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Fixing a Gender Pay Gap Can Lead to Faculty Discord

WMUFixing a Gender Pay Gap Can Lead to Faculty Discord. Most recently some professors at Western Michigan University clashed with the institution’s provost over the issue as up to 300 tenured female professors awaited a promised pay increase meant to put their salaries on a more equal footing with those of their male colleagues. To read more click here

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Is Global Warming the Planet’s Biggest Problem?

Global warmingThe United Nations released a major report last week, finding with more certainty than ever before that humans, chiefly through the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas, are a key cause of the Earth’s warmer temperature. What role can the United States play in leading the way on a comprehensive, international approach to addressing global warming? Does the action by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants help put the United States in more of a leadership position? And could it prompt similar action by other countries? Click here to read more

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The World Technology Network (the Wtn) announces “The Global Challenges Program”

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What if some of the most innovative people alive today came up with new ideas to solve some of the greatest challenges of our times? What about starting with ending world hunger in a decade? What if we could gather, in one city, in one place, some of the brightest, most creative, most impactful minds on the planet—from the technology science, and NGO communities—and ask them to brainstorm on the most pressing social and environmental issues? The World Technology Network (The WTN) is pleased to announce the Global Challenges Program and its first (2013) initiative: End Global Hunger in a Decade. Click here to read more.

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Join the Model United Nations at Missouri State University

model-united-nations-2The Model United Nations is a new, student led organization on campus that promotes the understanding of international diplomacy. It will travel to conferences around the country, representing different countries within the United Nations. Students will take on the persona and positions of a particular country, and work with students from other universities to develop solutions to world problems. It is a great opportunity to practice negotiation, diplomacy, and research skills. The first conference is in February and MSU’s goal is to produce students who can handle any situation and help bring world issues to campus for discussion. Check out this excellent video for students interesting in learning more about the Model U.N.
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Attend the next meeting on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30pm in Strong 302. At this next meeting we will be discussing possible countries for our upcoming conference. The best way to keep up to date with Model UN is on Facebook.
 
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European Union Struggles to Improve Flow of Researchers and Ideas

euEuropean Union struggles to improve flow of researchers and ideas. Report shows recruitment practices in the field of research were still not fully open, transparent, and based on merit. The ERA report also showed how public spending on research measured as a share of total government spending in all EU countries stood at 1.47 percent in 2011, the lowest level in almost a decade. Click here to read more.

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U.S. Will Be Fastest-Growing Foreign-Student Destination, Report Predicts

The United States is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing destination for foreign students over the next decade, according to a report released on Tuesday by the British Council’s Education Intelligence global-research service. To read more, click here.

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Fair Trade for Fair Wages. Alta Gracia Worker Tour is coming to Missouri State University.

ALta Gracia flyer-page-001Fair Trade for Fair Wages. Alta Gracia Worker Tour is coming to Missouri State University! Come hear garment workers from Dominican Republic share their stories and many more.

Date: October 2, 2013.
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm.
Location: Glass Hall 102.

This event is sponsored by the United Students for Fair Trade, the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and the College of Humanities & Public Affairs. For questions and handicap accommodations contact; Jessica Eggleston  or Katherine Wilbourn

 

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Want to change the world? Find out more about the Model United Nations

Want to change the World? Find out more about the Model United Nations and celebrate the UN’s 68th birthday with FREE PIZZA on October 1st in Strong 302 at 6:30pm. For more information, please contact Dr. Ashley Leinweber  or visit Strong 327.

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Job Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has two immediate openings for research associates. One position will be located at the Oklahoma City branch and the other will be located in Kansas City. They are looking for students who have graduated and are available for full-time work immediately.  Please note this position is not eligible for sponsorship. Click here to apply or visit the Federal Reserve Bank homepage for more information.

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