2016 Year in Review
Take a look back at the top MSU social media posts and comments of 2016.View story photos
Engaging students for success
MSU took the top spot for student engagement among public research universities in the recent inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking, scoring higher on engagement than many of the nation’s most prestigious schools — private as well as public.View story photos
Babies’ fingerprints may hold the key to a lifetime of better health. In a first-of-its-kind effort, Spartan researcher Anil Jain and his team are using biometric technology to collect the fingerprints of infants in places that lack consistent health and identification records with the goal of tracking immunizations and treatments from birth.View story photos
MSU helps shape the tomorrows of Spartans. It’s a place that opens wide its doors and empowers you to dream what tomorrow can be for you—and for others. Then helps you make it happen. Watch the feature video, and then tell us what MSU experiences have made you who you are today.
A healthier tomorrow
Men live four-and-a-half fewer years on average than women, and it’s six years fewer for black men. Many face health problems in the shadows. To MSU public health researcher Woody Neighbors, that’s unacceptable. Shifting his research focus from data descriptions to solutions, he’s collaborating with community partners in Flint to empower men to make health a priority.View story photos
Promise For Flint
Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU’s College of Human Medicine and her team helped prove the children of Flint, Michigan, had been poisoned by a lead-contaminated water supply. Now the director of the MSU and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative is championing the long-term well-being of the city’s children by partnering to build a new public health model that will bring hope to those fighting to be heard.View story photos
Driving a Culture of Innovation with Entrepreneurial Thinking
To succeed in today’s job market, everyone must think like an entrepreneur, from doctors and lawyers to journalists and musicians. That’s why MSU is expanding entrepreneurship opportunities — from business incubators and endowed funding sources to new academic programs and industry partnerships — ensuring Spartan undergrads gain experience and skills that prepare them for careers that are anything but traditional.
MSU Study Abroad Seeing the world. Changing it for the better.
With one of the largest study abroad catalogs in the country, MSU is a top producer of global citizens who are prepared to make a difference in communities near and far.
Better Yields for Better Lives
How does a country ensure a future powered by healthy citizens? It starts with making sure young children are properly nourished. MSU researcher and Guatemala native Luis Flores is partnering to bring new farming practices to his homeland to help reverse the trend of staggering malnutrition.View story photos
Last year, an MSU School of Journalism class researched and published a book titled "100 Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans." As the name implies, it was designed to dispel biases and stereotypes about Muslim Americans. And the timing couldn’t have been better. Muslims, who have lived in the United States since its earliest days, have encountered new challenges in the 21st century.