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NSF Grant Supports Study of Low-Oxygen Zones

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Satellite view of the ocean

What impacts can we expect from the expansion of low-oxygen zones in today’s ocean? An international team of scientists that includes Michigan State University paleo-oceanographer Dalton Hardisty has…

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Six MSU Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Beaumont Tower on a cold winter morning.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to six MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated…

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High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling of Confined Fluids

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This presentation was given by Professor R. James Kirkpatrick during his investiture as an MSU Foundation Professor on October 29, 2019. Sadly, Professor Kirkpatrick passed away on January…

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Record Number of Postdoctoral Researchers Earn NIFA Fellowships

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Seven Michigan State University postdoctoral researchers are recipients of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, fellowship and two-year grant of $161,000 to support ongoing research…

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MSU Foundation Supports Ideas from Lab to Marketplace

Monday, July 29, 2019
MSU medical student's invention brings mobile devices into sterile settings

Since its founding in the early 1970s, the MSU Foundation has been a beehive of activity, bringing together the worlds of higher education and economic development, tech transfer,…

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Our Water Cycle Diagrams Give a False Sense of Water Security

Monday, July 1, 2019
Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

Pictures of the earth’s water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according…

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Microbes May Act as Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth’s deep carbon

Two years ago, a team of scientists, including Michigan State University geomicrobiologist Matt Schrenk, visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes…

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Team of MSU Scientists Tackling the PFAS Crisis

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because they are so difficult to break down. They are found in water supplies wherever flame…

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Six NatSci Researchers Receive NSF Early CAREER Awards

Thursday, May 23, 2019
NSF CAREER Awardees

Six Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2019 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one…

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NatSci Ceremony Honors Four Endowed Faculty Members

Friday, April 5, 2019
MSU College of Natural Science, Endowed Faculty

Four Michigan State University College of Natural Science faculty members were formally invested as endowed faculty members at a ceremony held March 21 at MSU’s Wharton Center. Jeffrey Freymueller, the…

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