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President Lou Anna K. Simon has signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Civic Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors, a declaration that emphasizes a renewed commitment to prepare students for democratic citizenship, builds partnerships for change and reinvigorates higher education for the public good.
Michigan State is making its 19th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
MSU will use a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help Flint Community Schools improve the quality of education for children in Flint.
For Arthur Muneza, taking a trip to Africa isn't that big of a deal - it's his home. Recently, however, he made a trip to Africa that was a big deal, one that may be the biggest of his young career.
How can I be so completely exhausted yet so anxious to get moving all at the same time? Yet, here I am, on a ridiculously early flight back to Detroit from Austin, Texas feeling exactly that. I'm working on less than four hours of sleep after spending the last five days at my first South By Southwest, or SXSW, Interactive conference with thousands of other people. I went to 23 different sessions, walked about a million miles, filled my brain with knowledge and barely slowed down to eat. (I also managed to take a header on a crowded sidewalk in front of crowd, fall into my seat twice and have a slight wardrobe malfunction. No, I wasn't drinking. I'm just clumsy that way.) Now I'm just itching to get back in the office and put it all to use. (Well, maybe after a good night's sleep.)
During one of my last sessions, public radio personality Ira Glass talked about doing creative work. He said, "It's so hard to make anything, so just do it. Don't put it off." There are days I think I'm the queen of putting things off. (After all, I am on a plane writing something I probably should have written last night.) This quote goes far beyond just about making things. We all put things off that we probably shouldn't. Life isn't always easy. When we come up against a problem, it feels easier to quit.
At an earlier session, another presenter said, "Problems don't stop the work, problems are the work." I hadn't ever really thought about work that way, but he is absolutely right. Honestly, that's pretty much the way Spartans look at work.
When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, a tail or a vital organ. However, the cells of mammalian embryos get to make a different first choice - to become the protective placenta or to commit to forming the baby. These events happen during the first four or five days of human pregnancy.
Scholars of the Mandarin Chinese language can learn a lot from birds. That's the premise of a new language learning game designed by a MSU researcher and an interdisciplinary team of students.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Clerical Technical Recognition Award.
MSU has so much to offer to students who chose to come here. When I first came to campus, I was nervous to find out what was in store. The only thing I knew about college was that it was going to be very different than high school. During my first semester I made life-long friends and jumped right into academics.
Mahmood Haq and his team at Michigan State University's Composite Vehicle Research Center are developing new ways in which composites and traditional materials, such as steel or aluminum, can be joined without compromising the desirable structural properties of the composites.
Jianguo "Jack" Liu, the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at MSU, has been putting the award-winning telecoupling framework to the test to examine the often unseen and unaccounted for consequences, good and bad, that come with distant human-nature interactions.
MSU's graduate programs in elementary and secondary education rank No. 1 for the 22nd year in a row, while nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling and organizational psychology also are tops in the nation.
Recently, Ann Feld received one of the most powerful gifts of her life. Her husband, Jeff, surprised her by creating a new endowment at MSU.
A free concert co-sponsored by Project 60/50, the School of Social Work, College of Music and Women's Resource Center will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at the Fairchild Theatre.
MSU men's basketball is a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region, and MSU women's basketball will learn their fate Monday night.
International Studies and Programs at MSU has named Anthony Ogden as executive director of education abroad and exchanges, effective May 16. In this role, he will lead MSU's Office of Study Abroad.
Denzel Valentine was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
MSU Migrant Student Services has launched its National Migrant Scholars Internship Initiative. The pilot program is a partnership between MSU Migrant Student Services, CoBank, Farm Credit and the National HEP/CAMP Association.
Spartans will open against Ohio State Friday night.
Food monopolies are everywhere - and they're growing. A new book by an MSU professor dissects the troubling trend and shows how it's happening on all levels of the food chain.