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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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C107 S. Kedzie Hall
Mar 23rd 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hidden in the Sweatshops: The Human Cost of Nike Athletic Gear
457 Berkey Hall
Mar 24th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
457 Berkey Hall
Mar 24th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Steve Gold, Dr. Isabel Ayala, Dr. Brendan Mullan and Dr. Stephanie Nawyn of the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University will be presenting their current work.
210B Berkey Hall
Mar 24th 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Matthew Houser will be presenting "Nitrogen Fertilizer Management in the Context of the Midwestern Corn Agro-Ecological System: An Environmental Sociological Analysis".
MSU Counseling Center
Mar 27th 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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.
225 Natural Resources
Mar 28th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Erin Schliep: “Process driven density-dependent diameter distribution models for forest biomass prediction

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