News: Linda Kalof has proposed a symposium for AAAS 2014 on "Co-existing with Carnivores," featuring Marc Bekoff, Stanley Gehrt and Caroline Fraser.
News: Congratulations to Cadi Fung (Animals Studies and Geography) for winning the Animal Geography Specialty Group graduate paper competition at AAG for her paper "Buddhist Attitudes Toward Animals: A Case Study of Metta Forest Buddhist Monastery."
News: Congratulations to Ryan Gunderson (Animal Studies and ESPP) whose paper, "The Will to Consume: Schopenhauer and Consumer Society" has just been accepted by Critical Horizons (a new critical theory journal edited by Jay Bernstein of the New School).
News: Congratulations to Cam Whitley for his paper "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Applying Image-based Learning to Course Design" in the current issue of Teaching Sociology (41(2):188-198
Event: MSU Animal Studies students Ian Werkheiser, Christina Leshko, Seven Mattes, and Samantha Noll have organized the First Annual Workshop on "Food Justice and Peace: Bringing Theory and Practice Together" at Michigan State University, April 12th-13th. Registration is at: http://foodjusticepeace.org/ registration/
Event: There was a conference at the Law School on April 4, "Chicken Farming in the 21st Century" dealing with welfare and environmental issues - http://www.law.msu.edu/ chicken/