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Professor Tom Dietz Featured in MSU Today and Appointed to Council of Canadian Academies Committee

Dietz was featured in MSU Today for his work reviewing the U.S. Global Change Research Program. He joined other experts to review federal agencies work on climate for the last 25 years. The review examined efforts to develop Earth-observing systems, improving Earth-system modeling capabilities, and to advance understanding of carbon cycle processes.  Dietz states that “The program is also a nice example of how federal agencies, each with its own mandates from Congress, can coordinate activities to better and more efficiently serve the public interest.” Although the report doesn’t focus on Michigan, the research program benefits the state with MSU’s partnerships with the University of Michigan and the Great Lakes Integrated Science and Assessment Center.

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Undergraduate Student Katrina Groeller Presents Her Project at the North Central Sociological Association Conference

Katrina Groeller, an undergraduate student senior with a major in Sociology, has been accepted to present at the North Central Sociological Association Conference in Indianapolis on April 1st 2017. Her presentation is entitled “Coffee & Student Interaction: A Visual Study of Space”, created from a project she did for a Visual Sociology class she took in Fall 2016. 

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Upcoming Events

Mar
28
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Mar 28th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for our second installment of three conversations centered around a work from our collection. Featuring Assistant Curator, Steven Bridges, along with special guest Dr. Carl Taylor who will use the work of Margaret Burroughs as a departure point for their conversation.
Mar
28
225 Natural Resources
Mar 28th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Erin Schliep: “Process driven density-dependent diameter distribution models for forest biomass prediction
Mar
29
201 International Center
Mar 29th 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate student Crystal Eddins will be presenting on the historical memory of Mawonaj & Vodou in present day Haiti.
Mar
30
457 Berkey Hall
Mar 30th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate students Kelly O'Brien, Mark Suchyta, Riva Denny, and Matt Houser will be presenting their research on environment.
Mar
31
457 Berkey Hall
Mar 31st 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cadi Fung, Doctoral Candidate in Animal Studies and Geography at Michigan State University, will be presenting.
Apr
03
MSU Counseling Center
Apr 03rd 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Apr
03
Wharton Center
Apr 03rd 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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