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Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope.
At its Feb. 17 meeting, the MSU Board of Trustees approved two Spartan Stadium improvement projects including a $2 million plan to install new permanent field lighting and another project to improve the South End Zone for $13 million.
MSU's 2017 class of Michigan Political Leadership Program fellows are starting 10 months of learning that will introduce them to new communities, leading political personalities and the keys to governing through personal leadership.
Sarah Fitzpatrick, MSU assistant professor of integrative biology, has been recognized with the Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigators Award from the American Society of Naturalists.
Two MSU programs and 36 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 2015-16 academic year.
Researchers in MSU's College of Arts and Letters are concluding a study that explores second language proficiency within the context of higher education.
Michigan State University's Anil Jain, adapted his human facial recognition system to create LemurFaceID, the first computer facial recognition system for lemurs. Once optimized, LemurFaceID can assist with long-term research of the endangered species.
Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools - an "overlooked crisis" that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.
The Water Moves MSU Initiative is bringing two environmentally focused photography exhibits to the MSU Museum.
The Conquer Accelerator program at MSU announced that Travis Stoliker is joining its team as entrepreneur-in-residence. Stoliker, a successful Lansing-area entrepreneur, angel investor and co-owner of Saddleback Barbeque, will provide startup teams with mentorship, support and a fresh perspective.
Disney's "The Lion King" will return to MSU's Wharton Center in July 2018 as part of the center's 35th Anniversary Season.
Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers' memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers.
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
MSU heads back to Florida for five games at the Eastern Michigan Madiera Beach Invitational. The Spartans have two games on tap both Friday (Villanova/UAB) and Saturday (Southern Illinois/North Dakota) before a single game vs. Robert Morris on getaway day.
Alvin Ellis scored 15 of his 18 points with a 3-point barrage in the first half and finished with six 3-pointers - doubling his previous career high - to help MSU beat Ohio State 74-66 Feb. 14.
Where's the weirdest place you've spent Valentine's Day? I'm guessing it would be tough to beat a heart-themed dinner for three in Bangladesh. But four years ago, that's exactly where I spent mine. I was on the road with colleagues working on a research story in Bangladesh. For us, it was just another day. For the city of Dhaka, it was the most romantic day of the year.
We had come back to our hotel after working all day to tell an important MSU research story. We were tired. We were grubby. And man, we were hungry. Unfortunately, the entire hotel had gone Valentine's Day crazy. A balloon arch wavered over the metal detectors at the entrance. A cheesy soundtrack of love songs from the 70s and 80s whispered in the air - it consisted only of eight songs played on a loop. Decorations were everywhere. A heart carved out of ice, that I assume was supposed to be dyed red, was melting, making it look like it was bleeding.
We just wanted a sandwich. But, all the food service had shut down, except the special Valentine's Day romantic dinner. With rumbling bellies and sheepish looks, we sauntered up and asked for a table - for three. The looks we got said that we were definitely being judged. Everything they served was in the shape of a heart. They gave us a special drink. In the end, with love being celebrated by couples all around us, the three of us hungrily ate our food and toasted our respective spouses back home.
"Don't read the comments!" That bit of unfortunate advice has become all too common on the internet. It often comes in reaction to the way conversations in comment sections, on social media or in Internet forums can stray wildly off topic, veer toward bizarre conspiracy theories or even turn abusive.
The day I told my parents that I was applying for a student mission trip to go to Israel, I watched both of them try to hide the shock and surprise from their faces. Why on Earth would I want to go to a place with so much conflict? Didn't I know how unsafe it would be?
MSU engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
The MSU debate team will host and participate in the National Debate Tournament District 5 Qualifier Friday and Saturday at Wells Hall.