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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The founding members of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute.

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

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Goldowitz Appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor

Monday, April 25, 2016
Daniel Goldowitz

Daniel Goldowitz, an internationally recognized expert in brain development and brain disorders, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious faculty appointment at Michigan State University….

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Antibiotic Use, Resistance Genes Increasing Worldwide

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Jim Tiedje and two pigs

Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new research conducted by Michigan State University and published…

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MSU Researchers Finding Ways to Make Cars Lighter, Stronger

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Mahmood Haq, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, display composite materials at the composite vehicle research center on Monday January 25, 2016.

If automakers want to reach the federal mandate of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, they are going to have to come up with ways of making cars…

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Machine Learning Expert Joins MSU

Friday, March 4, 2016
Interface of brain and computer

Hu Ding recently joined the College of Engineering as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He was recruited to MSU as part of…

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MALSAR Author Joins Michigan State

Friday, March 4, 2016
Jaiyu

Jaiyu Zhou recently joined the College of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as an assistant professor. He was recruited under the Global Impact Initiative….

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MSU President Reflects on Global Impact Initiative

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

There is no better advocate for the Global Impact Initiative than Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. With the backing of the MSU Board of Trustee’s…

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Taking on the World’s Biggest Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

News 6 in Lansing, Michigan, recently highlighted the Global Impact Initiative as part of a series on “Celebrating Spartans.” The video features Stephen Hsu, VP for Research and…

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Combining Ag, Medicine to Solve Global Problems

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Since arriving at MSU two years ago, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Felicia Wu has been aggressively applying agricultural solutions to issues of human health around…

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MSU’s Global Impact Initiative to Recruit 100 New Researchers

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
collage of research

Written by Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University More than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States confer degrees. Yet, no…

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