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Here's today's Michigan State University High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
I rarely get sick. (Well, there was that whole cardiac arrest thing a couple of years ago. Go big or go home, right?) But regular colds and flu? I've been pretty lucky to escape those - until now. I felt the scratchy throat and stuffy head come on yesterday afternoon and by evening I knew my luck had run out. Unfortunately, I knew I had work to do that wouldn't wait and, after all, it's just a cold. So here I sit at home (no need to spread my germs) alternately blowing my nose and typing away. Hey, at least it's a beautiful day and I can sit outside.
I could feel sorry for myself and put off what needs to be done, but that's not the Spartan way. When able, Spartans push through adversity, challenges and setbacks and simply get things done. It's just what we do.
I think about Spartans on campus and all over the world working on the most challenging problems -disease, clean water, alternative energy, food security and more. I doubt any of them would let a little sniffle stop them. I think of the football game this past weekend - did our team give up after a bad play or missed opportunity? Nope. They simply put it behind them and fought on to an exciting and well-deserved win. Perseverance and tenacity is just part of the Spartan DNA.
Researchers at MSU were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.
At the beginning of a new school year, our students arrive on campus with hopes and dreams of new possibilities, as do our faculty and staff.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday to preview the matchup against Air Force.The Spartans are playing host to a service academy for the first time in school history as they welcome the Falcons at noon Sept. 19 to East Lansing. The game will be televised nationally on ABC.
I am an international student. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and came all the way to MSU for a brighter future. Throughout my journey, I faced struggles and hardships but I always believed in "Spartans Will" and I will continue to make a difference in this world.
Funeral services for the late Dennis Rodeman, a firefighter with the Lansing Fire Department, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Road.
Vernon Adams threw incomplete to end Oregon's final drive, and fifth-ranked MSU held on to beat the seventh-ranked Ducks 31-28 on Saturday night in college football's marquee game of the week.
Angela Wilson was recently hired at Michigan State University as the Hannah Professor of Computational Chemistry. But before she'll begin working in East Lansing, she'll head to Washington, D.C., to start her position as director for the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry.
The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools - called "value-added" - does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at MSU and Cornell University.
Continuing on the extraordinary tradition of former Michigan State student-athletes giving back, Draymond Green has made a $3.1 million contribution to MSU Athletics in support of the men's basketball program. With his gift, pending Board of Trustee approval, The Draymond Green Strength and Conditioning Center at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center will be named in his honor. In addition, a portion of Green's gift will fund an endowment for the program.
An international advertising competition has brought more than 40 students from China to MSU.
MSU and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2's revolutionary and patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
MSU College of Law and Doshisha Law School in Kyoto, Japan, have entered into an agreement that will allow qualifying Japanese students to obtain U.S. and Japanese law degrees in a four-year period.
This election year has produced 17 Republican presidential candidates, which on its surface may appear to give the party a competitive advantage. Evolution, however, disagrees.
A new study by MSU researcher Arend Hintze and appearing in the current issue of Scientific Reports, says the delicate balance of some, but not too much, competition optimally drives the evolution of decision-making strategies.
MSU is now using two more key platforms to provide community information during emergencies: a new system to more quickly alert campus of an emergency and a new web page that helps the Spartan community prepare for different types of crises.
MSU College of Human Medicine has announced a health research collaboration with UP Health System - Marquette and Northern Michigan University. The collaboration is part of MSU's statewide initiative to bring academic health research to each of its community campuses.
MSU's Empower Extraordinary capital campaign has hit a $1 billion milestone.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate 50 years on Oct. 23 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
Michigan State University's newly created William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, funded by a $1.5 million private gift, will be one of just a handful of Holocaust studies chairs in the country, one of four in the Big Ten and the first and only in Michigan.