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Keep up with the latest news and events at Briggs on our 'What's Happening' page; to read about us in other news sources and online media, visit 'Briggs in the News'; click on the icons (right) to narrow down your news search; and for our complete archives, click here.


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LBC Physics Study Abroad Course Featured on "Physics Central" Blog
In 2008, physicist Gerd Kortemeyer and historian of physics Catherine Westfall, associate professors at Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University, took a trip overseas with a group of undergraduate MSU students. Over the course of five weeks, the groups visited Germany, Switzerland and Denmark where they not only learned, but experienced first-hand the sights and sounds out of which modern physics grew. Kortemeyer and Westfall offered the course again in 2011.


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Briggs Student Pursues Research Interests Abroad
Anzar Abbas is a senior in Lyman Briggs College from Karachi, Pakistan, majoring in neuroscience with a minor in theatre. His academic interests in the history of science and medicine have led him to a research project that has occupied his undergraduate career. He spent this past summer at the University of Oxford using resources at the Bodleian Library to complete his studies on Arab medical contributions during medieval times.


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Dr. Urquhart’s Graduate Student Supports Threatened Tapirs Project
Professor Jerry Urquhart’s Graduate Student, Chris Jordan, is working with Nicaraguan specialists to aid the country’s threatened tapirs. Urquhart and Jordan have done extensive research on Baird’s Tapirs and other Nicaraguan wildlife.


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Briggs Welcomes Dean, and Visiting Faculty from Iraq
Briggs faculty, staff, and students are happy to welcome seven faculty members from Iraq (including the dean of the faculty of science) to Holmes Hall and MSU today. From the University of Duhok in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the group comes to Briggs to work with faculty and staff on curriculum development in biology, ecology, genetics, etc.


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Two Briggs Faculty, One Alum, and Assistant Dean Honored for Contribution to Service Learning at MSU
The awards celebrate the work of faculty and staff who demonstrate innovative education and/or incorporate service-learning and civic engagement into the classroom.

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