Monday, February 22, 2010

Lifelong education enrollment status allows students to pursue an education at any time, in any place

This article from The State News on the MSU Lifelong Education Program features an Institute for Food Laws & Regulations (IFLR)  student.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Seminar: Molecular studies on the transmission of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes

Martin Wiedmann, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University, will be presenting a talk entitled "Molecular studies on the transmission of the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes: from environmental persistence to human outbreaks" on Wednesday, March 3rd  at 4 pm in room 1135 S. Anthony Hall, Michigan State University.  Dr. Wiedmann is an internationally renowned authority on Listeria monocytogenes.  He serves as co-coordinator of the Cornell Food and Water Safety Program, and he participates in the Infection and Pathobiology Program and the Cornell Genomics Initiative.  His research focuses on the molecular pathogenesis, ecology, epidemiology, evolution, and transmission of bacterial and foodborne diseases with a particular focus on Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.  Please see his biosketch at

Seminar: Bacteriophages: New Indicators of Microbial Food and Water Quality

Lawrence Goodridge, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, will present a talk entitled "Bacteriophages: New Indicators of Microbial Food and Water Quality" on Wednesday, February 24th at 4 pm in room 1135 S. Anthony Hall.  Dr. Goodridge is a well-known and well-respected food microbiologist whose research interests include the genetic determinants of antibiotic and sanitizer resistance in bacteria isolated from food production animals, novel diagnostics and methods for minimizing foodborne pathogen contamination, with a specific focus on the development of detection methods and prophylaxis for Escherichia coli O157:H7.  Please see his biosketch at

Seminar on Global Opportunities for Michigan Food Industries

On Thursday, February 18, 2010, from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University: Global Opportunities for Michigan Food Industries

Michigan is an important producer and exporter of agricultural products and machinery. From 2006 to 2009, Michigan agricultural products exports’ average growth is 29%. Measured as exports divided by farm cash receipts, the State’s reliance on agricultural exports is around 20%. World demand for our agricultural products is increasing, but so is competition among suppliers. This program will provide tools and resources for companies tapping into foreign markets.

More information here.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Jorge Cham Event for graduate students, professional students, post-docs, and faculty

Piled Higher and Deeper at Michigan State
Jorge Cham, Author of PhD Comics
Friday, February 19, 2010
College of Business - N13

Jorge Cham, author of PhD Comics is presenting his incredibly popular and entertaining lecture about "life or the lack thereof" in graduate school. It's happening at 6:00pm in the College of Business' large auditorium (N130). Afterwards dinner is on us, along with the opportunity to meet Jorge and some of the amazing organizations and resources available to graduate students, professional students, and post-docs at Michigan State. Mark your calendar and we will see you there!

For more information visit

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

MEHA Annual Education Conference

The Michigan Environmental Health Association is hosting the 66th Annual Educational Conference in Bay City, March 24, 25 & 26, 2010.


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