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Our destination: a remote area in the western Pacific Ocean (around 20^0N, 165^0E). Below us, beneath 5,000 meters of water, is the oldest oceanic crust in the world and the target for our study involving the ancient history of Earth's geomagnetic field.
By building PhotosynQ - a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform - a team of MSU researchers is creating the plant-science equivalent of Facebook.
It was about a year ago, on a cold February morning, that MSU dedicated Morrill Plaza, a park-like piece of land that pays homage to Morrill Hall, which once stood on that spot. The plaza also pays tribute to MSU faculty, both present and past, in the form of a kiosk.
MSU Honors College member David Zoltowski is one of 14 students nationwide to be awarded a Churchill Scholarship.
The MSU College of Music once again marks the birth of one of the world's most beloved composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
MSU's volleyball team celebrated its 2014 season Jan. 18 with it's annual team banquet, held at the Kellogg Center.
President Obama's approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in more than four years, while Gov. Rick Snyder's ratings held steady, according to MSU's fall 2014 State of the State Survey.
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Sarah Scott and Kirk Mason, 2014 graduates of MSU, have teamed up to embark on a project that will honor an environmentalist, help teach children and raise environmental awareness.
The research and creative works of seven MSU students have earned them the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award.
The MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo was recently named one of the "biggest and best" American Gran Fondos of 2015 by Gran Fondo Guide.
After a mid-week bye, MSU travels to Maryland for a rematch of the conference opener, as the Terrapins defeated the Spartans in double overtime less than three weeks ago.
An MSU study is the first to indicate that the state's autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. population overall.
Islam is the topic in the latest in a series of books written by MSU journalism students designed to blast biases and stereotypes about the world's cultures and peoples.
An MSU faculty member and four of her students have been spending the past few weeks sailing the western Pacific Ocean. But for them there was no time for suntans and exotic ports of call. Not when you're trying to solve one of the Earth's most puzzling mysteries, a mystery millions of years old.
Two MSU Honors College seniors interested in international affairs have been nominated for a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program within the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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The days of assuming natural resources can be swapped to solve shortages - corn for oil, soy for beef - may be over.
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
My guess would be that just about every American would be able to identify those words as part of the famous speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 in Washington, D.C. Although it was given more than 50 years ago, its message still resonates today.
I was watching the Golden Globes the other night. In talking about the movie, "Selma" host Tina Fey said sarcastically that it "is about the American civil rights movement that totally worked and now everything's fine." Everyone in the audience laughed because clearly that is not the case, even half a century later. It was one of those instances where you had to laugh, because to think about it seriously, you might cry.
In November 2013, representatives from the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives met with members of the Department of Theatre and me to discuss what contribution we might be able to make to a new campus-wide initiative. The aim of their initiative, Project 60/50, was to spark conversations surrounding two watershed moments in national civil rights history.