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Photo of Haiti DR mapProgram designed to boost Dominican Republic's education system

by Margaret von Steinen
July 11, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will launch the first doctoral program to be offered in the Dominican Republic in fall 2014 through a unique collaboration between the University and the D.R.'s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo—UNIBE.

Graphic logo for 8th ICAD conferenceGood governance in Africa is focus of August conference

by Margaret von Steinen
July 21, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Pressing issues African states face in terms of sustainable development will bring scholars and policy-makers from around the globe to Western Michigan University for a conference Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16.

The eighth International Conference on African Development will be held in Brown Hall on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo and is free of charge for academics, policymakers, investors, donors, students and the general public. It will feature a keynote presentation along with the presentation of some 30 papers.

WMU wins 2014 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature

June 3, 2014 | WMU News

WMU has been selected to receive a 2014 Climate Leadership Award, which recognizes the campus for its innovation and leadership in sustainability, from national nonprofit organization Second Nature.

May 22, 2014 | WMU News

WMU's Sky Broncos precision flight team finished fourth in this year's National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship competition, which concluded May 17 in Columbus, Ohio.

Claude S. Phillips Jr. obituary

by Jeanne Baron
May 15, 2014 | WMU News

Claude S. Phillips Jr., Western Michigan University professor emeritus of political science and co-founder of what is now the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, died April 17. He was 91.

Alfred K. Ho obituary

Dr. Alfred K. Ho, professor emeritus of economics at Western Michigan University, died Jan. 26 in Kalamazoo. He was 94. Ho joined the WMU faculty in 1967 and retired in 1989 after 22 years of service to the University. In addition to teaching, he served stints as chairman of the Committee on Asian Studies and assistant to the dean of international education and programs.

May 15, 2014 | WMU News

Dr. Carla Koretsky, dean of WMU's Lee Honors College and longtime geosciences researcher, will be honored with the Geochemical Society's Distinguished Service Award this June.

Call for Papers for 8th International Conference on African Development

The Center of African Development Policy Research at Western Michigan University in collaboration with the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences announce a call for papers on the theme: The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership for Sustainable Development in African States. For details on the theme, see the Conceptual Scope of Conference Theme.

Date and Venue: Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Room 2028 Brown Hall, Western Michigan University.

Please submit a 250-word abstract by June 1, 2014 here: Submit