New study: Global modeling of nature’s contributions to people
Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals from the farm’s runoff, protecting a community drinking water source. In communities all around the world, nature’s contributions are constantly flowing to people. Scientists have mapped these contributions at local levels for years, but a new Stanford-led study closes a critical gap in how this information can be used to drive global policy and development.View story photos
New adaptation of 'Frankenstein' examines gender norms
MSU’s Department of Theatre is presenting a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror novel, “Frankenstein.”View story photos
Goudreau to lead the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at MSU
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of John Goudreau as the new director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at MSU.View story photos
Michigan Universities and Federal Agencies team up for annual conference
The meeting aims to maintain relationships between universities and federal agencies and allow for ongoing dialogue related to emerging federal guidelines. The agenda for the conference this year was strongly focused on foreign influence on research, with an emphasis on current and pending legislation.
MSU Museum’s sexual assault exhibit receives award for impact, community engagement
MSU Museum’s “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak” exhibit was awarded the 2019 Peninsulas Prize last week for its impact and exceptional programming by the Michigan Museums Association.View story photos
Identifying a cyanobacterial gene family that helps control photosynthesis
A new MSU study has identified a family of genes in cyanobacteria that help control carbon dioxide fixation.
New kiosk at MSU Libraries encourages readers to be writers
A new kiosk at the MSU Main Library dispenses stories like candy from a vending machine.
All-new PBS KIDS series production visits Wharton Center
Young fans and their families nationwide are in store for even more adventure on the creature trail when the world-famous Kratt Brothers hit the road with an all-new stage adventure.View story photos
MSU researcher uses NSF grant to explore variation in electric fish shock duration
The electric pulses emitted by electric fish can be quite variable in their duration: and as it turns out the reason can be quite “shocking.” Jason Gallant, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Integrative Biology in the College of Natural Science, has received a three-year, $680,000 National Science Foundation, or NSF, grant to continue work on a discovery that this variation may be due to unusual changes in a common protein called a potassium channel.View story photos
Pilobolus: Come to your senses
Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that begins by examining our biology and ends by utilizing the senses in a refreshing immersion in the biosphere.