Century-old Spartan barley has made a comeback, and a Michigan craft brewery will be the first to feature it in a limited-edition lager called Russ's Revival - named after the MSU researcher who resurrected the heirloom variety.
MSU has nominated two of its outstanding undergraduate students for the Churchill Scholarship - a nationally competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics award that pays for graduate school in the United Kingdom.
Every day I go to work in my office and right outside my door our student interns do their work. Yes, they are millennials, but guess what? They're not spoiled, undisciplined, lazy or entitled in the least - though the media would have you believe otherwise. These millennials are pretty freaking amazing and I'm certain when these young Spartans take over, the world will be in great hands.
Our interns amaze me. Not only are they bright, talented, resourceful and driven, they are thoughtful, caring and compassionate young men and women. We should all be so lucky to feed off their incredible energy. We're not easy on them - we throw them right into the frantic pace of working in a professional PR and marketing office. We teach them plenty and expect a lot and they never fail to impress us. They work hard and aren't afraid to pitch in, even if it means trying something out of their comfort zone.
We once tasked an intern with interviewing MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon - on his very first day! He barely blinked and delivered on the challenge. They learn how to write better, take photos, edit video, pitch stories to the media, come up with social campaigns and more. We expect them to come up with creative ideas and produce quality work almost daily.
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and this has me thinking about entomology's student veterans and how we've interacted with them over the years. Recently, MSU has made significant moves to bring military veterans onto campus and as a result the university earned "gold status" in the Veteran-Friendly School Program created by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
My enthusiasm for medicine and research developed during my education in the Biomedical Laboratory Science program. As I grew my interest I found many opportunities to became more involved. I found on campus work through the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, volunteered to raise funds for the Muscle Dystrophy Association day camps for kids and sought medical experiences abroad. I gained perspective on difficult diseases and built the confidence to take on a tough research project.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, the newest gallery on campus, located on the second floor of the MSU Union, is hosting a reception in honor of its first exhibit and the designers whose work is featured.
Acclaimed director Iqbal Khan will speak with students and faculty and present a public lecture titled, "The Creative Process of Directing: From Shakespeare to Opera and Beyond," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.
Fewer Michigan State University students are drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes on a regular basis, according to the State of Spartan Health survey, which is conducted every two years to assess the health of students on campus.
Lakesha Lundy once felt a little like she was flying blind. But with MSU's Multicultural Business Program - which offered mentoring, tutoring and more - her professional aspirations really took off.
The MSU College of Music has a variety of upcoming events this month.
Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new MSU study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it comes to battling for food, mobbing can be beneficial.
China's Belt and Road Initiative, a modern upgrade of the ancient Silk Road, could be a superhighway of environmental progress, according to an MSU professor in this month's edition of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.
Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its funding of arts projects that explore the origins and impact of Detroit's 1967 civil unrest.
Savannah Swix is a senior studying journalism at MSU's College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She and students from ComArtSci are currently in China for the One Show Greater China Festival.
Adam Ingrao, an Army veteran and MSU doctoral student, is using the can-do attitude he learned in the military to help other combat veterans acquire new skills in agriculture.
MSU will help young people and their families understand what factors put them at risk for disease by expanding a program in the Flint Community Schools and surrounding community.
Max Chappuis, a program coordinator in the Office of Study Abroad, won the New Professional Award on Oct. 27 at this year's Region V conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, held in Milwaukee.
A new student-designed app is making it easier for those with disabilities to navigate Michigan State University's sprawling campus.
A dictator's death rarely leads to regime change, according to a new study co-authored by an MSU scholar. The research comes as a fifth of the world's authoritarian rulers are at least 70 years old and in various stages of declining health.
MSU's WKAR will host the premiere of "Invisible Wounds," a documentary on the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder with United States veterans at 6 p.m. Nov. 10.