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I love my job. When I found academia, I found my professional home. Writing, research, teaching and service . . . well, writing, research and teaching are fun. That doesn't mean every day is all flowers, dark chocolate and puppy dogs. Some parts of academia are unfair, dysfunctional and outdated. It is, if not always an ivory tower, sometimes an echo chamber.
Growing up just northeast of Buffalo in Amherst, New York, Scott Belden watched his parents and grandparents frequently donate to Cornell University and be active members of the Cornell Alumni Association. So when he graduated from Michigan State, he and his wife, Patty, followed suit and became MSU donors just a few years after he graduated.
This summer 60 Michigan State University students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU. The pilot program immersed students from six colleges throughout the city where they were partnered with stakeholders to work on projects ranging from entrepreneurship and business to urban design to media production.
Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at MSU, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new, more nutritious corn varieties in the future.
Intelligence - and not just relentless practice - plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by MSU researchers.
The Wharton Center announces "Whose Live Anyway?," an improvised comedy show featuring current cast members from the television show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
This summer 60 MSU students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU.
MSU will use a $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant to help shape the future of the changing field of ecology.
Laser technology has revealed a common trait of Alzheimer's disease - a sticky situation that could lead to new targets for medicinal treatments.
MSU's Community Music School invites the public to attend an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another unhealthy habit - buying junk food - according to new MSU research.
Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by an MSU scholar.
Ever have a day that doesn't go exactly as planned? I get up in the morning with the best of intentions to have a perfect day where I'm my best self and rock the heck out of everything I do. But, let's face it - those days rarely happen and nothing really goes exactly as planned. Let's see, in the last few weeks I've made some ridiculous mistakes.
I've run into more than a couple of walls, locked my keys in my office twice, hit reply instead of forward on email that I really didn't mean to go to the original sender, made typos where I shouldn't, left my suitcase on the elevator during a business trip, knocked a case of Sprite off the display at Meijer sending cans rolling in all directions and left the door to my house open for an entire day. I don't mean unlocked, I mean standing wide open - for an entire day. Thank goodness for a safe neighborhood and an old dog who didn't run off. I mean really - how in the world did I manage to do that?
None of these things were in my plans. But guess what? No one is perfect - certainly not me. But, I'm OK with that. I own every one of my imperfections. I simply fix what I broke, laugh at myself, strive to do better and keep on keeping on
In the fall 2015 semester, I incorporated a semester-long community engagement project into my capstone course for seniors majoring in management. I decided to assign the project because I knew students would learn more from a hands-on experience than they would by writing another research paper about an organization.
Six out of 10 college students are clinically lonely, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression-but what if a smartphone app could help?
Satisfy your customers and win in the stock market, says a new study by a team of researchers from Michigan's University Research Corridor, who found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in play for more than half a century.
MSU students were offered several new opportunities to participate in "Will Power. A Global Day of Service," including two new service sites in Flint. As a result, more than 40 Spartans signed up to serve with one of these Flint sites, which focused on beautification efforts including blight removal and a spring clean-up for Edible Flint at the MSU Extension Demonstration Garden.
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9:30 Thursday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building.
Having sex frequently - and enjoying it - puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension, finds a study led by an MSU sociologist.