Rewriting the story
Whether playing the trombone at home alone or with an entire symphony, music speaks to Paul Rivera like nothing else. He feels music on a visceral level, within his very being.View story photos
Performance of Handel’s 'Messiah' to ring in holiday season
MSU’s College of Music is once again bringing a holiday tradition to Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 with a performance of Handel’s "Messiah."
Academic All-Big Ten honors announced for the 2016 fall season
The Big Ten Conference announced the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2016 fall sports season on Wednesday, Dec. 7. In all, 88 Michigan State student-athletes were honored over the Spartans' seven fall sports.
New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS
An MSU research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS.View story photos
Four Spartans score in double figures as MSU women corral Rams, 85-48
Four Spartans scored in double figures as the MSU women's basketball team had its best offensive performance of the season, defeating Rhode Island, 85-48, at the Ryan Center.
Spartans announce 2017 schedule changes
Michigan State football announced two changes to its 2017 schedule on Thursday. MSU will host Bowling Green on Sept. 2 and Western Michigan on Sept. 9.
Flexible device captures energy from human motion
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer, thanks to a nanotechnology breakthrough by MSU engineering scholars.View story photosView story videos
Piecuch named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in MSU’s College of Natural Science, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.View story photos
Historic $12.7 million gift headed to MSU College of Engineering, BEACON Center
The MSU College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college.View story photos
Social (science) butterfly
Well that’s it. Somehow I’ve become “the old guy” in the office. I mean, technically I’m not a guy and I certainly don’t think I’m old, but I’ve been around longer than almost everyone else. There are a few others who started here before me, but not many. One of my colleagues retired last week after 30 years of service to MSU. Now, I’m not close to being here that long, but with him leaving, I move up into “old guy” territory. It really seems like only yesterday I was nervously riding the elevator to fourth floor of Olds Hall starting my first day. Everyone is nervous at a new job, but I was especially anxious because I wasn’t sure I’d fit in with a room full of former journalists. Every other person on the media team had a journalism degree and had worked as a reporter. I was walking in with a psychology degree and zero journalism experience. It’s true, I had written news releases and worked with the media in my former congressional jobs, but I still felt a bit like an outsider. I shouldn’t have worried. Armed with a degree from MSU’s College of Social Science and my congressional staff experience, I was well prepared for anything tossed my way. When you think about it, the social sciences and the study of human behavior impact pretty much every facet of life.View story photos