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MSU research to harness algae to contain power plant emissions

Published on September 18, 2017

Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products.

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Welcome to our New Students!

Published on September 5, 2017

AFRE Welcomes New Undergraduate Students!

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Lecture to posthumously honor MSU alumnus who made a difference in India’s milk industry

Published on September 5, 2017

R.S. Sodhi, managing director of Amul India, will posthumously honor Michigan State University alumnus Dr. Verghese Kurien with the Kurien Memorial Lecture.

MSU Horticulture Student Anthony Soster

MSU Horticulture Student Featured on National Podcast

Published on September 1, 2017

Anthony Soster, an MSU horticulture student, is featured on the first airing of the Hort Report - a podcast produced by industry publications (Greenhouse Management, Garden Center, Nursery Management, and Produce Grower magazines).

MSU to join Michigan State Fair activities

Published on August 28, 2017

The Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will take part in the Michigan State Fair from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4.

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MSU hosts international antibiotic resistance researchers at conference

Published on August 28, 2017

From Aug. 13-17, antibiotic resistance experts from around the globe gathered at Michigan State University for the fourth International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance.

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Congratulations to the "Farm Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa” Team!

Published on August 23, 2017

Names and affiliations of the people on the Farm Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa Team.

Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab hosts Grain Legume Research Conference

Published on August 21, 2017

The Feed the Future Legume Innovation Lab (LIL) Grain Legume Research Conference in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, runs from Aug. 13-16.

Group participates in the Grand River Corridor Charrette. Photo courtesy ©2017 Matt Radick.

NCI Charrette System certificate training in Vancouver, BC, Nov. 14-16, 2017

Published on August 17, 2017

The National Charrette Institute at MSU is excited to announce the next NCI Charrette System certificate training in Vancouver, BC, this November!

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Ming-Han Li named MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction director

Published on August 17, 2017

Ming-Han Li was named director of the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

Louisiana Recovery Planning Day event. Photo by Marvin Nauman/FEMA.

NCI working with APA and FEMA on disaster preparedness

Published on August 8, 2017

The National Charrette Institute at MSU is a member of an American Planning Association-led team working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on planning and disaster preparedness.

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Pigeon pea, white yam might make perfect crop combination in Ghana

Published on August 2, 2017

A partnership between Michigan State University and the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) program is learning how pigeon pea could solve two major problems faced by smallholder farmers growing white yam in Ghana.

AAEA 2017 Annual Meeting Seal

The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Recognizes MSU AFRE’s Excellence

Published on July 19, 2017

The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the world's leading professional association for this field of study. This year has been particularly outstanding for AFRE with several AAEA recognitions of our faculty achievements.

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NCI’s new online course expands reach of traditional Charrette System training

Published on July 18, 2017

Are you interested in the NCI Charrette System certificate training, but don't have time in your busy schedule to attend an in-person event? Then, maybe the MSU National Charrette Institute's online course is a better fit for you.

Recycled doors from Materials Unlimited in Detroit. Photo by Lucy Schroeder.

Connecting blighted Great Lakes cities to boost economy

Published on July 14, 2017

The Great Lakes connect many blighted cities in a network that could supply recycled building materials.

Port of Muskegon from the air. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Once a hub for building cities, Muskegon could become one for taking them apart

Published on July 13, 2017

Muskegon once was called the "Lumber Queen of the World." It has been called "the Port City" and the "Riviera of the Midwest." Now, city officials hope to add "Deconstruction Hub of the Great Lakes" to the city's titles.

Cross-laminated timber products show the alternating directions in the layers of wood. Photo by Structurlam.

Recycling your home: Can structural wood be reused for the same purpose?

Published on July 12, 2017

You may recycle in your home, but did you know the building itself can be recycled?

Iron roof cresting from Detroit City Hall that Materials Unlimited is restoring. Photo by Lucy Schroeder.

Reclaim Detroit finds treasure in blighted homes

Published on July 11, 2017

Sometimes deconstruction can yield surprising finds-like human body parts. Workers with Reclaim Detroit, a nonprofit deconstruction organization, once saw a human arm among the other trash in the basement of a blighted house.

NCI's Bill Lennertz speaking at a charrette event. Photo: ©2017 Matt Radick.

Charrette planning focus of NCI workshop at International Development Association Conference in Sept

Published on July 11, 2017

The International Downtown Association (IDA) is hosting the IDA 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow Sept. 13-15, 2017, at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Stained glass at Materials Unlimited, an antique and restoration shop in Ypsilanti, MI. Photo by Lucy Schroeder.

Defining domicology: Study of practices and consequences of abandoning buildings

Published on July 10, 2017

Constructing, remodeling and demolishing buildings have significant environmental impacts: natural resources are used to build them and large amounts of waste are sent to landfills when they come down.

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