College of Education course recognized as best fully online program
The College of Education's Educational Technology to Practice, or CEP 812, has been recognized as the Best Fully Online Course at MSU in the annual AT&T Faculty and Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology.View story photos
Using MRSA’s strength against it
MSU scientists have figured out how to turn one of MRSA's strengths against it.View story photos
Bethany Kogut: Educating the future
Bethany Kogut didn’t follow the usual path for an elementary education major at MSU. Along with going into schools and classrooms, her journey took her into greenhouses, farms — and the life of a successful entrepreneur.View story photosView story videos
$1M gift establishes Creative Engineering Endowed Professorship
A $1 million gift from alum Thomas Wielenga creates the Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professorship, which is designed to be a springboard for new approaches in educating mechanical engineering students.View story photos
Regulating Facebook won’t prevent data breaches
After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media networks, saying a “massive data breach” has occurred.
It's not my fault, my brain implant made me do it
Lawyers, philosophers and ethicists have labored to define the conditions under which individuals are to be judged legally and morally responsible for their actions. The brain is generally regarded as the center of control, rational thinking and emotion – it orchestrates people’s actions and behaviors. As such, the brain is key to agency, autonomy and responsibility.
Michele H. Jackson recommended as new dean of Lyman Briggs College
Michele H. Jackson will be recommended as dean of MSU’s Lyman Briggs College.View story photos
College of Osteopathic Medicine recognizes Patenge award winners
The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize three leaders with its highest honor, The Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service. The winners, who will be recognized for their commitment to excellence in medicine, government and public service on May 21, are William Falls, Patrick McClellan and Joanna Pease.View story photos
Michigan State University scientists to showcase latest in agricultural research
Members of Michigan’s agriculture industry and local residents are invited to attend the upcoming research field days at MSU’s outlying research facilities throughout the state this summer.
Black holes aren’t totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking’s groundbreaking work
Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A black hole is the remnant of a dying supermassive star that’s fallen into itself; these remnants contract to such a small size that gravity is so strong even light cannot escape from them. Black holes loom large in the popular imagination – schoolchildren ponder why the whole universe doesn’t collapse into one. But Hawking’s careful theoretical work filled in some of the holes in physicists’ knowledge about black holes.