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.
The MSU Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Board Room of the Hannah Administration Building. Please note the time and day change.
Pat LeBlanc has always followed his passion, which led him to become an MSU student, a Spartan cheerleader, a tenured MSU professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and finally the Veterinary Teaching Hospital director.
In typical fashion, head football coach and grand marshal of the Quicken Loans 400 Mark Dantonio commanded "start your engines" to the drivers in his calm monotone voice.
Despite the calm nature of his voice you could see the excitement in his face which showcases a rare smile.
Earlier this week, MSU head coaches gathered around a patient - a computerized manikin that breathes, has a pulse, reacts to treatment and, in some cases, dies - to learn what it means to be members of a different kind of team - one that comes together on a moment's notice to work efficiently on a critical, often life-saving task.
The top stories from the week ending on June 12.
MSU Softball player, Alyssa McBride, who just wrapped up her senior season, raised allegations against assistant coach Jessica Bograkos.
Sophomore Tim Ehrhardt scored the first points for the Michigan State track & field team in the NCAA Championship by finishing fifth in the decathlon with a career-best 7,677 points.
MSU's Land Policy Institute is helping conduct the Michigan Walkable Urban Places study to assist in planning future development blueprints for the state of Michigan.
On important issues such as tuition increases, upgrades to campus buildings and major personnel appointments, governing boards of Michigan’s public universities often hold the serious discussions and deliberations away from the public, and when they emerge to take a vote, they appear decided, offering those attending little insight into the rationale and resolved contention of the decision.
Daina Briedis, associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science and assistant dean of student advancement and program assessment in the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
The MSU College of Music will present the 19th annual Muelder Summer Carillon Series on six consecutive Wednesday recitals at 6 p.m. July 1 to August 5 at MSU's Beaumont Tower.
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.
The Michigan Good Food Fund-a new public-private partnership loan and grant fund created to address lack of healthy food access in rural and urban communities by supporting good food entrepreneurs across the state-has launched. The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems will co-lead business assistance and pipeline development in partnership with the Fair Food Network. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Capital Impact Partners are also core partners.
It happens every morning. After hauling myself up the 99 steps to my office (yes, the elevator is still out and yes, I still count them) I end up standing outside my locked office door digging around in my purse for my keys. No matter what, my key ring is always the very last thing I find. How does that happen? How can it always be at the bottom? Why does it hide from me?
It's not like I have a huge purse so it really shouldn't be that hard. Here are all the things I had to dig through today to find my keys: a wallet (complete with Spartan helmet on it), my phone, my car key, a pair of reading glasses, a pack of gum, a thumb drive (also with Spartan helmet) two partially unwrapped pieces of gum, a mint, two purple pens, three lipsticks, one lip gloss, two tins of Lush perfume, two tickets to my niece's graduation (which was last Sunday), a movie ticket (from two weeks ago), an eyeliner and mascara (never again, people, never again).
My purse is actually very small - I pared down years ago. It doesn't even have extra pockets or zippers. Back in the day when I carried a much bigger purse I jammed so much useless stuff into it, I swear if I dug around enough I'd have found the Ark of the Covenant. And yet, it's still a major excavation at my door every morning just to find that tiny silver ring with three keys on it. For the amount of time it takes, you'd think I was digging around the huge construction holes that are in front of Olds Hall right now.