Research links impulsivity and binge eating
Do you get impulsive when you’re upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at MSU and senior author, the more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you’ll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings.View story photos
Lydia Weiss appointed interim director of Women's Resource Center
Lydia Weiss, former educational program coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center, has been appointed as the center’s interim director, effective immediately.
Gran Fondo races to finish off skin cancer
In a full sprint toward increasing rider participation and fundraising for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer research program, on Saturday, June 27, the MSU Gran Fondo will enter its third year of becoming West Michigan's biggest and best cycling event.View story photos
Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy
Michigan’s leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan’s economy into the future, a new report confirms.View story photos
MSU High 5: May 28, 2015
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.
Kellogg Biological Station to hold open houses June 9 and 14
The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is holding two open houses on June 9 and 14 at its Pasture Dairy Center.
Tablets can help elderly cross the ‘digital divide’
New MSU research has found that the use of tablets makes it easier for the elderly to get online, breaking down some of the barriers that keep them from getting connected.View story photos
There’s nothing like enjoying a beautiful spring night outdoors – breathing in floral smells, listening to the symphony of crickets and staring up at a sky full of twinkling stars. This is my first spring with my new deck and my husband and I are out there as often as we can. In the last few weeks, he’s pulled out his telescope and started stargazing in earnest. He bought a book, subscribed to a sky calendar and even stayed up until 5 a.m. the other night studying the sky. I admire his quest for knowledge about the universe. Me? I’ll admit it. I’m perfectly content to mindlessly stare up in the night…oooh, shiny, pretty things. My husband will start to tell me things about the sky and light years and stars and black holes and how many years ago something happened that we’re just seeing and I have to stop him. Not that I don’t appreciate his knowledge, but honestly? Space freaks me out. I mean, I love riding Space Mountain, I think spotting a shooting star is cool and I’m all about "E.T.," "Close Encounters" and "Star Wars" (well, except for "Attack of the Clones"). But actual real life space stuff? Like I said, it freaks me out. I had an astronomy course in college and it was all I could do to keep from hyperventilating during class. I can’t explain it anymore than someone can explain an irrational fear of snakes or heights (oh wait, that’s also me), but really thinking about all that’s out there puts me in a panic. It’s just too much to think about or comprehend. It’s just too massive…it doesn’t get any bigger than the universe.View story photos
S. Patrick Walton: Life is Complicated and Busy
Life as a faculty member is complicated and busy. As I have said many times, one doesn’t become an academic because it’s the easy path. One becomes an academic because it provides an extraordinary amount of professional freedom and, just as importantly, gives one a chance to work with students, whose infinite curiosity and passion are truly invigorating.View story photos
Megan Kechner: Academic Opportunity
My undergraduate research journey began in 2012 during my first year at MSU. Coming in as a freshman, I was intimidated by the idea of attending a Big Ten research university, making my mark at a school of nearly 50,000 students, and finding my niche as a science major who was interested in research. Although I had heard the word thrown around before and had a brief idea of what research was, at the time I had no idea how to become involved in something I had little to no previous experience with.View story photos