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Community impact assessment of the Kent County Land Bank Authority released

Published on April 26, 2017

Findings from an internal investigation by the Kent County Land Bank authority were released this week, and the study's conclusions were welcome news to county officials.

'Our role is not done,' says Kent County Land Bank chairman

Published on April 25, 2017

Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish, chairman of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, said there always will be a role for the Kent County Land Bank, which puts blighted and abandoned property back on the market.

Study praises Kent County Land Bank for creating economic impact of $43M

Published on April 25, 2017

The Kent County Land Bank has generated an economic impact of $42.9 million over the past four years, according to a study by Michigan State University Land Policy Institute.

737 Madison Ave. SE in Grand Rapids after a renovation to historic standards. Photo by the Kent County Land Bank Authority.

Study: Kent County Land Bank generates $42.9 million economic impact in four years

Published on April 25, 2017

Over the last four years, the Kent County Land Bank Authority generated $42.9 million in estimated economic impact and 266 jobs in Kent County, according to an economic impact analysis by the MSU Land Policy Institute released today.

Dong Zhao Saving Energy In Homes

Published on April 19, 2017

Dong Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in the School of Planning, Design and Construction. He specializes in energy efficiency and risk mitigation in the built environment systems.

Jaclyn Stone, Emilie Cole and Katie Boyd-Lee of the Isaacs Lab.

Four undergraduates win first place with entomology research at UURAF

Published on April 19, 2017

Several undergraduates working in Entomology research labs presented their research at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 7, 2017, with four winning first place in their respective sections.

MSU Forestry Club students participate in the 2017 American Tree Farm System certification training.

MSU alumnus helps certify undergrads as tree farm inspectors

Published on April 17, 2017

MSU Forestry alumnus and Michigan DNR Forester Mike Smalligan (MS '07) certified almost a dozen MSU Forestry Club students this spring.

Kellie Walters

Kellie Walters Selected as 2017-2018 FAST Fellow

Published on April 17, 2017

Congratulations to Kellie Walters who was selected as a 2017-2018 Future Academic Scholars in Teaching Fellow.

PhD Assistantship or Post‐doc Fellowship Available in Forest Pathology (genetics/genomics)

Published on April 14, 2017

The Forest Pathology Lab at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) is accepting applications for a graduate student (PhD level) or a post‐doctoral fellow.

Assistantships Available for Master and PhD Candidates in Green Bioproducts

Published on April 14, 2017

Graduate student positions are available for multidisciplinary projects in the Department of Forestry at MSU. The successful candidates will be involved in highly multidisciplinary research.

Justin Schmidt (middle) with students from the Entomology Department.

“King of Sting” Justin Schmidt presents seminar as 2017 Gary Simmons Memorial Lecturer

Published on April 13, 2017

Entomological celebrity Justin Schmidt was selected as the 2017 Gary Simmons Memorial Lecturer, which took place Monday, April 3, and was hosted by the members of the MSU Graduate and Undergraduate Entomological Student Society (GUESS).

CANR's 2017 Outstanding Senior Leadership Award nominees

Published on April 7, 2017

CANR's 2017 Outstanding Senior Leadership Award nominees

URP's Rex Lamore, CANR Dean Ronald Hendrick, MSHDA’s Gary Heidel, MML’s Luke Forrest & Assoc. Provost for UOE Hiram Fitzgerald.

Wyckoff & MIplace team receive MSU Distinguished Partnership Award for Community-Engaged Teaching

Published on April 6, 2017

The MSU University Outreach and Engagement recently held their Awards Ceremony on Feb. 21, 2017.

Sewer covers provide a quick point of access to underground infrastructure in legacy cities.

LPI/SPDC to present joint study on integrated asset management at Green Infrastructure Conf. in May

Published on April 6, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and its partners are hosting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference May 31-Jun. 2, 2017, at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

MSU Study Finds Potential for New, Sustainable Economic Sector in Michigan

Published on April 6, 2017

There may be potential for establishing a "deconstruction economy" in West Michigan that collects and repurposes waste generated by more than 250,000 abandoned structures in the Great Lakes region.

Interior Design students working on a project at the IDSO Design Charrette

MSU Interior Design Student Organization hosted multi-school Design Charrette

Published on April 6, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Michigan State University Interior Design Student Organization hosted a full-day charrette on campus for interior design students from MSU, Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University and Adrian College.

water fountain

MSU Water Fountain Challenge winners to be announced

Published on April 4, 2017

What does the next water fountain look like? That’s the question that 2016 Stockholm Water Prize recipient Joan Rose asked students across the Michigan State University (MSU) campus.

Grand River Charrette attendees working in groups. Photo courtesy © 2012 Matt Radick.

New opportunity to earn NCI certificates in less time

Published on March 24, 2017

The National Charrette Institute at MSU is excited to announce our biggest training update in years, both reducing your time away and saving you money.

The Interior Design Program is part of the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

Connect with the MSU Interior Design Program on social media

Published on March 24, 2017

The MSU Interior Design Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to announce its official presence on social media. Every day students, alumni, families and professionals connect with their world online.

Russ White interviews MSU Forestry alumnus Mike Mordell for the Greening of the Great Lakes.

Forestry alumnus advises students to be open-minded about careers in the dynamic lumber industry

Published on March 22, 2017

MSU Forestry alumnus Mike Mordell, an executive VP for international operations for Universal Forest Products International, says the lumber industry features a dynamic supply chain and that the business operates a lot like the stock market.

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