Doctoral student receives fellowship to further understanding of African Diaspora
Undergraduate research on display
It's On Us action week focuses on preventing sexual assault
Two more grad programs on top!
Shamrock 5K to benefit MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
Startup teams pitch ideas for chance at $100,000 in cash prizes
Startup teams in the Greenlight Business Model Competition will pitch ideas to a panel of judges on Wednesday at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre for a chance at cash prizes totaling $100,000.
MSU expands public policy programs with Kellogg Foundation grant
MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research is launching a new initiative to continue educating emerging leaders through an expansion of its ongoing policy education and research programs.View story photos
Sean Couch: Star guts
Sean Couch is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and computational mathematics, science and engineering. His research field is focusing on 3D Turbulence in Stellar Explosions and 3D Massive Stellar Evolution. Couch’s group at MSU is raising the bar in the study of the supernova mechanism with cutting-edge computational science.View story photosView story videos
Two MSU faculty appointed to new state commission focused on eliminating child lead exposure
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the creation of the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, an effort that will continue Michigan’s fight against lead exposure, and has appointed MSU’s Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rebecca Meunick to the 15-member commission.
Staff members win research administrator spotlight award
MSU’s research administration offices of Sponsored Programs Administration, Office of Sponsored Programs and Contract and Grant Administration award Judy Brown, director of the Office of Research Support in MSU’s College of Natural Science, and Linda Gallagher, business manager of the Department of Entomology in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the recipients of the Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award.
ComArtSci and WKAR to host World Water Day event March 22
The MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR Public Media are hosting a World Water Day celebration with leading experts Joan Rose, Xiaobo Tan and Bruno Basso on March 22. The event is set for 3-4 p.m. in WKAR Studio A, located in the ComArtSci building.
Take it from the top
I was the smallest person in that first-grade class, not especially athletic and really afraid of heights. Yet there we were, in the gym, staring up at a rope that went all the way up to the ceiling — and we were expected to climb it. Classmate after classmate grabbed hold of the scratchy rope, got partially up and slid down, causing quite a few red palms. When it was my turn, I just didn’t want to embarrass myself. I grabbed hold and started up, reminding myself to not look down. The thing about being small was I didn’t weigh a lot either and so, against all odds, I actually made it to the top, becoming the first first-grade girl to do so. I touched the overhead beam, and then kept my eye focused on the rope, never looked down and slowly returned to the gym floor. Apparently, I’m not the only one with a rope-climbing gym story. (Do they still make kids do this?) I’ve been lucky enough to spend a week getting inspired at a fantastic conference. I’ve been to many, many sessions that are educational for my field, and are also just dang inspiring. In one session, the speaker talked about a super similar experience. He got halfway up the rope, and when the teacher asked why he stopped and if he wanted to fall, he climbed up to the top because the answer was, “no.” The whole way he was sure he would fall and make a fool out of himself on top of getting hurt.View story photos
Walter Hawthorne: African history at MSU
So what accounts for MSU’s No. 1 ranking in African history? First, the university has long had a commitment to the program and to African studies broadly.View story photos
Amol Pavangadkar: Expanding reach
As the fastest-growing economy and one of the richest cultural histories in the world, India presents a great opportunity for MSU to further expand its reach, partnerships and projects as well as open new avenues for learning and research.View story photos
MSU assistant professor receives $500,000 NSF award
Rebecca Anthony, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in MSU's College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.View story photos