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MSU men and women's track and field teams ended the season ranked in the top 15 in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Program of the Year Standings, as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
With bee populations in startling decline, the Michigan Pollinator Initiative, an effort spearheaded by Michigan State University, will work to solve many of the issues facing the state's pollinator populations.
Harold and Edythe Marshall's gift of their 300-acre farm to MSU has been a major boon to understanding the ecology of new biofuel crops, producing research results with national impact by scientists at MSU's Kellogg Biological Station.
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
Guess what? Once again, I got nothing. This time I can't blame a cold office, a wasp sting, a sore knee or something in my eye. I might still be overworked and need a vacation. I actually might be able to blame the fact that my building is literally shaking right now while they do something with massive machinery outside my window. (That or they're filming the next Jurassic Park on campus.)
The reason or blame doesn't really matter because the truth is I am absolutely scattered and unfocused. I've got a million things rambling around in my head, but can't seem to make any of them line up to make any sense. Yet, here I sit at my computer once again trying to turn my words into something readable. In true Spartan fashion, I refuse to give up! I'll eventually fill a page and hope people don't hate it.
As the saying goes, "...you can't please all of the people all of the time." Ain't that the truth. And when people aren't pleased or question you, they usually have no problem letting you know. Speaking of that, quick shout out to some of my readers...I really do know that I have more than nothing and aren't truly bothered when I get writer's block. I also actually really do climb 99 steps to only a fourth floor - it's an old building with very high ceilings. And I'm not really all that upset when I can't find my keys - it was just a good way to illustrate what I was trying to say and I like the purse I have.
Large data is coming up everywhere within science these days. The problem is, the data sets are growing in size faster than our computing technology is growing. Further, the use of computational modeling as a technique to investigate the world around us has become a critical third leg of science, after experimentation and analysis. As a result, computational science has developed into a discipline in its own right.
A new era of medical discovery began this morning, as ground was broken for the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center.
Growing up, my parents called me a fish. Given the choice, I would have spent more of my Minnesota summers in the water than out of it. The lakes I experienced as a child held so much wonder: the cool feel against my skin, the creatures that called that water home, and a distinct impression that these systems held secret meaning about the wider world.
Helping to ensure the future success of the MSU golf program, Richard W. "Rick" and Suzanne Lasch of East Lansing have made a $2 million gift that will be used for the construction of a new men's and women's golf center.
MSU's Board of Trustees today adopted budget guidelines for the 2015-16 academic year that call for a tuition increase of 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduate students.
College of Osteopathic Medicine student Matthew Watson was selected to be a member of the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program.
Ten MSU professors have been named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.
MSU's Board of Trustees has approved a tobacco-free ordinance, a move that will go into effect Aug. 15, 2016.
Michigan State University researcher James Kremer and his colleagues in the labs of University Distinguished Professors Sheng Yang He and James Tiedje are working to understand how plant microbes - the millions of microorganisms that reside in soil and plants just as they do in the human gut - could be the key to reliable, high-yielding agriculture.
MSU football season tickets for 2015 are now on sale through the Spartan Ticket Office (priced at $308 for the general public and $210 for recent graduates).
A student engaged in biosensors research and a student studying how science courses are taught have been named grand prize winners of MSU's University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods to aid in assessing water quality worldwide.
Alumni Mary and Craig Rosenberg consider MSU an inspirational place. They hope their donations support opportunities for students like they enjoyed during their time on campus.
The environmental movement is making a difference - nudging greenhouse gas emissions down in states with strong green voices, according to a Michigan State University study.
From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues an MSU researcher in a new study.