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Adreian Payne and Gary Harris were selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft.
The more a child is familiar with logos and other images from fast-food restaurants, sodas and not-so-healthy snack food brands, the more likely the child is to be overweight or obese.
The MSU College of Music will present the 18th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series on five consecutive Wednesday recitals at 6 p.m. beginning July 2 to July 30, at the MSU Beaumont Tower.
For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six times in the history of life to produce electricity outside of their bodies.
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced the naming of two associate deans.
Julie Funk has been named associate dean of Professional Academic Programs andStudent Affairs for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
Lorraine Robbins, MSU associate professor of nursing and Address Malata, MSU adjunct professor of nursing, have been invited to join the American Academy of Nursing later this year.
Mom or dad may have driven you to cello rehearsal all those years, but you can also thank your genes for pushing you to practice, according to new research led by an MSU psychology professor.
On June 28, the spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Lansing, as the Demmer Center at MSU hosts a fun family event in celebration of Olympic Day.
Sniff...take a deep breath. Campus is finally in full bloom-you can smell it in the air. Roses in the garden, wet dew on a summer morning, cut grass in the fields, flowering trees in the woodlots, waffle cones wafting out of the Dairy Store, sunscreen at the pool and, wait, what's that? Death? Rotting meat? Stinky cheese mixed with dirty socks?
If that's the case, then you must be in MSU's plant biology greenhouse. This week the greenhouse at Wilson and Farm Lane has been home to something more rare than a teenager up before noon on summer vacation and a whole lot stinkier-the corpse flower.
Its technical name is the Amorphophallus titanum and its native habit is Indonesia, but MSU is home to one of these smelly flowers. The plants rarely bloom, going years, even decades between showings. (Honestly, how often would you want to go out if all anyone talked about was how awful you smelled?) According to MSU's experts, only a handful of these giant flowers bloom outside their native habitat in any given decade.
And yet, there it was-in all its malodorous glory. I hurried up to take my family to check it out since once it blooms it only lasts 24 to 48 hours. (Again, how long would you stick around if everyone who got near you gagged and held his nose?) It's a huge plant, towering over visitors who were eager to take a sniff, snap a selfie and then head outside for some fresh air.
I always wanted see a corpse flower in bloom because it is the 'giant sequoia' of the philodendron family. I first dealt with this family of plants when I was instructed that one could eat skunk cabbage, a woodland plant in this group that we have here in Michigan.
As a way to improve the school readiness of the state's youngest learners, MSU Extension's MI Stronger Families program is now offering family book sheets to libraries, schools, day care centers and families throughout the state.
Over the past week, I've been visiting a variety of museums in order to collect primary data for my Ph.D. dissertation. My first stop was the Museum of Winchester to collect data and information from the Worthy Park Anglo-Saxon cemetery, and then I was off to Chester to meet with Professor Howard Williams, who is sitting on my dissertation committee.
A closeup of a section of MSU's Amorphophallus titanum, aka corpse flower, shows the result of hand pollination by MSU plant biologists on June 24, 2014. Photo by Kurt Stepntiz
MSU professor James Kelly received the Legume Innovation Lab's Meritorious Achievement Award last month at the lab's 2014 Global Meeting, "Improving Agriculture and Nutrition through Grain Legumes," in Athens, Greece. Presented by the chair of the Legume Innovation Lab's Technical Management Advisory Committee Julia Kornegay, the award is the highest honor given to Legume Innovation Lab researchers.
A select group of students from MSU and other universities are studying the intricacies of federal policymaking while working in Washington, D.C.
An MSU alumna, who teaches third grade in the Walled Lake Consolidate School District, has been named the 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The recognition is accompanied by a seat on the State Board of Education.
The 2014 NBA Draft will be held on June 26. Keith Appling, Gary Harris, and Adreian Payne are each hoping to be selected and make their childhood dreams of playing in the NBA a reality.
MSU softball coach Jacquie Joseph has announced the addition of JT Gasso to the Spartan coaching staff.
Michigan State University has released a request for proposal (RFP) for its planned biomedical research center in Grand Rapids to three public-private partnership (P3) firms identified through a previous selection process.