All-University Awards announced, MSU honors faculty and staff
MSU will honor faculty members with a variety of distinguished awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the University Club in Lansing. Colleagues, family and friends are welcome to attend the event.
What are you doing for others?
I stumbled out of bed last Saturday, looked out the window and sighed. For the second weekend in a row, Mother Nature decided that East Lansing needed some ice and snow. At least I didn’t have to drive anywhere and could hunker down and get some work done around the house. But still, it was heavy, wet snow and we have a pretty big driveway and sidewalk to shovel. My husband headed out to shovel, but before I could get out to help, our neighbor showed up with his mini plow and finished the job.View story photos
Rob Roznowski: Centralizing resources for student mental health
Mental health is not my area of expertise, but teaching is what unites all of us working at MSU. Our mission is to create the next generation of fearless trailblazers; this generation needs our education to reach them in new ways based on their struggles with mental health. The importance of this project laid in our common goal of education.View story photos
MSU’s Jeffrey Schenker named American Mathematical Society fellow
Jeffrey Schenker, professor of mathematics in MSU’s College of Natural Science, was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2020 for his research into mathematical physics and disorder effects in quantum systems and broader impacts of random motion.View story photos
Investiture of MSU’s 21st President scheduled for April 23
The Michigan State University Board of Trustees announced that the investiture ceremony for President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will take place at 3 p.m. April 23 in the Clifton and Dolores Wharton Center for Performing Arts.
Insect bites and warmer climate means double-trouble for plants
MSU scientists have released a new study showing that infested tomato plants, in their efforts to fight off caterpillars, don’t adapt well to rising temperatures. This double-edged sword worsens their productivity.View story videos
Taming electrons with bacteria parts
Electrons are tough to pin down in biology. Learning how to harness electrons is no fool’s errand, though. When electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life.
Angela Wilson elected American Chemical Society national councilor
Angela Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of computational chemistry at MSU, was elected an American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry national councilor.View story photos
Last June, my sisters and I were at my dad’s house preparing for his funeral when my brother-in-law discovered a loose dog in the yard. Long story short, through a tag, phone number, a drive and Facebook sleuthing, we located the young owners who were on vacation. They had recently moved into the neighborhood and their dog sitter was frantic the pup had escaped. We were able to facilitate getting the sweet dog back where she belonged.View story photos
Matt Brodhead: Preparing educators for the real world
Approximately 1 in 59 children in the United States is affected with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Over the last 40 years, a robust body of scientific literature has shown that applied behavior analysis, or ABA, is the best and most effective treatment for ASD.View story photos