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Archive for October, 2012

Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants

The purpose of the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grants for Dire Needs Overseas is to identify and fund the most outstanding projects, proposed by members of the MSU Honors College, which will serve dire human needs in countries other than the U.S. The grants must be used within a 12-month period to make an impact that […]

Conference Report – Migration Without Boundaries

On October 5 & 6, 2012, Michigan State University hosted its first annual graduate student on migration, “Migration Without Boundaries.” This conference drew student presenters from MSU and 11 other institutions from the United States and Canada. MSU participants included students and faculty from the Department of History, Sociology, Anthropology, Chicano/Latino Studies, African American and […]

UC Press publishes Professor Keith’s book

Professor Charles Keith’s book, Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation, was recently published by University of California Press. Keith explores the complex position of the Catholic Church in modern Vietnamese history. By demonstrating how French colonial rule allowed for the transformation of Catholic missions in Vietnam into broad and powerful economic and institutional […]

News from Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta Initiation Ceremony Initiation for the Alpha Phi Chapter was held on October 2, 2012 at 3:00pm. The new initiates were Karl R. Brink, Lucca Daniel Green, Morry Hutton, Rachel Manela, Cole Nedervelt, Jeffry Olenick, James Schwaderer, Nathan Story, and Christen Yoo. Those in attendance introduced themselves, giving a brief description of their […]

2012 Africanist Graduate Student Conference

“Health, Wealth, and Knowledge in Buganda, East Africa” The keynote speaker for the 2012 Africanist Graduate Student Conference will be historian Neil Kodesh from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book, Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda, received the 2011 Melville Herskovits award for outstanding Africanist scholarship. Kodesh will deliver his address […]