MSU’s Smith named NCA Distinguished Scholar
Sandi Smith, a professor in MSU’s Department of Communication and director of the Health and Risk Communication Center, has been named a 2016 Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association.View story photos
Jinhua Zhao: For the common good
As director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State since 2010, I believe the secret to our success has been, simply put, flexibility and inclusivity.View story photos
MSU supercomputer recognized for power, energy efficiency
Laconia, the new supercomputing cluster at MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, has been named to two exclusive worldwide ranking lists: The Top 500, which ranks supercomputers based on their computer power, and the Green 500, which ranks them on their energy efficiency.View story photos
Simon named MSU’s first Holocaust Studies Chair
Amy Simon has been named the first William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History at MSU. When she begins her new role on Aug. 16, she will be one of just a handful of Holocaust studies chairs in the country and the first and only one in the state of Michigan.View story photos
White coat ceremony begins medical school journey
More than 300 new students began their osteopathic medical school journey recently by receiving their white coats and scrubs during the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 46th annual convocation and white coat ceremony at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on June 10.
China’s environmental investments show people and nature can win
China’s massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation’s economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and nature can thrive – with careful attention.
Black holes’ diet of cold, ‘clumpy’ clouds regulates star formation
For the first time ever, astronomers are watching a black hole, located in the center of a galaxy cluster 1 billion light years from Earth, feast on billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas.View story photos
MSU teams up to honor veterans
MSU teamed up with Mid-Michigan Honor Flight to house 63 veterans visiting Washington D.C. to see the national war memorials dedicated to their service.View story photosView story videos
We've got game
WHOMP! That was the sound the soccer ball made hitting my daughter’s face on a cold October morning. First there was a look of surprise, then a flood of tears. Just like that, my kid was absolutely done with soccer. She was five years old but there was no way we were getting her out on the field again. Ever. Luckily, she wasn’t really injured. In fact, we were lucky throughout her childhood that sports injuries weren’t anything we had to deal with – mainly because my daughter is not exactly an athlete. (By the way, she gave me permission to say that.) We live in a pretty athletic school district so she tried to like sports, but she really wasn’t a fan. She tried softball. While she loved to hit, she took to picking dandelions out in the field. She tried out for volleyball, but only scored high on positive attitude. Everyone was joining track and she really wanted the shirt so she joined. Then promptly claimed she was going to be sick so she could stop running during the first meet. She is a demon on ice skates though – even as her father yells at her to protect her head if she falls. Instead, she dove into other interests – the performing arts. I have to say, watching other parents sitting out at a soccer field in the rain while I made my way into a temperature-controlled auditorium; I was totally fine with her pursuits. Plus, it’s pretty hard to hurt yourself in a musical. (Well, there was one time a sandbag fell from the ceiling, but I digress.) Like I said, we were lucky. She escaped childhood with nary a broken bone, stitch or concussion.View story photos
Can telehealth fill gap in autism services?
Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, finds a federally funded pilot study at MSU.View story photos