MSU professor accepts prestigious award
Catherine Ryu, MSU associate professor of Japanese literature, received the prestigious 2018 Esperanto "Access to Language Education” Award, presented by CALICO, or Computer Assisted Language Consortium, the Esperantic Studies Foundation, and Lernu.net for her online database of the Mandarin language, Tone Perfect.View story photos
Opal Leeman Bartzis appointed executive director of education abroad
International Studies and Programs at MSU has appointed Opal Leeman Bartzis as executive director of education abroad, effective Sept. 24.View story photos
There’s something pretty cool, a little unsettling and absolutely fascinating to simply sit in a room and send detailed recordings of your heartbeat to your doctor 70 miles away. But, that’s exactly what I did last night and do every couple of months. I simply walk into the room, and a machine wirelessly pulls data from the device in my chest that is connected to my heart. Once received, it then sends it off to my doctor’s office. In minutes, my health team can get months’ worth of data about how my heart has been beating. Weird, right?View story photos
Sue Selke and alumna Kristine Haugaard: Moving rockets
Kristine Haugaard has one of the coolest packaging careers I could imagine. More than half of all packaging graduates come from MSU, but how many of them can say they package rockets?View story photos
Acting secretary of the Board of Trustees selected
Beginning today, Nakia White Barr will step in as acting secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees. Barr replaces Bill Beekman, long-time secretary of the board, who was appointed as athletic director on July 16.View story photos
Memorial service to be held for Cecil Mackey Sept. 1
Maurice Cecil Mackey, Jr. (“Cecil”), who served as Michigan State University’s 16th president and economics professor, will be remembered at a public service at 11 a.m., Sept. 1, at the Peoples Church, 200 West Grand River, East Lansing, Michigan. A reception will be held following the service. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the East Lansing community are invited to attend.
Driven to discover
Many Spartan scientists proudly promote their research areas, not only at academic conferences and in the media, but also wherever they go via their cars’ vanity license plates. From ultra-fast lasers to potato breeding to electric fish—there’s a research passion and a story behind each plate.View story photos
Anne Rea: A license to love plants
I moved from New York state to Michigan for a job at MSU, and I knew that it was cheaper to be a Michigan resident: my license plate, license, registration, and most importantly for me, car insurance, would all be much cheaper in Michigan than in New York.View story photos
More mental health care alone will not stop gun violence
MSU doctoral student's research found that greater access to mental health services alone appeared to have no significant effect on the number of gun fatalities.
Reggae's sacred roots and call to protest injustice
Beyond reggae's rhythmic music is a message for its followers that dates back to the Bible.