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According to John Waller, an associate professor with an expertise in the history of medicine, making sense of the toughest problems facing society demands a firm grasp of the social sciences. Waller was recently hired by the College of Social Science to serve as the first director of a brand- new undergraduate program called the Social Science Scholars.
The USAID-supported Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU recently launched a regional innovation hub in Malawi in partnership with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
When MSU accepted the Holland-based Bioeconomy Institute in 2007 as a gift from Pfizer, it took on a $50 million-plus property that was poised to set MSU apart from other universities.
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU psychology researcher.
The first job Jef Richards had as a freshman in college is one he continues to do to this day. For 41 years, Richards, who now chairs MSU's Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has worked as a professional photographer for Indy and NASCAR races.
Not unlike looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, a team of MSU researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.
MSUs Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service. But what he loves most is mentoring.
At 5,200 square acres, the campus of MSU is one of largest in the country. So it comes as no surprise that biking is one of the most-popular modes of transportation among students. But with more than 40,000 students walking and biking the campus there are bound to be some collisions.
People of all ages crowed near the grounds around Beaumont Tower on July 2 to ring in the first performer of the 18th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Recital Series.
As soon as the blueberry hits my taste buds, I'm transported back in time-a time of summer vacation, my grandparents' voices, an uncle's cottage on the river, the smell of fragrant bushes in the hot sun and a burst of flavor on my tongue. It happens every time I eat blueberries-not strawberries or bananas or any other fruit. The blueberry alone is my own personal time machine.
From the time I was a little kid, my grandparents would take me, my sisters and one of my cousins to my Uncle Art's cottage on the Tittabawassee River in Gladwin, Michigan, for a week or so every summer. Every year, he and my Aunt Marie would open up their cottage and their hearts to us. Those were wonderful times-swimming, boating, fishing, campfires and just spending time with them and my grandparents.
Uncle Art was a character. I think he could catch, hunt, trap or grow pretty much anything. I'm guessing he could have lived off the land his whole life if he wanted. He had a huge garden where I learned how potatoes grow, what beans were ripe for picking and how good tomatoes are right off the vine. And he taught me about blueberries.
The idea of breeding varieties came to me in about 1990. I'd been at MSU about 20 years then. But, I decided that the time was right to develop new varieties, and there were a number of good reasons for that.
This summer, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Florence, Italy, for six weeks, and spend some time in Paris, London and Barcelona for two weeks after the conclusion of my program.
Caretakers of the William J. Beal Botanical Garden at work on July 9, 2014. The garden, established in 1873 by Professor William James Beal, is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the United States. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
Coronary artery disease patients who are faithful about taking their statin drugs are more likely to reach the goal of reducing their bad cholesterol than those who fail to follow their doctors' orders, a study by an MSU medical student found.
Nearly 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2014 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
MSU will induct six members into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, as part of the "Celebrate 2014" weekend.
It was in 1964 that the Abrams Planetarium on the campus of MSU first opened for business.
Tapped for her strong administrative experience and appreciation for interdisciplinary studies, Elizabeth Simmons, dean of MSU's Lyman Briggs College, is being recommended to serve as acting dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective Aug. 1.
The Big Ten Conference announced that the MSU-Ohio State game on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Spartan Stadium will begin at 8 p.m.
Clif Haley has lived nearly every possible MSU affiliation from law school alumnus to professor back to undergraduate student; from parent to advocate to leader and donor.