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Some normal weekday operations at Michigan State University will change Friday when the MSU football team opens its season with a night game against Jacksonville State University.
Looking back on my busy week, I realized that my itinerary to some degree illustrates why I do what I do to protect the biodiversity of Madagascar. I've had the good fortune to collaborate with Malagasy civil society group Alliance Voahary Gasy on a participatory risk-mapping workshop in Manopana, Madagascar, held a press conference with 40 Malagasy journalists, given an anti-corruption workshop in the capital city of Antananarivo, and met with the president, faculty, and students at the University of Toamasina.
Graduation and everything surrounding it has been a momentous time for me, one that prompts some reflection and introspection on the experiences of my past four years here at MSU, among other things. As a result, I realized there were four lessons I learned made a difference for me, while working towards my degree.
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
MSU officially dedicated the $24.5 million North End Zone Complex, a 50,000-square-foot addition to Spartan Stadium, on Aug. 25.
Mid-Michigan is in for a treat this fall as the MSU College of Music presents an extraordinary season with the added bonus of hosting events in Cook Recital Hall and Fairchild Theatre - both recently reinvented to augment sound quality, comfort and views.
Two MSU neuroscience researchers have received a $165,000 grant from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to help develop new therapeutic treatments for this chronic, progressive brain disorder. The disease affects nearly one million people in the United States and seven to 10 million people worldwide.
Today's MSU High 5 includes the beginning of the fall 2014 semester and a top-30 ranking for MSU.
The MSU men's basketball schedule was recently announced.
MSU is one of the top 30 universities in the nation according to Washington Monthly's annual ranking that measures what schools "are doing for the country."
As students prepare to return to class, CATA will implement numerous schedule changes on Aug. 25.
This year, the One Book, One Community program, co-sponsored by the city of East Lansing and MSU, is not only offering students and community members a menu of literary work, but cinematic work as well.
Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by an MSU researcher.
Nursing, osteopathic medicine and pharmacy graduate students at MSU and Ferris State University will be learning about each other's specialties in an effort to expand their knowledge and bring better care to a rapidly growing patient population.
Recent torrential rainfall across the United States has led to flash flooding, filling basements with water and sewage that can contain hundreds of pathogens. Joan Rose, MSU's Homer Nowlin Chair in water research, advises that residents should assume floodwaters are contaminated and that exposure to these waters may raise the risk of diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, skin and eye infections, and respiratory disorders.
Yep, the school year is just around the corner. I've already helped my first student with directions on campus. I was walking to my building when I saw her-young, alone, looking nervous and studying a map and her surroundings. I approached her and asked if I could help. In broken English, she asked me where Bessey was. I was happy to assist and pointed her toward the building, smiled and wished her luck.
As I walked on, I thought about how brave she was to come to a foreign country at such a young age to study. I've been to China so I know how very different this country must seem to her. Tackling the language, campus, weather, diversity, culture, food and more-I thought about how much she'll have to learn before even stepping foot in a class.
I remember the day my daughter decided to attend college overseas. Of course I was nervous about sending my baby across the ocean, but more than anything I was incredibly proud of her passion, independence and fearlessness. She did have it a bit easier as she was in Scotland where they speak English, but there were plenty of differences for her to get used to.
Kathy Assiff and Janet Osuch found encouragement at MSU, particularly in the College of Human Medicine, that they could achieve more than either had dared dream. Now Osuch and Assiff have something else in common: both plan to leave much of their estates to fund endowed scholarships to help struggling students become physicians.
After a record-breaking season in 2013 that featured 13 wins and Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championships, MSU enters 2014 ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Associated Press Poll.
One of the things I love about the School of Journalism is that it lets me live my values. Another is that I learn more than I teach.
When I arrived onto Michigan State University's campus for freshman move-in, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I felt the stereotypical emotions of an incoming freshman such as nervousness, excitement and exhaustion (from all of the shopping, packing and moving, haha).