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Chemist Huang Named MSU Foundation Professor

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Xuefei Huang (center) poses with College of Natural Science Dean R. James Kirkpatrick (right) and Department of Chemistry Chair Rob Maleczka following his investiture ceremony.

Xuefei Huang (photo above, center), Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) chemistry professor, was honored as an MSU Foundation Professor on March 16 at an investiture ceremony…

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MSU’s Anthony Gets NSF Early Career Award

Monday, March 13, 2017
Luminescent silicon nanocrystals on various substrates, taken during the MSU Science Festival in 2016.

Rebecca Anthony, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Michigan State University’s College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development…

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Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Black Hole

Monday, March 13, 2017
Black hole

Astronomers have found evidence for a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a…

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Studying Structures to Ensure Fire Safety

Friday, March 10, 2017

Venkatesh Kodur, professor and chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, serves as director of the Center on Structural Fire Safety and Diagnostics at the Michigan State University…

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New Study Shows FRIB Significantly Impacts Michigan Economy

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

A new economic impact study shows the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University is expected to have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy and job…

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New Concussion Sensor Now Available to Athletes

Thursday, March 9, 2017
concussion headband sensor

Two Michigan State University chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports…

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MSU’s Donahue Elected American Astronomical Society President

Friday, March 3, 2017
Megan Donahue

Megan Donahue, Michigan State University professor of physics and astrophysics in the College of Natural Science (NatSci), has been elected president of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The…

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Aging Faces Could Increase Security Risks

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Anil Jain

Images of our faces exist in numerous important databases – driver’s license, passport, law enforcement, employment – all to accurately identify us. But can these images continue to…

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MSU Physicist Chomiuk Named Cottrell Scholar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Laura Chomiuk

Laura Chomiuk, MSU assistant professor of physics, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar. Awarded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Cottrell Scholar program recognizes early…

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Examining Exploding Stars through the Atomic Nucleus

Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth)…

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