5 Students: A Sustaining Force
David Perkis can sum up his inspiration in a word: sustainability. After earning a degree in chemical engineering, he worked in corporate America for five years. During those years, his understanding of economics grew and he discovered his passion for sustainability. http://www.purdue.edu/fivestudents/policy/perkis.html
Thunderbird Commencement April 28, 2011 - Student Speaker
On Demand IX Class Speaker - Aaron Stillman '11 BKY Award Winner and Full-Time Class Speaker - Jessi Bellama
Invitation from Clyde Allen and the University of Minnesota Board of Regents
Clyde Allen and the Regents of the University of Minnesota cordially invite all U of M students, faculty and staff to an open house for President Robert H. Bruininks and Susan A. Hagstrum celebrating their leadership of and dedication to the University of Minnesota. Event information: President Bruininks - Susan Hagstrum Open House, 9 - 11 a.m., April 27, 2011, DQ Club Room, TCF Bank Stadium. Enter at Benton County Premium Entrance
U of Minnesota solar car prepares for Indianapolis Speedway
Members of the University of Minnesota's Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) get ready to leave for the 2011 Formula Sun Grand Prix, which was held May 5-7, 2011 at the "Brickyard" - the Indianapolis Speedway. The team raced the "Centaurus II" - the ninth solar car constructed by the University of Minnesota. Visit www.umnsvp.org for more information.
Cochrane Reviews & Evidence-Based Dentistry
Dr. Jan Clarkson, Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee, UK, spoke about evidence-based dentistry and the systematic reviews in dentistry: Cochrane Reviews & Evidence-Based Dentistry.
Northeastern Commencement 2011: President Joseph E. Aoun
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Northeastern Commencement 2011: Sarah Tishler
Undergraduate student speaker Sarah Tishler told fellow graduating seniors they are about to "take flight" and embark on amazing paths.
Conversations@FAS: Active Learning, February 11, 2011
A Chinese proverb asserts a familiar truism about teaching and learning - "tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand." Neuroscience research is beginning to bear this out, showing that students' active engagement in the classroom leads to longer retention of information. Join the first Conversations@FAS to explore the topic of active learning, the impact of new technologies on teaching, and the changing role of the professor in the classroom today.
Commencement 2011 - Student Interviews
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Undergraduate Research: Casey Bergeron
Casey was a presentation winner at the annual Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence event at Oregon State University.
Staff profiles: Mary Worrall
Mary Worrall talks about her position as assistant curator at the MSU Museum, her work on the Quilt Index and her passion for learning. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9323
Faculty conversations: Bridget Behe
Bridget Behe, horticultural marketing professor, talks about the research she conducts to help businesses know their consumers' preferences. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9339
MSUToday Show #27: Complete show
In MSUToday Show #27, learn about old campus haunts, discover all that there is in residential hall dining, meet alumnus Ed Bailey, and watch students make movie magic.
MSUToday: Try not to be scared
There's a lot of history on MSU's campus. And with history, some say, comes ghosts.
Spartan Sagas: Gail Tavill, Good for business and for the planet.
In Gail Tavill's line of work, the phrase "less is more" is a way of life. As vice president of sustainable development at ConAgra Foods, she's tasked with ensuring the company does more for the planet by burdening it less. At ConAgra, Tavill directs the integration of sustainable technologies to create environmentally friendly packaging and products—from using postconsumer materials in frozen food trays and manufacturing ketchup bottles that are easier to recycle to promoting the sustainabl
MSU convocation speaker and honorary degree recipient Steve Wozniak, Spring 2011
Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke at Michigan State University's Undergraduate Convocation on Friday, May 6 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Wozniak gave the keynote address and received an honorary doctorate of engineering. Here, he talks with University Relations about his advice for graduates.
MSU commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Roger Ferguson Jr., Spring 2011
Roger Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization, spoke at the Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 6, and also received an honorary doctorate of business. Here, he talks with University Relations about his advice for graduates.
USAWC honors local educators
Quarters One, home of Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Army War College commandant, served as the backdrop for the Excellence in Education Reception, which honored top educators from Carlisle, Big Spring, Cumberland Valley, Mechanicsburg and South Middleton school districtsfor their support to military school kids. For more visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/banner/article.cfm?id=1994
Rodrik on Globalization, Development, and Employment
Dani Rodrik of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about trade, the labor market, and trade policy. Drawing on a recent paper with Margaret McMillan on trade and productivity, Rodrik argues that countries have very differing abilities to respond to increases in productivity that allow production to expand using fewer workers in a particular sector. When workers are displaced by productivity increases, what is their next best alternative? Rodrik discusses how this varies acro