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A new academic department at MSU will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines and will serve to advance cutting-edge interdisciplinary science and the training of undergraduate and graduate students.
MSU student Joshua Schnell has been awarded the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship, which pays for graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Raeuf Roushangar, a Michigan State University graduate student studying biochemistry, has won a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans - an honor that comes with up to $90,000 stipend.
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
Peter Lillehoj, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MSU, is heading a team of researchers that will use a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the technology to diagnosis and monitor cerebral malaria using mobile phones.
A jazz trumpeter and assistant professor of jazz studies at MSU, Etienne Charles is among 175 scholars, artists and scientists receiving a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Third-year College of Law students Ashley Chrysler, Crystal Bultje and Ashley Byers won the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the largest moot court competition in the country, topping 202 teams representing 118 ABA-approved law schools.
MSU junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand has been selected to the CCM/American Hockey Coaches Association All-America first team, it was announced by the ACHA April 10.
The MSU offense erupted for a season-high 20 hits on Sunday afternoon as the Spartans defeated Northwestern by a score of 14-3 at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Denise Hershey, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, were both recent recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.
MSU welcomes Ohio State to Secchia Stadium to continue a nine-game homestand.
The MSU baseball team carries a four-game winning streak into their series with Northwestern this Weekend.
MSU's Elizabeth Brajevich, a self-described "science fair geek," never figured she would one day be in Glamour magazine.
Bob Chapek, chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Andrew Liveris, chairperson and CEO of The Dow Chemical Co., will speak at MSU's commencement ceremonies on May 8.
Shelbie Shelder, an Honors College junior majoring in nutritional sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has earned one of 80 nationally competitive Udall scholarships.
Because of his high level of involvement with his students and his passion for undergraduate education, MSU's Ryan Sweeder has been named a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.
As a member of the Big Ten's Committee on Institutional Cooperation, MSU will share an $8.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to prepare underrepresented students for graduate school and academic careers in the humanities and social sciences.
It was late. It was dark. I had just entered the stairwell of a parking ramp and started up the stairs. Suddenly, a young man threw open the door of the stairwell and ran up the stairs until he was right behind me. My heart quickened and I picked up my pace. I instinctively moved my car key through my knuckles so I could use it for defense if needed and I was already planning my escape...and then we reached the second floor and he politely said, "Excuse me," and went around me and out the door. I had nothing to fear, and yet that was my first instinct. I'd argue that it's a good instinct because you should always be aware of your surroundings, but it's still sad.
I was relaying the story to some friends the next day when the lone male of the group expressed surprise that all of the women said that fear is always top of mind when we're alone and run into a lone male. Whether it's a parking garage, an elevator, our neighborhood, a bike path...it's just how we're wired. Granted, there are plenty of men who are victimized, but when you're a woman just a bit taller than five feet, you're definitely at a disadvantage.
However, everyone knows sexual assault does not just occur in stairwells or jogging paths and the criminals are often not strangers. It's no secret to anyone who's been reading the news that college campuses are grappling with the very serious problem of sexual assaults and how to stop them.
I am in a unique position of researching the very disorder with which I live - post-traumatic stress disorder. But no amount of scientific research will shed light onto what PTSD really is more than learning how this disorder affects every aspect of one's life. Therefore, in conjunction with my scientific research, I openly share my story to expand public awareness of PTSD in order to help others recover from this debilitating disorder.
MSU is joining institutions and government units statewide in helping residents prepare for dangerous weather as part of Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week from April 12 to 18.