It's been four years since MSU AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were pollinated in the face of rising threats to traditional honey bee colonies. They've since made discoveries to help preserve, protect and educate people on the issue.
Bruno comes to MSU after 11 seasons at Northern Arizona.
Two Spartan alumnae are heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
The Lansing native is the third Spartan to be named the Big Ten's top male athlete.
Two MSU programs and 23 students have been awarded the national Presidential Volunteer Service Award for completing 100 or more hours of volunteer service within a one-year time frame during the 2014-2015 academic year.
"I mean, we had to, right?" That's what I told a group of my Big Ten Plus colleagues while I was showing our year-end video and the footage from the U-M game appeared on the screen, complete with the fan in the "surrender cobra" pose. Everyone groaned or laughed, even the folks representing Michigan. Sure, we're absolutely rivals on the field, but in our field of higher education communications, we're full of respect and admiration for each other. We're even friends.
I, along with two of my MSU colleagues, spent a couple of days last week at Washington University at St. Louis (part of the "plus" of our group with a beautiful campus and fantastic hosts), learning from others in our field, sharing ideas, forming partnerships, discussing challenges and offering solutions. Oh, and sweating. A lot. Wow, was it hot. My sweat was sweating. The 102-degree heat index was something to behold. But even extreme temperatures couldn't keep the Big Ten Plus communicators down for long. We simply wiped off and kept working.
It's always great to spend time with our contemporaries from other schools. Like I said, we are rivals on the field, but that's all in fun. The real stuff, the important stuff, is the work that our research universities are doing to change the world. There probably isn't a researcher around who hasn't collaborated with a scientist at another university. The best researchers, and communicators, realize that strength comes in numbers and diversity.
As director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State since 2010, I believe the secret to our success has been, simply put, flexibility and inclusivity.
As our airplane made its final descent, I looked out the window at the lush green grass in disbelief that I was about to step foot in a land once forbidden to many Americans - Cuba.
Novice coach joins MSU from Clemson.
The former Chippewa standout won four MAC Championships and was a three-time All-American.
The MSU Museum is partnering with National Geographic to present "Taking Back Detroit," inspired by the magazine's recent feature depicting the city of Detroit's comeback as it emerges from bankruptcy. "Taking Back Detroit" profiles real Detroiters in their own words, and gives a glimpse of the challenges, hopes, ideas, grit and determination that will help reinvent the city.
Michigan residents remain confident about the economy with better than half of them calling their current circumstances excellent or good, according to MSU's State of the State Survey.
MSU sophomore Kevin Kern, studying mathematics and computer science, is a recipient of a George W. Petersen Scholarship, one of 17 endowed scholarships established by James Billman - support which has grown over time to assist 93 students.
Michigan State men's basketball incoming freshmen Miles Bridges (Flint, Michigan) and Cassius Winston (Detroit, Michigan) are among 18 finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team.
The funeral service for former Michigan State hockey coach and athletics director Ron Mason was held Thursday at Munn Ice Arena.
Several former Spartans who are now playing in the NFL came back for the weekend to help work Michigan State's senior one-day camp on Saturday.
They are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, yet the health of Latinos has been rarely studied.
Amy Simon has been named the first William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History at Michigan State University.
Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases. Researchers at MSU have taken that critical first step by providing a crystal structure of the extracellular domain, or ECD, of ZIP4 - the exclusive protein responsible for the uptake of zinc from food.
More than 300 new students began their osteopathic medical school journey recently by receiving their white coats and scrubs during the College of Osteopathic Medicine's 46th annual convocation and white coat ceremony at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on June 10.