Poor health literacy a public health issue
Michigan universities collaborate with one another
Giving with integrity
Helping those affected by diabetes
School-to-work program for youth with disabilities
Happy you, healthy me?
Ouch. I sat in the stands at Spartan Stadium last Saturday and that was the word that came to mind as the team suffered yet another ugly loss on the field. Wow, what a difference a year makes, huh? As exciting as last season was, this season has been filled with disappointment. I didn’t expect the fall to come so quickly, but here we are with a record I don’t think anyone predicted. But, like true Spartans, we dust ourselves off and get back to work. Failure happens, but it doesn’t in any way define us. Last year, our winning football season and trip to the playoffs put us squarely in the national spotlight. People all around the country talked about Spartan grit and determination. They extolled our never-give-up attitude. They praised a team that pulled together and found ways to win even when the odds were against us. They praised the Spartans for bold moves and creative solutions. Guess what? Even though our football team is having a bad season, those words still fit us and always will. Team MSU, the Spartan nation, this university – that’s exactly who we are.View story photos
Derek Polischuk: Celebrating the spectrum
I was anticipating something extraordinary because having worked with students with autism spectrum disorder I know that they are capable of extraordinary things when they’re put into exciting circumstances.View story photosView story videos
Tenneco supports enhanced work space for MSU CoRe engineering
Students in the MSU College of Engineering’s CoRe Experience program now have a new place to gather to study, collaborate and, in general, enhance their college experience.
Spartan Performance offers tech-savvy approach to learning sports nutrition
MSU Spartan Performance is furthering its mission to provide nutrition education to low-income student athletes throughout the state by developing a new video series as part of its ongoing partnership with MSU Extension and SNAP-Ed.
Is America still an 'empathetic and generous giant'?
A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. The research was led by William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology.View story photos
MSU scientists receive a $1 million grant to help cucurbit growers
A team of MSU researchers will lead a project to develop new tools to help organic cucurbit growers address their most pressing needs with a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture.
MSU scholar appointed to National Science Board
Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.View story photos
Poor health literacy a public health issue
America’s poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed – not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction with your fellow human beings, an MSU researcher argues.View story photos
This is who we are
I looked around me. There were people of all ages, colors, religions, etc. I sat between a table of young Muslim girls in hijabs and a group of older black men in pink breast cancer shirts. Two tables away was an Asian man eating with chopsticks. Next to him was a mom breastfeeding her baby. An elderly white man in a formal suit using a cane made his way around a table and a black teenaged boy in a hoodie jumped up to help him and got him situated in a chair. That same man invited an Indian woman to share his table. No one looked at anyone in a way other than with smiles. No judgement, no fear, no anger. We were just a community of humans eating lunch together at the Flint Farmers' Market on Saturday. I thought to myself, “This is who we are. This is who we can be.” I also think, “This is who Spartans are.” Spartans come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, backgrounds and beliefs. We are a community of strong individuals who have incredible power when we work together. This week we’re celebrating Homecoming. Alumni will travel to campus, special events will be held and Spartans of all kinds will mix and mingle. There will be doctors with teachers, grandparents with students, scientists with poets and everything in between. This is who we are. Spartans touch every corner of the world and every profession you can imagine.View story photos
In-state rivals work together to bring awareness to student disability services
As Spartan and Wolverine fans gear up for the annual in-state rivalry football game, the schools are issuing an off-field challenge that has them working together to see which university can raise the most funds and awareness for student disability services.