MSU researcher recreates evolution process of protein
In a recent study published in The Plant Journal, MSU researchers have shown how the two parts of the orange carotenoid protein, or OCP, interact by splitting the native protein into its two building blocks.
MSU field hockey wraps up regular season
The MSU field hockey team wraps up its regular season this weekend, with Big Ten matches against No. 25 Iowa and No. 8 Northwestern.
Men’s Basketball Ranked #2 in USA Today Coaches’ Preseason Poll
The MSU men’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the country in the USA Today Coaches’ Preseason poll, released on Thursday afternoon.
NSF awards $1.75 million for fungal-plant research at MSU
A team of MSU researchers is investigating Mucoromycota, an ancient lineage of fungi, that have been found beneficial for plants.View story photos
It’s On Us sexual assault action week features events to empower students
MSU students, faculty and community partners will participate in several empowering and educational events during the It’s On Us Week of Action from Oct. 23-27.
MSU Greeks welcome trick-or-treaters
MSU’s Greek community is eager to contribute to memory making through their annual Safe Halloween event, which will take place 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26 on M.A.C. Avenue between Burcham Dr. and Linden St. The event is free and open to the public.
MSU contributes to merging neutron star discovery
MSU contributed to this week’s blockbuster science story – the observation of merging neutron stars, which made headlines around the globe.View story photos
MSU scientist leads NOAA-funded effort to better predict droughts
An MSU climate scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the U.S. economy every year.View story photos
MSURx brings thought-provoking and inspirational talks
This year marks the fourth annual MSURx, a series of thought-provoking talks hosted by the MSU College of Human Medicine on Friday, Oct. 20
Different is good
They sit just outside my office. They come from small towns without stoplights, the largest city in the state and places in-between. One even calls Canada home. They’re majoring in advertising, media and information, journalism, political science, and sustainable parks, recreation and tourism. They’re from different backgrounds and races. Their ages vary and they’re at different stages of their college careers. They’re extroverts and introverts. They have different likes, dislikes, goals and experiences. They’re part of different organizations and religions. Yet, it’s not their differences that they focus on or even notice, but the fact that they are all Spartans that unites them. They’re also united by the fact that they are all student interns in our office this semester. Oh yeah, and every single one of them is pretty amazing. They’re smart, dedicated, creative, responsible and tireless. They carry heavy class loads, work multiple jobs, are always willing to pitch in and aren’t afraid to try something new. And while each one is unique, it’s those differences that make them stronger as a team – just like the entire Spartan Nation. Our individual strengths are impressive, but collectively we have the power to make an incredible change for good. I love listening to them throughout the day. They don’t even realize they’re learning about the world as they learn about each other. I’ve heard them discussing home, family, classes, other opportunities, studying abroad, motivation, stocks and bonds, tattoos, positive attitudes and what’s appropriate to wear to a Catholic wedding. They were strangers when they started, but the mere fact that they’re all Spartans gave them a built-in kinship.View story photos