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MSU looks to snap a two-game losing streak as it hosts Purdue Jan. 24. The Boilermakers enter the contest having won their last two games and four of their last five.
A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling some lethal diseases.
The University Research Corridor's 10th annual Economic Impact & Benchmark Report puts the URC's contribution to Michigan's economy at $16.5 billion, up $3.7 billion since 2007, when the group began benchmarking its impact. MSU's individual impact on the state's economy totaled $5.1 billion, with $900 million in spending with local businesses.
For the past 16 years, the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought a number of thought-provoking speakers to East Lansing each February as part of its William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum presents an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Jan Tichy, opening Saturday as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series.
A team of MSU researchers has landed a $1 million National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant to recruit, nurture and graduate students who are prepared for these careers.
The Spartans and Wolverines resume the most-played rivalry in college hockey this weekend as the two teams meet in a home-and-home series beginning Friday in Ann Arbor.
The MSU Museum presents its 13th annual Darwin Discovery Day, an afternoon of science, exploration and discovery, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 12.
I, with my pale skin and blonde hair, stood there in stark contrast among a crowd of children with beautiful brown skin and dark eyes. I was in Naitolia, Tanzania four years ago working on a story about an MSU partner project with a community to make clean water accessible to its residents. One young boy kept rubbing my arm, and then his own, with a confused look on his face. Finally, he looked up at me with a smile and said, "But, they feel the same. They feel exactly the same. We are the same."
To this day I still tear up remembering that moment. I love the memory of a purely innocent child realizing that though our skin looked very different, we were very much the same. I only wish that everyone had the same outlook as my young friend in Naitolia. Certainly the world has made strides, but there is much more progress to be made. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
This past Monday, we celebrated MLK Jr. Day to help us all remember the work that still needs to be done to ensure equality. Here on campus, we held a student leadership conference, a march for justice, scholarship dinner, a museum exhibit, performance and a variety of service projects. As MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon says, "We believe that service and involvement in the community are gateways to meaningful engagement with the world."
When the ComArtSci communications team informed me that the theme of this year's holiday greeting was Joy to the World, I gave it an enthusiastic thumbs-up. Then when they asked me to explain how I had brought joy to the world, I had to scratch my head. I said I would get back to them.
Kaylah Jetton has been focused on going global since kindergarten and has no plans of stopping. From attending a language intensive grade school to majoring in global studies and studying abroad in Japan, the MSU senior has found her passion in helping others at home in Detroit and around the world.
A team of MSU researchers, led by James Luyendyk in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has uncovered a new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair.
MSU-led research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily used to test them.
Laken Harper is studying to be a veterinary technician at Michigan State - something she's dreamed of her whole life - and a scholarship is allowing her to pursue a career that will ultimately improve animal and human health.
MSU women's basketball head coach Suzy Merchant has taken a medical leave of absence from the Spartan women's basketball program.
MSU guard/forward Miles Bridges has been selected as the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office Jan. 16.
Once upon a time, it was thought that crop diseases affected only crops. New research shows, however, that a common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native grasses.
MSU has announced a $1 million gift to the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science from the family of former MSU professor Wu-Ki Tung.
The MSU men's tennis team opened the spring season with two home dual matches on Jan. 14.
The College of Music has a variety of upcoming events.