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I am often asked why I teach study abroad courses, and my answer simply has been that it changes lives. Recently, through the acts of my students, I was reminded as to what studying abroad does not only for instructors and students, but also for communities both at home and abroad. I have learned that through inspiring each other we can turn tragedies into beautiful things.
Kirk Mason graduated in May from the Residential College of Arts and Humanities. He also studied media and information in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Last summer, Kirk participated in an MSU Study Abroad trip to Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, India. Watch Kirk's video, Ecology of the Mountains-Part III, Reverse Acclimation about his experience.
A new fuel-cell concept, developed by an MSU researcher, will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process.
Four members of the MSU baseball team earned All-Big Ten honors, as announced by the conference May 20.
Cyberbullying isn't just a problem in middle class and affluent areas. Teenagers in poor, high-crime neighborhoods also experience online bullying, finds new research led by a MSU criminologist.
It's not easy to measure the true impact of a senior class.
The thematic link of the MSU Department of Theatre's 2014-15 season of plays and musicals is power dynamics. Whether political, personal or generational, power is a timeless theatrical theme.
Overweight political candidates tend to receive fewer votes than their thinner opponents, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU weight bias expert.
The MSU track and field team added six medal-winning performances on the final day of competition for a grand total of 10 medals at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
The MSU baseball team closed its regular season on Saturday by defeating Penn State, 7-6, finishing off a three-game sweep of the Nittany Lions.
MSU hosted Michigan Department of Environmental Quality director, Dan Wyant along with key MDEQ staff on May 12. The department is responsible for promoting wise management of the state's air, land, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and vibrant economy.
MSU, no. 20 in this week's CRCA poll, on May 18 travels to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Big Ten Rowing Championships.
The Spartans will face off against conference foes this weekend as the MSU track and field team travels to West Lafayette for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
The Spartans head to Penn State for the final weekend of the regular season looking to secure a spot in next week's Big Ten Tournament.
Kent Dell, an Iraq War veteran and recent MSU Honors College graduate, has been accepted into the Presidential Fellows Program.
Casey O'Donnell, an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation of $156,000 to examine how collaborative online games are being used to solve problems in the world of biochemistry and molecular physics.
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Matt Raven has been awarded nearly $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish an incubator farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Thirteen full-size candy bars. That, to my 8-year-old self, seemed like a pretty incredible prize. All I had to do was to learn my times tables from zero to 12 and recite one each day in front of my teacher for 13 days without a mistake. If anyone made a mistake, he or she had to wait until the next day to try again.
The first student to recite them all correctly got the candy. I'm not talking about plain chocolate bars. The bag had Snickers, Milky Ways, Reese's-everything my younger self loved. (Heck, who am I kidding? My older self still loves them. I still know my times tables so if anyone is offering...)
But I digress. I've always been a bit competitive (right now anyone who has ever played a game with me is laughing at the understatement) so I was out to win that candy. I had always studied hard for spelling tests, even without a treat at the end. But that bag sitting on Mrs. Trice's desk made it a whole new ballgame.
Needless to say, I didn't make a single mistake for 13 days. Neither did Matt, the smartest boy in the class, but the teacher made good on her promise and we each got a bag of candy.
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer.
"How many jelly beans are in the jar?" Thus began one of the earliest memories I have of the power and efficiency of mathematics. I was in fourth grade and the teacher had asked the class to estimate, by any means, the number of jellybeans sitting in a clear jar on a plain desk in the front of the room. We were allowed to make any measurements we wanted and kids could be seen twirling the jar in all directions trying to gain some extra advantage