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A full solar eclipse in August will be the topic of a talk by Shannon Schmoll, director MSU's Abrams Planetarium, on Feb. 16.
Wharton Center's new dance and theater piece, "Among the Darkest Shadows," is bringing the topic of human trafficking to center stage.
Darrell Donahue, chair of the biosystems and agricultural engineering department, has been named director of MSU's Institute of Water Research. His appointment is effective immediately.
Rebecca Carlson, a Michigan State University Honors College senior majoring in chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named a finalist for the Hertz Foundation Fellowship.
MSU faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated their efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive community will be honored at the 2017 All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and Awards Program Feb. 13.
"It's across the street from the Biggby that used to be an Arby's and a bus station." And with those words I uttered last week, I had really, really dated myself. Not that my husband doesn't already know how old I am, but he definitely reminded me right after I said them. It was just one more in a long line of "used to be" directions I'm prone to giving. "Next to where El Azteco used to be." "On the street where Ryan lived in the house that used to be on stilts." "Where Melting Moments used to be." Yep. I've used them all. I like to think I inherited this trait from my dad who once told me to "Turn where the stand used to be where I got the best French fries when I was a kid."
My dad grew up in Bay City, Michigan so when I (or my husband or daughter) give directions rooted in the past, we call them Bay City directions. I'm certain we're not the only family to use the past to direct our present and future. I personally think it's kind of charming.
To me, these kinds of directions make all kinds of sense because I can still see them as they were. In the weird little recesses of my mind, the pictures are still there. I don't need a photo of my room in Campbell Hall to remember just what it looked like. I know exactly what the study carrel on the fourth floor of the Main Library looked like while I studied statistics. I can picture the smallest details of places I lived, worked, studied and visited. It's a lovely continuous photo gallery in my head.
Archaeologists care a lot about garbage. We can learn a great deal from looking through what people throw out, how much they throw out, and when they throw it out.
In my last blog I introduced the female employees working at the Saint's Rest boarding hall in 1866. These 33 women were paid an average of $2.00 - $2.50 a week for their work and were purchasing personal items through the university, charged against their monthly pay.
MSU opens the 2017 season at the Florida Atlantic Kickoff Classic this weekend.
Ron and Helen Priest's admiration for the College of Music - and their desire to get young people more interested in studying and enjoying classical music - led them to create the Ronald J. and Helen M. Priest Endowment in Support of Classical Music Performance in 2013.
MSU senior guard Tori Jankoska has been added to the Wade Watch List by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Feb. 6.
MSU researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress, resulting in women being more susceptible to certain diseases.
MSU travels to Ann Arbor to face Michigan for the second game between the two rivals in a span of 10 days.
W. Kamau Bell, a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian and community activist, began publicly tackling the issue of racism through comedy with the creation of his one-man show, "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour."
Four undergraduate student leaders have been nominated by MSU for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese's latest film to generate Oscar buzz is "Silence," the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests who brave great dangers to travel to Japan in the 1640s to find their lost mentor. In order to recreate the 17th century in a remote corner of East Asia, the director contracted several scholars including a historian from MSU, Liam Brockey.
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine has received the largest single gift in its history: $12.6 million from the estate of the late alumnus Albert C. Dehn.
A commercial for Honda featuring talking yearbook photos of celebrities encouraging people to follow their dreams earned the top grade in the Michigan State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations' list of best commercials aired during this year's Super Bowl.
For the second-straight game, four Spartans scored in double figures as the MSU women's basketball team stopped Indiana, 69-60, at the Breslin Center Thursday.
Miles Bridges scored 16 points to lead five MSU players in double figures, and Michigan State shot 63 percent in the second half to pull away from Nebraska for a 72-61 victory on Thursday night.