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First-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine students and their families gathered at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids for the annual White Coat and Matriculation Ceremony, days after participating in the annual Afternoon of Community Service.
A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow MSU to explore whether home Wi-Fi systems can preserve the privacy of our aging loved ones while detecting abnormal events in their homes.
From natural ecosystems to farmers' fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease.
But what if you could grow a plant that does both at the same time?
A team of researchers at Michigan State University is the first to accomplish that feat, and the breakthrough could have fruitful implications for farmers trying to increase crop yields and feed the planet's growing population.
MSU undergraduate students can take knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it to firsthand experiences through a new offering this fall called the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experiences Program.
MSU has earned gold status in the Veteran-Friendly School program.
Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' loneliness and even improve their health.
My to-do list yesterday probably looked like a lot of people's lists-some writing, a bit of editing, a couple of meetings, responding to emails and working on some projects. Oh yeah, and painting a rock. I'm guessing there weren't many people with that on their list - except four of my #TeamCABS coworkers. We weren't just painting any rock. We painted The Rock. You know the one: The huge boulder on Farm Lane that is steeped in campus tradition and covered in thousands of coats of paint.
We five Spartans, who all graduated some time ago (some of us much longer ago than others, ahem) broke out our brushes on a beautiful early morning and painted The Rock for our first time. Technically, two of us had kind of helped once before. But the help consisted of bringing snacks and watching the real artist do his work rather than doing any actual painting.
But this time, guided by another talented artist who wisely made stencils, we channeled our inner Renoir (or maybe Warhol) and got to work. We had a video shoot planned in which The Rock had a starring role. (I can't wait to share the final video with you next week. My colleagues are uber talented so I know it's going to be great!)
Many students enter college with aspirations of being scientists, only to become disillusioned with their first-year science courses. But Lars Brudvig and Tammy Long are aspiring to change that.
My childhood summers were spent sharing the middle seat of the family van with my sisters as my family traveled around the country.
It was fun while it lasted, but summer is winding down and students are packing their bags and heading back to school.
Nearly 4,000 members of the public attended the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house on Aug. 20. The "Rare Access" event included activities, demonstrations, presentations and tours that allowed attendees to learn more about a world-leading science facility in operation (NSCL) and one in the making (FRIB).
In rural Tanzania, the residents of the Milola and Naitolia villages face a long, hard road to move from subsistence to prosperity. But they also know that tough trips go easier with a partner.
A few years ago, Caryl Sortwell, an MSU College of Human Medicine Parkinson's researcher, was asked by Jeff MacKeigan, a scientist at Van Andel Research Institute, or VARI, to collaborate on research that could significantly slow the progression of Parkinson's.
The MSU Choral Union will hold auditions for its upcoming season at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14.
Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors.
As students gear up for the 2016-17 academic year, experts share a variety of tips and pieces of advice on topics ranging from health to personal security.
David Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the 2016 recipient of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research Innovation Award.
Summertime in East Lansing is officially coming to an end, as more than 17,000 on-campus residents settle in to their campus homes at MSU in preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a new study by an MSU education scholar.
The public is invited to visit the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, now under construction, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory now conducting rare isotope research at MSU. FRIB and NSCL are forefront research facilities that push the boundaries of science and allow researchers to explore unknown nuclear realms.