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2019 U.S. News and World Reports Ranks Five MSU Grad Programs No. 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Erickson Hall is home to the College of Education, which has a new No. 1 graduate program for 2019. Photo by Derrick L. Turner

Five Michigan State University graduate programs have been ranked No. 1 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools release. Once again, the College of Education’s elementary…

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MSU’s Ebert-May Gets National Ecology Education Award

Monday, March 19, 2018
Diane Ebert-May

Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of plant biology, is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education from the Ecological…

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MSU Math Professor Awarded Prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Thomas Walpuski

Thomas Walpuski, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Mathematics in the College of Natural Science (NatSci), is among an elite group of 20 researchers nationally that were recognized…

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Understanding Virus Entry Mechanisms and the Impact of the Recent Cryo-EM Resolution Revolution

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kristin Parent, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, presents her current research to the MSU Board of Trustees on Feb. 16, 2018.

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Uncovering the Inner Workings of Marek’s Disease

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Alec Steep is a PhD student currently enrolled in the Genetics Program at Michigan State University. The primary focus of his doctoral dissertation is uncovering the genetic mechanisms…

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MSU’s Weber Named Ecological Society Early Career Fellow

Monday, March 5, 2018
Marjorie Weber

Marjorie Weber, Michigan State University plant biologist, has been named a 2018 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, or ESA. Weber, an assistant professor in…

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Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica

Monday, March 5, 2018
Devyn Rysewyk (R) stands next to Martin Rongen, of RWTH Aachen University in Germany and Rysewyk's teammate, and the finished particle detector prototype atop the IceCube Laboratory located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Ever since she was an undergraduate student, Devyn Rysewyk aspired to travel to Antarctica and study neutrinos, or ghost particles. “Neutrinos are very elusive and mysterious particles,” said…

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Using Nature to Control Pests Helps Environment – and Farmers

Friday, March 2, 2018
Farmers around the world are turning to nature, such as the American kestrel held by Megan Shave, to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Courtesy of MSU

Farmers around the world are turning to nature to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Specifically, they’re attracting birds…

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MSU to Study Ways to Boost Corn Productivity

Friday, March 2, 2018

Michigan State University will use a $4.8 million National Science Foundation grant to increase corn productivity by better understanding how gene expression is controlled. Corn, as simple as…

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Digital Agriculture: Enhancing Sustainability of Agricultural Systems

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bruno Basso, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explains the importance of precision agriculture, and how digital mapping can help increase sustainability in crop production….

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