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Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, an MSU researcher says.
During a quick staff meeting the other day, the subject of retirement came up. I jokingly said that I'd be working until I was 92 years old. After all, I have bills to pay. Truth is, as long as I'm healthy, I don't plan on retiring for a long time. Not because I need to pay my bills (well, maybe a little of that) but because I love what I do.
I love being a Spartan. I love being part of a fantastic team of coworkers. I love promoting Michigan State and the important work that is done by our students, staff and faculty. I love being inspired by brilliant researchers and proud of incredible students.
I love being part of something I believe in. Something that matters. And this place matters.
It matters to students like Simon Zagata. Simon is a junior majoring in professional writing. Without MSU, he never would have had the opportunity to spend three months studying abroad, visiting three countries and expanding his studies outside of his major. Read his STUDENT VIEW to learn more about his experience, including running with the bulls in Spain.
It also matters to James Dye, a distinguished professor emeritus of chemistry who is known for his work with alkali metals. He has spent 60 years teaching and conducting research, all at MSU. 60 years!! If I take a cue from him, I really will retire at 92!
What's the most memorable moment for someone who's been at MSU for 60 years?
I knew right away: I was in a group meeting in 1990 and someone told me that I had a phone call. When I answered, I was told that I had been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. I will never forget that. I'm the only person in the Chemistry Section from the state of Michigan.
My major is professional writing, but when my sister convinced me that I needed to study abroad, I decided to deviate from my main studies. Of course, each study abroad program provides its own unique experiences, but I don't think one could have been as personally fulfilling as the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sexual Politics course in Amsterdam. The program combined learning, culture and friendship in a way that I had never experienced before.
MSU hits the road for a pair of games this week after wrapping up a four-game unbeaten homestand.
Members of the media cast shadows on the field near Sparty at the homecoming football game Oct. 12, 2013. Photo by Kurt Stepntiz
MSU will highlight many of its energy-saving and recycling success stories when it hosts Campus Sustainability Week Oct. 21-25.
Gideon Smith opened the door for African-American athletes at MSU.
Experience the mesmerizing music of George Gershwin in "'S Wonderful," as the MSU College of Music begins its fourth annual Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Sue Putman, director of security at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, talks about the variety of tasks her job entails.
The majority of Tanzanians live in rural areas, where their communities face a number of obstacles, including a lack of access to education and to clean water. Now, MSU leaders of the Tanzania Partnership Program are working side by side with universities, foundations, and residents of the villages of Milola and Naitolia to create sustainable solutions that will bring academic and economic opportunities to the African country.
The Tom Anastos Radio Show will return for the 2013-14 season at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 live from Reno's East.
MSU defeated No. 16 Michigan 3-2 in a thrilling double- overtime victory on Friday afternoon.
Seventh-ranked MSU emerged as the winner in the battle of Big Ten unbeatens, downing No. 9 Nebraska, 3-1 (25-20, 26-24, 20-25, 25-19) on Saturday night at Jenison Field House.
MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio held a media teleconference Sunday evening to discuss his team's performance in the 42-28 win over Indiana.
After a well-deserved break, the 18th-ranked Spartan men's soccer team will return home to DeMartin Stadium to host Ohio State at 1 p.m. Oct. 13.
MSU has a big home weekend on tap, welcoming Iowa and Nebraska to Jenison Field House.
The Spartans and Hoosiers will meet at noon in the 98th annual Homecoming game.
Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is "abysmal" and the Common Core State Standards don't go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, an MSU education scholar argues.
It had to be a stinging admission, but MSU middle linebacker Max Bullough made it like a head-on tackle, without hesitation and nary a flinch.