Leaders in Michigan's food and agriculture industry remain optimistic about their businesses, and their confidence in Michigan's overall economy continues to climb. Those were the results of the Michigan Agriculture and Food Index shared July 22 during the annual Ag Expo VIP breakfast.
MSU's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center has been named the beneficiary of a $1 million bequest from the estates of an MSU alumnus and his partner, who wish to remain anonymous, which will be used to improve and develop new programs and resources.
The MSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named Scholar All-America Teams supported by Nike Swim by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
MSU alumna Jemele Hill, '97, will serve as the grand marshal for MSU's 2014 Homecoming Sept. 22-27.
According to John Waller, an associate professor with an expertise in the history of medicine, making sense of the toughest problems facing society demands a firm grasp of the social sciences. Waller was recently hired by the College of Social Science to serve as the first director of a brand- new undergraduate program called the Social Science Scholars.
The USAID-supported Global Center for Food Systems Innovation at MSU recently launched a regional innovation hub in Malawi in partnership with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
When MSU accepted the Holland-based Bioeconomy Institute in 2007 as a gift from Pfizer, it took on a $50 million-plus property that was poised to set MSU apart from other universities.
Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study co-authored by an MSU psychology researcher.
The band, which has been performing shows throughout the mid-Michigan area for about three years, announced this set as the beginning of a hiatus.
The first job Jef Richards had as a freshman in college is one he continues to do to this day. For 41 years, Richards, who now chairs MSU's Department of Advertising and Public Relations, has worked as a professional photographer for Indy and NASCAR races.
Not unlike looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, a team of MSU researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.
MSUs Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service. But what he loves most is mentoring.
At 5,200 square acres, the campus of MSU is one of largest in the country. So it comes as no surprise that biking is one of the most-popular modes of transportation among students. But with more than 40,000 students walking and biking the campus there are bound to be some collisions.
Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities.
People of all ages crowed near the grounds around Beaumont Tower on July 2 to ring in the first performer of the 18th Annual Muelder Summer Carillon Recital Series.
As soon as the blueberry hits my taste buds, I'm transported back in time-a time of summer vacation, my grandparents' voices, an uncle's cottage on the river, the smell of fragrant bushes in the hot sun and a burst of flavor on my tongue. It happens every time I eat blueberries-not strawberries or bananas or any other fruit. The blueberry alone is my own personal time machine.
From the time I was a little kid, my grandparents would take me, my sisters and one of my cousins to my Uncle Art's cottage on the Tittabawassee River in Gladwin, Michigan, for a week or so every summer. Every year, he and my Aunt Marie would open up their cottage and their hearts to us. Those were wonderful times-swimming, boating, fishing, campfires and just spending time with them and my grandparents.
Uncle Art was a character. I think he could catch, hunt, trap or grow pretty much anything. I'm guessing he could have lived off the land his whole life if he wanted. He had a huge garden where I learned how potatoes grow, what beans were ripe for picking and how good tomatoes are right off the vine. And he taught me about blueberries.
The idea of breeding varieties came to me in about 1990. I'd been at MSU about 20 years then. But, I decided that the time was right to develop new varieties, and there were a number of good reasons for that.
This summer, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Florence, Italy, for six weeks, and spend some time in Paris, London and Barcelona for two weeks after the conclusion of my program.
As a result of its 50th birthday celebration in February, the Abrams Planetarium will be receiving an upgrade. Its 20-year-old DigiStar 2 projection system will be replaced by a DigiStar 5, a two-projector system with clearer images creating a more accurate representation of the night sky.
Caretakers of the William J. Beal Botanical Garden at work on July 9, 2014. The garden, established in 1873 by Professor William James Beal, is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the United States. Photo by Derrick L. Turner