Septic tanks aren't keeping poo out of rivers and lakes
The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn’t hold water, says a new MSU study. Water expert Joan Rose and her team of water detectives have discovered freshwater contamination stemming from septic systems.View story photos
MSU names director of WorkLife Office
Michigan State University has appointed the executive director of its newly created WorkLife Office. Assuming the role of executive director and senior adviser to the provost is Barbara Roberts, who currently serves as human rights officer at the University of New Brunswick. Her appointment is effective Aug. 10.View story photos
Inaugural workshop on computing and data science to be held
MSU's newly formed Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering will host an inaugural workshop Sept. 16 -17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center to kick off intellectual discourse on scientific computing and data science across the MSU community.
MSU veterinarian appointed to USDA advisory committee
Dan Grooms from MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed to the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health, or SACAH, by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.View story photos
MSU fundraising exceeds $238 million for second consecutive year
For the second year in a row, private giving to Michigan State University topped $238 million, continuing the success of the $1.5 billion Empower Extraordinary capital campaign.
New executive director of MSU Value Chain Institute named
Katherine A. Franz has been named executive director of the MSU Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation.View story photos
Orange is the new red
Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems.View story photos
MSU Sustainability announces 2015 fellows
Four MSU researchers have been named MSU Sustainability Fellows for 2015.
Funds renewed for Student Support Services Program
Following a national competition, Michigan State University has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2015 – 2020 Student Support Services Program. MSU will receive $659,582 each year of the grant cycle, allowing for the continuation of the university’s TRIO SSS Program, an initiative that has fostered the academic and professional development of students since it was first awarded to MSU in 1973.View story photos
Public address speaker towers installed on campus
Public address speakers have been installed and are now operational in eight locations across the East Lansing campus, the MSU Police Department announced today.