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Chemist, Plant Scientist Win Innovation Awards

Friday, April 14, 2017
James Dye and gregg Howe

Two faculty members from the College of Natural Science (NatSci) were among the honorees at the 7th annual Michigan State University Innovation Celebration on April 12. The MSU…

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Vanderbilt Names MSU’s Piecuch to Prestigious Lectureship

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Piotr Piecuch

Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in the MSU College of Natural Science, was selected as the 2017 Lawrence J….

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MSU Researcher Uses ‘Digital Archaeology’ to Explore Greece

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Through the careful study of excavation records dating back some 40 years, Michigan State University’s Jon Frey, assistant professor of Classics and Art History, has discovered an ancient…

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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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