Scott associate district coordinator

Edward Scott has been named associate district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension’s District 11, which comprises Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. He will work closely with Richard Wooten, the District 11 coordinator since Oct. 1, 2014. “Edward Scott is an ideal candidate for this position,” Wooten said. “He was our first district coordinator intern, which created a foundation for future interns and helped build his own skills. The relationships he helped to develop with our local partners in Macomb and Oakland counties have strengthened Extension’s ability to deliver programs in those communities.”

A Fragile Fiji Study Abroad to explore climate change


A Fragile Fiji Study Abroad to explore climate change

When Alex Killion and Tracy Swem submitted their idea for a Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Study Abroad program in Fiji, they knew it would be popular. But they didn’t expect it to fill up so fast. The pair, along with 14 undergraduate students and a faculty member, leave May 9 on a three-week journey to Fiji to study the effects of climate change. Their Study Abroad program is “A Fragile Fiji: Integrating Ecosystems and Human Dimensions in the Face of Climate Change.”

Local students learn to read with help from horses


Local students learn to read with help from horses

EAST LANSING, Mich. – More than 100 first-grade students from Williamston’s Discovery Elementary will show off their newly developed reading skills May 13 when they read Walter Farley’s “Little Black, a Pony” to horses at the Michigan State University (MSU) Horse Teaching and Research Center.

MSU Extension offers safety tips for backyard poultry flocks


Michigan State University Extension has hatched some useful tips to improve biosecurity for domestic poultry flocks. The guidelines are designed to protect backyard flocks from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).


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