MSU faculty members awarded distinguished professor title
Ten Michigan State University professors have been named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.
MSU’s Robert Last elected as president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologist
Robert Last, a Michigan State University Barnett Rosenberg Professor, has been elected as president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists.View story photos
Carrie Symons: Inextricably interconnected
Whenever I am asked what drives me, personally, to work with immigrant and refugee youth, I think of my master’s program in education at the University of Colorado in Boulder. As part of an international education course in March 2000, our class spent a week in the border towns of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.View story photos
MSU leaders named Academic Leadership Program Fellows
Five MSU faculty and academic administrators were recently named 2017-18 Fellows in the Academic Leadership Program of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
MSU’s Benjamin Levine receives Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship award
Benjamin Levine, MSU assistant professor of chemistry, was selected as the Journal of Physical Chemistry A/PHYS Lectureship Winner for 2017.View story photos
New MSU research to improve pig well-being through breeding
MSU animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a nearly $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture for this project.View story photos
Laura Bix: Making a difference
I believe that the best solutions to problems occur at the intersection of art and science. This belief, coupled with the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of packaging, and my father’s work in the field, were central to my choice to be a packaging major.View story photos
New resources for fruit, vegetable and nut farmers released for National Pollinator Week
Integrated Crop Pollination Project is celebrating National Pollinator Week by highlighting new training videos, crop pollination fact sheets and series of recorded webinars that are available for farmers.
MSU BEACON research fellow receives AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Michigan State University BEACON research fellow Wendy Smythe has been awarded the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.
Deja vu all over again
“I play along with the charade. There doesn't seem to be a reason to change. You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute, I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot.” Having déjà vu yet? I certainly am. I’m doing exactly what I was doing on this day four years ago – writing a blog that started like that and singing “Jessie’s Girl” in my head. How do I know this? Because Facebook tells me. Thanks to the “On This Day” feature, I know that four years ago I was musing about the weird workings of the brain. Three years ago, I was on a lovely bike ride, six years ago I was listening to Tom Izzo at a conference I planned and eight years ago I was celebrating a Red Wings’ win in the playoffs. Because of these reminders and an earworm of a song hook, I’m once again “watching him with those eyes.” It’s an interesting feature of Facebook – sometimes I love reminiscing, and sometimes it freaks me out how fast time is flying. But it’s usually pretty good memories – I, like most other people don’t usually post about my failures and mistakes. Well, I suppose when it’s something funny like falling out of my chair in a meeting or something, but most people tend to hide their really big mistakes from their Facebook friends, which makes everyone look like they have these perfect lives, when in reality, we all make mistakes and have failures.View story photos