Joel Taylor is a Master’s candidate at the Bush School. Joel and his team traveled to 9 different districts in Uganda this past December to research on existing refrigeration and freezing practices for protecting and preserving perishable agricultural and pharmaceutical products. Through his experience abroad, Joel gained a better understanding of food logistics in East Africa as it relates to temperature controlled supply chains. Come hear about Joel’s experience and what he learned!
Leigh Ellyn Preston is a DrPH candidate in Epidemiology and Environmental Science at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Leigh traveled to Quito, Ecuador to research the environmental health infrastructure issues and zoonotic exposures that potentially influence diarrheal disease in urban neighborhoods versus rural neighborhoods. While abroad, Leigh also had a goal to identify barrios on the islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz with higher incidence rates of parasitic infections. Come hear about Leigh’s experience and what she learned!
Rachel Adams is a PhD candidate in the Ecosystem Science and Management department. Her research focuses on deep rooting tropical trees in the seasonally dry forests of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. With genetics tools and stable isotopes, Adams determined which species can grow deep roots into the caves and how their access to groundwater impacts above ground forest composition and productivity. Come hear about Rachel’s experience and what she learned!
Brie Myre is a PhD candidate in Biology studying sea turtle feeding physiology during reproduction. Her goal is to use physiology as a tool for conservation, as hormones can inform us about the cryptic behavior of these mysterious creatures. The central focus of Brie’s work is to advise the development of more effective conservation plans to aid Olive Ridley sea turtles in having more and healthier offspring. Come hear about Brie’s experience and what she learned!
Fellows pre-proposals must be submitted to the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC, by 5pm on October 12th.
Come join MSC L.T. Jordan to learn how you can promote healthy bee populations locally and how those changes impact the world with College Station’s very own Prime Bee Farm. The program will be followed by a MSC Visual Arts Committee reception with bee artist Nancy Macko in the Reynolds Gallery (MSC 2421). Free “Bee The Change” t-shirts while supplies last!
Please join us for a screening of the documentary Pussy Riot: The Movement, a film that follows the members of the band from their performances to their lives in prison and back again. Producer and writer Carole Keeney Harrington will be present for a Q&A session after the screening!
Fellows proposals must be submitted to the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC, by 5pm on October 29th.
Fellows interviews will be conducted from November 7th to the 14th. Upon notification, applicants will sign up for time slots for the interview.
The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness invites you to a musical performance and conversation in Rudder Theatre on Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m. for our upcoming “Soul of an Island: A Response to Hurricane Maria,” program. Hear firsthand how one Puerto Rican community became a beacon of hope in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Community leaders Christine Nieves and Luis Rodriguez will share their stories and musical talents to demonstrate how community, creativity and the arts help us to persevere even in the hardest of times.
Luis and Christine provide uplifting insight to the many aspects of disaster recovery. They will discuss their experiences with service-oriented leadership in their community and share valuable lessons through their words and music that can be applied to our own Aggie Community. Luis and student musicians will perform works from his recently debuted album, Amor(es), directly influenced by Hurricane Maria.
Christine Nieves is a native Puerto Rican with her Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from Oxford. Luis is also a native Puerto Rican with his Masters of Music in Classical Music Composition from the University of Massachusetts. Together they run a Mutual Protection community in Luis’s hometown of Mariana where they organize citizen efforts to provide for the needs of the community. The organization was founded in response to a lack of government support in the time following Hurricane Maria. By mobilizing their community to found community kitchens and doing restoration work, they were able to provide for both the physical and emotional needs of their fellow residents of Mariana.