Pinpointing how nature’s benefits link to human well-being
What people take from nature – water, food,timber, inspiration, relaxation – are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Untilyou try to measure how and to what extent they contribute to humans.View story photos
Researchers take aim at cystic fibrosis with Hunt for a Cure support
Discovering new treatments and battling dangerous infections are the focus of MSU research projects targeting the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis, with support provided through a series of grants from Hunt for a Cure, a Grand Rapids-based advocacy organization.View story photos
Powering down: MSU honored for energy-saving prowess
MSU has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy for being a national leader in reducing energy use.View story photos
MSU track and field send 26 to NCAA Regionals
The MSU track and field team will send 26 individuals to the NCAA East Preliminary Round this weekend in Greensboro, N.C.
Cromie named Big Ten Freshman of the Year
MSU rower Katie Cromie (County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland) has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, as voted on by Conference coaches.
Five Spartans earn Big Ten Conference honors
MSU baseball had five players garner conference honors, the Big Ten office announced May 21.
Do songbirds hold key to stuttering?
A tiny Australian songbird may hold the answer to discovering the biological source of stuttering. A team of MSU scientists will investigate the brain and behavior of the zebra finch in the first in-depth study of whether stuttering stems from a lack of rhythm.View story photosView story videos
Nominations accepted for Outstanding Supervisor Award
Nominations for the 12th Annual Outstanding Supervisor Award are being accepted by the Family Resource Center through July 10.
The art of transformation
A masterpiece of a museum opened in November at MSU. The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is a bold, angular steel and glass wonder designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. But it’s also much more.View story photosView story videos
Seeing the forest for the trees
Brazil’s struggle to conserve its rainforests has become a global talking point. As more and more forests have been cleared in the name of economic growth, preserving them has become less attractive to landowners. But a new focus on integrating the social and natural sciences to address environmental problems is yielding promising results that may save the rainforests—and the planet.View story photosView story videos