The hefty price tag for safe food
No one wants to run the risk of consuming unsafe food, but recent research by MSU has found that federal legislation to prevent it from happening might end up costing consumers and restaurants billions of dollars.View story photos
Coaxing the body to heal broken bones
What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine doctoral candidate in the Department of Physiology, thinks that someday physicians will be able to do just that.
I can smell the wet pavement below my beach towel, feel the hot sun on my back and hear the giggle of my childhood friend. I can picture the laundry on the line above me and taste Kool-Aid on my tongue. I can practically feel the pain of stubbing my bare toes on the driveway. The smell of library books and Coppertone tickle my nose. The sounds of splashing, lawn mowers, Tigers baseball on the radio still echo in the corners of my adult mind. Those things made up the summers of my childhood and they were pretty darn perfect. Summer has always been my favorite season. Now that I’m an adult, there’s a lot less time for the lazy days of summer lovin’. I squeeze as much in during the evenings and weekends with bike rides, walks in the woods and books by the pool. I’m much more careful about using sunblock these days, but other than that, I’m still a kid at heart who is happiest being outdoors enjoying summer. And, even work isn’t so bad on a nice day when you work alongside the bubbling Red Cedar River and near some of the most beautiful campus scenes. While I might take a day off here and there, I don’t stop working because, after all, I’m a Spartan. Spartans all over the world are making discoveries, changing lives, learning new things and making an impact all season long. Right here in Michigan, the work doesn’t stop, no challenge is put aside and Spartans continue to make this state a great place to be. From East Lansing to Escanaba and everywhere in between, Spartans are making a difference.View story photos
Alan Arbogast: Great State geography
Alan Arbogast is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. He is best known for his research on the geomorphic history of coastal sand dunes along Lake Michigan. As part of the #MSURoadTrip, he provided his expertise about the unique geography of Michigan in general and more specifically about Sleeping Bear Dunes.View story photos
On the ground and in the air: On duty 24/7
Bridget Burns-King is a family nurse practitioner with Sparrow Health System in Lansing whose nursing skills were put to use 40,000 feet above ground.
Korey Cook: Working toward a sustainable energy future
I have never enjoyed a job as much as I have here at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute. I was accepted to several engineering graduate schools, but the decision was clear to me. Becoming a Spartan not only allows me to earn my degree at a top ranked school, but also allows me to continue working on a project that I am passionate about.View story photos
Reducing infant mortality in Nigeria
A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at MSU have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation.View story photos
Spartan eclipse of the heart
While the MSU campus did not experience a total eclipse, there were still plenty of sky watchers catching a glimpse of the solar phenomenon on Aug. 21. Photo by Aimee BrasseurView story photos
Three Spartans tabbed as Big Ten Players to Watch
Kendal Anderson, Sophie Macadre and Simone Vagnoni have all been named Big Ten Players to Watch for the 2017 field hockey season, as announced by the league Aug. 21.
Susannah Dorfman named Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer
Susannah Dorfman, MSU geoscientist, has been named a Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year.