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MSU’s Hale Wins Remi Award at International Film Fest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Troy Hale

Troy Hale, specialist in Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, won a Remi Award from the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival for his “Missing Moon Rocks”…

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MSU’s Boughman Gets Fulbright for Iceland Studies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Iceland

Janette Boughman, a Michigan State University integrative biologist, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish…

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New Studies of Seed Oil Boosts Potential for Biofuel

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Ultrastructure of a chloroplast.

Seed oil, aka vegetable oil, is a basic part of food. Scientists have been experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels that could someday power our jets…

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MSU Researchers Making Progress on Biofuels

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Arabidopsis can make lipids through two sources in plant cells. Half of the precursors come from the chloroplasts (the solar power plant for the plant’s survival) and half from the endoplasmic reticulum, a massive cellular factory.

Sometimes, when a science experiment doesn’t work out, unexpected opportunities open up. That’s what Yang Yang and the lab of Christoph Benning, MSU Foundation Professor and director of the MSU-DOE…

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MSU Researchers Study Plants’ Growth/Defense Switch

Monday, July 10, 2017
plant defenses

A year ago, the lab of Gregg Howe, a Michigan State University Foundation Professor and AgBioResearch scientist, developed a plant that upended a common misconception that plants can…

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Two MSU Researchers Get National Dairy Awards

Monday, July 10, 2017
Lorraine Sordillo and Robert Tempelman

At the American Dairy Science Association’s national meeting, two Michigan State University AgBioResearch faculty members were presented with awards. Lorraine Sordillo, the Meadow Brook Chair in Farm Animal…

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Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Monday, July 10, 2017
Kenneth Frank

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among…

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MSU’s Harris Awarded 2017 Philip Taft Prize

Friday, July 7, 2017
LaShawn Harris

LaShawn Harris, associate professor, Michigan State University Department of History, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Philip Taft Prize by the Industrial and Labor Relations School…

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Recreating Interstellar Ions with Lasers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Marcos Dantus

Trihydrogen, or H3+, has been called the molecule that made the universe, where it plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule. While H3+ is astronomically…

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MSU’s Dorgan Working to Reduce Wind Turbine Costs

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
2017, Michigan State University, John Dorgan. Copyright 2017 Michigan State University Board of Trustees, University Advancement, College of Engineering, Harley J Seeley Photography, Inc.

John R. Dorgan, one of the newest endowed chair holders on campus, is an expert in polymeric materials and a nationally recognized leader in developing composite materials for…

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