MSU News

Subscribe to MSU News feed
Updated: 55 min 19 sec ago

Scared of crime? Good.

August 12, 2014 - 10:18am
A new study by an MSU criminologist indicates a healthy fear of crime is a good thing, refuting years of previous research.
Categories: MSU News

Tori Franklin wins triple jump for U.S. Team at NACAC Championships

August 11, 2014 - 2:43pm
MSU track and field standout Tori Franklin delivered another terrific performance on Saturday evening at the 2014 North America Central American and Caribbean Under-23 Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Categories: MSU News

Broad College names new director of The School of Hospitality Business

August 11, 2014 - 1:07pm
MSU's Eli Broad College of Business has named Michael McCall as director of The School of Hospitality Business effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Categories: MSU News

MSU Choral Union to hold auditions

August 11, 2014 - 10:25am
The MSU Choral Union will hold interviews and auditions for its fall 2014 season at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building. The auditions will be held in room 161.
Categories: MSU News

MSU lands grant to boost yields of critical West-African crop

August 7, 2014 - 2:03pm
Cowpea is a critical, affordable source of protein for countless millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, pests decimate more than 50 percent of the crop annually.
Categories: MSU News

Should women 'man up' for male-dominated fields?

August 7, 2014 - 9:33am
Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by MSU scholars that's part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process.
Categories: MSU News

USDA awards MSU $6.9 million grant to help bees

August 6, 2014 - 11:46am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $6.9 million to MSU to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States.
Categories: MSU News

Lost in Translation

August 6, 2014 - 11:02am
Ni hao. Xiexie. Hola. Gracias. Ol'a. Obrigado. Obrigada. Jambo. Asante. Namaste. Dhanyavad. Hello and thank you. That's it. That's pretty much the extent of the language skills I took with me when I went on a trip around the world, visiting 11 countries in eight weeks. Well, I suppose I can also count to 10 in Spanish. I also know a tiny bit of basic French from high school, but that didn't help in the countries we went to. Honestly, I'm pretty embarrassed by that. How much easier would it have been to be able to converse in the native language instead of relying on the fact that there was usually someone around who spoke English and could translate? It's pretty pathetic that everywhere else in the world I found plenty of people who could speak my language and yet I could only say a few basic things in theirs. I met multi-lingual adults and children in every country we stopped in and there I was, unable to have even a short conversation with anyone unless it was in English.
Categories: MSU News

Bill VanPatten: Language of Success

August 6, 2014 - 10:02am
As a scientist in the department, I'm interested in how language grows in the mind/brain, and what the constraints are on that. And then what implications there may be for language instruction.
Categories: MSU News

Paige Hook: Passion for Bridging Cultures

August 6, 2014 - 8:02am
Coming to MSU with a background in French, English and Italian, recent graduate Paige Hook was drawn to the College of Arts & Letters by its rich sense of community, resources and stimulating curriculum. Settling on a double major in English and French, Paige found a path that supported her interests.
Categories: MSU News

Boot camp for startups

August 5, 2014 - 4:20pm
The Greenlight Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, Aug. 18-22 at the MSU Innovation Center (325 E. Grand River), is tailored to help provide new leaders with startup resources in one location.
Categories: MSU News

Annual Great Lakes Folk Festival to take place Aug. 8-10

August 5, 2014 - 4:16pm
New programs will take place this year at the MSU Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 8-10 in downtown East Lansing.
Categories: MSU News

Debating race through documentary screening

August 5, 2014 - 3:56pm
Nearly 100 high school students participating in the 22nd annual Spartan Debate Institute screened the film "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" this week as part of Project 60/50.
Categories: MSU News

Stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan

August 4, 2014 - 11:21am
Since mid-May, two MSU students, along with outreach specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Jo Latimore, have traveled to lakes throughout Michigan to focus on stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Categories: MSU News